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  1. Give them a shot of something. Or watch TED talks or Malcolm Gladwell and see how they entrance an audience. Perhaps the audience is ready to be interested. That may not be the case in a classroom.
  2. There is no totalising one-size-fits all "interpretation". No easy formula. Sorry. All interpretation takes judgement, sensitivity, care and time. And yes, there are approaches and English is (though not always apparent in school) a *discipline". Read Robert Scholes on "Textual Power".
  3. If you want answers you will need to tell us more. For example, tell us what you know about the FOA already and what you have been studying in class for parts 1 and 2 (what you choose for an FOA will depend very much on that.) We are all volunteers here, so the easier you make it for us the better chances you'll receive a helpful answer. Also, we cannot give you a topic. That is for you to do.
  4. I cannot analyze this speech for you -- it would be doing the work for you. Nor am I able to open the attachment. It is much better if *you* start by telling us which things in particular you're having trouble with or would like us to help with. As long as you PEE and have a clear argument/point, then you should be OK.
  5. Yes, the simplest of possibly two or more .... you know Occam's Razor, I guess? You MUST have a supervisor for your TOK at school. How is it possible that you don't? There is no way the school can just abandon you to TOK or any subject without providing a teacher or specialist. Otherwise, what is the point of being at school?
  6. Urgent? Help? What ? Who? Where? Looks like you've got something there. Continue adding and refining.
  7. Tip: Start writing. Your topic and question match.
  8. You should be more precise. Tips about what aspect of WT2, exactly? Everything and anything? Here's one: be sure to answer the question appropriately.
  9. If you are unsure about your writing, vocabulary, powers of expression in English, get LOTS of practice with your writing and powers of expression over the summer. For that you need to READ lot, and I don't mean your fictional works. Read some of the more academic stuff written about literature, usually university M.As. in English. ..if it is not too daunting for you. You'll need to become familiar with academic English, which is nothing like the everyday register and style we use to get around. Any thoughtful, slightly (or very) academic writing on literary subjects or in the humanities should do. It will familiarise you with that mode of thinking and doing which the IB prizes. Good luck with your summer studying!
  10. Be more specific about your readership. I am kinda surprised by your teacher's response though: I would have expected the more appropriate "your idea of a category "vietnamese reader" is hugely vague and undifferentiated...and unsophisticated. Ridiculous. Absurd. Outrageous. HOw can you even suggest such a thing in my class??? Back to the drawing board, with you now -- O' English A: LangLit inititate ! Maybe that helps?
  11. Throw out some ideas already -- we cannot give them to you. You have to make that first step.
  12. Divide classmates into groups. Give them 3-4 of passages where there is conflict, then (to make it quick and easy, but also fun) give them a number of options of where the conflict lies. A tick list of sorts -- but where more than one option could apply. That should spark a little bit of debate + discussion within and between groups. You get your interactive points and your presentation won't get bogged down either. Tell me how that goes.
  13. OK -- I see this now. IB1....
  14. Hi Milja, We can't do the work for you; but we'd be glad to help if you want to confirm if your guesses/annotations are more or less in line with English A and IOC expectations . You have to take that first step yourself. Have you done your IOC already? "Tossing over" a couple of literary techniques, especially if these are last minute all suggest a casual approach. The IOC (and your prospects of doing well) are worth much more than that, I should think.
  15. I guess this reply will be too late for you, but maybe of use to anyone else that comes along asking the same sort of question. One pretty straightforward approach is to tie this chapter in with a major theme, or themes. That should be quite easy and will give you direction and coherency in your writing. Alternatively, you could examine how this chapter uses particular literary devices to convey its main idea(s). You could choose one or two main ones that are used consistently. You haven't said if this is written or part of an IA, because that could make some difference to how you go about things. You have very little time in an IA, so are much more restricted.