French A level Translation Workbook

French A level Translation Workbook

A workbook (with an answerbook included as a separate document) for A level students doing French and needing translation practice. There are exercises on each theme from English to French and from French to English. The themes include: family structures, modern values, friendships, relationships youth trends, personality and identity educational and employment opportunities regional culture and identity in France and French speaking countries media, art, film and music in the French speaking world migration and integration cultural identity and marginalisation cultural enrichment and celebrating difference June1940-May 1945 the cultural dimensions in occupied France 1945-1950 Suitable for any exam board
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Las Bicicletas son para el Verano Bundle

Las Bicicletas son para el Verano Bundle

Bundle including two full lessons (either both can be used as revision, but one lesson can also be used as an introduction to the text too), and a pack of activities/games on the text. See the individual resources for detail. Suitable for any exam board.
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Las Bicicletas son para el Verano

Las Bicicletas son para el Verano

Revision/In class activities on Las Bicicletas son para el Verano - for students studying it as A level text. The activities include: a list of key events in the play jumbled up that need to be cut out and put in the correct order with discussion opportunities. a copy of cuadro XIII and a specially created mindmap for students to fill in on the significance of various parts of the scene various translation exercises, so students improve their translation accuracy and can become the examiner. Suitable for any exam board studying this text.
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Spanish A level Translation Workbook

Spanish A level Translation Workbook

A workbook (with an answerbook included as a separate document) for A level students doing Spanish and needing translation practice. There are exercises on each theme from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. The themes include: family structures, modern values, friendships, relationships youth trends, personality and identity educational and employment opportunities regional culture and identity in Spain and Spanish speaking countries media, art, film and music in the Spanish speaking world migration and integration cultural identity and marginalisation cultural enrichment and celebrating difference el franquismo post civil-war Spain, historical and political repercussions coming to terms with the past Suitable for any exam board
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Las Bicicletas son para el Verano Lesson

Las Bicicletas son para el Verano Lesson

A lesson with 5 resources included aimed at students doing the AS/A level AQA Spanish paper 2 - Introduction/Revision Includes a presentation which can be used to first introduce the text, or to revise it. The PPT includes: information on the author/context and his intentions when writing the play main themes structure of the play techniques/effects used importance of language used historical context (timelines) comments on idioms used and their historical significance historical notes character summaries an introduction to the text worksheet further literary reading The worksheets/activities included are: read/annotate and highlight the sheet entitled ‘personajes’ and answer questions listed on them ‘una introduccion’ sheet includes translation, timeline and comprehension questions comprehension on the literary criticism sheet provided a sheet of questions for students to answer in exam style
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French A level Grammar Booklet

French A level Grammar Booklet

A complete French grammar booklet (123 pages) that includes the following: Aimed at A level students. §1 Passé composé / perfect tense §2: Subject, direct object and indirect object §3. Personal pronouns: direct and indirect object pronoun §4. Past participle: agreements §5. Passe composé or imperfect? §5.1 Plus-que-parfait – pluperfect §6. Present or future, perfect or future perfect? §7. Uses of conditional and conditional perfect §8. Sentences with si §9. The passive §10. Depuis etc: points to note concerning tenses: Depuis Venir de Il y a Devoir §11. Use of the infinitive §12. Relative pronouns (1) 1.1 qui 1.2 que 1.3 ce qui / ce que 1.4 word order §13 Relative pronouns (2): dont §14. Relative pronouns (3): relative pronouns after a preposition §15. The subjunctive (1): formation, some uses §16 The subjunctive (2): uses (cont.) §17 Asking questions (1): inversion §18. Asking questions (2): What? Who? General exercises Indirect questions §19. Pronouns: en §20. Pronouns: y §21. The Imperative §22. Demonstrative pronouns §23. Emphatic pronouns §24. Possessive pronouns • Key to exercises
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Lamia Revision lesson - A level

Lamia Revision lesson - A level

For A level students doing AQA Lit B - Tragedy option PPT includes: recap of the history of the genre of tragedy recap of the plot pattern for tragedy recap of tragic endings/resolutions an activity for students to choose three tragic methods in Keats’ poems (as attatched in full) and analyse/write about them exam skills focus: how do we write about Keats? Students are placed in the examiner’s position with an activity where they judge an exemplar essay response historical context of the poem the interpretations over time of Lamia semantic field and exercises relating to that Lamia as an allegory - students focus on what the characters could represent shifting perspectives and metamorphoses in the poem, including argument starters about that and critics’ views for revision: a template on how to analyse poems is included - this is applicable to any poem.
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Le Pacs en France - A level

