Absolute change in meaning

Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas talk of small shifts in language inducing big changes in attitude (TESpro, 11 November). They're right. I tried putting "absolutely" in front of Ofsted's "satisfactory". It worked wonders.

Helen Barnes, Bourne, Lincolnshire.

Log in or register for FREE to continue reading.

It only takes a moment and you'll get access to more news, plus courses, jobs and teaching resources tailored to you