Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours

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Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours

Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: French
Type of text: Novel
Author or source: Jules Verne
Intended age of students: Key Stage 3/4
Source reference: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/800

An abbreviated stage performance is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwI1EnYQRF8

Attached files:
Extract from Chapter One

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Jules Verne.docxNo description13.54 kBInfo

Approaches:
This is the scene where Phileas Fogg employs Passepartout

Readers would need an introductory activity to spot the verbs (in the Past Historic) starting from 'frappa' and worj out a leaning from the context 'frappa à la porte'

The long speech by Passepartout is the focus for the reading activity: 'How many jobs does he say he has had ? Which ones can you work out?'

Rationale:
Exemplification of how dialogue is set out and punctuated in French literature

Use of list for effect

List of jobs (vocabulary)

Outcomes:

Topics or themes:

Grammar:
Speech punctuation

Strategies:

How much time required:
Flexible

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