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A short boat ride away from Guadeloupe are Les Iles des Saintes. One, Terre- de-Eau, has a thriving tourist industry, while the other, Terre-de-Bas, is completely unspoilt. The mayor of Terre-de-Bas has ambitious plans to develop the island into a place where children can come and discover nature in a beautiful and unspoilt environment.
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First broadcast:
11 September 2008

Classroom Ideas

Useful as an introduction to a discussion about local area, specifically how to improve it. The clip contains contrasting descriptions of an island influenced by tourism compared to an untouched island in the Caribbean. Use this to drive a debate around the advantages and disadvantages of each island. At the end of the debate ask students to use the advantages and disadvantages they've put forth to decide which island they would prefer to live on and why.