Getting to Know... La lengua de las mariposas  (ZigZag Education)

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Getting to Know... La lengua de las mariposas
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Getting to Know... La lengua de las mariposas

Useful for:
AQA Cultural Topics
Edexcel Research-based Essay

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this critically acclaimed, touching Spanish film. Students will get to know La lengua de las mariposas 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-political context, cinematic techniques, and the director and his influences provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study. Includes vocab, comprehension and research activities.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding – broaden students’ knowledge of characters, themes, genre and techniques while consolidating language skills. Activities include: vocabulary exercises, comprehension questions, grammar practice, translations, essay writing and speaking activities.
  • After: Exam-style oral and essay questions help students to apply what they have learnt. Model answers and feedback activities prompt discussion of successful answers.

Aspects covered include: social, historical and political context; the director and his influences; genre; representation; cinematographic techniques; use of language; characters; criticism; reflection.

More Getting to Know... resources for: AQA Edexcel

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5906)
'The resource is easily worth the money and I would pay to use it – it has clearly had a huge amount of work put in by someone who really knows the film. I would definitely buy it and would recommend it to others. THANK YOU!' J Tipton, MFL Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'Fantastic resource for a brilliant Spanish film on tradition and the cruelty of the Spanish Civil War.' J Ermina, MFL Teacher and Examiner and Independent Reviewer
A Level Spanish

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