Getting to Know… Russendisko

Suitable for:
  • AQA AS & A Level
  • CCEA A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Russendisko. Students will get to know Wladimir Kaminer’s thematically linked and humorous short stories on migration and integration, and be fully prepared for the AQA or CCEA writing exam. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Tasks introduce students to the author, historical context and key vocabulary to understand the book
  • During: Students delve into the short stories and focus on detailed comprehension and analytical questions, as well as discussion questions to stir debate.
  • After: Key aspects of the short stories are explored, such as themes, characters and style. Exam-style questions per board and level, and tips, are provided as final preparation for the exam.
  • Answers are provided for all activities, including model essays and indicative content for the exam-style questions.

What do teachers say about this resource? (8540)

This is an excellent resource, offering a wide variety of suitable exercises and tasks, which prepares the learner to excel in his exam. It is well structured and from my point of view very helpful for every teacher. I think it is a timesaver. I particularly like the structure of the resource in the three main parts related to before, during and after the reading which is most useful for the teacher and student. I also think the resource is at a very realistic level. The third part on how to compose an essay will be a great guide on how to structure an essay.

S Kirsch, German Teacher and Peer Reviewer