Before you listen to the programme, here are a few comprehension questions for you - you'll hear the answers during the programme:
1: What is Mahamat's 'mother tongue'?
2: How big does he say Chad is compared to Britain?
3: Where is the 'Sahel' in Chad?
4: What does Mahamat hope to do for his country in the future?
You can download an mp3 version of the programme, a script and try the comprehension quiz at the bottom of this page.
Vocabulary from the programme
everything you can see when you look across an area of land, e.g hills, rivers, mountains, etc.
incorrect or misunderstood ideas
relating to the moon, here, the land looks like the surface of the moon
how you imagined or thought something would be
someone who does things to make political or social changes in society
something, someone or a place that's likely to change suddenly and unexpectedly, sometimes in a violent way, can be called 'volatile'
Try the comprehension questions
Programme script (pdf - 21 k)
Download this programme (mp3 - 1.8 MB)
See the BBC Country Profile on Chad
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