Getting to Know… Réquiem por un campesino español

Getting to Know... Réquiem por un campesino español

Suitable for:

  • AQA A Level only
  • Edexcel A Level only
  • Eduqas A Level only
  • WJEC A Level only
  • CCEA

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this famous twentieth-century short novel written by Ramón J Sender.

AS and A Level students will get to know Réquiem por un campesino español inside out and be fully prepared for the writing exams.

Written specifically for the 2016 specifications, the logical structure offers the ideal balance between guided classwork and independent research:

  • Before: Introductory tasks enable students to study the context in which the novel is set, begin to learn about the characters, complete research tasks and more.
  • During: A comprehensive work-through of the novel. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the novel by completing exercises that also enhance their reading, writing, translation and analytical skills.
  • After: Exam-style practice questions, model essays and indicative content help students to apply what they have learnt – and refine exam technique!

Price is £89 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Getting to Know… La lengua de las mariposas (2nd Edition)

Getting to Know... La lengua de las mariposas (2nd Edition)

Suitable for: Edexcel AS and A Level, and CCEA AS

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this critically acclaimed, touching Spanish film. Students will get to know La lengua de las mariposas inside out and be fully prepared for their AS and A Level writing exams.

The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering socio-political context, cinematic techniques, and the director and his influences provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study. Includes vocab, comprehension and research activities.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding – broaden students’ knowledge of characters, themes, genre and techniques while consolidating language skills. Activities include: vocabulary exercises, comprehension questions, grammar practice, translations, essay writing and speaking activities.
  • After: Exam-style essay questions help students to apply what they have learnt. Model answers and feedback activities prompt discussion of successful answers.

Aspects covered include: social, historical and political context; the director and his influences; genre; representation; cinematographic techniques; use of language; characters; criticism; reflection.

The resource is easily worth the money and I would pay to use it – it has clearly had a huge amount of work put in by someone who really knows the film. I would definitely buy it and would recommend it to others. THANK YOU!
– J Tipton, MFL Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Fantastic resource for a brilliant Spanish film on tradition and the cruelty of the Spanish Civil War.
– J Ermina, MFL Teacher and Examiner and Independent Reviewer

Price is £79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days. If you need your resource(s) during the holidays, but your school is not open for deliveries, then please call us to place your order and discuss available options.
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Getting to Know… Der Besuch der alten Dame

Getting to Know... Der Besuch der alten Dame

Suitable for:

  • AQA AS and A Level
  • Edexcel AS and A Level
  • Eduqas AS and A Level
  • CCEA A Level only

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure full understanding of this popular tragicomedy. Students will get to know the play inside out and be well prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

The special before-, during- and after-reading structure is ideal for the perfect balance between independent and class work:

  • Before: Independent research tasks on the plot and life of the author
  • During: Worksheets and interactive activities on the themes, events, characters and dramatic techniques
  • After: Exam-style essay questions split by board for students to apply what they have learnt

Including:

    • Worksheets on Claire Zachanassian and Alfred III
    • Questions on the themes of greed, love, family, death, the establishment and justice
    • Top tips for a top grade essay
    • Model essays that guide students towards well-developed and structured answers
    • Answers to all exercises

“This is a helpful resource, highlighting the main dramatic
themes, characters and plot, and identifying examination
requirements carefully […] It is a sound match to the AS
and A Level specifications, backed up well with relevant
essay questions, and encouragement to look at analysis rather
than description.
E Winter, Teacher and Ind. Reviewer.

 

Price is £59 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Getting to Know… Ocho apellidos vascos (2nd Edition)

Getting to Know... Ocho apellidos vascos (2nd Edition)

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this hugely popular and entertaining Spanish film. Students will get to know Ocho apellidos vascos inside out and be fully prepared for the writing exam.

