Three refugees who have found asylum in the UK speak about their experiences. Isa fled from the war in Chechnya, and has just been granted asylum. Xhejlane fled from the war in Kosovo and is still waiting for a decision on her case. Chiek came to the UK from the Ivory Coast and his application has been declined.
This clip could be used as a base for investigating the definition of key phrases including 'refugee', 'asylum seeker' and 'illegal immigrant. The class could then study the structure of an asylum application. Particular attention could be given to the length of time taken, treatment while awaiting results and difficulty in making decisions.