How to speak with an Aussie accent
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How to speak with an Aussie accent

Clip from The Sounds Of Aus

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This hilarious clip explains how and why Australians have such a distinctly 'flat' sounding accent.

This hilarious clip explains how and why Australians have such a distinctly 'flat' sounding accent.

Behind the homework debate
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Behind the homework debate

Clip from Behind The News

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Behind The News meets teachers, students and academics as it investigates the debate about whether or not children should be given homework in primary school.

Behind The News meets teachers, students and academics as it investigates the debate about whether or not children should be given homework in primary school.

Oliver Phommavanh reads  excerpts from his books
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Oliver Phommavanh reads excerpts from his books

Clip from Big Ideas

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Oliver Phommavanh reads some short excerpts from three of his books including Con Nerd.

Oliver Phommavanh reads some short excerpts from three of his books including Con Nerd.

Shrek, the accidental hero
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Shrek, the accidental hero

Clip from Shrek

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Shrek accuses Donkey of coming into the house but quickly realises it's not Donkey. When Snow White is pushed onto his dining room table, Shrek learns there are more uninvited ...

Shrek accuses Donkey of coming into the house but quickly realises it's not Donkey. When Snow White is pushed onto his dining room table, Shrek learns there are more uninvited guests than he realises. Outside, Shrek learns that evil Lord Farquaad has evicted all the fairytale creatures. Shrek announces he will visit Farquaad personally to fix the issue. The crowd cheers and crown Shrek their hero. Shrek and Donkey leave for the Lordship of Duloc.

Fairytales and giants versus ogres
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Fairytales and giants versus ogres

Clip from Shrek

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A group of townsfolk head off to find Shrek, a solitude-loving ogre, hoping to capture him for a reward. While outside, they tell cautionary tales about what ogres do to ...

A group of townsfolk head off to find Shrek, a solitude-loving ogre, hoping to capture him for a reward. While outside, they tell cautionary tales about what ogres do to humans, but Shrek interrupts to set the record straight. Shrek tells them they are thinking of giants, not ogres, and explains that ogres are actually much worse. After roaring loudly, he reminds them to run away. The scene shows two reoccurring themes used in the film, fairytales and misrepresentation.

Conrad breaks the rules and Lawrence is a liar
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Conrad breaks the rules and Lawrence is a liar

Clip from Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

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Thing 1 and Thing 2 run riot in the Walden home, Conrad breaks an old rule and unlocks a crate, and Cat warns of the terrible consequences to come. Lawrence 'Larry' Quinn ...

Thing 1 and Thing 2 run riot in the Walden home, Conrad breaks an old rule and unlocks a crate, and Cat warns of the terrible consequences to come. Lawrence 'Larry' Quinn turns out to be a toothless, rotund, slob with credit card debts. When Larry notices the little dog has run off again, he calls Joan and reminds her of military school.

Writing a poem
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Writing a poem

Clip from Three Kinds of Writing

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Poet Alan Peat finds inspiration for a poem in Manchester city centre.

Poet Alan Peat finds inspiration for a poem in Manchester city centre.

Using rhyme to describe yourself
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Using rhyme to describe yourself

Clip from Three Kinds of Writing

English

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One person uses rhyming verse to describe himself

One person uses rhyming verse to describe himself

Personal description
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Personal description

Clip from Three Kinds of Writing

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Three very different people describe themselves.

Three very different people describe themselves.

Poet Alan Peat
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Poet Alan Peat

Clip from Three Kinds of Writing

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Discusses basics of poetry and finding inspiration for writing poetry.

Discusses basics of poetry and finding inspiration for writing poetry.

Alice rejects a wedding proposal
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Alice rejects a wedding proposal

Clip from Alice In Wonderland

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Alice finds out that Lord Hamish has arranged to propose to her. While everyone expects Alice to do the 'right thing' and marry Hamish, Alice has other ideas.

Alice finds out that Lord Hamish has arranged to propose to her. While everyone expects Alice to do the 'right thing' and marry Hamish, Alice has other ideas.

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party
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The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Clip from Alice In Wonderland

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The iconic tea party scene, where Alice meets the Madhatter and his guests and they all discuss rebellion against the Red Queen.

The iconic tea party scene, where Alice meets the Madhatter and his guests and they all discuss rebellion against the Red Queen.

Alice falls down the rabbit hole
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Alice falls down the rabbit hole

Clip from Alice In Wonderland

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The classic scene where Alice falls down the rabbit hole and first arrives in Wonderland. Includes the 'eat me' and 'drink me' scene.

The classic scene where Alice falls down the rabbit hole and first arrives in Wonderland. Includes the 'eat me' and 'drink me' scene.

Who's to say what's proper?
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Who's to say what's proper?

Clip from Alice In Wonderland

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After revealing she is not wearing a corset and stockings, Alice questions social norms. Who's to say what's proper What if it was agreed that it was proper to wear a cod fish ...

After revealing she is not wearing a corset and stockings, Alice questions social norms. Who's to say what's proper What if it was agreed that it was proper to wear a cod fish on your head.

Alice defeats the Jabberwocky
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Alice defeats the Jabberwocky

Clip from Alice In Wonderland

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Alice goes to battle with the Jabberwocky and wins more than the fight she also wins the support of the Red Queen's guards. Tyranny and conformity quickly crumble in Wonderland.

Alice goes to battle with the Jabberwocky and wins more than the fight she also wins the support of the Red Queen's guards. Tyranny and conformity quickly crumble in Wonderland.

Introducing Whoville and The Grinch
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Introducing Whoville and The Grinch

Clip from Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

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Opening sequence of the movie shows the spectacular set design used for Whoville and introduces the Grinch character, whose heart is two sizes too small.

Opening sequence of the movie shows the spectacular set design used for Whoville and introduces the Grinch character, whose heart is two sizes too small.

Is cursive still important to learn?
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Is cursive still important to learn?

Clip from Behind the News

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Is cursive still important to learn in the modern age of technology Some countries have decided it's not and moved on from including it in their curriculum, opting to just ...

Is cursive still important to learn in the modern age of technology Some countries have decided it's not and moved on from including it in their curriculum, opting to just teach typing instead. Students weigh in on this trend and discuss whether or not they still think it's beneficial to be taught cursive.

How to write a story
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How to write a story

Clip from Behind the News

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If you wanted to write your own story, where would you even start Why not find out from a professional Children's author Andy Griffiths visited a group of students and shared ...

If you wanted to write your own story, where would you even start Why not find out from a professional Children's author Andy Griffiths visited a group of students and shared his thoughts on what makes a good story and helped them write some of their own.