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une saison au congo

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Resources have been written with the needs of busy teachers in mind. They are available:

  • to download (online version)
  • to receive on CD with access to the online version also
  • to receive as a VLE version (moodle, firefox etc) with access to the online version also

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About the play

The cataclysmic Algerian war led by France overshadowed other colonial breakups in the 50s and 60s.   This harrowing play by the celebrated Antillais poet and playwright Aimé Césaire takes on the story of Patrice Lumumba, the first president of an independent Congo.  The play has recently been put on in in Paris and in London (in English) to great acclaim having been written shortly after the events it depicts.

The play charts the rise of Lumumba from a travelling beer salesman turned champion of independence and his bumpy ride through independence right in the middle of the Cold War.  Having gained its independence, outside interference destabilizes the country leading to anarchy; western powers get involved as they fear Lumumba getting into bed with the Russians.  

Written in colourful language rich in local vocabulary the play is easily accessible to more able students who will benefit from the DVD of the recent Parisian production and a radio play of the work.













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  • Full page by page vocabulary list (can be used on phone, tablet)
  • Detailed summary of text with verbs gapped (infinitives given)
  • Comprehensive questions on each chapter/scene
  • PowerPoint with visuals and sentence starters (not all texts)
  • Character study guide with wide range of adjectives

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  • Multi-tense practice tool
  • A-factor builds in practice of more complex structures
  • Direct-indirect speech exercise encourages reported speech

  • Matching quotations to themes to prepare for paragraphing
  • Essay planning guide including template
  • Essay plan and sample essay

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Mark schemes are provided for:

  • the gapped summary
  • character guide
  • multi-tense exercise
  • A-factor
  • direct-indirect speech exercise
  • themes exercise

Answers are NOT given for the questions which are intended to elicit an individual response.

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