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CLIP 5798

'Anansi and Turtle' (English)

'Anansi and Turtle' (English)
Key Info
  • 'Anansi and Turtle' (English)
  • Duration: 05:24
  • Turtle is hungry so he follows the smell of food until it takes him to Anansi's house. She reluctantly allows him in to share her food but tricks him and he leaves hungry. Despite this, he invites Anansi to dinner if she ever feels hungry. And so one day she turns up – but will she be fed?
  • Subject:



    Stories: From Other Cultures

  • Keywords: culture, story, beginning, middle, end, Telling Tales, Telling Tales English version
Ideas for use in class
  • Can be used in the following ways: discuss how mood and atmosphere are created. Describe characters orally and in writing. Compare with similar stories. Retell using an appropriate voice for different characters. Identify formal story language. Structure a new sequence of events based on the story and use this as a story plan. Write in the style of the story using typical dialogue, past tense and time connectives.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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