George and I go way back and I have a good deal to thank him for. I first came across the story of his exploits when searching for an article for an in-house seminar on teaching the passive in 2009 and we have been working together ever since. So essential has he become to helping me get across the idea of theme and rheme (known vs new info) in fact, that I now find it difficult to imagine teaching the passive without him. I hope you’ll find him just as useful!
To begin to understand the reasons as to why he’s so useful, you first need to know his story: Read more