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Mahamat Adamou from Chad
Mahamat Adamou
Mahamat Ahmed Adamou has been away from Chad for fourteen years now. He gives us a picture of what his country looks like, why he left his home and what his plans are for the future.

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

an activist
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

download scriptProgramme script (pdf - 21 k)
download audioDownload this programme (mp3 - 1.8 MB)
See the BBC Country Profile on Chad
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