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Getting to Know... Habana Blues

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 wonderfully evocative Spanish-Cuban film. Students will get to know Habana Blues 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 the actors and director, location, historic and socio-economic context, soundtrack, and cinematic techniques give students a solid foundation for their study.
    • Includes dedicated section on Cuban Spanish
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the events of the film while critically examining the characters and themes. Activities include: vocabulary, comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, research and writing.
  • After: Exam-style oral and essay questions help students to apply what they have learnt. Example essay and conversation prompt discussion of successful essay technique.