2ndes 2018 2019

Chapter 5 Green Cities


 MP3 – Listen and take notes. What are the different ideas these young people have in order to improve life in the cities?

Guerilla gardeners video :



Chapter 4 ROUTE 66

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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.

Roughly 2.5 million people left the Dust Bowl states—Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma—during the 1930s. It was the largest migration in American history.

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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)

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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.





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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:
https://cooperativeintelligence.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/clue-gograph-source.jpg 1. a rose was found on the body.
https://cooperativeintelligence.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/clue-gograph-source.jpg 2. a box of bullets (one missing) was found in Barry Clark’s house.
https://cooperativeintelligence.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/clue-gograph-source.jpg 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:


Résultat de recherche d'images pour "indian couple in front of fish and chips"

HWK for the Xmas holidays : 
  1. Réviser pour Test
  2. 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)


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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:


A documentary to see in the cinema with your ‘Region Card’:


51 réflexions au sujet de « 2ndes 2018 2019 »

  1. In the English class ,we speak about Vincent Callebaut and I inquired about him.
    He is a Belgian ecological architect. He designs futuristic-like ecodistrict projects which take account of several aspects of sustainability . Vincent Callebaut was born in 1977 in Belgium. He graduated in 2000 from the Institute Victor Horta, he moved to Paris to intern with architects Odile Decq and Massimiliano Fuksas and then founded his own company, « Vincent Callebaut Architectures ». The project Dragonfly consists on implementing « vertical farms » in Manhattan along the East River at the South edge of the Roosevelt Island. In a way to rethink the city’s food production and encourage each inhabitant to participate to the gardens, one of the visions of the Dragonfly project was defined as: ‘Eating an apple just picked out of a collective orchard in the fourth floor while looking at New York through the window and then go back to your office just in the upper floor.'[1] This project was inspired by the Japanese movie « Laputa : Castle in the sky ».[2]

  2. Which song do I prefer ?

    I prefer the first one because it’s vigorous and makes you want to dance.

    But why don’t I prefer the second one ?

    Because it’s too slow (for me) and the first minute of the song is speechless.

    In conclusion, I really like this song :-)

  3. Between the two songs speaking of Route 66, I’m actually torn between the two. I prefer the man’s voice in the first version, but I really like the piano’s melody in the second version. Though, I guess in the end I’d say I prefer the second one as I like the very calm, relaxing atmosphere it gives.

  4. Hello,
    I prefer without hesitation the first song’s version about road 66. It is more lively, more joyful, it makes you want to dance, and it highlights the legend of road 66 more, it makes you want to travel, to discover new horizons and many another things !

  5. The first song is country and I’m not a big fan of this style, the second is a jazz version.
    This version is the most energetic and lively, the pace is more catchy whereas the first version is slow and a little boring.

  6. I listened to both versions of the song « Route 66 ».
    My favorite version is where it is a man who sings because I prefer this rhythm and melody. I find this version captivating and catchy. I have heard the piano a lot but I have the impression that there are other instruments but I do not succeed to recognize them.
    The second version is I believe during a concert (we hear people applaud). I think this version is a bit long.
    Chuck Berry’s version stays in my head.

  7. The version of the song that I prefer is clearly the first one where the man is singing.
    I prefer this version because it is more intensive, In my opinion the men is more implicated in the song. Moreover this version is very famous, I know it already

  8. After listening to the 2 songs several times, I just had a preference for the first (that is the shortest). In fact, I found the first more catchy than the second (even if the second had good words). What made me feel this way was also that I found the second music too long for my taste, which made me pick up faster. I also think that one of the other points that made me choose the second one is also that it sounds less jazzy (I say that compared to other jazz music I have listened to). Indeed the differences in the music styles is to me the most important point (or one of the points) that makes me love a tune. Too bad because I could have picked the second one.

  9. What seems strange to me, on the recording named Murder in Yately, is Alice because she stopped the new person in the village to talk about a murder. Maybe she wanted to announce what happened in the village or getting to know her.
    But I think, she told her this to influence her about the culprit, to focus on the culprit who may be Adam or Barry or Helen. THis way, thenew person wouldn’t think she’s the culprit.
    Alice knew a lot of stories about Jack, the victim. And on the recording, she never said how she knew everything about Helen, Adam and Barry.
    So I am actually thinking that she tried to make them look guilty in order not to be suspected. Then, the clues may organized to believe everything she said before .
    Finally, in my opinion, Alice is the culprit but she was helped by Helen who found out a month ago that her husband wanted a divorce . And we know Helen’s only hapiness is her marriage and her husband. So maybe she was scared to see him leaving this ‘happy’ life with someone else. Therefore, she killed him so that she wouldn’t be suffering from this situation.

  10. Hi so I was thinking about the murder of yately and it’s says that Adam Miller went to prison for robbery and the money is still not found . He came out of prison two weeks before the murder and when he came out of prison the garden open??. Maybe the son used the stolen money that he robbed to help his father and after Barry thought that Jack had stolen that money from him so Barry decided to kill him because Jack did not want to tell him where this money came from. That does not really explain why there was a flower on the body but we know that one of Barry’s boxes of bullets is missing so he surely shot Jack but why the flowers ? If someone has an idea, thanks for sharing it !

