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PODCAST- ANIMAL FARM CONTEXT

4 Dec

Thug Notes: Animal Farm

6 Mar

Careful, it’s a bit sweary! If you are easily offended, don’t watch. Otherwise, enjoy:

Tommy’s Words of the Day

6 Mar

Today Tommy followed in Daniel’s footsteps and taught three new words to the class.

 

Oust

– a verb. To get rid of, to drive out or to expell (someone or something)

E.g. Napolean and his guard-dogs ousted Snowball from the farm. Likewise, the animals had ousted Mr Jones during the rebellion.

 

galvanise

– a verb. To inspire, shock or excite someone into taking action.

E.g. Mr Jones’ carelessness and neglect galvanised the animals into rebelling. Old Major’s dream also galvanised the farm into rebellion. Napolean’s violence and threats galvanise the animals into working harder.

 

inebriated

– an adjective. Drunk, tipsy.

E.g. Mr Jones is too inebriated most of the time to do a good job on the farm.

 

Daniel’s Words of the Day

6 Mar

Yesterday Daniel taught his class three new words which might be useful for writing about ‘Animal Farm’ (although, admittedly, some are more useful than others!)

Calumny

– a noun.

– It means slander, defamation, to make false statements about someone else in order to hurt their reputation.

E.g. In ‘Animal Farm’, Napolean’s speeches are marked by calumny against Snowball.

 

Abrogate

– a verb

–┬áto do away with something, get rid of something, or repeal a law.

E.g. Napolean abrogates the weekly meetings and the singing of ‘Beasts of England’. This shows his growing corruption.

 

Absquatulate

a verb (although it is normally only used for humorous purposes)

– to leave quickly

E.g. Snowball absquatulated from Animal Farm after being chased by Napolean’s dogs.

 

 

Just for English language fans, absquatulate is a blend word:

absquatualte

Video

Year 11 Literature: Animal Farm

22 Jan

Here is a full, animated version of George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’.