Getting to Know... Good bye, Lenin!

Suitable for:
  • AQA
  • Edexcel
  • Eduqas
  • CCEA

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Good bye, Lenin! Students will explore this intriguing tragicomic film directed by Wolfgang Becker and fully prepare for the writing exam. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

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

  • Before: Students begin to explore the film with insight into German history, the director, Wolfgang Becker, and the main actor, Daniel Brühl.
  • During: Key scenes are investigated through carefully crafted activities that test comprehension of the film, including translation, grammar and vocabulary tasks.
  • After: This section focuses on analysis of key concepts such as themes, critical reception and main characters, followed by exam preparation techniques and exam-style questions.

Bonus:Audio interview with a person who lived through the ‘Wiedervereinigung’.

  • Answers are provided for all activities, including model essays and indicative content for the exam-style questions.
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7970)
"I particularly like the broad range of information and activities in the resource. I found the historical timeline especially helpful." H Oberg, Head of German and Ind. Reviewer.
'I think this is a very useful resource with a huge amount of appropriate material for A-level students. There are numerous well-thought out exercises and I like the way the resource guides you through teaching the film: from the 'before the film' preparatory exercises all the way to how to structure an essay.' C Bentley, Tutor and Ind. Reviewer