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Storyword: Jane Austen

One of the best-loved of all English novelists

Jane Asuten’s six published novels have spawned dozens of TV series and movies.


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Jigword: The Voyage of the ‘Beagle’

Guess the sentence from the fragments you are given

HMS Beagle circumnavigated the earth in the 1830s, with a young Charles Darwin on board.


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Jigword: Mary I and the Siege of Calais

Guess the sentence from the fragments you are given

Calais was the last city in France to be ruled by England, and was lost to the French in 1558.


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Storyword: Alfred Learns to Read

Even as a child, Alfred responded to a challenge

For much of his childhood Alfred was illiterate, which may explain why he later devoted himself to improving education throughout England.


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Grammar: Without Self-Control We Cannot Be Free

Choose suitable words to complete this passage by Edmund Burke MP

Edmund Burke, one of the greatest statesmen in the history of British politics, believed that self-control is the foundation of freedom.


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Mini-Crossword: A Berkshire Town

Solve this puzzle to discover Berkshire’s county town

A traditional English quick crossword, with the name of the chief town of the Royal County of Berkshire among the answers.


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Rephrase: Georgiana at Pemberley

Turn these questions into reported speech

Change three direct questions from Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (1813) into reported speech.


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Rephrase: Reading or Card Games?

Turn these questions into reported speech

Change three direct questions from Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (1813) into reported speech.


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Rephrase: Take the Carriage

Turn these questions into reported speech

Change three direct questions from Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (1813) into reported speech.


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Storyword: The Nine Day Queen

Lady Jane Grey’s accession was almost instantly overturned

Lady Jane Grey was named as his successor by Edward VI, but his deathbed decision was quickly annulled by the Privy Council.


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