Getting to Know... Las bicicletas son para el verano

A very useful guide to this text. There are few resources currently available for the teaching of this text and so this resource will prove invaluable to all teachers, whether experienced or new to teaching. G Stephenson, Head of Department, Examiner & Independent Reviewer
Suitable for:
  • AQA AS & A Level
  • Edexcel AS & A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this classic story of life during the Spanish Civil War. Students will get to know the play Las bicicletas son para el verano inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

Written specifically for the 2016 specifications, the structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering social and cultural context and the author and his influences provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study. Includes research exercises.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the events of the play while examining related themes and issues. Activities include vocab, translation, comprehension and more.
  • After: Full analysis of themes, characters, symbolism, style and structure encourages students to think critically about the play and evaluate its wider relevance. Dedicated exam-preparation section helps students to apply what they have learnt. Includes exam-style practice questions, essay-writing guidance, sample answers and marking activities.