Getting to Know… Das Brot der frühen Jahre

Suitable for:
  • Eduqas A Level only

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Das Brot der frühen Jahre. Students will get to know this wartime novel about hunger, desperation and gratification inside out and be fully prepared for the Eduqas A Level writing exam. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Tasks covering context, themes, structure and the author, Heinrich Böll, provide a sound introduction to this story about love and survival.
  • During: Students delve into the novel chapter by chapter with comprehension and analytical questions, and begin exploring the main characters.
  • After: Key concepts are covered such as symbolism (bread), religion and emotions (hate, anger, greed). Students are also given an opportunity to practise their grammar in the context of the novel, before revising their writing techniques and challenging themselves with exam-style questions.
  • Answers are provided for all activities, including model essays and indicative content for the exam-style questions.