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CLIP 6455

Roald Dahl - 'Boy: Tales of Childhood' (extract)

Roald Dahl - 'Boy: Tales of Childhood' (extract)
Key Info
  • Roald Dahl - 'Boy: Tales of Childhood' (extract)
  • Duration: 01:52
  • An episode about eating sweets from a dramatisation of the book 'Boy: Tales from Childhood' by Roald Dahl. The young Dahl and his friends are seen buying, eating and describing sweets such as gobstoppers, liquorice and sherbets.
  • Subject:



    Biography and Autobiography

  • Keywords: Roald Dahl, childhood, tales, memories, recount, description, descriptive, sweets, confectionery
Ideas for use in class
  • As part of the study of significant authors or for use as a model in how to write effectively about simple or everyday events in autobiographical, recount or descriptive writing. Use to compare what ordinary life was like in the first half of 20th century with the present day.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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