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19 septembre 2017


ACTIVITY N°1 (corrections et ajouts en gras)            A RECOPIER

TEXT: In class, we studied an article from The Sunday Times by Matthew Campbell which is entitled “Young French choose Britain for good life” and published the 7th of August 2005. This article deals with the French expatriates in Britain, more precisely young people with a university degree / with a higher education.
The first one is Bertrand Millet, he is 24 years old, he will start looking for a job in London as a waiter in a restaurant, even if in the long term, he hopes to earn his living (gagner sa vie) by giving French lessons.
The second one is Agnes Catherine Poirier, she is a 32 year-old woman and she works for a French newspaper in London. 
The last one is a banker from Mulhouse, his name is Matthieu Nicod, he is 26 years old. As (puisque) he is a banker, we can imagine he works in the City, London’s business and financial district.
All 3 of them think it's easier to find a job in Britain and that it is the city of opportunity. Actually Britain is the favourite destination of the young and graduated French people.
In 2005, about one hundred thousand (100,000) people left France for Britain, but as this number is given by the French consulate and as not all the French expatriates are registered, I think this number is wrong and they are more to work and live in Britain.

TOPIC: Mini intro: this article raises the question of the advantages and drawbacks of living in London for a French person like me. In my opinion there are many advantages to live in London. First of all, it's easier to find a job and it gives you a good opportunity to learn English in real situations –not in class- and to discover a new lifestyle, to make new friends, to see a new mentality. For the CV when you return in France a boss will be more interested when he sees that you can adapt to a very different culture.
But there are also some downsides (= drawbacks), like the fact you can feel lost and sad when you are without your family and friends, you can face communication difficulties if your English is so-so, and finally, housing is worse than Paris , it's really expensive!!

 Margot, Leonor, Lilou

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18 septembre 2017

1L lele

Activity n° 1 (corrections et additions en gras)

When I discover the title, I can anticipate that the man is happy, but, the question is to know why. Maybe the poem will explain why he is happy = what makes him happy.
In the title and verse 1 the syntax "Happy the man" is a little strange but in the same time, it is more appealing to a reader than "the man is happy", because the second one is more used in a normal conversation by normal people than in a poem. A poet must not talk like everybody else. The first formulation catches our attention because it is more poetic than an ordinary formulation, it is also universal and global, we are all concerned. In the same way (de même), if it doesn't really make sense, it is not a bad thing, it makes you curious. It is also an unfinished sentence, it makes you want (cela donne envie) to read the rest.
In verses 1 and 2, we understand the man is happy because "today" is his day, in other words he's free, he can do, say and be whatever he wants, every day is his day because he can be himself, today is his own day. He's the master of his life! The word “alone” means he's the only one who is happy because he's the only one who “can call today his own”.

 Caroline, Aminata, Rui

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Groupe A

Début activité n°2 sur "Zokar Travels". Poursuivre la recherche pour jeudi.

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Pour jeudi et vendredi, recopiez dans votre cahier le travail publié le 17/9.

Groupe Ralvyn, Léa, Charles-Hugo et Chloé: envoyez-moi la récapitulation des réponses 4 & 5 avant la fin de la semaine.

Prochaine activité en classe: travail sur les questions/réponses 6-7-8.

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17 septembre 2017


Group 1

The war broke out in April 1861 and it ended / came to an end in 1865.
The two sides were the Union and the Confederacy. The Union was in the north with the northern states, and the Confederacy was in the south, it was composed of the southern states
Slavery was the main / principal cause of this war = the war broke out essentially / mainly because of the problem of slavery.

Synthèse des envois de Louis + Mael

Group 2

The American Civil War broke out in April 1861 and came to an end in 1861.The two sides were The Union in the north and The Confederacy in the South. The war broke out essentially / mainly because of the problem of slavery.


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15 septembre 2017


Groupe 2

Objectif: questions/réponses entre élèves sur "The American Civil War"

Rappel questions 1 à 3.

