THE PAST CONTINUOUS

The Past Continuous

Homework on “Jane Eyre” and “Wuthering Heights” – Open Questions

Writing activity to develop insightful reasoning and learning.

“The Little Black Boy”, by William Blake

Textual Analysis From Songs of Innocence (1789)              My mother bore me in the southern wild,              And I am black, but oh my soul is white!              White as … Continue reading “The Little Black Boy”, by William Blake

PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE AND CONTINUOUS: THE DURATION FORM

The Duration Form is the last piece of the puzzling present perfect tenses. It’s meant to stress the effects that an action starting in the past has on the present, it can be stressed from the starting point with “Since”, or how long it lasts with “For”.

PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE

Present Perfect Simple: a mind boggling verb tense for Italians, it’s actually less complicated than it might appear. Just think out of the box: it’s not how recent the past action has taken place, but wether it has effects on the present as well.

The Puritan Age and John Milton

Essay Questions Choose one of the following What were the causes that led to the Civil War, explain them. What were the religious and practical differences between Anglicans and Dissenters? … Continue reading The Puritan Age and John Milton

The Handkerchief in Othello

Video Lesson n. 2 – Excerpts Taken from “Othello”, W. Shakespeare

Reading and anlysis of three important moments of the tragedy that will climax in Desdemona’s murder, one of the most famous literary femicides underlining women’s subordinate role in society then as today.

Othello and Desdemona

Video Lesson n. 1 – Excerpts Taken From “Othello”, W. Shakespeare

Reading and anlysis of three important moments of the tragedy that will climax in Desdemona’s murder, one of the most famous literary femicides underlining women’s subordinate role in society then as today.