You don´t say! Alternatives to he said / she said

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Young or developing creative writers start their basic reported speech and dialogues with the same construction, ´ “xxx,” he said ´ and ´ “yyy,” she said ´ which quickly becomes repetitve and boring. Simply adding in “asked”, “replied” and “stated” is not the answer, and can seem contrived or lacking in elegance, and formulaic and non-engaging for the reader.

However, the emerging writer often lacks the vocabulary or the strategies to move onSpeech 02. This two-hour single-topic programme shows a quick and easy, teacher-friendly approach which instantly improves student writing.

And finally …

This methodology and classroom practice-focussed  programme comes from Británico´s Two-hour Programme series. Two-hour programmes are not eligible for SENCE, however any four, eight and ten two-hour programmes can be combined to become SENCE-eligible. Contact us for more information on creating your own SENCE programme. All two-hour programmes assume a minimum level of CEFR-B2*.

For more information, to suggest topics or subjects for a two-hour programme or to speak with a programme advisor, contact us. You can also find out when and where the next “open” programmes are being offered by:

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