Clara lives with her stepmother and stepsister who treat her terribly. She cooks and cleans all day with little thanks. One day she drops something down the well and her stepmother throws her down the well to retrieve it. Instead she meets Frau Holle who invites her to stay in her house. When it's time to leave, Frau Holle gives her a fabulous golden dress. When the stepmother sees this, she decides to send her other daughter, Agnes, to see Frau Holle. Will she also get a golden dress for her efforts?
Students could be given pictures of each of the characters in this clip and a range of adjectives to describe their personalities. Students could match the adjective to the character it describes. Students could also use these adjectives to describe themselves or classmates. This clip could be used to revise weather and seasonal vocabulary. Students could present their own weather forecast describing the weather at the time that Clara was helping Frau Holle and when Agnes was helping.
Note: an English version of this clip is available with the title 'Frau Holle' (animation).