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CLIP 1112

Staying at a convent on the Chiemsee

Staying at a convent on the Chiemsee
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Key Info
  • Staying at a convent on the Chiemsee
  • Duration: 04:01
  • The Chiemsee is a freshwater lake in Bavaria. We look at an alternative place to stay in the area - a convent. A man arrives to stay at the convent and he and a nun discuss the history of having guests, as well as the differences between staying at a convent and in a hotel. The daily routine of the convent's nuns is described in English.
  • Subject:

    German

       Topic:

    Holidays and Tourism

  • Keywords: Chiemsee, accommodation, convent, nun
Ideas for use in class
  • This would be best used at A Level when covering the topic of travel. This offers an additional place to stay. There are some good monologues given by the male guest and the nun about the history of the convent and also about the benefits of staying there, which would make very good listening comprehensions. These could lead onto discussions about whether or not the students would like to stay there.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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