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The first ever cartoon produced in Afghanistan.

Schoolchildren perform educational songs for the animation in recording sessions after school.

The programmes explore various themes like animal welfare and the importance of personal hygiene.

The series replaces old Russian and Iranian cartoons.

The pioneering project has been a huge success, despite the lack of professional studios.

cartoon

animated television series for children

animation

programme made by a series of drawings or photographs

animal welfare

ensuring animals are well-treated

personal hygiene

keeping oneself clean

pioneering

innovative

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Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from BBC news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

cartoon / animation / animal welfare / personal hygiene / pioneering

1. A series of short __________ films made by schoolchildren about drink and drug abuse are being screened at four hospitals in south Wales.

2. Dickens's __________ work for the destitute was the action of a man who knew what it was like to be desperate.

3. A Disney __________ featuring what is thought to be the prototype Mickey Mouse character has been sold in the US for $25,000 (£16,000).

4. __________ charities say they are being stretched to the limit with more owners forced to give up pets as they can no longer afford to keep them.

5. "People with the condition should stay at home, ensure that their _____________ is good, particularly hand washing, and avoid contact with others where possible."

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animated

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pioneering

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cartoon

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Animal welfare

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personal hygiene

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