The hare bumps into the tortoise and laughs at its slowness, so they have a race to see who is the fastest animal in the forest. However, the hare gets distracted on the way to the final flag - who will win? This fable is also known as 'The Tortoise and the Hare'.

This clip is from:
German - Frau Holle
First broadcast:
23 January 2009

Before watching, pupils could read a cut-up simplified version of the Aesop's fable in English. After watching the clip, pupil could then be asked to put the cut-up fables into the correct order. Pupils could be asked about the different parts of the story and to explain what they think the different parts of a typical fable are. Pupils could revise the directions in French and draw and label the route to be followed for the race. Pupils could re-visit what adverbs are in English and practise forming new adverbs in French by adding 'meant' to previously taught adjectives. Pupils could be introduced to the concept of verb tenses and time frames discussing the difference between 'je vais gagner' and 'j'ai gagné'.