Talk about a colon, a few semicolons and a final full stop!





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Published on Oct 4, 2012

A further animated episode from the 'Dead End!' crime noir thriller which runs throughout the Writing Lessons section of the Hodder title:

'AQA GCSE English and English Language Unit 1 Revision Lessons'

This is the second part of small-time crook Harry Doyle's confession to a priest about the events which have led to his current spell of lengthy imprisonment. For part one of this confession, please see the animation entitled 'Too Many Possessions'.

As students listen to the story, they should try to identify where the author has used such complex punctuation marks as colons, semi-colons, ellipses and dashes.

The script of this video originally began life as a podcast and is copyright Peter Morrisson. It was first published by Hodder Education in the AQA GCSE English and English Language Unit 1 Revision Lessons (ISBN 9781444133295). Permission has been granted by Hodder Education to reproduce the script in this video.

For the lesson activities associated with this animation, please see:


Production information:
Animation software: iClone 5 Pro and iClone 3DXchange 5 Pro
Digital recording software: Audacity
Video editing software: Windows Live Movie Maker
Image editing software: Microsoft Paint
3D modelling software: Google SketchUp 8


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