    1. Hi, I was thinking roughly the same story so I totally agree with you. I think that the rose is a clue placed there to cover his tracks so as to accuse somebody else and complicate the investigation. I don’t know if you thought about that but I think this is a good way to explain why there’s a rose on the body.

      1. Yes I think it’s a good reason but I was thinking that maybe the wife told Barry that Jack stole money from him, this way, Barry would kill Jack and he would never be with an other woman. She was probably with Barry during the murder and dropped the rose as a sign of end, the end of their love that Jack wanted – but not the way he expected it.

  11. This photo of the Indian couple and the Fish and Chips shop made me think of a Bollywood film ( Indian movie ) called « New-York Masala ». It’s the story of an Indian family living in New-York. At one point in the story, we are told that the fast-food place run by the mother is a failure and that the main character had the idea to turn it into a traditionnal Indian restaurant, which will be successful.
    The film is very beautiful and touching but it is very very long, it’s one of the characteristics of Bollywood. :))

  12. Multiculural Britain.
    I agree two videos about the intergration in United Kingdom.
    On a hand I think it’s a very difficult to integrate on a society because when we are a foreign we can be victim of racism because the majority of local people can be narrow-minded and corrupt by lot of strereotyps and other false idea. That why I think it’s difficult to integrate on a society because when à foreign disembark on a new country where they are only local people it’s very complicate for him to integrate on the city because he must learn the local language, habits, culture and when I say culture I think about clothes, food, music, sport, politic,… and all this quickly. If his culture and other are very opposite with the new country I think it’s more difficult.
    But on a other hand I think it’s can be easy to integrate a society if we disembark on a country where they are lot of culture and mixing of them it’s can be easy, interesting and happy to make this big adaptation because it’s can be more easy to meet people with same origins and ask help. On a society with lot of different culture I think the majority of people are open-minded curious about different culture so ask help to somebody become more easy. After, these people became integrate can have babies and are growing up in the country where they parents must integrate to make a better life for they. So these children have the chance to be « totaly » integrate and have two cultures so two languages, two types of habits, clothes and sports, they can eat two type of food everyday. In France lot of people and children have the chance to have two cultures like me: my parents are indian and I live in Lyon since my birth. So I want to share a video of Le Rire Jaune who are two brother french chinese and they make a video about people who have two cultures and differents problems they can meet: https://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D-QPs71CvFOs&ved=2ahUKEwjgjqOw1fDeAhUEdxoKHSbZC3EQwqsBMAB6BAgIEAU&usg=AOvVaw0Pc6FZQAy1LtFiCkTad7MX
    I agree all about he said and I have already lived all situations he tell like the langues mixing, food mixing,…except the football and religious story . That why I was very recognized on this video. At 1:43 of the vidéo he said he haven’t same reference whith his friend, when I was young I lived this moment lot of time and it’s more detailed on this video: https://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DSlNbUCJzJ4k&ved=2ahUKEwipyrf_1_DeAhUmzYUKHWqvAhYQwqsBMAB6BAgJEAU&usg=AOvVaw0CK2lFOyu776DAvHMWyA7V
    And he maked a video about his language the mandarin chinese if you want to make a idea of language mixing: https://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D817klzVO48Y&ved=2ahUKEwiExpSO2fDeAhWmzoUKHV5gDM0QwqsBMAB6BAgJEAU&usg=AOvVaw2TR-ynW4DlgI99zzhMQa8v
    That’s all, good night

  13. According to me, it is very important that a country has citizens from many origins . It brings some diversity and the division sharing (What do you mean ?) However, they can have some difficulty to integrate because of xenophobia or when the people from the same origin stay only between themselves.

  14. Ce n’est pas par rapport aux vidéos mais j’ai vu que sur l’ENT vous m’aviez mis 10/20 et 12/20 alors que sur ma copie il est noté 13/20 et 12/20.


  15. Hello.
    I didn’t watch black mirror but with the video I think it’s a very good series because the story explains very well the transformation from old generation and our generation. Everybody rates everybody else just about their posts (photos, videos, message,…)
    If a criminal posts a funny cat video, everybody thinks he is à good person whereas he is maybe a serial killer.
    Today, everybody can rate anybody in social media about posts so lots of teenagers need to rate » people in real life (irl).

  16. This extract of « Black Mirror » is showing us a future where social media takes over social interaction and where everyone is « rated » by our impressions of them. From my understanding of it, it is implied that everyone possesses this social media (or application).
    I think this is a very wrong system with heavy consequences.
    It would discriminate introvert persons even more. As they don’t like talking too much, and are not willing to let people know of their lives, they would get more « negative reviews » as this is against how the system works. Then, when other people see them, they will see they’re « badly rated », and won’t try talking to them, as that *would hurt their image* .
    On the other hand, more popular people who could abuse the system could use the fact that they’re « highly rated » in order to threaten people. Nobody would oppose them, as that, of course, *would hurt their image* .
    In conclusion, I believe this system to be corrupted, as this would increase bullying and people’s hypocrisy to unbelievable levels, a system that favours your looks, your image, and what you want them to believe you are, while your true self is irrelevant.
    For my faith in humanity, I will hope that such a future will never come true.

