Virginia Woolf and James Joyce are the most representantive writers of the Stream of Consciousness technique which has so greatly influenced the prose of the twentienth century and beyond.
This short video is meant to help those who want to learn English with few essential tips. In this specific case I discuss why the third person singular pronoun “IT”, the neutral pronoun, is so important; why short answers are important too and why (especially for Italians) is it crucial to learn spelling skills.
This is an informative video in which I give some tips on writing professional emails, how to distinguish between formal and informal language registers and to introduce yourself in a polite way especially to people you have never met before, or in a professional setting.
In this last video lesson of the group dedicated to V. Woolf, J. Joyce and the Stream of Consciousness I analyse Joyce’s main themes: “paralysis” and “epiphany”.
James Joyce (1882-1941), a controversial writer who brought the stream of consciousness to its extremes aiming at achieving the complete impersonality of the author, thus portraying life as it really was, as objectively as possible.
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was the first English writer to experiment and develop the Stream of Consiousness that derives from the interior monologue and aims at investigating the characters’ inner existence, … Continue reading Video Lesson n. 2 – Virginia Woolf and the Stream of Consciousness
In this first video lesson of the series I outline the historical and intellectual factors influencing the development of the avant-garde literary technique: The Stream of Consciousness. © L. R. … Continue reading Video Lesson n. 1 – V. Woolf, J. Joyce and the Stream of Consciousness
This is the second video of a group of two about Modal Verbs. Here I discuss in brief detail WILL/WOULD – SHALL/SHOULD – MUST/OUGHT TO. © L. R. Capuana
This is the first video of a group of two about Modal Verbs. Here I explain why they are so peculiar by listing their main characteristics and I discuss in … Continue reading Video Lesson n.1 – Modal Verbs: Can/Could – May/Might
This secon video lesson on Reported Speech is part of the Intermediate English Grammar, or second year course for Italian Liceo Linguistico and it explains the topic more in detail. … Continue reading REPORTED SPEECH – Video Lesson n. 2
This first video lesson on Reported Speech is part of the Intermediate English Grammar, or second year course for Italian Liceo Linguistico. As I always recommend in class, a good … Continue reading REPORTED SPEECH – Video Lesson n. 1 – Introduction to Reported Speech
This third video lesson on past tenses is about the Past Continuous. As I always recommend in class, a good way to learn is to write down, with pen and … Continue reading PAST TENSES – Video Lesson n. 3 – Past Continuous