Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
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An activity to help students explore Bryson's use of language in chapters 20 and 24.
Small Island style
Resource to examine the language used by Bryson to describe places and to create humour.
Pre- and post-reading activities focusing on the presentation of the title's 'small island'.
Talk about the tour
Speaking and listening tasks preparing a chatshow interview with Bryson and a class debate about Milton Keynes.
A revision quiz on the events of the novel.
What Bryson likes about Britain...
Useful outline and planning sheets for an essay on the aspects of British life that appeal most to Bryson.
Other resource collections
Brackets and dashes
Grammar - sentence construction
Point of view
Creative writing (KS3)
Poetic devices puzzle