Turtle is hungry so he follows the smell of food until it takes him to the spider Anansi's house. She reluctantly allows him in to share her food but tricks him and he leaves hungry. Despite this, he invites Anansi to dinner if she ever feels hungry. One day she turns up - but will she be fed?

This clip is from:
Anansi and Turtle (French)
First broadcast:
9 February 2009

The first scene in the clip could be stopped and pupils asked to guess where the tale is taking place. In pairs, pupils could use dictionaries to make a list in French of 5 items Turtle may have to consider eating as she is so hungry. Pupils can watch the clip and check if any of their items was mentioned. In pairs or small groups, pupils could look up and agree on a set of words to describe the characters and their personalities. Groups could swap lists and say if they agree or not using previously taught opinion phrases or a speaking frame. Pupils could perform a simplified version of the story or mix mime and the voice of a narrator to tell the story in a different way.