Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Students explore the idea of bathos by matching the sentences. Then they find and highlight the ridiculous ideas.
A thought-tracking exercise. Students write down the thoughts behind the small talk as Elizabeth and Mr Darcy dance in Chapter 18.
A handy selection of practice questions, organised by theme.
Austen's narrative voice
Students read the short excerpt from Chapter 3 and identify whose thoughts are being presented then put them into their own words.
What's Austen really saying?
Students read the quotations and try to unpick the subtle nuances of Austen's language.
Students spot the juxtaposition of ideas in Austen's sentences and comment on the effect.
Bamboozled! True or false?
Students read the statements and decide whether they're true or false. Ideal as a starter activitiy or revision exercise.
Who is it?
Read the quotations and try to work out who each one refers to.
A fun three round quiz to consolidate reading of part 1 of the novel. Teacher's answers on page 2.
The context of 'Pride and Prejudice': a research task
A research task to introduce students to the novel's historical context.
Sample AQA English Literature B (Unit 1) questions
Sample questions which adhere to the exam structure.
Quotation search - teacher's copy
A completed version giving relevant quotations and references.
A whole-text exercise - useful for revision and exam preparation. A teacher's copy is available.
Comparing attitudes to love and marriage
Differentiated worksheet exploring characters' ideas about love and marriage through quotations from the novel.
Focus on first impressions of Mr and Mrs Bennet, irony and satire.
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