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der geteilte Himmel, a level german

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

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One of the most significant works by an East German writer, Christa Wolf's Der geteilte Himmel offers a rich introduction into the feelings of the people at the time.   A challenging read for A level students, containing a massive amount of difficult vocabulary and complex ideas, the book will reward those who take the time and effort, handsomely.

Using the device of introducing a couple, each of whom favours opposing sides of the ideological divide Wolf is able to present the increasingly fraught issues of the two Germanys in a highly personal, yet detailed manner.   

Rita a country girl, training to be a teacher experiences at first hand the world of the factory as she carries out her compulsory work experience in a train works.   She experiences the life of the so-called Brigade, who collaborate on jobs whether it be on a building site on a farm or on a factory.

Her boyfriend, chemical engineer, Manfred is disillusioned with the communist system and wants out.  He makes good his escape before the building of the Berlin wall.   The real drama of the novel ensues from this point.

The story is told retrospectively by Rita who is in hospital.  

This would be an extremely good choice for a student wishing to study European history or with an interest in the complexities of literary techniques. 

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  • 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

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  • 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

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French literature, essays, summary

French literature, summary, essays