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Volver - Pedro Almodóvar -  Revision guide - Spanish AS - Spanish A2

Volver - Pedro Almodóvar - Revision guide - Spanish AS - Spanish A2

Revision guide that includes...1) key information on: characters, themes, technique and plot.2) tables to help students structure their essays. 3) complex vocabulary to help demonstrate a critical and analytical understanding of the film (AO4).4) quotes and a short biography of the director.Very useful for teachers. Students can memorise fragments for their exams. Excellent for revision.

By Madheridon

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COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE LITERARY TECHNIQUES

COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE LITERARY TECHNIQUES

3 lessons on literary techniques1ST LESSONformat, structure, narrator, person and language2ND LESSON symbols, description, explanation, analysis and quotes3RD LESSONMagic realism, definition, characteristics, elements, examples, discussion on how magic realism contributes to the success of the novel

By PNYUSTE

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COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE CHARACTERS

COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE CHARACTERS

4 ppts and handouts.1ST LESSONRefresh memory on charactersFill in the gaps for Mama Elena and TitaMatch up their actions with their reasonsVocabulary discovery activityDebate on reasons why characters did something2ND LESSONRefresh memory on Mama Elena and Tita´s actionsDescribe Mama Elena´s key actions with prompt wordsSpeculate about reasons for her actions Describe Tita´s key actions with prompt wordsSpeculate about reasons for her actions 3RD LESSONComparing grid for Mama Elena and Tita (adjectives)Comparing grid for ME and Tita (nouns)Comparing grid for ME and Tita (motivations for actions)Quotes anaysis4TH LESSONRefresh memory on charactersComparing grid for Pedro and John (adjectives)Crack the code + translation activity (Pedro´s actions)Quotes analysis (Pedro)Put words into the right order (John)Quotes analysis (John)Select the correct ending to the sentence (Gertrudis)Correct the mistakes in the sentences (Gertrudis)Quotes analysis (Gertrudis)

By PNYUSTE

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COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE THEMES

COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE THEMES

2 ppts on themes plus 2 handouts.1ST LESSONStudents reflect on what the most important themes are and why.Role of women - students attribute nouns and adjectives to the female charactersStudents decide who is "mujer ideal" and who is "mujer transgresora"Students rank female characters according to how transgressor they are.Love and types- students decide which couple represent a certain type of loveFocus on forbidden and maternal love - examples, analysis, reasons and how love is expressed. Students decide who represents oppression, fight for freedom, resistance to change and total freedom.Students reflect on how Mama Elena oppresses Tita and how Tita fights against that.2ND LESSONSame content as first lesson but different activities.Fill in the gaps.Language discovery and useCharacters evolution in a certain theme Quotes analysis

By PNYUSTE

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AQA/Edexcel A-level Spanish La Casa de Bernarda Alba - Análisis de los tres actos y los personajes

AQA/Edexcel A-level Spanish La Casa de Bernarda Alba - Análisis de los tres actos y los personajes

. Power Point Presentations on the study of The House of Bernarda Alba - Acts One, Two and Three. These include: . a summary, oral questions and an analysis on the most relevant quotes of each act. . Word Document for the students with all the information. . Power Point Presentation about the characters. . This includes: . Description, analysis, relevant quotes and oral questions for the characters. . Word Document for the students with all the information. . The book I use is The House of Bernarda Alba/La Casa de Bernarda Alba, Federico García Lorca. Bloomsbury, GB 2015.

By Miriam_84

Alfombrilla del Laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Lab mat)

Alfombrilla del Laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Lab mat)

Aquí os dejo una "mat" que he hecho para los alumnos de AS que ya pronto tienen su examen. También puede servir para los de A2. Incluye: - citas de los personajes- if clauses- por / para- idioms- sequencing words- gustar verbsPor detrás he incluido las conjugaciones del indicativo y el presente / imperfecto de subjuntivo.

By shara_nuku

AQA/Edexcel A-Level Spanish La Casa de Bernarda Alba - Análisis de los personajes

AQA/Edexcel A-Level Spanish La Casa de Bernarda Alba - Análisis de los personajes

. Power Point Presentations on the study of The House of Bernarda Alba - Analysis of characters. These include:. description of characters with most famous quotations for all of them.. oral questions to discuss as a class about the characters and opinions.. Word Document for the students with all the information.. The book I use is The House of Bernarda Alba/La Casa de Bernarda Alba, Federico García Lorca. Bloomsbury, GB 2015.

