Billy Elliot is a 2000 British dance drama film about a boy becoming a professional ballet dancer, set in north-eastern England during the 1984–85 coal miners' strike. It was directed by Stephen Daldry.
The film stars Jamie Bell as 11-year-old Billy, an aspiring dancer dealing with the negative stereotype of the male ballet dancer, Gary Lewis as his coal miner father, Jamie Draven as Billy's bullying older brother, and Julie Walters as his ballet teacher. The story was adapted for the West End stage as Billy Elliot the Musical in 2005
In 1984, Billy Elliot, an 11-year-old from the fictional Everington in County Durham, England, loves to dance and has hopes of becoming a professional ballet dancer. Billy lives with his widowed father, Jackie, and older brother, Tony, both coal miners out on strike, and also his maternal grandmother, who has Alzheimer's disease and once aspired to be a professional dancer...
"I, DANIEL BLAKE" (2016)
Daniel Blake, 59, who has worked as a joiner most of his life in the North East of England needs help from the State for the first time ever following an illness.
He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one roomed homeless hostel in London is to accept a flat some 300 miles away.
Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy now played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.
of descriptive writing is to make readers see,
feel, taste, touch and hear what we have seen, felt, tasted, touched and
heard. Whether we're describing a person, a place, or a thing, our aim is to
evoke a scene or to reveal a subject through vivid, carefully
arranged details. A good descriptive essay is like a
window into another world.
precise descriptivedetails to evoke a distinctive mood as well as to convey a memorable picture.
Details that are carefully chosen and well organized can help to make a piece of
writing more precise, vivid, convincing, and interesting. They serve the narrative in terms of dramatization,
characterization, structure, and style. Choose words that convey something to
which many readers can relate.
describing a character, we look for details that not only show what an
individual looks like, but also provide clues to his or her personality. Focus
on the character´s habits and actions, not on the physical appearance.
describing a thing, begin the paragraph with a topic sentence that identifies it, describe
the item in four or five sentences, using the details that you listed after probing your
topic. Explain briefly its significance to you and conclude the paragraph with a sentence that
emphasizes the personal value of the item.
thoughtfully organized details, we can also suggest the personality--or mood--of a place. As you write each paragraph,
place signals to help to establish cohesion so that the reader can be guided clearly from one detail to the next
20 Topic Suggestions
a waiting room
a treasured belonging
a favourite restaurant
your dream house
your ideal roommate
your memory of a place that you visited as a child
an accident scene
a place that holds a special meaning
a place I could stay forever
a child's secret hiding place
the inside of a spaceship
your old neighborhood
a small town cemetery
a character from a book, movie or television programme
Nobel Prize in Literature awarded to British author Kazuo
62-year old English author Kazuo Ishiguro has
been awarded the Nobel Literature prize for 2017.
Mr. Ishiguro is best known for his novels “The Remains of the Day,” about a butler
serving an English lord in the years leading up to World War II, and “Never Let Me Go,” a melancholy dystopian
love story set in a British boarding school.
mix Jane Austen and Franz Kafka then you have Kazuo Ishiguro in a nutshell, but
you have to add a little bit of Marcel Proust into the mix,” said Sara Danius,
the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.In a career that spans some 35
years, Mr. Ishiguro has gained wide recognition for his stark, emotionally
restrained prose. His novels are often written in the first person, with
unreliable narrators who are in denial about truths that are gradually revealed
to the reader. He has
obsessively returned to the same themes in his work, including the fallibility
of memory, self-delusion, mortality and
the porous nature of time.
The writer said that the award was
“flabbergastingly flattering”. He said:
“It’s a magnificent honour, mainly because it means that I’m in the
footsteps of the greatest authors that have lived, so that’s a terrific
Ishiguro was born in 1954 in Nagasaki to Japanese parents.
But the family moved to England in 1960 when his father got a job as an
oceanographer in Surrey.
& Abdul is a 2017 biographical comedy-drama film
directed by Stephen Frears. A sequel to Mrs Brown (1997),
the film is based on the book of same name by Shrabani Basu, and on the
real-life relationship between Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and
her Indian muslim servant Abdul Karim.