Getting to Know... Das Leben der Anderen (2nd Edition)

Useful for:
  • AQA A Level only
  • Edexcel A Level only
  • WJEC A Level only

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this critically acclaimed German drama. Students will get to know Das Leben der Anderen inside out and be fully prepared for the writing exams. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering related vocabulary, the director and his influences, and historical and political context give students a solid foundation for their study.
    • Encourages students to speculate on the content and themes of the film
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students consolidate their knowledge of the film while critically examining aspects such as characters, themes and techniques. Activities include: vocabulary, comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, research and writing.
  • After: Exam-style essay questions and tips help students to apply what they have learnt. Modal essays and indicative content prompt discussion of successful essay technique.
It approaches the film from different angles and is linked to exam board questions. Learners progress to a sophisticated understanding of the cultural and historical background, the characters and the key themes.S Spiller & Head of German and Independent Reviewer