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An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley

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Analysing the opening
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Getting to know the text
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Patterns in language
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Questionable characters
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Discussion statements
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Reading activities
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Getting to know Sheila Birling
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Understanding Mr. Birling in Act One
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The generation gap
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A letter from Gerald Croft
Students write a letter to Daisy from Gerald's perspective using  … read more
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Attitudes to Eva's death
Students pick out key words from character quotes and explain  … read more
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Engdoku
Based on Sudoku, this resource gets students thinking about the  … read more
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Act One learning grid
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Moral message team game
Take a closer look at the Inspector's final words, and make connections  … read more
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Socratic discussion
Examine Eric's story in detail with this speaking and listening  … read more
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Tricky situations
Two speaking and listening tasks inspired by key scenes from  … read more
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Theme definitions
An active task where students find their partner to match themes  … read more
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Politics and persuasion in the final speech
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An Inspector called ...
Students consider the role of the Inspector in this resource  … read more
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Wordplay in Act Two
Familiarise students with some of the more interesting words  … read more
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Act One: who said ...?
A sorting activity for quotations from Act One, to explore the  … read more
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Gerald's affair
Sequence the events of Gerald's affair in Act Two, then put him  … read more
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de Bono's detective skills
A pre-reading exercise using the trailer for Stephen Daldry's  … read more
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Bingo!
A fun resource to help students revise characters and some context  … read more
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Analysing stage directions
Students explore a number of stage directions in Act One to see  … read more
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Historical context
Students put historical events into order then think about how  … read more
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Revision game
A revision board game to help students focus on characters. Interactive  … read more
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Taboo revision game
Students revise key characters and themes from the play.  … read more
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Socialism and capitalism
Students place political views from the play into the correct  … read more
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Andrew Moore's study guide to An Inspector Calls
A comprehensive commentary on the play. Originally published  … read more
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Questions on Act 1
A set of questions to consolidating understanding of Act 1.  … read more
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Covert characters
A fun team game sure to bring out the competitive spirit! Identify  … read more
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Links in a chain
A great idea! Students fill in the Birlings' actions and motives  … read more
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Responsibility
Focusing on two key extracts from the play, pupils must consider  … read more
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Write Eva Smith's diary
Encourages students to focus closely on Eva's experiences in  … read more
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Tension graph
A DIY graph to help students to analyse the build up of tension  … read more
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Getting to know the play: crossword and wordsearch
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Describing character
Group task to explore each of the main characters.  … read more
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Quiz on BBC's Texts in Context
Useful for focusing students' attention when watching the BBC  … read more
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Three speaking and listening assignments
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A picture strip exercise
A variety of revision activities within one overall task.  … read more
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Getting to know the characters
Students allocate different adjectives to the characters. The  … read more
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Quiz on Act Three - teacher copy
Teachers' answers to the quiz.  … read more
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A short quiz on Act Three
A quiz that tests students' knowledge but also their understanding  … read more
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Point, evidence, explanation technique
Using the PEE technique to discuss character.  … read more
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Eva Smith's inquest
A great speaking and listening activity in which students act  … read more
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Pre-teaching - who's to blame?
Students look at the events of the text and discuss who they  … read more
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Characters
Create character studies using sub headings.  … read more
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Inspector Goole diagram
Showing some aspects of the Inspector's character and role in  … read more
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Word wall
Students are given a selection of relevant words that they need  … read more
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Quiz!
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Chat show: who is to blame?
A great speaking and listening activity in which students debate  … read more
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Speaking and Listening: The committee meeting
Students explore Mrs Birling's attitude towards Eva.  … read more
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A list of essential essay questions
A set of 15 questions covering individual acts and the play as  … read more
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Quote grid
Collect examples of the Birlings' defensive comments and the  … read more
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Act 2 activities
Summary and essay style questions  … read more
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Act 1 activities
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Pre-teaching
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