Getting to Know… Primera memoria

Suitable for:
Edexcel AS & A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Primera memoria. Students will explore the cruel atmosphere of the Spanish Civil War and the challenges of growing up through the eyes of a child and fully prepare for the writing exam on this literary text. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Activities about the sociocultural background, historical period and the author, Ana María Matute, set the scene before the novel is read. Vocabulary lists, literary techniques and web pages for research provide additional support.
  • During: Students undertake comprehension questions, translations, and grammar and vocabulary activities on a chapter-by-chapter basis to understand the novel while practising important exam skills. Key concepts such as characters and themes accompany this work.
  • After: This section gives students the opportunity to engage with a thorough analysis of the novel, learn exam techniques and practise exam-style questions.
  • Answers are provided for all activities, including model essays and indicative content for the exam-style questions.