Wales

sybyllana 2012-05-21 22:58:56
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This is a presentation with some basic facts about Wales. It has many different activities. I also used youtube video clips with it (Tom Jones: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a_T3U1rg2I ; Cardiff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au1n9MsfFsI
The longest Welsh word: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6PYBYjCZ_M&feature=related)

The last slide is used as an intro for dictogloss (an activity where the students listen to a story twice and then retell it in written form). The story I used is a Welsh legend. I found it on BBC webpage and modified it a bit. This is the text:

GELERT

Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, loved hunting above all else. When he went hunting he always took with him his Irish wolf dog, Gelert. The prince had many hounds, but Gelert was his favorite
One day Lywelyn went hunting and left his baby son with a nurse and a servant while he embarked on a hunting trip with his wife. The nurse and the servant went for a walk in the mountains leaving the baby alone and unprotected.
After a while Llywelyn noticed that Gelert wasn't with the hunting pack. He concluded that the only place Gelert would go is back to the lodge so he called off the hunt and headed back home.
As the prince was dismounting, Gelert came running out of the lodge towards his master, covered in blood and wagging his tail. The princess went into the lodge and was calling her child's name when she suddenly fainted. Llewelyn rushed in to find the cradle overturned, the bloodstained bedclothes thrown all over the floor, and no sign of his son.
Filled with anger and grief he drew his sword against the dog. As Gelert was dying, he whimpered and his cries were answered by the sound of a baby crying from behind the overturned cradle. Llewelyn pulled aside the cradle to find his son unharmed and the bloody body of a huge wolf next to him. Gelert had killed the wolf as it had tried to attack Llewelyn's son.
From that day onwards Llewelyn never spoke again. Filled with remorse, he buried Gelert in a meadow nearby and marked the grave with a heap of stones.



The above downloadable teaching material was created for high school students, elementary school students and adults at Pre-intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper-intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1) and Proficient (C2) level. It was designed for developing your pupils' Listening, Speaking and Writing skills. It is about the theme of United Kingdom.
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Upload date: 2012-05-21 22:58:56

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