  17. The video : « black mirror »

    I think it’s a strange video at first. Then we begin to understand.
    I find the photo fun with the cake.
    There is a slight competition between the two women in the elevator.
    Bethany Jones’s cat is very cute; and we can understand that people are more interested in watching a cat video than a cake photo.
    The title « Black Mirror » could mean that the photos and videos we post are a bit of our reflection, and « black » because it’s a modified, often misleading, reflection.

  18. Hi everyone
    I saw the extract of ‘Black Mirror’ and I found it strange, and even a bit scary. The question is : « where are we going with social media ? ». They are already part of our lives, but I hope they won’t control us, like in the video. Moreover, the lowest rated people may be isolated, become depressive, and, I don’t know, maybe attempt to commit suicide ? It would be horrible.
    Actually, I found only one « advantage » : everybody would be nice, friendly and never bad. It’s better than nothing.
    One more thing to say (or to write) : it’s a good good video to call people’s attention : my rating is 4 out of 5. 😉

    Have a nice week

  19. This day of raising awareness was wanted by the French government in 2015 and several years later, the subject unfortunately remains relevant. In 2018, the day is celebrated on November 8th. This will be the fourth edition. Detect harassment, free speech, allow victims to find the necessary help, are part of the goals of this day.

  20. Internet Danger is very interesting.
    We can understand that Sara is really famous on instagram. Everybody can see her post, and she understands her mistake too late. She is trapped.
    This video aims at raising awareness for teenagers.

  21. We live in a world where social networks take control of our lives. These videos are very informative and make us realize that we must have control over social networks and not the opposite

  22. I want to speak about cyberbullying because is important to fight it and because we gonna speak about it in class. Cyberbullying is like bullying but on Internet (it is obvious but this way my comment is longer) . Bullying is the fact to use strength to hurt someone.
    I said bullying and cyberbullying are the same thing but in fact isn’t totally true because you don’t need to be strong to bully someone on Internet.

    How to fight it ?
    First don’t bully (it is also obvious ), try to help victim of cyberbullying and speak about it around you.

    If you are victim of cyberbullying ( I hope not), I found a video to help you

  23. I recently learned that the Social media Facebook has been used by Trump to win the elections with the help of « Cambridge Analitica » Social media are used to manipulate people and this is bad ! That’s why I’m not on the major social media like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Others :-)

    1. I agree with you but I don’t think that it is a good reason to stop using social media. Because if you know the danger you are not going to be manipulated. Furthermore I dont think that at our age we are going to follow politics on social media. Most of us use it to chat , send posts or things like that, I personally use them to watch funny posts or for general culture and sometimes for politics but rarely and only when it’s our election. So yes I understand but for me we can be controlled and manipulated by TV news or stuff like that, not just social media

  24. Hello hello, I do not really know what write about the documents but we must write something and so I just wanted to wish you a happy holiday.

  25. The video shows that social networks cut us off from the world that social networks do not reflect real life but it’s just virtual.

  26. Good video to raise awareness about social media. Which just goes to show that it is always necessary to be careful to that we publish. To lie on social networks is of no use.

  27. hello,
    I think that the videos we see above show us how dangerous social networks can be for us. That’s why we have to be careful of everything we do on the internet.

  28. Hi,
    I like the video which name is « I like it, Safer Internet Day » because the rythm is catchy and we easily remember the message they want to pass on.
    The children speak so we feel concerned by their message.

  29. I find that the video about the dangers of the internet is very important at this time and that we must be careful on the internet

  30. I found the video « insta life or insta lie? » very funny because most of the time, this is true. We sometimes show our friends or our followers something that has not happened or is not true. I think that in this video, the real title will be « insta lie ». :)

  31. I agree with the message of the video « Everyone knows Sarah ». I think it is really important to be careful on social networks. If you are not, your life could be destroyed.
    I understood all the video except when the coach is talking to Sarah.

  32. I think the video « instalife or instalie » represents the life of a lot people, so yes I agree with it. Even if we are not all doing this, to me it’s a bit sad that people post only for their image towards others and not just for their own??

  33. this is a good document because it speaks about social media . the people say social networks is very important for him and he uses social media everyday

  34. I really like these videos because for the first video with Sara, the video explains the dangers of the internet.
    Sara says that when someone posts a video or photo online, everyone can see it.
    « Think before you post ».

    The second video is a song that often repeats « I like it ». On this song we do not see any face in full. The ending sentence is: « When I’m online you respect me ».

    The third video is a little movie on Instagram. A girl posted a picture of her on Instagram. Friends like the picture. Then, others post selfies and so on. « Social media isn’t real life »

    Here is the link of a video of a boy being bullied at school. His friend Jordyn helps him out at the end by speaking to the teacher.

    Gaël ROZET 2nde5

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