Background and publication history[ edit ] Struwwelpeter from First Edition Hoffmann wrote Struwwelpeter in reaction to the lack of good books for children. Intending to buy a picture book as a Christmas present for his three-year-old son, Hoffmann instead wrote and illustrated his own book.
These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image caption Oxford interviews can be daunting experiences Oxford University has finished selecting its new intake of students for It's a world-famous institution that has educated 25 British prime ministers.
So what's the secret to getting in? Thousands of students have now heard whether they have been offered places at Oxford University.
For those that have nervously opened the envelope to find good news, they have the added satisfaction of knowing they succeeded in what the university says was the most competitive year yet.
More than 17, people were chasing 3, places. The application process has a daunting reputation and, for state school pupils, it can seem especially difficult. The university says these stats don't tell the whole story, because a third of students with all A grades in their A-levels - the pool of talent from which Oxford students are drawn - are privately educated.
Getting in is hard, but perhaps not as hard as people think, says Mike Nicholson, the university's head of undergraduate admissions, with on average five applications for every place. So what are the ingredients of a successful application?
When we do our mock interviews and extra lessons with history students, I encourage them to argue. Pupils who stick up for themselves stand out, says Oxford professor Thomas Noe.
But they are all smart and that's the key, he says. Image caption Show passion, says Bethany "It was all natural. When I was talking, I hadn't planned anything and maybe that helped.
I didn't have preconceived ideas. The enthusiasm and passion is really important, and if you haven't got that then don't bother. Showing a knowledge beyond the A-level syllabus is crucial, and that's what makes the interview the most important part of the application, says Sos Eltis, an English tutor at Brasenose who teaches other Oxford professors how to interview.
It's about identifying the pupils who think more widely, she says, for whom A-levels seem to hold them back. You have to interview them.
Lawrence Holdsworth, 18, who will study history at Somerville College, says it made all the difference to him. The debating that comes with it and how you get to explore matters and really go off on a tangent.
That is something I definitely advise. Once you get a student into a college, he says, that college will often write and ask for more.
Anyone can get into any Oxford college, but some colleges seem to take students from the same schools year after year. Image caption Ragulan credits his family Families also play a big part in providing the right encouragement and work ethic at home. Ragulan Vigneswaran, 17, says his Sri Lankan parents have been a big factor in his success in getting to Balliol College.Bill Nye’s Hot Take on Rap Guide to Consciousness After fifty-five off-Broadway performances in New York since March 1st, I took a short break over the past few weeks for some family time, and also to attend the legendary Sci Foo .
Five stars usually represents the highest quality a five-star hotel 2 (North American English) having the highest military rank, and wearing a uniform which has five stars on it a five-star general See five-star in the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary.
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Listening Lesson – Five-A-Side Football by Oli Redman on 3 September, , No comments. What do you think is the best way to get fit and do some fun exercise? Check it out means to have a look, or see what something is like.
Have a laugh means have fun. If you give someone a lift you take them somewhere in your car. Exercise 1.