Getting to Know... Ocho apellidos vascos (2nd Edition)

Suitable for:
AQA AS and A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this hugely popular and entertaining Spanish film. Students will get to know Ocho apellidos vascos inside out and be fully prepared for the writing exam.

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

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering socio-cultural context, themes and cinematic techniques provide students with the basic knowledge to begin their study. Includes vocabulary, comprehension and research activities.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students will broaden their knowledge of the director, his influences, genre and techniques while consolidating their language skills. Activities include: vocabulary exercises, comprehension questions, grammar practice, essay writing and speaking opportunities.
  • After: Exam-style essay questions help students to apply what they have learnt. A model essay and marking activity prompt discussion of successful answers.
    • Includes full summary of the film and special section on character evaluation.

Aspects covered include: geographical, cultural and political context; key themes and issues; plot development; cinematic techniques; characters; relationships; critical response.

Great resource. It involves the student actively all the time, the audio-visual material makes it really attractive and it focuses on contextualised and authentic vocabulary, grammar and language. H Cambero, Spanish Teacher, Ind. Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7454)
'Very good. It is well organised and offers information as well as activities which are A Level style. Extremely good value, an invaluable resource, all at hand.' R Nieuwenhuizen, MFL Teacher, and ZigZag Education Customer
'Excellent. The short comedy play looks like fun! The practice questions will also be useful. It is broken down into before/during/after watching the film and gives plenty of cultural insight. I am lacking in the area of teaching films and it gives me a much better understanding to share with my students. If you are unsure about teaching the new specification and the idea of teaching film scares you, then buy this resource.' S Stevenson, Head of MFL and ZigZag Education Customer
'A thorough work [...] full of meaningful activities created with the aim of studying the film to ensure that students are well prepared for their AS and A Level examinations.' I Simó-Arroyo, Independent Teacher, Examiner and Reviewer.