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The Great Big Turnip

LEVEL2:  BEGINNER

This Russian folktale is about a grandfather who takes care of his garden but one day one of his turnips starts to get bigger and bigger. How is that huge vegetable going to come out of the ground?

  • European folktale
  • Illustrator:Ágnes Bertóthy
  • Narrator: Scott Alexander Young

FOCUS OF THE GAMES:
• vocabulary building to learn about family members
• listening exercise: organising the characters into the right order
• organising the sentences of a short dialogue

IN THE CLASSROOM:
This story is fun to dramatize. Divide your class into groups and present the story in front of the others. Try to emphasize the useful expressions of asking for help and elicit the key notions such as asking for help, problem-solving and cooperation