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A-Z Spanish film titles

maria llenes eres de gracia, a level spanish

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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

This harrowing film demonstrates the harsh living conditions which  drive some people such as young Maria to undertake the dangerous task of becoming a drug mule.   Dethorning roses for an ungrateful boss, the 17 year decides that she can do better by moving to Bogota.  

On the way into the city she is persuaded to smuggle drugs into New York with her friend Blanca.   The problems start on arrival at the airport in the US;  from then on it is a struggle for survival for the young girl who had thought that the money she earned from this mission would help her achieve her dreams.


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


  • 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


  • Examplar scenes analysed
  • Scene analysis template


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.


English subtitles

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