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  • 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

The second volume of Marcel Pagnol's Souvenir d'enfance, Le château de ma mère traces the continuing adventures of the family at their residence secondaire in the hills outside Marseille.

The young Marcel encounters and befriends the young Isabelle who enjoys making fun of him and using him to act out her fantasies on.

Much of the book is concerned with the family's journeys to the countryside which are shortened when an ex pupil of Joseph gives the father a key enabling them to take a short cut along the canal into the hills.   This facility turns into a guilt trip as theoretically they shouldn't be doing it.

Pagnol's inimitable ironic humour and his obvious tenderness combine in this engaging tale.

French literature, essays, summary

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French literature, summary, essays

French literature, resources, essays,summary

  • Full page by page vocabulary list (can be used on phone, tablet)
  • Detailed summary of text with verbs gapped (infinitives given)
  • Comprehensive questions on each chapter/scene
  • PowerPoint with visuals and sentence starters (not all texts)
  • Character study guide with wide range of adjectives

French literature, resources, essays,summary

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

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

French literature, essays, summary

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.

French literature, essays, summary

French literature, essays, summary

French literature, essays, summary

  

French literature, summary, essays