Capitaine Haddock

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Capitaine Haddock

Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: French
Type of text: Comic books, (e.g. BD)
Author or source: Herge
Intended age of students: Key Stage 3
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This page lists the top insults used by Tintin's famous friend
Mille millions de mille sabords

A biographical sketch is available here:

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The list is on screen (You may wish to be selective)
The class begins by reading them through aloud
then selecting individually their favourite one and training each other in pairs to perform it accurately

Some learners may like to perform them in front of the class

These are largely invented invective! but give opportunity for practising putting expression into the voice. They are exclamations and so require some additional stress. Some are also quite complex to get the tongue around.
This list could be useful a a starter activity to remind learners of their phonemes in an age-appropriate style in key stage 3

Pronunciation and intonation practice

Acquisition of an exclamation to use as part of spontaneous speech activities

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How much time required:
Starter activity

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