Getting to Know... Todo sobre mi madre (ZigZag Education)

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Getting to Know... Todo sobre mi madre
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Getting to Know... Todo sobre mi madre

Useful for:
AQA Cultural Topics
Edexcel Research-based Essay
WJEC Guided Studies

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this eccentric and thought-provoking film from Pedro Almodóvar. Students will get to know Todo sobre mi madre inside out and be fully prepared for the speaking and writing exams.

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering location, the director and his influences, socio-political context, and cinematic techniques give students a solid foundation for their study.
  • During: Theme-by-theme analysis ensures a structured and comprehensive approach to the investigation. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the different aspects of the film in relation to key scenes and events. Activities include: vocabulary, comprehension, translation, discussion, research and writing.
    • Extensive language focus enables students to talk about the film in depth and achieve higher marks in the exam.
  • After: Further development of analysis encourages students to think critically and evaluate the wider relevance. Exam-style oral and essay questions help students to apply what they have learnt, while example essay and conversation prompt discussion of successful essay technique.

Themes include: gender, the status of women, relationships, transexuality and transgender issues, family, urban culture and lifestyles, society
Other aspects covered: organ donation, contemporary Spanish cinema, the theatre industry, religion, health

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6190)
'I found this resource fantastic as it challenges students and prepares them well for the exams and university on many different levels. The different tasks are very engaging and well structured. I like the reading tasks with long texts but also the tasks with colloquial expressions that are not that easy to learn because they belong to a cultural context. This resource is also cross curricular as it makes students research many fundamental social problems. They also learn about film techniques and how to produce a well structured essay.' L Falomir Dominguez, Spanish Teacher and Independent Reviewer

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