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CLIP 2251

Guadeloupe: talking about your origins

Guadeloupe: talking about your origins

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Key Info
  • Guadeloupe: talking about your origins
  • Duration: 02:08
  • Interviews with French speakers in Guadeloupe who talk about their origins and where they have lived. Focuses on two questinos: 'Parlez-moi de vos origines' and 'Dites-moi où vous avez vécu'. The questions are answered in a variety of ways, mainly focusing on the use of the past tense. The people interviewed tell us about their parents' or grandparents' origins, and include one woman who is descended from a slave and a slave owner.
  • Subject:



    Current Affairs and Social Issues

  • Keywords: origines, famille, francophone, esclavage, origins, family, French-speaking, nationality, slavery, nationalité
Ideas for use in class
  • The language focuses on the use of the passé composé and could be used to consolidate this aspect of the language within a context of global citizenship. There are more resources available related to this clip from the French Experience 2 website:
Background details
  • Clip language : French
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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