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English past WACE exams
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12s: Read the Stage 3 past WACE examination papers

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Death of a Salesman and the American Dream - YouTube

This is a project I had to do for my Honors Comprehensive American Studies II class in a weekend on the book Death of a Salesman analyzing Miller's idea of t...
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Murderball - YouTube

http://x.co/8dWqh This documentary introduces the.................Using special wheelchairs and very little protection, the players play full-contact competi...
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SparkNotes: The Great Gatsby

SparkNotes: The Great Gatsby | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes The Great Gatsby Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays.
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Photo a generic image of sadness - but it's not of Nepalese orphans

Photo a generic image of sadness - but it's not of Nepalese orphans | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
This is a picture of sadness, distress and misfortune. It just happens to be the wrong sadness, distress and misfortune.
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Cricket World Cup: 'How thirsty are you?' Social media reacts to Shane Warne's drinking questions and Australia's win

Cricket World Cup: 'How thirsty are you?' Social media reacts to Shane Warne's drinking questions and Australia's win | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
Australia has won their fifth Cricket World Cup, but Shane Warne's interrogation of winning players about their post-match drinking plans has caused a stir and generated some laughs on social media.
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Now read this:

http://m.dailytelegraph.com.au/rendezview/in-defence-of-shane-warne-then-now-and-forever/story-fnpug1jf-1227287291639

 Does this view of Warne make his 'thirsty' comments okay?

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Coarse tongues leave stain on the cup

Coarse tongues leave stain on the cup | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it

In a corner of the glowing image of Australia's World Cup triumph is a blot that no amount of rubbing ever will remove. It is the disposition of the Australians at the dismissals of three New Zealanders during a largely one-sided final.

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What is your response to Baum's arguments in this article?

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The 10 Best Short Stories You've Never Read

The 10 Best Short Stories You've Never Read | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
One thing that's great about short stories is how quickly they can ruin your life. This happens whether you like it or not. Great stories practice this violent beauty on you in a variety of ways....
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SparkNotes: Death of a Salesman: Context

SparkNotes: Death of a Salesman: Context | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
A short Arthur Miller biography describes Arthur Miller's life, times, and work. Also explains the historical and literary context that influenced Death of a Salesman.
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LitCharts | Death of a Salesman Study Guide

LitCharts | Death of a Salesman Study Guide | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
Created by the original SparkNotes editors, LitCharts are the world's best literature guides. Understand more, faster about Death of a Salesman. Free!
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Death of a Salesman’s Dreams

Death of a Salesman’s Dreams | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
Instead of humbling its audience through the shock of recognition, the revival of “Death of a Salesman” confers upon those who can afford to see it a feeling of superiority.
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What is going on in LA with this scary hashtag?

What is going on in LA with this scary hashtag? | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
IT’S the depraved game being played out by rival street gangs in LA that has police and residents on high alert.
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A propos our Year 11 study of the film Boyz n the Hood --

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Defensive architecture: keeping poverty unseen and deflecting our guilt

Defensive architecture: keeping poverty unseen and deflecting our guilt | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
The spikes installed outside Selfridges in Manchester are the latest front in the spread of ‘defensive architecture’. Is such open hostility towards the destitute making all our lives uglier?
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This is a really interesting article, I think. I would like to use it for a journal activity.

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BBC - Higher Bitesize English - Setting : Revision

BBC - Higher Bitesize English - Setting : Revision | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
A BBC Bitesize secondary school revision resource for Higher English about Great Gatsby: setting, Midwest, New York, East Egg, West Egg, Valley of Ashes.
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The Great Gatsby - setting

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Homophobia rife among young men

Homophobia rife among young men | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
Sean Towner at eight years old was just a tall, goofy kid. Almost a head above the pack with a Bieber-blonde bob, he was a long-limbed embodiment of enthusiasm over skill with a deep hankering to play the game like both his brothers.
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Two other thought-provoking pieces:


http://www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/news/news/2015/03/30/major-campaign-aims-to-stamp-out-discrimination-against-lgbti-people


http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/nsw-waratahs-forward-jacques-potgieter-fined-20000-for-homophobic-slurs-against-act-brumbies-20150323-1m5wau.html

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Jay-Z: The boy from the hood who turned out good

Jay-Z: The boy from the hood who turned out good | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
He's sold 50m albums and won 10 Grammys. He is a multimillionaire CEO and married to Beyoncé. Not bad for a boy who was selling crack on the streets aged 12. Jay-Z talks to Simon Hattenstone
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'American Sniper' Is Almost Too Dumb to Criticize

'American Sniper' Is Almost Too Dumb to Criticize | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
Almost.
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Have you seen American Sniper? What do you think about the arguments in this article?

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The Great Gatsby Trailer - YouTube

Watch the main domestic trailer for The Great Gatsby, featuring music by Beyonce, Andre 3000, Lana Del Rey, and Florence and The Machine. Subscribe to IGN's ...
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Here's How To Sharpen Your Mind In Less Than 10 Minutes

Here's How To Sharpen Your Mind In Less Than 10 Minutes | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
What's that? Your job leaves you with scarcely enough time or energy to cook occasional healthy meals, let alone lose yourself in a great book? We're sure you're busy, but we're incredulous, especially considering your fervent opinions on "The M...
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Top 10 Notes: Death of a Salesman - YouTube

It's the first play to win a Tony, New York Drama Circle Critic Award and Pulitzer Prize. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and in this installment of Mojo Notes, we'...
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Death of a Salesman: Death of a Salesman Play Summary & Study Guide | CliffsNotes

Death of a Salesman: Death of a Salesman Play Summary & Study Guide | CliffsNotes | Stage 3 English | Scoop.it
Get free homework help on Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman: play summary, summary and analysis, quotes, essays, and character analysis courtesy of CliffsNotes. Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman follows the story of Willy Loman, an aging and mediocre salesman who once cheated on his wife and lives in denial of the affair. Wife Linda and son Happy are drawn into this cycle of denial. But his other son, once-adoring Biff, learns of his father's betrayal, faces reality, and moves on to self-acceptance. Arthur Miller's Pulitzer-winning play addresses loss of identity, unrealized dreams of success, and the inability to accept change.
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