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CLIP 2015

The Berlin Wall - the division of Berlin

The Berlin Wall - the division of Berlin
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Key Info
  • The Berlin Wall - the division of Berlin
  • Duration: 04:51
  • Marko talks about the history of the Berlin Wall and what has changed since it came down. He shows us where the wall used to be and then goes into detail about when and why it was built and the trauma it caused to families. He then shows what happened when it was pulled down and the redevelopment of Potsdamer Platz to make it the new centre. Rolli and Rita then sing a song about the town. They use some good phrases such as 'hier kann man vieles machen'.
  • Credits: British Movietone, British Pathé/ITN Source, RBB Media GMBH, Artemedia Productions GmbH
  • Subject:

    German

       Topic:

    Hometown

  • Keywords: Die Mauer, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Stadt, town
Ideas for use in class
  • The history of the wall would be a good simple introduction to the topic for 14-16 or A Level students as it is very accessible. The song could be used to introduce some useful phrases about the town for speaking questions or written work.
Background details
  • Clip language : German
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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