Le Pacs en France - A level

Aimed at A level students doing the AQA spec: subtheme la famille en voie de changement There is a particular focus on speaking and reading/translation tasks PPT provides information on: what PACS is conditions of it statistics for class discussion gap fill and writing exercise on PACS class discussion questions regarding PACS, alternatives to marriage in other countries, and why marriage trends have changed translation exercise Extra exercises available for those needing an extension
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Un Secret Revision Lesson

Un Secret Revision Lesson

Aimed at A level French students studying ‘Un Secret’ for paper 2, the resource includes: A revision PPT with tasks and extension tasks to cater to students of different abilities. The PPT focuses on revision mainly, with there being a brief summary, a biography on the author, a summary of main characters, a recap of the main themes, information on historical context, the relevance of time and space in the book, a comment on the structure of the book, a family tree so students can understand character relationships better, a comment on the cinema adaptation of the book. There is a translation from French into English, from a literary critic’s blog on the film. This is also useful to the students doing the AS exam as translation will be required. The resource comes with a booklet of chapter summaries. There is an example of an essay written in an exam style the students will need to copy provided, as well as a mark scheme. This will enable students to get to grips with the quality of writing they need to be producing for the exam. There are tasks set in class on this resource, but it can be adapted based on your students’ weak points.
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A level French Speaking Revision Booklet

A level French Speaking Revision Booklet

A revision booklet aimed at A level students doing the AQA spec. Primarily, it includes a list of the exam regulations as well as the structure of the exam. As this booklet focuses on the stimulus card aspect of the exam, it also has a mark scheme for that. It includes an example of a stimulus card on all 12 themes used throughout AS and A level AQA French. There are three questions on each card, and subsequently, there are possible answers to each question on each card to show students how to structure their planning and best use their time. There is space for extra annotations and translations to be done as the comments are in English. As the students are required to ask their teacher 2 questions relating to the card, there are also 4 examples per card of questions students could ask. At the end of the booklet, there are tasks for the students to complete. These tasks include: plan your own response for three of the questions under ‘possible questions to ask teachers’ where students are encouraged to think outside the box. practice doing one of the cards with a peer, taking it in turns to swap roles and be the examiner. This helps them to get to grips with the mark scheme. lastly, there is an example of transcript between a student and an examiner. The students should annotate this with what the student did well, and how they could improve. By doing both of these, the students can learn something.
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The Kite Runner - A level Bundle

The Kite Runner - A level Bundle

Includes 3 full lessons and two revision booklets. Lesson 1 is a generalised revision lesson. It includes: key themes and ideas surrounding TKR how to write about a particular theme AO1 appropriate terminology methods quotes analysis of narration Lesson 2 is focused on authorial methods, providing quotes and analysis. Students should aim to improve their essay writing in this lesson too. Lesson 3 focuses on significance and how meanings are shaped in the text, relating to different objects and places. The revision booklet includes a summary and analysis for each individual character. There are opportunities for annotation and quotes are added too. The other revision booklet is a collection of critical essays on The Kite Runner, as well as providing a critical overview to the text.
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AS level French Revision Booklet

AS level French Revision Booklet

For A level students having studied the AQA AS spec, this booklet covers all the topics with particular focus given to examples students can use in their speakings. Also covers key information in the textbooks, as well as coming with a revision checklist. Topics include: la famille en voie de changement la cyber-societe le role du benevolat une culture fiere de son patrimoine la musique francophone contemporaine le septieme art
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Spanish A level Revision Bundle

Spanish A level Revision Bundle

Includes: A revision booklet on the AS themes covered in the AQA new spec. A booklet on the A2 themes covered in the same spec. These booklets also include revision checklists. A booklet on revising for the AQA speaking exam. There are examples of speaking cards for every theme in this, with possible answers to the questions, questions to ask the examiner, an introduction to the speaking exam and a mark scheme explained.
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AS level Spanish Revision Booklet

AS level Spanish Revision Booklet

For A level students having studied the AQA AS spec, this booklet covers all the topics with particular focus given to examples students can use in their speakings. Also covers key information in the textbooks, as well as coming with a revision checklist. Topics include: Los valores tradicionales y modernos El ciberespacio La igualdad de los sexos La influencia de los idolos La identidad regional en Espana El patrimonio cultural UPDATE: Has been re-published on 05/05/2018 with additional content. (See pages 9, 12, 13, 14, 21 and 22)
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A level Spanish Speaking Revision Booklet

