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Getting to Know… Le gone du Chaâba

Suitable for:
  • Edexcel A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Le gone du Chaâba. Students will get to know this autobiographical novel written by Azouz Begag – about his life as a young Algerian child living in a shanty town – inside out and be fully prepared for the writing exam. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Students are introduced to the socio-historical context of the novel, including colonisation, the Algerian War, the ‘Chaâba’ and the École de la Republique in the sixties, with comprehension questions, translations, true or false questions and more.
  • During:Organised by key moments in the novel, this section uses a variety of activities that engage and challenge students to ensure thorough comprehension.
  • After: Important concepts such as the themes, characters, structure, humour, language and critiques are covered to enable students to delve deeper into the novel and use analytical reasoning. Exam-questions prepare students effectively for the exam.
  • Answers are provided for all activities, including model essays and indicative content for the exam-style questions.