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CLIP 10301

Tom Leonard - 'The Six O' Clock News'

Tom Leonard - 'The Six O' Clock News'
Key Info
  • Tom Leonard - 'The Six O' Clock News'
  • Duration: 02:32
  • Tom Leonard reads his poem 'The Six O'Clock News' accompanied by appropriate images that focus on the phonetic spelling of the words. Leonard then discusses language and accent and its effect on people, as well as individual phrases within the poem such as 'scruff'.
  • Subject:



    Poetry: World and Cultures

  • Keywords: Tom Leonard, Six O' Clock News, accent, identity, poem, poetry, speaking
Ideas for use in class
  • Both to introduce the language of the poem but also to focus on the different status that accent creates.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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