bunpeiris Cambridge Literature

Tuition Cambridge IGCSE Literature at Kandana

bunpeiris Cambridge IGCSE Literature

Tuition Cambridge IGCSE Literature at Kandana

Private Tuition in ENGLISH Literature, Language Cambridge IGCSE, OL, Edexcel & National OL Targeting “A” Grade, at Kandana Saturdays and Sundays small groups by an Int’l School Master. Printed tutorials of absolutely high quality content and past papers. Classes are supported with an outstanding library of high quality, hard bound[hbk] study course books, literature course books, classics, language reference, fiction, biography, history etc.
bunpeiris@gmail.com Call 0777100060

William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet
Shakespeare is for all cosmos, for all times: above image is of 2013 Hollywood movie adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet starring Douglas Booth & Hailee Steinfeld; below [Home Page Slide Show] images are of 2013 Bollywood movie adaptation titled Ramleela starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

English Language Private Tuition

English Language Private Tuition

[bunpeiris] Unlike the regular private tuition classes that are being conducted for the teaching of English language, ours fulfill the requirement of all 4 skills of language learning, i.e. reading, writing, speaking and listening, in the true approach, those ought to be done. The skill in listening in learners are enhanced by making use of the CDs which enables the learners to pick up the foreign accents in varying tones, moods and pace. 

In the regular classes devoid of such CDs [they come with a price tag, still more, not available in Sri Lanka] the learners are deprived of the vital component of listening. In the regular classes, the learners would be listening to nothing but the local accent of the local teacher, and that too, only if the class is conducted in English medium. That's pathetic. You need to learn English in English medium.
Then again, no matter, your child studies in English medium in an International School in Sri Lanka, with the exception of one school, his listening activities are confined to the local accent of the local teacher: CDs have not been utilized. [The exceptions are British Council and just one International School in Colombo.]

Furthermore, in our classes, the teacher being guided by the expert [the master teacher, teacher trainer, the author of study course books] by means of the
Teachers Book& “Teachers CD”
 the teacher wouldn't be strayed off course from the methodologies and objectives of any of the lessons.
It's a long walk to English; and a swim too. Your goal needs to be set  to achieve a superior command in English language. Rome isn't built in a day.
Our classes are supported with an outstanding library of high quality, hard bound[hbk] [as in the above picture] study course books, literature course books, classics, language reference, fiction, biography, history etc. That is in addition to the following study course books and other grammar books and supplementary readers utilized in the classes. bunpeiris@gmail.com

University of Cambridge EOSL text books in
Beginner, Pre intermediate, Intermediate &
Upper Intermediate levels, then

University of Cambridge FCE
(Cambridge First Certificate) & carry on with
CAE (Cambridge Advanced English)
complete with
Students Study book
Students Work Book
Students CDs

Teacher's Book
Teacher's Resources-CDs


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Figurative language 1

Figurative language [1]

The crazy rain and hot legs by bunpeiris

It was cut and & dried at Kurana, Negombo. Pretty cool, as my nieces at Moratuwa say. A half an hour ago when I left Kandana, it was wet, sticky & kinky to the extreme. A crazy rain crashed in out of nowhere , rattling on the windscreen like a barrage of gunfire of a high caliber assault rifle. It was relentless, it was remorseless, it was frightening: there was no mercyThe rain reigned supremely for a quarter of an hour and then abruptly seized. Such was the force & ferocity of the rain, I wondered if stray cats & dogs in the street would be sucked in up in to the air in one hellish whooshing force and dropped unceremoniously down to the earth.  Colombo-Negombo A3 main road would have been littered with the carcasses of poor cats and dogs. No chance of such a spectacle. No, all of a sudden, all calm by the riverside, sorry, lagoon side. Not even a fly fish rained in spite of being in the immediate view of sprawling Negombo lagoon. But fish, just off the shore, was just brought into the restaurant “Jadi Jadi” by Triple R-Rusta Reggie Rodrigo, styled after www: well-built-muscled, well dreadlocked and well tattooed. And that was with some sense of urgency. Indeed, that has to be with a sense of urgency, “Jadi Jadi” being all about dishes of fish, that was the main item, the prime act of Reggie’s fishy rituals in the early morning. His remodeled remolded Toyota Pulser was blood red; all fish were dead, you know; yet the die-hard crabs [they beat Bruce Willis, hands down, any day, anywhere, but in the boiling pot] were still alive and crawling frantically out of the boot of the car. Reggie greeted me with a high five: fishy morning, Reggie. We had a chat over my second breakfast. No, it wasn’t about the crazy rain at all, it wasn’t about the glorious rainbow over a lovely little green hillock to the south-west of the lagoon either. I had no pretensions of being poetic; merely of being sexeedingly (my apologies, I mean exceedingly) sensual. It was about a skirt. It was drifting away, slowly, but not surely, not yet: get back, you hot legs. She turned back, bemused. 

