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May 2015

Tone and Mood

By |2017-01-17T11:23:07+02:00May 8th, 2015|English Language Notes, English Register|

The somber mood at a funeral. Image by Daily Mail.

The somber mood at a funeral. Image by Daily Mail. Register Tone and Mood

Tone and mood are often wrongly used inter-changeably although they are in some instances similar in meaning. Their differences can be more easily demonstrated when they are […]


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Character

By |2017-01-17T11:23:08+02:00May 8th, 2015|English Language Notes, English Register|

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Thief. Image by thief-four.com Register Character

Character refers to the way a person behaves, his manners and general behavior. Character can also be viewed as a person’s disposition, nature, personality or temperament. Some people can be described as being vain, others fearless while others can be described […]


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Attitude

By |2017-01-17T11:23:09+02:00May 7th, 2015|English Language Notes, English Register|

Some student's attitude towards Maths. Image by WiseGeek.

Some student’s attitude towards Maths. Image by WiseGeek. Register Attitude

Attitude refers to the way one thinks or feels about something. In register it usually used to refer to a position one has taken in the matter at hand. Attitude can be a […]


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Manner

By |2017-01-17T11:23:10+02:00May 7th, 2015|English Language Notes, English Register|

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Image by Indiewire Register Manner

The way a person speaks or responds to an utterance can reveal the manner in which they speak. Manner is the way a persons behaves towards others and it refers to a person’s style or approach during discourse. For example a person’s utterance […]


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Reaction

By |2017-01-17T11:23:10+02:00May 5th, 2015|English Language Notes|

What did you just say to me? Image by African American

What did you just say to me? Image by African American Register reaction

Usually any form of utterance elicits some form of response from the listener or intended recipient. In register a reaction is a response to someone’s statement, behavior […]


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Reason

By |2017-01-17T11:23:11+02:00May 5th, 2015|English Language Notes, English Register|

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Which way to go? Image by EPMChannel Reasons in Register

Often enough people act or talk in ways that might be interpreted in any number of different ways depending on the circumstances and other factors. As a candidate you will be presented with scenarios […]


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April 2015

Answering Register Questions

By |2017-01-17T11:23:14+02:00April 25th, 2015|English Language Notes, English Register|

If it all makes you head ache, don't despair we will hand-hold you through what the examiners want and need.

If it all makes you head ache, don’t despair we will hand-hold you through what the examiners want and need. Answering Register Questions

It might seem trite to say this but the […]


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The English Language Examination Structure-Updated 2020

By |2020-01-13T06:34:27+02:00April 25th, 2015|English Language Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

These notes have been updated to take into account the changes in the new syllabus

ZIMSEC English Language Examination Structure

In the unlikely event that you don’t know, you should know that the English Language Examination from ZIMSEC consists of two papers. Each paper has a total of 50 marks giving a total of 100 marks for both papers. As […]


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English Notes: Introduction

By |2017-10-10T08:58:21+02:00April 25th, 2015|English Language Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

English Language Introduction

The secret to success in English, and indeed you will find it is also the secret to most things in life, is practice and concentration; then practice and concentration and more practice and concentration. For most students English is a second language and only exposure to the language will improve your proficiency.

Even those who were born English […]


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Register: Introduction

By |2017-01-17T11:23:16+02:00April 21st, 2015|English Language Notes, English Register|

Register is a study of how humans approach communication in the real world.

Register is a study of how humans approach communication in the real world. Image by:UCSB

  Register: Introduction

English Language candidates are required to recognize the appropriate use of registers depending with situation, settings, occasion or purpose as well […]


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