Getting to Know… Volver (2nd Edition)

Getting to Know... Volver (2nd Edition)

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of topics such as contemporary Spanish cinema, the role of women, religion, culture, relationships and more in this famous and well-loved film directed by Pedro Almodóvar (2006).

AS and A Level students will get to know Volver 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 aspects such as cultural references, immigration, the director and the actors.
  • During: A comprehensive work-through of the film. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the film by analysing the characters and their relationships, themes, cinematic techniques and genre.
  • After: Exam-style practice questions, model essays on key themes and indicative content help students to apply what they have learnt – and refine exam technique!

Suitable for: • AQA AS and A Level Edexcel AS and A LevelWJEC A Level only

Price is £69 — 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 Haine (2nd Edition)

Getting to Know... La Haine

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this famous and polemic film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz (1995), which covers important issues such as immigration, life in the banlieues, racism, police brutality and criminality.

AS and A Level students will get to know La Haine 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 film’s social and political context, with activities on the banlieues and police violence.
  • During: A comprehensive work-through of the film. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the film through comprehension and research tasks about significant scenes, themes and cinematic techniques.
  • After: Essay-writing advice, exam-style practice questions, model essays and indicative content help students to apply what they have learnt – and refine exam technique!

Price is £69 — 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 laberinto del fauno (2nd Edition)

Getting to Know... El laberinto del fauno (2nd Edition)

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of contemporary Spanish cinema, the Spanish Civil War and post-war period, the world of fantasy, the role of men and women, and more, in this film directed by Guillermo del Toro (2006).

AS and A Level students will get to know El laberinto del fauno 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 film’s contextual background, including the region of Aragon, the war and post-war period, the film and its director.
  • During: A comprehensive work-through of the film. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the film through comprehension questions, translations, and grammar and language activities.
  • After: Sections include key themes, characters, film criticism, the success of the film and more. Exam-style practice questions, model essays and indicative content help students to apply what they have learnt – and refine exam technique!

‘I really liked this teaching resource. On one hand, the choice of this film is very interesting as it unites fantasy with the history of Spain. Moreover, the exercises that accompany it are highly appropriate and motivating.’ – E Miranda & 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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Getting to Know… Réquiem por un campesino español

Getting to Know... Réquiem por un campesino español

Suitable for:

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

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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