Chapter 4 ROUTE 66
HOMEWORK for the Easter holidays (click here) Homework-for-the-holidays
Mind maps ‘Road trip’
Mind map 2nde 2 (March 22nd)
Listen to the famous song (a US classic!) sung by different artists – which version do you prefer?
Now listen to the MP3 and take notes (what is it? who is speaking? saying what?…)
History of a legend MP3:
Change for the better :
What is the Dust Bowl ?
The Dust Bowl was the name given to the drought-stricken Southern Plains region of the United States, which suffered severe dust storms during a dry period in the 1930s. As high winds and choking dust swept the region from Texas to Nebraska, people and livestock were killed and crops* (récoltes) failed across the entire region. The Dust Bowl intensified the crushing economic impacts of the Great Depression and drove many farming families on a desperate migration in search of work and better living conditions.
Even though they were American-born, the Dust Bowl migrants still were viewed as intruders by many in California, who saw them as competing with longtime residents for work, which was hard to come by during the Great Depression. Others considered them parasites who would depend on government relief.
As many of the migrants languished in poverty in camps on the outskirts of California communities, some locals warned that the newcomers would spread disease and crime. They advocated harsh measures to keep migrants out or send them back home.
Film to watch : The Grapes of Wrath (from the book by John Steinbeck)
Route 66 today
Route 66 passes through a marvelous cross-section of American scenes, from the cornfields of Illinois all the way to the golden sands and sunshine of Los Angeles, passing by such diverse environs as the Grand Canyon, the Native American communities of the desert Southwest, the small-town Midwest heartlands of Oklahoma and the Ozarks, and the city streets of St. Louis and Chicago. Whether you are motivated by an interest in history, feel a nostalgic yearning for the “good old days” Route 66 has come to represent, or simply want to experience the amazing diversity of people and landscapes that line its path, Route 66 offers an unforgettable journey into America, then and now.
Chapter 3 DETECTIVE STORIES
Have you ever read a detective story?
Do you know famous writers? Famous detectives?
What books, series or films have you read/watched in connexion with detective stories?
Script CO Agatha Christie: Remembering AGATHA CHRISTIE SCRIPT
Murder in Yately (part 1):
Just to help you out in your inquiry:
1. a rose was found on the body.
2. a box of bullets (one missing) was found in Barry Clark’s house.
3. One button of a jacket was found on the crime scene.
Murder in Yately (part 2)
MP3 p. 72 « Murder Mystery Meeting »:
MP3 p. 71:
Worksheet on the MP3 (with drawings): MP3 book detective stories dessins
The Mousetrap trailer:
Chapter 2 MULTICULTURAL BRITAIN
HWK for the Xmas holidays :
- Réviser pour Test
- Faire un résumé rédigé à partir des notes inscrites sur le document suivant : Definition of multiculturalism
This photo is in your book p. 56. It is a new chapter in your notebook and you have to write and learn the vocabulary (p. 57, 59 and 61).
Describe this photo (where? who? attitudes? what? etc) and react.
Watch these videos and be ready to speak about them :
MP3 p. 58 : Benjamin Zephaniah « A mixed heritage » – Listen and take notes !
The poem p.59 read by Benjamin Zephaniah:
The poem acted out by young British students and B. Zephaniah :
VIDEO « A multicultural Society » : fill in * (remplir) your worksheet before watching the video , then after. You will only watch the video in class.
Movie trailer of « East is East »:
PPT ‘HOW TO WRITE A DIALOGUE’ : how to write a dialogue
Copy in your notebook or print it ( to glue in your notebook). Look for the translation of the interjections and dialogue tags (verbs)
Chapter 1 SOCIAL MEDIA – LIFE ONLINE
What social media do you use and what for?
What about these statistics? Do you agree?
MP3 number 1 « Life online » Listen and take notes :
MP3 number 2 « Teens on Social Media »
COMMENTS CAN NOW BE POSTED ! Please post your comments, videos, links, pictures etc.
Look at this extract of an episode of the series ‘Black Mirror’ and comment:
Learn a little bit about the sounds of English on this website with an interactive phonetics alphabet:
Some good advice and webistes to improve your English: