WORD OF MOUTH – Do it!

General Revision and Interesting Stuff, Uncategorized

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qtnz

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Doctors Told To Speak Simply…

Occupation, Uncategorized

So,

This happened very recently and it was one of those moments when I squeal with delight – people talking about language in the real world! It is absolutely moments like this when I really love our subject, it really is so relevant and helps us understand the world we occupy.

Students always tend to struggle with examples on Occupation and arguments for the use PLAIN ENGLISH – these articles cover both. Dreamy!

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/04/new-drive-doctors-urged-write-patients-plain-english

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/call-for-doctors-to-prescribe-plain-english-f3xn2jgf3

https://www.plainenglish.co.uk/files/medicalguide.pdf

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5216135/The-secret-codes-doctors-use-INSULT-patients.html

 

Opinion Article

OPINION article!, Uncategorized

I really feel very strongly about this – the more you read this style, the easier it becomes. Here I will keep posting articles – do keep reading them. Most take a few minutes and will have plenty of nuggets to steal – think cultural references, key studies, how to reference theory.

Gender:

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Young-women-changing-low-talk-sound-like-Kim-Kardashian-Katy-Perry

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Regional Variation:

Schools prejudiced against teachers regional accents Trainees pressurised speak Queen’s English

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Text Speak/Social Groups:

I h8 txt msgs How texting wrecking language

English-language-changing-fast-words-majority-not-understand

Occupation:

speech-language-determine-success-workplace

Language Change/Other:

literally-broken-english-language-definition

English-language-changing-fast-words-majority-not-understand

seaspeak-to-singlish-celebrating-other-kinds-of-english

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