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With the Compliments of Mr Collins
Music: Muzio Clementi
There is an art to making one’s compliments seem artless.

“HER indifferent state of health unhappily prevents her being in town; and by that means, as I told Lady Catherine one day, has deprived the British court of its brightest ornament. These are the kind of little things which please her ladyship, and it is a sort of attention which I conceive myself peculiarly bound to pay.”

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Impulse. Impel.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: State. Court. Pay.

Use together in one sentence: Its. Impulse. Whether.

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First Impressions, Second Thoughts
Music: George Frederick Pinto
Elizabeth Bennet began to wonder if being Mr Darcy’s wife might have had its compensations.

THE rooms were lofty and handsome, and their furniture suitable to the fortune of their proprietor; but Elizabeth saw, with admiration of his taste, that it was neither gaudy nor uselessly fine; with less of splendour, and more real elegance, than the furniture of Rosings.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Shall. Should.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Regret. Place. Taste.

Use together in one sentence: No. Their. Welcome.

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Practice Makes Perfect
Music: George Frederick Pinto
Making friends is, like playing music, not just a matter of natural talent.

“I CERTAINLY have not the talent which some people possess,” said Darcy, “of conversing easily with those I have never seen before. I cannot catch their tone of conversation, or appear interested in their concerns, as I often see done.”

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Your. You’re.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Catch. Produce. Finger.

Use together in one sentence: Which. Fault. Think.

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