Terminales 2016-2017

THE LAND OF TWO HALVES

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Book p. 74

For Tuesday May 23rd, I want you to watch this video, then, do activity number 2 in your book p. 74.

For b): don’t write the pair work but imagine some questions tourists can ask, and the different ways to give advice.

The Maoris :

Movie trailer « Once were warriors »:

 

BORDERLANDS

Post March 16th

Mexican immigration to the USA

Video n°1

 

Video n° 2

 

Video n°3

http://www.voanews.com/a/undocumented-immigrants-voice-fears-of-possible-mass-deportations/3724648.html

MP3 Crossing over: in class

 

Arizona’s immigration law:  Living-with-Arizona-Law ok

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miaJk7OcPv8

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mp/images/9460447.0008.104-00000004.jpg

 

Art at the border:

http://www.shawnskabelund.com/installations/6000-bodies-2011/

 

 

 

Post Feb 17th

Homework for the holidays:

1.Download the document below and do it. DO NOT LOOK for the correction on Internet, I will notice straight away. It is for your own sake anyway.

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2. Watch some videos in English (you can find some on the page ‘Methodology’ – and find advice on video for your Oral Comp). Please send me an email if you are left-handed, it is VERY important!

Have a good holiday!

 

 

A matter of life and death

 

 

YOU can also post documents, so why don’t you ?? !

DEATH PENALTY IN THE USA

 

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ORAL COMPREHENSION (Test in class) This is the whole document

 

 

 

HOMEWORK WHILE I AM AWAY:

Watch the video 3 times, take notes and summarize it in French.

Dead Man walking (the trial):

MP3 (plage 34):

History of death penalty in the US:

Death penalty in Pennsylvania:

Watch the extract of the movie « Dead man walking » by Tim Robbins (execution scene – subtitled in English):

 

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http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/documents/FactSheet.pdf

Methods of executions in the different states:

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004916.html

 

GUN VIOLENCE

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Post 9/01/17 : MP3 Columbine High School mass shoting

Watch the trailer of « Bowling for Columbine » a film by Michael Moore. Get some info about the Columbine shooting, and comment on the website. What message does it conveys? What does M. Moore want to denounce? Watch the wole movie if you can. Still waiting for comments on the website !

MP3 Getting a gun in Colorado:


 

For Tuesday 13th Dec. Ted Nugent on GOA. Watch and take notes. You can also comment on the website.

 

Video number 1:

Video number 2:

Video number 3:

 

 

 

Special US Elections

Watch the videos about how a US president is elected. Be ready to explain.

Now, watch the 2 ads and compare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4s29JMQR4E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0T2Wwa-R7Q

Think about these questions while watching the ads:

• What was the ad about?
• What music did you hear? Describe it.
• Was there a voice-over? If so, what words or phrases did you hear?
• What did you learn about the candidate?
• How important are the sounds and images in making the ad persuasive?

• Which ad did you find more aesthetically appealing? Why?
• Which one do you find more persuasive? Why?
• Does your response depend on an understanding of the candidates’ positions?

The 2 main political parties in the US. What values and ideas they embody.

conservative-vs-liberal

THE SWINGING 60’s

swinging sixties

‘Made in Dagenham’ trailer:

All of you must watch the trailer of the film « The boat that rocked »:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyXu0mC38SE

MP3 « Sound of the 60’s »:

 

Fashion in the 60’s – Mary Quant and the miniskirt:

TO READ : http://www.fashion-era.com/the_1960s_mini.htm#Mary%20Quant

1964: If anyone should be credited with pioneering the miniskirt it is British designer Mary Quant. Quant opened what became the iconic boutique Bazaar in 1955 on King’s Road in London’s Chelsea neighborhood. Inspired by the fashions she saw on the streets, Quant raised the hemline of her skirts in 1964 to several inches above the knee, and the iconic miniskirt was born. She named the skirt after her favorite car, the Mini.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8d13xmIh5s

GROUP 1: Watch the videos about the 60’s in the US. Write down as much information as  you can.

GROUP 2: the 60’s in Great Britain. Watch and write down the most important information you hear

You will have to report on these documents orally to the rest of the class!

THE LAND OF TWO HALVES

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Opening scene of the movie « Once were warriors  » directed by Lee Tamahuri:

 

The Maoris today:

BORDERLANDS

 

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Please watch …and react!

Go on the following website and read the pros and cons of migration. What do you think?

https://www.embraceni.org/migration/the-pros-and-cons-of-migration/

What immigrants can bring to society:

A very interesting webiste with lots of information and stories :

http://www.migrantscontribute.com/

 

Pour s’exercer pour le bac blanc (consignes) et pour l’EO, aller sur la page ‘methodology’

A matter of life and death

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Vocabulary list (to download or write … and learn !)

gun-control

Who is this guy? What does he advocate? 

