A-Z French film titles

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There is now an option in the dropdown to purchase the French subtitled version of the DVD from me.  There is no extra postal charge.

french a level, cinema, essay, summary

Resources have been written with the needs of busy teachers in mind. They are available:

  • to download (online version)
  • to receive on CD with access to the online version also
  • to receive as a VLE version (moodle, firefox etc) with access to the online version also

Initially sceptical about this film as a subject for study as I knew it was mainly filmed in Barcelona , I was struck by how contemporary it felt and how well it fitted into the student perspective of a world of gap years and communal living in flats in exotic destinations.  Xavier plays a student on the Erasmus programme gaining experience abroad by learning Spanish inorder to gain a well paid job with an acquaintance of his father.

The film traces the way students interact with each other, falling in and out of love, helping each other cope with precarious amorous situations.   Despite the French language being relatively side-lined at times, the film has plenty of relationship related thematic content for discussion  and the dénouement when Xavier decides what he will do with his life is interesting if not that surprising.   It is also useful to witness a time, only 10 years ago, when young people are not yet completely comfortable with homosexuality. 

These materials will enable you to keep your lesson content in French despite the fact that many parts of the film itself are in English or to a lesser extent Spanish.











cinema

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Purchase by email: Simply email me, preferably using your school email address and I will invoice you and set you up.

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cinema

  • Detailed summary of film with verbs gapped (infinitives given)
  • Comprehensive questions on each scene
  • Character study guide with wide range of adjectives

cinema

  • Multi-tense practice tool
  • A-factor builds in practice of more complex structures
  • Direct-indirect speech exercise encourages reported speech

cinema

  • Matching quotations to themes to prepare for paragraphing
  • Essay planning guide including template
  • Essay plan and sample essay

cinema

  • Examplar scenes analysed
  • Scene analysis template

cinema

Mark schemes are provided for:

  • the gapped summary
  • character guide
  • multi-tense exercise
  • A-factor
  • direct-indirect speech exercise
  • themes exercise

Answers are NOT given for the questions which are intended to elicit an individual response.

cinema

English and French subtitles

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English and French subtitles

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