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    About the Author

    After studying Linguistics and international Studies atSurrey University, I went into print journalism, working my

    way up from local to national newspapers. I joined

    Granada Television in 1994 and went on to produce

    and direct documentaries for all the major terrestrial

    broadcasters. In 2008 I had a beautiful little girl called

    Marnie, who inspires me every day. Now my work covers

    the whole media and social media spectrum.

    Catherine as well

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    MY MADAGASCAR

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    Dedications

    To Marnie (JB)

    Patrick, Joe and Jess (CD)

    You inspire us every day

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    Acknowledgements

    Sarah Jones

    Azafady

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    J a y n e B r i e r l e y & C a t h e r i n e D o l a n

    MY MADAGASCAR

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    Copyright J a y n e B r i e r l e y & C a t h e r i n e D o l a n

    The right of Jayne Brierley & Catherine Dolan to be identified as author of this

    work has been asserted by them in accordance with section 77 and 78 of theCopyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a

    retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic,

    mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission

    of the publishers.

    Any person who commits any unauthorized act in relation to this publication may

    be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.

    A CIP catalogue record for this title isavailable from the British Library.

    ISBN 978 1 84963 129 7

    www.austinmacauley.com

    First Published (2012)

    Austin & Macauley Publishers Ltd.

    25 Canada Square

    Canary Wharf

    LondonE14 5LB

    Printed & Bound in Great Britain

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    Introduction

    My Madagascar is an educational textbook based on the

    everyday life of a little girl who lives in Madagascar. Balbiny

    describes life in her own words and shares with us original and

    personal photographs of her friends, family and life around her

    home and school.

    We hope you enjoy learning about the country by looking at it

    through the eyes of a pupil your age. We have tried to make it

    both educational and fun. At the end of each chapter we have

    included some activities for you to do as exercises in school,

    either individually or as a class.

    After working your way through the book, under the section

    Your Madagascar, we suggest you experiment and explore the

    country for yourselves, applying what you have learned and

    researched. Try copying the style of the book by making your

    own presentation, scrapbook, video or website.

    We think teachers will find My Madagascar an important

    educational resource as languages are now compulsory at Key

    Stage 2 and at Key Stage 3, the study of French-speaking

    countries is included in the French Scheme of Work.

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    The Books Aim

    To give schoolchildren an understanding of the broader

    aspects of language whilst respecting the requirementsfor cross-curricular work.

    To encourage the use of books as an educational tool by

    making this one accessible, attractive and entertaining.

    To guide students to use the Internet as a research tool

    in an intelligent and responsible way.

    To give teachers a reliable and entertaining teaching tool

    that will attract children, hold their interest and also give

    them an exciting media experience.

    We hope you enjoy it. Have fun!

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    Hi! My name is Balbiny and I live in Madagascar. Let me

    introduce you to my country, my family life and friends.

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    An Overview

    An introduction to Madagascar

    Have you any idea where Madagascar is?

    Its a large island in the Indian Ocean off the East Coast ofAfrica.

    Its actually the fourth largest island in the world and is also

    known as the The Red Island.

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    Its about the same size as France but very few people live here.

    We have a smaller population than London.

    How many people live in your town? How does that compare tothe number of people who live in my country?

    Madagascar

    Population: 20.2 million

    Area: 587,041 sq km (226,658 sq miles)

    Location: Indian Ocean

    Largest City in Madagascar: Antananarivo

    Language: The official languages are Malagasy (which is

    related to Indonesian) and French. Local dialects are also

    spoken. English is not widely spoken.

    Religion: 52% follow animist beliefs; about 41% Christian;

    remainder Muslim

    General Climate: Tropical along coast, temperate inland,

    arid in south

    Natural Hazards: Periodic cyclones

    Monetary unit: Ariary

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    Activity

    Create an info box like the one above for your own

    country

    Compare and contrast it with Madagascar

    Now pick another country of your choice and create

    an info box

    Country:

    Population:

    Area:

    Location:

    Largest City:

    Language:

    Religion:

    General Climate:

    Natural Hazards:

    Monetary unit:

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    Country:

    Population:

    Area:

    Location:

    Largest City:

    Language:

    Religion:

    General Climate:

    Natural Hazards:

    Monetary unit:

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    Climate

    Understanding the weather and its impact

    We have two seasons in Madagascar. From November to April wehave hot rainy weather. From May to October it is cooler and drier.

    Thunderstorms are common in the rainy season and lightning

    can be a real hazard.

    The climate varies depending on where you live. Where I live in a

    small rural village in the south east of the island, the weather can be

    very wet and windy.

    The east coast gets a lot of rain, an average 3.5m of rain every

    year.

    The west coast is much drier. It is partly desert in the south

    west.

    Sometimes we have cyclones, which can be very destructive and

    dangerous.

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    Activity

    Create your own weather map of Madagascar. Use

    the map below to help you.

    Working in small groups, imagine you work for a

    local TV station in Madagascar. Your task is to

    present a weather report for the week ahead * How

    about presenting the weather forecast in French?

    Madagascar experiences cyclones. Imagine what that

    must be like for the people living there. Explain what

    a cyclone is and then write a story about living

    through one.

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    CYCLONE

    Description


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