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!

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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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Getting to Know… También la lluvia

Getting to Know… También la lluvia

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Icíar Bollaín’s award-winning drama. Students will get to know the film También la lluvia inside out and be fully prepared for their AS and A Level writing exams.

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

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering social, historical and political context – including the conquest of South America – provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the events of the film while exploring themes such as rights of indigenous populations and the nature of filmmaking.
  • Full analysis of cinematic techniques helps students to think critically
  • Activities include vocabulary, translation, comprehension, writing, speaking and more
  • After: Dedicated exam-preparation section with
    exam-style practice questions and essay-writing guidance.
  • With essay-marking activities to help students understand what makes a good essay

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… Eva Luna

Getting to Know... Eva Luna

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Isabel Allende’s fantastical novel. Students will get to know Eva Luna inside out and be fully prepared for 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 the life and works of the author, literary techniques, magical realism and Latin America as a continent 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 themes such as love, death and sensuality.
  • Full analysis of key concepts encourages students to think critically.
  • Activities include vocabulary, translation, comprehension, writing, speaking and more.
  • After: Dedicated exam-preparation section with exam-style practice questions and essay-writing guidance.

This is a fantastic and in-depth resource that will see students all the way through this cultural topic.
– D Griezans, Spanish Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Allows students to follow the novel and reflect on the main themes whilst at the same time considering the wider socio-political context.
-J I Ermina, MFL 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… Boule de suif

Getting to Know... Boule de suif

Suitable for:

  • AQA AS and A Level
  • Edexcel AS & A Level
  • Eduqas A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Maupassant’s most famous collection of short stories. Students will get to know Boule de suif et autres contes de la guerre inside out and be fully prepared for 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 to prepare students – with specific focus on the historical context of the Franco-Prussian War and Maupassant’s philosophy.
  • During: Comprehensive story-by-story work-through to ensure thorough understanding. Students will
    consolidate their knowledge of the narrative through vocabulary, comprehension, translation, speaking and writing
    exercises.
  • ‘Boule de suif’, ‘La mère Sauvage’, ‘Un duel’ and ‘Deux amis’ all covered.
  • Includes dedicated section on analysis of structure, form, themes, characters, settings and interpretations.
  • After: Dedicated exam-preparation section with exam-style practice questions and essay-writing guidance.

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The background sections at the beginning and the notes on Maupassant’s attitude to writing all encourage a thorough understanding of the creative genius of one of France’s great writers…I am most impressed by the quality of this particular resource.
– C Gaumet-Ducros, Examiner & Independent 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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Getting to Know… La casa de Bernarda Alba

Getting to Know… La casa de Bernarda Alba

This comprehensive resource for studying La Casa de Bernarda Alba – considered by some critics as Federico García Lorca’s greatest play – is specifically tailored to the AS and A Level exams.

A thorough yet accessible analysis of the entire play, with ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, analysis and practice exam questions. Students will know the play inside out and be fully prepared for the writing exam.

  • Special sections on: characters, themes, sociocultural context, dramatic techniques and important scenes.
  • Worksheets cover translation skills, grammar and language. By studying grammar and vocabulary in the context of the play, students develop language skills directly relevant to the exam.
  • Exam-style questions split by board and level for exam preparation.
  • Annotated model essays to help students plan and structure their answers.

Suitable for:

  • AQA AS & A Level
  • Edexcel AS & A Level
  • Eduqas AS & A Level
  • WJEC A Level
  • CCEA A Level

A detailed and comprehensive resource that will not only provide students and teachers with a wealth of useful and relevant information to guide them through all aspects of the play, it will also help students to develop their language skills for other parts of the AS and A2 exams

– J I Ermina, Teacher, Examiner 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… Le dernier métro

Getting to Know... Le dernier métro

Suitable for Edexcel A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure full understanding of François Truffaut’s tale of triumph over adversity during the occupation of France. Students will get to know Le dernier métro 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 perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks to prepare students – with specific focus on social and historical contexts and the work of François Truffaut. Also includes revision of cinematic and theatrical vocabulary.
  • During: Comprehensive section-by-section work-through to ensure thorough understanding. Students will
    consolidate their knowledge of the narrative while analysing themes and techniques. Activities include vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, research, and more.
  • After: Exam tips, essay-planning guidance, and exam-style essay questions help students to apply what they
    have learnt.
  • Includes special section on revision of key themes and events.

More Getting to Know… resources for:
AQA

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WJEC

CCEA

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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Getting to Know… Solas (Benito Zambrano)

 Getting to Know... Solas (Benito Zambrano)

Suitable for:

  • CCEA AS

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Benito Zambrano’s Goya-winning film. Students will get to know Solas 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 cinematic tendencies and techniques and contemporary issues affecting Spanish society provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study.
  • During: Comprehensive work-through of the themes and features of the film ensures thorough analysis. Students will consolidate their understanding of the plot while evaluating key concepts and issues.
    • Themes include la soledad, el machismo and la violencia de género
    • Task-based approach incorporates a variety of activity types, including vocabulary, translation, comprehension, writing and speaking
  • After: Dedicated exam-preparation section with exam-style practice questions and essay-writing guidance.

‘I think that overall this is a great resource. The author has put much effort putting it all together and it makes best possible use of a movie that portrays a very specific Spanish reality. The resource guides thoroughly the students not only through the movie but to explore Spanish cultural topics and sub-topics (relationships, social issues, cinema and film genre vocabulary, etc), as well as Spanish language.’ – H Cambero, Spanish Teacher and Independent 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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