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The Emperor’s New Clothes

LEVEL5:  LOW INTERMEDIATE

Andersen’s cautionary tale tells the story of a vain emperor who is deceived not only by two tricksters but also by his own ministers and people for fear of being simple-minded. The story teaches about fashion, conceit, a lack of critical thinking, honesty and values in general.

  • Writer: Hans Christian Andersen
  • Illustrator: Vivien Csigó
  • Narrator: Richard Darling

FOCUS OF THE GAMES:
• reading comprehension with true or false questions
• vocabulary building with definitions
• gap-filling exercise of the summary

IN THE CLASSROOM:
IInitiate a discussion in your class about honesty and white lies. Let your students collect the advantages and disadvantages of being honest using the relevant vocabulary. Elicit personal accountsand experiences.