Month: April 2019

Macbeth Quiz

ONE. Who kills Macbeth?

a) Banquo

b) Lady Macbeth

c) Macduff

d) Malcolm

TWO. Whom does Lady Macbeth frame for the murder of Duncan?

a) The chamberlains

b) Macbeth

c) Malcolm

d) The porter

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The Sign of the Four – Key Quotes

“What is it today morphine or cocaine?” – Watson (to Sherlock)

Although Watson asks this question with a sarcastic tone, it shows that he cares about Sherlock.

-Sherlock

The above quote shows us that Sherlock loves puzzles and feels that his life wouldn’t be worth living if he didn’t have cases to solve.

“I am the only one in the world” – Sherlock

Sherlock is arrogant and believes that he is better than everyone else.

This quote refers to Mary and shows us that she is delicate.

“My mind,” he said, “rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”

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5 Ideas for Learning Times Tables

2. Invest in some times tables board games or card games

Take a look in your local book shop or online shops for maths learning games. Some good examples are Mrs J’s Brilliant Tables Game (nothing to do with me!), Times Tables Swat and Times Tables Snap. You can also play with a normal deck of cards: split the pack between two and play as if it were “Snap!”. Instead of shouting snap when you get the same number, the first person to shout the correct answer to the product of the two numbers wins. For example, if I turn over a 4 and you turn over a 2, the first to shout “8!” adds both cards to their hand.

3. Practise your tables during everyday activities

Try not to treat tables practice as if it were homework. Practise during normal, everyday activities, such as on the walk to school, over breakfast or during the adverts on TV.

5. Don’t forget to practise your divisions!

Learning “4 divided by 2 equals 2” is just as important as learning “2 times 2 equals 4”. In fact, it will strengthen your understanding of your times tables. If you’re testing someone on their tables, throw in some division questions now and again.

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