Unlike last Monday’s Listening paper, which I sat at Foundation Tier, I’d been entered for the full-whack Higher Tier in this German Reading exam. Miraculously, in the first past-paper I sat (the exact same one I’d sat in the Mock exam at Christmas), I achieved an A* – albeit by the skin of my teeth. Sadly, there was less luck for the other three past-papers I completed, attaining mid to high Bs in all of them.
Tonight is World Book Night, a spin-off of the children’s World Book Day (which was on Thursday). On their website, they say “World Book Night represents the most ambitious and far-reaching celebration of adult books and reading ever attempted in the UK and Ireland.” An undoubtedly bold claim, but then again they have given away a million books to the public.
Television today is a world apart from the TV of yesteryear. While programmes like Blue Peter, Coronation Street, and Panorama have all celebrated 50 years on the airwaves in the last decade, the way in which we watch them has changed dramatically.