Getting to Know... Bonjour Tristesse

Suitable for:
  • AQA AS & A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Bonjour Tristesse.

An excellent companion to the book

J Briden, Head of French and Peer Reviewer

Students will get to know Françoise Sagan’s first and most famous novel 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 key background information, including the author, the social context of the novel, its initial reception, and the origin of the title.
  • During: Organised by chapter, this section walks students page-by-page through the novel, with a variety of language and thematic activities to engage and challenge students and ensure thorough comprehension.
  • After: Students prepare for the writing exam by revising key essay phrases and literary vocabulary, identifying key quotations and assessing model essays. Exam-style questions for both AS and A Level provide ample opportunity to hone essay-writing skills.
  • With answers for all activities and indicative content for the exam-style questions.

What do teachers say about this resource? (8485)

This is an excellent companion to the book, Bonjour Tristesse. It takes pupils through each page and guides them to spot the important things whilst also making them think for themselves. It is written in language which pupils will find accessible and it has a lovely range of activities to encourage them to get to know the book thoroughly.

J Briden, Head of French and Peer Reviewer