6 Septembre 2017
Friday, September 29th
Document p 32 THE NEW AMERICANS
1.NATURE of the document
=> title and subtitle + date + source + legend/caption/comments
The document is the cover of a special issue called / entitled the Time.
It deals with / It is about the people who live in the USA.
Class : Which strategies for your first examin february that is the Oral Comprehension? Think about it and try to come to a method
Group 1 : Define the Notion "Space and Exchanges" which we have started to work on with our talks about our ancerstors who emigrated and now with study of the UNIT "the new Americans"
Thursday, September 28th GROUP 2
Why do people choose the US if they want to emigrate? Why is it their first choice?
It is a very attractive country because the American dream is still alive: it is a place where anyone can become "real", that is someone who is influential.
It has offered many opportunities such as the gold rush : people could make a fortune overnight.
It is also called the "new world", as it is a new nation. It is only about two centuries old and it was shaped by immigrants.
It is a nation of nations.
The notion of space and exchanges
space =>geographical areas / territories / conquest / border /...
exchanges => trade / telecommunication / technologies => GLOBALIZATION / emigration / ... => INTERACTION
FOR SINCE AGO Let's practise!
1- Hugo's recap :
He must make full sentences : Last time we talked about...
Marker of time > past > preterite
2- Personal histories concerning emigration :
Do I have any ancestors who emigrated/came to France ?
Jules' ancestors :
On his mother's side
→ a Belgium great-grandfather
On his father's side
→ an Algerian great-grandmother →(?)she left Algeria because of the war
Arthur's ancestors :
On his father's side
→ a Polish great-grandfather → he left Poland to start anew/ start from scratch and because of the war because he was a Jew/ Jewish
BrE / ˈdʒuːɪʃ /
connected with Jews or Judaism; believing in and practising Judaism
Emma's ancestors :
As far as she knows her ancestors have been French for a long time
For + durée
Since + date / point de départ
During + nom de la période (Christmas holiday, etc.)
New words :
- audience = public
- as far as we know
- improve = make better
- interrogative words => what...for ? (what are the reasons they came for ?) ~ why… ? (Why did they ome ?)
- I think, thought, thought
- I suppose … I guess … Maybe…. He may have + PP
- thanks to # because of
- start anew / start from scratch
- highlight, ed, ed -ing
Thursday, 21st of September
Today we are welcoming a new student. His name is Marcio. He lived in St Martin but before that he used to live in Brazil.
Jade asked her parents if/whether they knew anything about their origins and that’s/ that is the
way / that’s how she realized they didn’t have any ideas/ a clue. Some of us feel that something is (very) wrong here.
On contrary some other pupils find it perfectly normal.
Actually, it’s crucial to know things about our family history in so far as / since it explainS who we are.
Monday, September 18th
Ten-year plans => ID (written expression
New york times article on the web : 2 high-school seniors' oral presentations about their Ten-year plans
Friday, September 15, 2017 CS alexis leconnet (never sent the lesson)
Divide, d, d ing
be all ears : we are listening / we are paying attention
spirit => “that’s the spirit”
so far : jusqu’ici
remind someone of something
remind, ed, ed, ing
that is to say : c à d
replace, d, d ing
either … or …soit … soit …
A person WHO …
A thing WHICH …
In order to
Summarize / summarise
Thursday, September 14th
Recap (Oscar + Benjamin)
assess, ed, ed –ing V (V for Verb) = give a mark to provide an idea of the level
assessment N (N for Noun)
provide > give
catch phrase > slogan > motto
a catch phrase = “vivid, striking phrase” : accroche, slogan accrocheur
Marker of time in the past => I must use the past tense
Example: Yesterday, we had to explain what we did last time
The present perfect is only used for the present
An example with the file a classmate sent (Noemie)
Assignment : produce 2 files to say how you picture yourself in 10 years
Name them + your form
Send it by mail
Oral participation sheet
Rules of the English class + Identity Card / ID
Timetable to check
Material : exercise-book (voc at the end and 1 page= one class)
Curriculum concerning the coming year :
> the 4 notions and the final examination, + "Brave New world" that you had to read during the summer
Homework : be able to sum up what we did and learn today + learn the vocabulary and start organizing it (themes)