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Getting to Know... Candide

Useful for:
AQA Cultural Topics
Edexcel Research-based Essay

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions. Students will know the novel inside out and be well prepared for the speaking and writing exams.

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

  • Before: Introductory tasks prepare students – introduction to Voltaire, grammar and vocabulary exercises, research tasks into contemporary figures and events.
  • During: Chapter-by-chapter analysis. Activities include: comprehension questions, research tasks, translation, grammar and vocabulary. By studying grammar and vocabulary in the context of the novel, students develop language skills directly relevant to the exam.
  • After: Consolidation with special sections on: themes, characters, Voltaire's style, the use of irony and humour. Exam-style essay questions provide perfect exam preparation.