The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering socio-cultural context, themes and cinematic techniques provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study. Includes vocabulary, comprehension and research activities.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students will broaden their knowledge of the director, his influences, genre and techniques while consolidating their language skills. Activities include: vocabulary exercises, comprehension questions, grammar practice, essay writing and speaking opportunities.
  • After: Exam-style essay questions help students to apply what they have learnt. A model essay and marking activity prompt discussion of successful answers.
    • Includes full summary of the film and special section on character evaluation.

Aspects covered include: geographical, cultural and political context; key themes and issues; plot development; cinematic techniques; characters; relationships; critical response.

‘Great resource. It involves the student actively all the time, the audio-visual material makes it really attractive and it focuses on contextualised and authentic vocabulary, grammar and language.’ – H Cambero, Spanish Teacher, Ind. Reviewer

Price is £89 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Getting to Know… Nada

Spanish AS and A Level Getting to Know... Nada

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Carmen Laforet’s enduring novel. Students will get to know this classic piece of post-Civil War literature inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

Written specifically for the 2016 specifications, the structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and
independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering social and cultural context, and the author and her influences, provide
    students with the basic knowledge to begin their study.  Includes vocabulary, presentation and research exercises.
  • During: The comprehensive chapter-by-chapter analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students will
    consolidate their knowledge of the events of the novel while examining related themes and issues. Activities include vocab, translation, comprehension, summary writing and more.
  • After: Full analysis of themes, characters, symbolism, style and structure encourages students to think
    critically about the novel and evaluate its wider relevance.
      • Dedicated exam-preparation section helps students to apply what they have learnt. Includes exam-style practice questions, essay-writing guidance, sample answers and marking activities.

    Price is £89 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Getting to Know… La casa de los espíritus

Getting to Know… La casa de los espíritus

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Isabel Allende’s debut novel. Students will get to know La casa de los espíritus inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

Written specifically for the 2016 specifications, the structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and
independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering context and literary techniques provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study.
  • During: The comprehensive chapter-by-chapter analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students will
    consolidate their knowledge of the events of the novel while exploring characters, themes and techniques.

    • Activities include vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, writing, speaking, and more.
    • Special sections on characters and themes.
  • After: Dedicated exam-preparation section with exam-style practice questions, essay-writing guidance and model essays.

The resource offers an exhaustive and thorough work on vocabulary and expressions and literary devices, and a great insight into the Realismo Mágico literary current. (…) Full of interesting activities and ideas.
– H Cambero, Spanish Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £89 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Getting to Know… El otro árbol de Guernica

Getting to Know... El otro árbol de Guernica

Suitable for:

  • AQA AS and A Level
  • Eduqas A Level
  • WJEC A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this nostalgic autobiographical novel set during the Spanish Civil War. AS and A Level students will get to know El otro árbol de Guernica inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

Written specifically for the 2016 specifications, the logical structure offers the ideal balance between guided classwork and independent research:

  • Before: Introductory tasks to prepare students with specific focus on the sociocultural and historical background of the novel, and the use of literary techniques.
  • During: Comprehensive work-through of the novel to ensure thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the narrative through comprehension questions, translations, and vocabulary and grammar activities.
    • Includes dedicated sections on analysis of the plot, character development, key concepts and themes.
  • After: Useful phrases, critique of the novel, exam-style practice questions and annotated model essays help students apply what they have learnt and refine exam technique!

More Getting to Know… resources for:
AQA

Edexcel

WJEC

CCEA

There is a lot of background information which will help students with the geographical and historical settings of the novel. There is also a good range of activities from gap fill exercises to translations.
– S Zammit, Teacher and Ind. Reviewer

The best resource I have reviewed in years. The first section really supports the students in researching and fully understanding the context of the novel, it is very effectively structured. The culture based activities are fantastic and provide a phenomenal insight into the Basque culture. The tasks are short or of medium length and engaging. I really like how there are translations into both languages, this is very effective.
– R Bravo, Teacher and Ind. Reviewer.

Price is £79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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