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(Polski) Awakening an Interest in History by Andy Starck

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” states a famous Party slogan in George Orwell’s 1984. These prophetic words not only encapsulate dictatorial governments but reveal one of the more subtle ways any power structure can redefine how a society thinks and thus functions. There are of course less subtle ways as Orwell’s tragic protagonist Winston discovered. Hopefully you will never be imprisoned in the Ministry of Love or have to encounter the horror of horrors awaiting Winston in room 101. If Orwell was right and truly “Who controls the present controls the past” then it begs the question, who is in control of the present? If we can answer that then we know who controls history.

(Polski) “Merry Christmas!” – lesson plan

GROUP LEVEL NUMBER OF STUDENTS TIME DATE IIb I 16 45 minutes 11th Dec 2017   TOPIC: Merry Christmas! TARGET VOCABULARY: Father Christmas, sleigh, reindeer, bell, star, Christmas tree, Christmas ball AIM OF THE...

The many challenges of academic writing for ESL

This month I will be teaching a new academic writing course for second language students at my university. I am thus thinking a lot about writing these days and looking forward to helping my...

What the HECK are ya’ talkin’ about?

If your friend asked you, „Could you come over to my bachelor pad on the weekend and help me to repair the eavestroughs and to move my dresser?”, what would be your fi rst...

Grammar = pleasure

The following set of grammar activities has been designed by the students from the Institute of English at the University of Silesia who participated English grammar classes conducted by Marcin Gliński. The tasks are...

Angielski śpiewająco

Bywają dni, kiedy na próżno oczekujesz dobrych pomysłów na najbliższe lekcje. Powtórka z gramatyki? Nie, niedawno grupa spędziła całe dwie godziny nad ćwiczeniami ze stopniowania przymiotników. Czytanie? Właśnie tak upłynęła ostatnia lekcja. Praca w...