21st October 2005 at 01:00

Ask pupils to swap examples of their drawing or handwriting and see how accurately they can forge them.


Groups of pupils discuss the rights and wrongs of watching pirate videos.


Invite students to write a story beginning "When it was at last finished, I was satisfied no one could tell it apart from the real thing."


Read Tennyson's "Ring out, wild bells", and examine all the things the poet wants the new year to be free from. How many of them are still with us? What is the tone of the poem, and how does the poet achieve this?


Read Macbeth, Act I Scene (vii), in which Macbeth almost refuses to murder Duncan, but is pressed to it by his wife. Does his last speech (lines 79-82) sound as if he is happy to go ahead? In what two senses does he use "false" here?

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