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Getting to Know... Diarios de motocicleta

Provides plenty of opportunity for researching the film and analysing and evaluating different aspects, and helps to expand students' vocabulary for the A2 exam J Ermina, MFL Teacher
Useful for:
AQA Cultural Topics
Edexcel Research-based Essay
WJEC Oral Exposé

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this hugely successful Latin American film. Students will get to know Diarios de motocicleta inside out and be fully prepared for the speaking and writing exams.

The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering socio-historical context, the life of Che Guevara, and the director 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 film while examining related themes and issues. Activities include: vocabulary, comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, research and writing.
  • After: Full analysis of themes, characters and issues encourages students to think critically about the film and evaluate its wider relevance. Exam-style oral and essay questions help students to apply what they have learnt.
  • Includes step-by-step guide to writing A Level-standard essays
Topics include: Latin American cinema; Che Guevara and his legacy; the Cold War and communism; colonisation and indigenous populations; leprosy; cinematic techniques; characters; separation (economic, racial, religious, physical); critical reaction