B2/C1 Where babies are from Page

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Look at the pictures and decide what story the parent told their child about how they were conceived or born.

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Watch the video until 00:27.

  • What do you think of the doctor’s explanation?
  • How do you think the girl will react?


Continue watching the video and then answer the following questions:
  • What does this scene show us about telling the truth / making up stories to explain things to children?
  • How does the girl incorporate what she knows from experience with what she’s been told by her daddy?
  • Do you think this mix of reality and imagination is a good or bad thing? Would it make any difference if an adult expressed the same ideas? If you think so, why?

Questioning Ideas / Seeking Clarification



Watch the video again and complete the dialogue below.

Fill the gaps!

Choose a question from the class and give your opinion

  • Do you think it’s good or bad to invent a story to explain birth to children?
  • How would you explain to a child how babies are born?
  • What does this scene show us about telling the truth / making up stories to explain things to children?
  • How does the girl incorporate what she knows from experience with what she’s been told by her daddy?
  • Do you think this mix of reality and imagination is a good or bad thing? Would it make any difference if an adult expressed the same ideas? If you think so, why?