Could you locate the literary devices in the above paragraph?
[1*] Idiom- cut and & dried: lacking freshness or spontaneity not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"
[2*] Onomatopoeia: rattling: rapid succession of short sharp sounds,
[3*] Simile: like a barrage of gunfire of a high caliber assault rifle: relentless assault of rain is likened to a barrage of machine gun fire.
[4*] Personification: Rain
reigned: rain is personified by the coronation.
[5*] Onomatopoeia: Whooshing:  move or cause to move quickly or suddenly with a rushing sound.
Opposite of personification: objectification: Skirt is slang for a girl. With the word “It”, objectification is achieved: the writer considers her as an object for pleasure.
[7*] Idiom: Cats & dogs’: It is raining cats and dogs.

It was relentless, it was remorseless, it was frightening: there was no mercy.
Rephrasing: Shakespeare’s characters often say the same thing in many different ways, attempting to find the precise set of words that will express, convey, vocalize, articulate, communicate their thoughts and feelings on the matter at hand. It is as if they’re shooting arrows repeatedly at the same target, trying to hit a bull’s-eye.
By my sweet soul, I men setting thee at liberty, enfreedoming thy person. Thou wert immured, restrained, captivated, bound.
Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare]

Your turn now: Write a bright & breezy paragraph on a rainy morning.
[1] Have you ever seen the border of the rain when the sun shines?
[2] Have you ever seen the rainbow immediately after a crazy rain?
[3] View these two videos to spark your imagination.
Rod Stewart rocks the chicks: Have You Ever Seen Coming Down on a sunny day?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oX2FSv4Rys 

[4] Yanni - The Rain Must Fall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq3zo432sAUHave you ever listened to such magical music that captures all range of dribbles, the whole spectrum of decibels, all the crescendos of rain?
Yiannis Chryssomallis (born November 14, 1954) is a Greek pianist, keyboardist, & composer. He performed at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on Sunday, the 20th April 2014. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Shakespeare was and wasn't

Shakespeare was and wasn't

Following gleaning is off  the website of Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU MENORAH REVIEW Winter/Spring 2009Number 70
For the Enrichment of Jewish Thought

The Ancient Grudge: The Merchant of Venice and Shylock’s Christian Problem

Sunday, December 14, 2014

B.A. in English from University of London

B.A. in English from University of London
B. A. in English from University of London External Programmes 
Are you a voracious reader of works of literature? 
Do you have a "Sense of English Language" coupled with a "Bent on Literarture"?
Would you love to become a teacher of literature?
Would you love to engage your learners in discussions instead of one man show lectures and make your small group classes roaring with laughter?
Would you love to  teach literature by engaging the learners to connect the work of literature at hand with real life situation, other works of literature, history and religion thereby inspiring and enlightening them all?
Then why don't you study B. A. in English at Univeristy of London?
But there is no course provider in Sri Lanka.
You may directly, no intermediary at all,  make payment to University of London, London, UK by Credit card/Wire transfer/Bank draft and study on-line with substantial group tutor assistance, VLE- Virtual Learning Environment (online forum for discussions) and most of all, on your own. You will be lonely. But then who knows, we can set up a club.
Your exams will be held strictly at British Council, Colombo in May and you may go step by step: Certificate, then Diploma then onto the B.A in English.
In terms of syllabus there is no difference between in-house University of London B. A. in English & University of London External. You get a fully fledged, top of the flight B. A. Degree in English from a top ranking university in England. Univeristy of London isn't any other university. It is University of London.
Since the prescribed books aren't available in Sri Lanka you may have to import them from UK or USA. Or else perhaps, I, bunpeiris could be of help.
I have them all. And in addition to the prescribed books, there is an outstanding library that would rarely be seen in a residence:  study course books, literature course books, classics, language reference, fiction, biography, history etc. We can set up a club. bunpeiris@gmail.com

Following information is gleaned from http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/

Structure and syllabus

Bachelor of Arts degree in English
The BA in English consists of twelve courses. Choose four courses from level 4, four from level 5 and four from level 6.
Diploma of Higher Education in English
The Dip HE in English consists of eight courses. Choose four courses from level 4 and four from level 5.
Certificate of Higher Education in English
The Cert HE in English consists of four courses from level 4.

Level 4

Two core courses (BA, DipHE & CertHE)
Explorations in Literature
Approaches to Text

Level 4 (BA, DipHE & CertHE)

Plus two courses chosen from
Renaissance Comedy: Shakespeare and Jonson
Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduction to English Language

Level 5

Two courses chosen from
Literature of the Later Middle Ages
Renaissance and Restoration
Augustans and Romantics

Level 5

Plus two courses chosen from
Varieties of English

Level 6 (BA only)

Four courses chosen from
American Literature
Drama since 1860
Language and Gender
Language and the Media
The Novel
Postcolonial Literatures in English

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