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Edith Kaphuka - Ngwale Village, Malawi - Nyanja (Global Lives Project, 2007) ~07:00:55 - 07:15:56

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And mother Malawi. Left, right. Left, right. Left, right. Now, turn. Left, right. Left, right. Left, right. About to turn. Left, right. Left, right... Left, right. Left, right... Hello Madam. Hello class. How are you? I am fine and how are you? I am fine. Sit down. Thank you, Madam. Chalkboard ruler? Chalkboard ruler? Take your English books. Open your books at page 68. What is the title of our story on page 68? Mable. Page 68? Steven. -"The Hunter And His Dog". -"The Hunter and His Dog". What do you see in the picture? Page 68. What's in the picture? Trees. There are trees. What else? What else on page 68? -Simeon. -Grass. -What? -Grass. Grass? There are trees. There is grass. What else? -Blessings. -People. -People. Are the people men or women? -Women/Men. -They are men. Ok, what else is in the picture? Florence. There is also a dog. Okay. In the picture we have men. There is a dog, there are trees, there is grass. What are the men carrying? What are they carrying? Yes, Tiyamike. They are carrying bows, arrows and sticks. Ok, I want you to read through the story. Find the word ''failure''. If you find the word, raise up your hands. Emily. Good. Everyone in the village thought hunting will be a failure. Find the word ''kill''. Find the word "kill". Edith. "They had not killed nor seen any animal." Good, sit down. Now I want you to read through the story... Read through the story, silently. And find answers to the questions which are on page 69. We will have questions from 1 to 5. Read silently and find answers to those questions. Start reading. -Have you finished? -Yes. Question number 1: Who was the man with a well trained dog? Dennis. The man with a well trained dog was Gamva. Number 2: What weapons did the hunters carry? Christopher. The hunter carried... bows and arrows. Bow and arrows... -Knock... -Knobkerries. Knobkerries, sticks, knives and machetes. The hunters carried spears, bows and arrows, knobkerries, sticks, knives, and machetes. Number 3: How did the men find the fattest person? Gabriella. The men found the fattest person by cutting each other. Number 4: What did you think were the words in...

Video Details

Duration: 15 minutes and 2 seconds
Country: Malawi
Producer: www.globallives.org
Director: Jason Price
Views: 252
Posted by: glm_administrator on Jun 24, 2008

Morning assembly ends with the national anthem and some physical exercises, and the students file into their classrooms. Edith takes her seat in a desk she shares with her friend Natasha in the last row. The teacher arrives and instructs the students to open their English books to "The Hunter and His Dog". The class analyzes an illustration, searches for two words, reads the tale silently, and then answers the first 4 of 5 reading comprehension questions.
[Transcription: Noel Takondwa Phoya / Transcription Revision: Tiffany Banda, Megan Taddonio & Jason Price]

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