A level Spanish Speaking Revision Booklet

A revision booklet aimed at A level students doing the AQA spec. Primarily, it includes a list of the exam regulations as well as the structure of the exam. As this booklet focuses on the stimulus card aspect of the exam, it also has a mark scheme for that. It includes an example of a stimulus card on all 12 themes used throughout AS and A level AQA Spanish. There are three questions on each card, and subsequently, there are possible answers to each question on each card to show students how to structure their planning and best use their time. There is space for extra annotations and translations to be done as the comments are in English. As the students are required to ask their teacher 2 questions relating to the card, there are also 4 examples per card of questions students could ask. At the end of the booklet, there are tasks for the students to complete. These tasks include: plan your own response for three of the questions under ‘possible questions to ask teachers’ where students are encouraged to think outside the box. practice doing one of the cards with a peer, taking it in turns to swap roles and be the examiner. This helps them to get to grips with the mark scheme. lastly, there is an example of transcript between a student and an examiner. The students should annotate this with what the student did well, and how they could improve. By doing both of these, the students can learn something.
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The Handmaid's Tale Revision Booklet

The Handmaid's Tale Revision Booklet

A revision booklet aimed at A level students doing the Lit B exam with AQA, focusing mainly on the themes present in the Handmaid’s Tale with analysis from a social/political protest lens. The analysis includes argument starters, quotes and character analysis. The themes include: oppression naming/identity religion women and their roles in society freedom and imprisonment language as a theme sex, love and feeling memories power and control rebellion rule-breaking and appearances Structure: the Historical Notes comment on the general structure comment on the language
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Significance of Objects/Places in The Kite Runner - Full Lesson

Significance of Objects/Places in The Kite Runner - Full Lesson

For A level students (AQA Lit B) A lesson intended as a revision to go over the key meanings and significance of different objects and places in the text. Includes analysis of: America Kabul The Kite The pomegranate tree Jeans The watch Shahnameh San Jose Flea Market Green Aflatoon Pakistan Jalalabad Ghazi Brass Balls of Table
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Critical Writing on The Kite Runner

Critical Writing on The Kite Runner

A resource aimed at A level students doing AQA English Lit. B spec. Includes a critical overview of the text, as well as four essays, with the purpose of broadening their reading. Students should also pick arguments created by these critics that they feel strongly about, and can feel free to use them in their own writing (as well as methods and context). This resource can be used in lesson as an activity, or for revision purposes, or as wider-reading homework. The title of the essays are as follows: “In this essay, Caballero-Robb interprets Hosseini’s novel The Kite Runner as a work that intertwines the private and public realms of experience.” “In the following review, O’Brien discusses the author’s use of voice, and how the two main characters reflect the character of Afghanistan itself.” “In the following essay, Noor reviews The Kite Runner as a novel about sin and redemption, but contends that it fails to give a complete picture of the Afghan conflict.” “In the following excerpt, Hosseini discusses how being a physician gives him a compassionate insight to humanity and makes him a better writer.”
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Full lesson on Methods in The Kite Runner

Full lesson on Methods in The Kite Runner

Aimed at A level students doing the AQA Lit B spec. Includes a full PowerPoint with in-depth analysis on an array of different methods. Students can take notes on this whilst it’s displayed, paying key attention to how methods are used by Hosseini to shape methods, and what he is protesting against in the novel. Methods included are: Point of view Setting Language and Meaning Structure Flashback and Foreshadowing Diction Interior Monologue Imagery and Symbolism It also includes a checklist of all possible literary devices used in the text. Students there have an opportunity to write their own definition of a particular method, an example of it in the text, and how it is used to convey a specific point.
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Death of a Salesman Advanced Revision Lesson

Death of a Salesman Advanced Revision Lesson

An in-depth revision lesson for Death of a Salesman, aimed primarily at A level students. Includes: a starter on discussion questions relating to the main themes in the play a synopsis of the play, with questions on the most significant aspect featured in terms of tragedy absolution and classic tragedy foreseeable destiny context: the salesman and the American Dream the end - recognising the truth key ideas to consider when writing wider context: Miller’s other tragedies ad the purpose of the ordinary man an extended writing task on constructing an argument (based on the points given in the PPT which allows students to develop their own ideas on what the purpose of the play is and how meanings are shaped. Also uses the literary techniques sheet included for them to refer to for revision, or to add as evidence in their arguments)
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