Getting to Know... Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Suitable for:
  • AQA AS & A Level
  • Edexcel A Level
  • WJEC AS Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure full understanding of Jean-Pierre’s Jeunet’s Un long dimanche de fiançailles. Students will get to know this award-winning First World War romance inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

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

  • Before: Introductory tasks to prepare students, with particular focus on historical context. Special sections on cinematic and wartime vocabulary give students the tools they need to present their analysis.
  • During: Comprehensive scene-by-scene work-through to ensure thorough understanding. Students will consolidate their knowledge of the narrative through comprehension, translation, grammar and reflection exercises.
    • Includes dedicated section on analysis of characters and themes.
  • After: Useful phrases, essay-writing template and exam-style essay questions to help students apply what they have learnt – and refine exam technique!
This is an excellent resource and goes beyond the starting point it states that it is. Maggie Leach, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6872)
It is a very comprehensive resource with lesson materials and suggestions for further exploitation. It also provides answers to the exercises, which is good for peer assessment and a very welcome Teacher aid for marking. There are many ideas which the students can explore more independently, which is a bonus for preparation of writing tasks which promote individual responses rather than all students reproducing the same material. The students start to watch the film completely understanding the context, vocabulary they will hear and the historical importance and significance.