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Translations The Definitive Guide for A Level English
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Translations by Brian Friel

The Definitive Guide

Well-structured, comprehensive notes cover the whole play and its issues. Interspersed with intelligently-planned discussion points and activities for student engagement with the text.

Analysis is structured to provide: (1) a glossary of cultural references (2) commentary (3) talking points

“This is a well-structured, comprehensive resource that explores key themes & characters in an informed & accessible manner. Contexts are particularly well-explored & scene details are complemented successfully by a precise glossary. Critics' opinions also provide further illumination on the text. It provides an in-depth study of situations, teasing out how the writer uses language & dramatic methods to build or challenge the fragile relationships between the British & the Irish. AOs are identified & addressed & sample questions & answer are provided for exam focus. Lots of talking points are given to probe pupils' understanding of the text. A very good resource. I enjoyed reading it.”
M McMahon, English HoD, Ind. Reviewer


Special notes focus on:

  • Cultural & social contexts
  • Biography
  • Characterisation
  • Stage & costume
  • Discussion of major themes
  • Critical reception
  • Narrative features

Includes examination style questions for:
  • AQA B Literature Unit LITB2
  • OCR Literature Unit 2
  • WJEC Literature Unit LT1B

Comprehensively meets
Has also been identified for
Open UnitsSemi-Open UnitsShakespeare Units
AQA A Language & Literature Unit 4
Edexcel Language & Literature Unit 3 (A Sense of Place)
Edexcel Literature Unit 4
OCR Literature Unit 4
WJEC Literature Unit 3
OCR Language & Literature Unit 2
OCR Language & Literature Unit 4
Edexcel Language & Literature Unit 4
AQA A Literature Unit 3 (Love Through the Ages)
OCR Literature Unit 2 (Post-1900 Prose)
AQA B Language & Literature Unit 4 (Specified Author)
AQA A Literature Unit 4
WJEC Language & Literature Unit 3

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (3710)
'The textual notes and glossary for each act were excellent and really the first time I have seen such a resource outside the Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare editions!'P Lovelock, English Teacher, Independent Reviewer
'Talking Points sections are good for stretching most able; extract analyses are detailed & informative; particularly liked the AOs & sample answers. Further suggested reading & variety of discussion points that would create independent learners.'K Judge, 2nd in English, Independent Reviewer

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