Distribution "fiche réponses".

Début échange: un groupe questionne, un groupe répond, un groupe prend note et répète/récapitule. 


Travail à faire par le groupe interrogé: m'envoyer avant la fin du week end les réponses 1 à 3 en tenant compte des remarques et des conseils dits en classe.


RAPPEL pour la question concernant la fin de la guerre:

"I would like to know: when did the war come to an end / stop / finish?" OR "I would like to know when the war came to an end / stopped / finished".

Adaptez votre réponse en fonction.

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14 septembre 2017


Travail N°1, avec quelques corrections de ma part en gras.


Concerning the notion Spaces and Exchanges, we saw an article of The International Herald Tribune dated February 2011 by Thomas Fuller, dealing with teleworking, or working from home as opposed to working in an office.
The journalist interviewed a lady called Caroline Waters
, an employee at BT. Her office is located in London while she lives in the countryside in Bedfordshire: it takes her an hour and a half to commute and she doesn’t really like it. That’s why she sometimes resorts to (avoir recours à ) teleworking. On those days, she doesn’t have to commute and she can rest more and have time, for example, to have a walk with her dogs in the countryside before working. She says it puts in a good mood.
40% of BT’s employees work at home occasionally and 9% work at home all the time. Those figures make BT one of the European firms using teleworking the most.


The text raises those following questions:
- first, what are the advantages and drawbacks of working in a city while living in the countryside?
- secondly, what are the respective advantages and drawbacks of commuting by car and by using the public transports of your region?

Living in the countryside and working in a city centre is a good thing. The price of housing is lower, so you can afford a larger house for example, all the more so as (d’autant plus que) salaries are also more likely to be higher in the city than in the countryside. Furthermore, in the countryside, the atmosphere is quiet, there is less pollution. It’s better to raise your children in such a calm place, with beautiful landscapes. Working in the city and living in the countryside is also a way to separate your private life from your professional life. Working with other people is also stimulating, for the team spirit.
Concerning the drawbacks / as far as the drawbacks are concerned, it takes lots of time to commute = it’s extremely time-consuming. You must buy a car and fuel, and that is polluting. If you’re not using your car, public transports can be overcrowded.. You’re far from everything (facilities, shops …) and everyone, it is hard to socialize, to meet your colleagues. You have to get up early to commute; you spend less time with your family because you come back home late.

Commuting by car often takes less time to go to work than by public transports and it’s more comfortable.
Unfortunately, using car pollutes and costs more than public transports. You can be late because of traffic jams in the morning, and you must find a place to park your car, not every company offers parking space.
On the other hand, using public transports is cheaper than using a car and it pollutes less, not mention that you’re not the one driving so can read, sleep, use your phone etc.
However, if you take the bus, it takes more time, because you have to wait for the bus or the train and you can also be stuck in a traffic jam. It is also overcrowded almost every time. Last but not least, you can have bad surprises, when public transports drivers go on strike or when an engine breaks down (tombe en panne). 

By Julie-Maï & Xavier

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Tour des groupes pour récap travail sur topics a) et b).

Désignation et passage du groupe interrogé, suivi des remarques et additions faites par la classe.

Débrief du groupe interrogé pour envoi de leur travail personnel + ajustements et ajouts avant lundi soir.

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Groupe 1

Objectif: questions/réponses entre élèves sur "The American Civil War"

Rappel questions 1 à 3.

Distribution "fiche réponses".

Début échange: un groupe questionne, un groupe répond, un groupe prend note et répète/récapitule. 


Travail à faire par le groupe interrogé: m'envoyer avant la fin du week end les réponses 1 à 3 en tenant compte des remarques et des conseils dits en classe.

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1L lele

Presentation of work 1 on the first text.

Remarks and additions by the class.

Debrief of the interrogated group:

==> send me your work via the blog before Monday night. Please make the necessary adjustments and additions.

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