By Miriam_84

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New AS Paper 2 Student booklet - El laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth)

New AS Paper 2 Student booklet - El laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth)

Student support booklet for new AS paper 2 (translation and essay). It includes...- Student-friendly summary of the new specification and the paper 2 requirements- Sample question and mark schemes- 6 additional essay questions- Old specification essay questions to provide further practice- Student check-list on how to write a good essay (with a content and a language section)- Four pages of useful expressions to write a good essay

By corcuera

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Spanish Cultural Unit Plan - Language through Music: Latinoamerica by Calle13

Spanish Cultural Unit Plan - Language through Music: Latinoamerica by Calle13

The idea of Language Through Music is to learn Spanish by looking at modern popular hits from the Latin American music world. Songs are chosen following a specific criteria. They will generally cover topics of historical/social/political interest tackling issues affecting modern Latin American society, thereby creating opportunity for discussion and practice of oral skills. Furthermore it this gives the teacher the possibility interlink a wider range of activities within the same lesson/set of lesson. Some songs may be chosen due to a particularly interesting use of language and/or presence of particular expressions that are worth looking at in detail. Due to copyright reasons I cannot include the original audio file with the material, however all of the songs will be widely available on the net/Youtube/iTunes and I will provide a working link.The use of realia such modern songs in the learning process will give the student more of a feel of real-world application of his language skills as well as an enriching cultural experience in itself.In depth analysis of the song LATINOAMERICA” by Calle 13 feat. Toto La Momposina, Maria Rita & Susana BacaThis song indirectly touches the topic of American Imperialism and its impact on Latin America, through the masterful use of metaphors and symbologies related to Latin American identity.Includes:- Full Lyrics text of the song- Comprehension & Analysis questions- Further exercise focusing on the interpretation of the metaphors used- Reading comprehension text on American Imperialism and Latin America- A Mind map outlining important points for a class discussion on the topic.This is advanced level materialYoutube link to the song:https://youtu.be/DkFJE8ZdeG8ANSWER SHEET is not included because many questions are discussion based however if you require answer guidelines I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.

By giomanuel

Spanish AS Paper 2 (Writing) x 3 (Pan's Lab)

Spanish AS Paper 2 (Writing) x 3 (Pan's Lab)

I have put together 3 written mock papers for my students who have studied Pan's Lab. They include 3 translation exercises following the AQA structure of the specification paper they have provided. 3 Pan's Lab papers. Mark scheme for the translations and the translation grid to convert it into marks. If you like it, please leave a review :)

By shara_nuku

Spanish A2  Grammar Booklet & Handbook (for AQA New curriculum)

Spanish A2 Grammar Booklet & Handbook (for AQA New curriculum)

This is a Grammar Booklet for the new A2 curriculum starting in September 2017. Over the last couple of months, I have been adapting the old student & grammar booklet that I use with my old A2 curriculum so that I can carry on using it with the new A2 syllabus. My students find this booklet useful and I am sure the new A2 students will like it too!It comes with: - lots of translation exercises - AS tenses revision translation exercises - perfect subjunctive tenses (perfect and pluperfect)- if clauses- passives- verbs that are followed by a preposition (casarse con, empezar a...)- false friends- idioms & phrases for the speaking- I also added the AQA mark schemes for the Speaking and the Writing and information about the different papers. - there are also some essay titles for La casa de Bernarda Alba and El Laberinto del Fauno (can be adapted to the film and book you do). This booklet is 87 pages so you can imgine all the stuff I have added :) To use the word document there are a few fonts you will need so that you can see everything in place: - coming soon (http://www.1001fonts.com/coming-soon-font.html)- veggieburgger (https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/veggieburger)- komika display (http://www.dafont.com/es/komika-display.font)- helsinki (https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/helsinki)Please leave some feedback :) Would like to know what other teachers think of it! So leave some feedback please :)

By shara_nuku

El laberinto del Fauno

El laberinto del Fauno

Varied worksheets on the topic of Pan's Lab that include activities about the director, Devil's Backbone, themes, symbols, references to other stories, characters, a gameboard and some questions for the oral. I have also included the cover of the booklet that my students have. I added the pdf documents and also the word documents for other teachers to adapt if wanted.

By shara_nuku

El laberinto del Fauno - Essay titles Booklet and A3 Essay draft planner

El laberinto del Fauno - Essay titles Booklet and A3 Essay draft planner

This booklet includes the AQA mark scheme, a quotes exercise, 11 essay exercises that come with bullet points and 8 essay titles without a bullet point. I added as well for my students essay phrases so that they can have it all in one place. The A3 planner is basically a sheet that we use when writing an essay in class or that students can use at home to structure their essays a bit more. I added some teacher feedback points that I normally highlight so that students see what they have to amend, change or add. I had the feeling that I was always writing the same things regarding the stucture and this teacher feedback box makes the marking a bit quicklier. Regarding the accuracy and errors I tend to use a blue highlighter for the errors that I think that they can correct themselves. Then, next lesson, they have to show me their corrections. If the structure is not quite what they need, I tend to ask them to staple a cue card and write down one of the paragraphs again following the feedback I give them.

By shara_nuku

Volver - Almodóvar

Volver - Almodóvar

Presentation with a selection of scenes and links to related videos. Other important files attached in the presentation.

By hyrah

El Laberinto del Fauno

El Laberinto del Fauno

A sequence of resources to help students studying the film. The resources have been collated from the following sources: www.languagesresources.co.uk A Level Spanish Culture and www.cornerhouse.org (Google: Cornerhouse, El Laberinto del Fauno)

By paloma_blanca

Bernarda Alba como víctima.

Bernarda Alba como víctima.

A Level Spanish essay plan focusing on the character of Bernarda Alba and whether se can be considered a victim. La Casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca.

By tobinjoan