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Description

A rat named Jacques lives in the city and is missing the love of his life, Lucille, who lives in the countryside. So Jacques decides to visit her. But when he gets there the countryside isn't what he expected, so they both go back to the city. However, things don't run as smoothly as expected for them and Lucille ends up being caught by a cat. So they decide to compromise and move. This fable is also known as 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse'.
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First broadcast:
1 March 2011

Classroom Ideas

After watching the clip, pupils could draw some pictures to represent town life and some for country life on flip charts. The teacher could put the Chinese pinyin next to the pictures to help them remember. Then play the clip again and pause where necessary to ask ‘what is this?’ The teacher could encourage students to use the information given in the clip and use their imagination to draw a picture about their dream home for a town life or a countryside life.