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Getting to Know... Das Wunder von Bern

Suitable for:
  • Edexcel AS and A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this award-winning 2003 film by Sönke Wortmann. With over six million cinema visitors, it remains one of Germany’s bestselling films and is often regarded as a portrait of post-war Germany. Ensure students are fully prepared to discuss the film in their AS and A Level writing exams. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering relevant vocabulary and historical and political context give students a solid foundation for their study.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students consolidate their knowledge of the film through activities that include: vocabulary, comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, research and writing. Also includes critical examination of all main characters, themes and cinematographic techniques used.
  • After: A bespoke exam section covering new Edexcel requirements, tips and sample essays with activities for both AS and A Level.