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French literature, resources, essays,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

Never a dull moment in Esquivel's passionate, very atmospheric novel. The story traces the life of Tita de la Garza from the age of fifteen - born on the kitchen table, Tita's life is centred around cooking.  It is presented in twelve chapters, each allocated a month and each preceded by a Mexican recipe, which will play a central role in the coming events.

Set on the Mexican-US border in a period of upheaval, the novel demonstrates the power of love to overcome barriers, as young Tita is forbidden from marrying the love of her life, Pedro who instead is pushed towards her sister Rosaura.  The novel employs magical realism to blend the supernatural with the ordinary - the food Tita cooks conspires to influence dramatically key events.

In brief, the novel is rich in themes (i.e. self-growth), worthy of study, and very accessible to students, despite its length.

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.

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