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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Getting to Know… Das Wunder von Bern

Getting to Know... Das Wunder von Bern

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this award-winning 2003 film by Sönke Wortmann. With over six million cinema visitors, it remains one of Germany’s bestselling films and is often regarded as a portrait of post-war Germany. Ensure students are fully prepared to discuss the film in their AS and A Level writing exams. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering relevant vocabulary and historical and political context give students a solid foundation for their study.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students consolidate their knowledge of the film through activities that include: vocabulary, comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, research and writing. Also includes critical examination of all main characters, themes and cinematographic techniques used.
  • After: A bespoke exam section covering new Edexcel requirements, tips and sample essays with activities for both AS and A Level.

‘This is an interesting resource, providing good background information about post-war society and the film itself. The football part of it should also capture the interest of the students.Students learn significantly more about Germany after the war, the development of a new consumer society and provides valuable insights into the historical context of the film.’ – H Rentel, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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… Las 13 Rosas

Getting to Know... Las 13 Rosas
Suitable for:

  • AQA AS & 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 this tragic, true-to-life story. Students will get to know the film Las 13 rosas inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering elements such as historical context and cinematic techniques 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 play while examining related themes and issues. Activities include vocabulary, translation, comprehension, grammar, writing, speaking and more.
    • Includes Full analysis of themes, characters, symbolism, style and structure encourages students to think critically about the film and evaluate its wider relevance.
  • After: Dedicated exam-preparation section helps students to apply what they have learnt. With exam-style practice questions, essay-writing guidance and sample answers.

‘This is a good resource and I can see how much time and effort the author has spent putting all of this together. It is a very thorough material which allows teachers to work with the resource in the order suggested or to choose the activities that better serve their learning objectives. Because of the key to the exercises is it ideal as a self-independent study material. This compilation of activities that can be used for any student of advanced level Spanish.’ – I Simó-Arroyo, Spanish Teacher and Independent Reviewer

‘Fabulous. I like the range of activities, the grammatical areas covered (ser/estar, por/para, tenses, subjunctive, if clauses, high frequency words, converting verbs into nouns) , the structure, the variety, the order, the use of language. The scaffolding of tasks provides appropriate support. (…) One of the best resources I have reviewed in ages, clearly a lot of research has gone into it!!! I cannot wait to teach this film, congratulations.’ – R Bravo, Spanish Teacher and Independent Reviewer

‘Great resource, with lots of useful activities (…) I like many things about the resource, such as that it includes a variety of resources: internet, audiovisual media, etc. It has a great selection of internet sites to help students with their research while at the same time it encourages wide reading and personal initiative and provides students with opportunities for further research at every step.’ – J I Ermina, MFL Teacher and Independent Reviewer

‘This is an amazingly detailed and comprehensive resource (…) the variety is immense. The speaking activities look engaging. There is a huge amount of independent internet research for students to do. The inclusion of cinema techniques is good and this study guide really will deepen their understanding of Spanish history and of cinema in general.’ – L Perry, Head of Spanish 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… Un Secret

Getting to Know... Un Secret

Suitable for:

  • AQA AS & A Level
  • WJEC A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure full understanding of Phillipe Grimbert’s prizewinning, autobiographical novel Un Secret. Students will get to know the book 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 research:

  • Before: Introductory tasks to prepare students – with specific focus on social and historical contexts and the nature of autobiographical writing.
  • During: Comprehensive chapter-by-chapter work-through to ensure thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the narrative through vocabulary, comprehension, translation, speaking and writing exercises.
  • Includes dedicated section on analysis of structure, characters and themes.
  • After: Useful essay phrases, exam-style practice questions, sample essays and marking activities to help students refine exam technique!

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‘An excellent resource (…) Enhances learning in many different ways. Although it is very focused towards the A-level exam, I also feel that it allows students to appreciate the work in an enjoyable way, and to share their thoughts and opinions on the film.’ – 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.
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Getting to Know… Bodas de Sangre

Suitable for Edexcel AS and A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Lorca’s classic Spanish tragedy. Students will get to know Bodas de Sangre inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level Edexcel writing exam.

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering social, geographical and theatrical context and the author and his influences provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study. Includes vocabulary, comprehension and research exercises.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the events of the play while examining related themes and issues. Activities include: comprehension, discussion, writing, busca una cita and more!
  • After: Full analysis of themes, characters, symbolism, structure and theatrical techniques encourages students to think critically about the play and evaluate its wider relevance.
    • Includes repaso activities – perfect for end-of-study revision
    • 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

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‘This resource is extremely detailed with many excellent activities for KS5 students’
– S Dunne, 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… Der Vorleser

Getting to Know... Der Vorleser

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Bernhard Schlink’s triumphant post-war parable about the struggle to come to terms with the past. Students will get to know Der Vorleser inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

  • Before: Introductory tasks cover background to the novel and the author. Includes special section to expand students’ literary vocabulary and facilitate critical analysis.
  • During: The comprehensive chapter-by-chapter analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students consolidate their knowledge of the novel through comprehension and reflection questions. Followed by critical examination of themes, characters, symbols and literary technique.
  • After: Bespoke exam section covering new exam requirements, tips for planning and writing literary essays, and sample essay with marking activity.

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‘Good vocab lists in German which gives students keywords but also makes them do some work by working out the meanings (…) I think that this resource would be extremely helpful for a teacher, especially as it includes the solutions to the questions. A teacher would also be able to pick and choose certain parts and use this resource when planning their scheme of work on Der Vorleser’
– S Davidson, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer

‘I thought that the resource was a comprehensive and authoritative study guide to one of the most important German literary works of the last 20 years. It provides students with the chance to study the holistic picture, as well as the text itself, by looking in depth at themes raised. The educational value of the resource is vast.’
– N Jeffery, German 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… Sophie Scholl

Getting to Know... Sophie Scholl

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this award-winning, Oscar-nominated 2005 film by Marc Rothemund. Students will get to know Sophie Scholl inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering related vocabulary, relevant language structures and historical and political context give students a solid foundation for their study.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students consolidate their knowledge of the film through activities that include: vocabulary, comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, research and writing.
  • After: Provides critical examination of all main themes and issues and cinematographic techniques used, including: colours, music, camerawork and symbolism. Detailed sections on the film’s director and actors. Followed by a bespoke exam section covering new AQA and Edexcel requirements, tips and sample essays with activities for both AS and A Level.

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‘A very useful and detailed resource which will help teachers snd students prepare in a structured way for the different parts of the new exams.’
– M Missenhardt, German 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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