Death penalty in Pennsylvania:

An enlightening experience for an awareness campaign against gun violence in the USA:

Choose ONE of these videos and comment on it  in English – in your notebook. The 1st video is a must-watch by the way!

 

 

This one is only to be be watched until 1’01

 

 

TS4/TS5  Homework:

Book p39 Rita’s text

Announcement:

13 posts from the Terminales since September ?! It has never happened before (have a look at the other Terminales page…and I only had ONE class, not 2 like this year!).

This behaviour makes me quite furious, to say the least! No interest and no shares!

Sorry, but this page was supposed to be about posting stuff you found interesting, exchanging ideas, debating even ! It’s not half that, and I am very sorry, mostly for you.

 

 

Post Dec 11th

 

Post Dec 9th

Here is the document with the blanks. Download, print and fill them in. I will post the MP3 about music in the 60’s as well. But please, try to watch the videos that I posted!


Pirate Radios and MP3 about Music in the 60 with blanks

Post December 5th

A few videos about the 60’s in GB and in the USA – The 3rd one might help you find a topic for your PPT  slideshow (to be made in groups)

 

 

Post Nov 24th : Watch the following trailer of the movie « the boat that rocked »

Here is the script for the MP3 : Memories of the 60’s

SCRIPT MP3 Memories of the 60

Time Magazine Cover

swinging London

Listen to this document and take notes:

 

Methodology (oral comprehension + oral expression):

Oral expression Oral comprehension

Oral expression

fche problématique et notion(s)

 

 

 

 

 

MYTHS AND HEROES

Oct 15th

Can you write the script of  ‘Johnny got his gun’s  last scene?

MP3 Staten Island Veteran Center:

Heroes (and heroines)of war

Look at the PPT below and comment on the 2 slides (description, analysis and comparison)

war nurse and soldier’s creed

Johnny got his gun’s trailer :

Metallica’s song « One », about « Joe got his gun »:

Donovan’s « Universal Soldier » :

 

 

 

 

Sept 23rd

Please use the methodology page on this website. It is full of good advice on how to write essays, letters, etc…And if you find some other suggestions and good websites don’t hesitate, share with everyone on this site 

Hey ! Here is the evaluation worksheet I am going to use to mark/grade you for your ‘piece of news’ every week. Prepare well, and don’t forget to :

-record youself, listen and correct mistakes, pronunciation, stress etc.

-time your speech (5 mn max!)

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59 réflexions au sujet de « Terminales 2016-2017 »

  1. DEATH PENALTY:
    The cartoon by Dave Granlund shows a prison official explaining that a power outage prevents the electric chair being used to execute prisoners, they will use a guillotine instead.
    Tennessee has decided how it will respond to a nationwide scarcity of lethal injection drugs for death-row inmates: with the electric chair. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain the drugs, which have become more and more scarce following a European-led boycott of drug sales for executions. The decision comes as lethal injection is receiving more scrutiny as an execution method, especially after last month’s botched execution in Oklahoma.
    The link to see the picture is : http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341d417153ef01a511bf89e2970c-800wi

  2. Hey guys,
    Last week, Marine Le Pen (the FN’s candidate) talked about her political program, and particularly that the restoration of the death penalty will not be in her program. At first glance, we can imagine it’s a good thing. But then, she announced she would set up (if she was elected) a new referendum system: if a public and order issue collects 500 000 signatures, then this issue will be subject to a referendum. According to her, with this new system, the French could reintroduce the death penalty. And not only this in particular: because of this new referendum system, the country could have many stupid referendums, and it takes the risk that a stupid “question” (idea) is accepted (because, for example, many people take this “question” seriously. So the majority of citizens won’t vote, but a minority will vote, and in this minority, it’s probable that there are the people who would have signed about the « question »)…
    It’s just … disconcerting. But it’s the FN, so I’m not very shocked.

  3. Hi guys,
    Well, after thinking that the lawyer’s speech is quite powerful by reading it, watching it saying by a man is even more powerful. While reading it you can’t have the context where this speech had been pronounced. We can feel how the lawyer is sarcastic and cynical while speaking about death penalty.

    I don’t know if it is your case but I found the speech of the second lawyer totally stupid. Of course Matthew Poncelet killed children. But it didn’t give us the right to decide if he deserves death. We, humans, don’t have the right to decide if another man should live or die. The speech the second lawyer gives just shows that some mentalities are still in the past. These kind of man likes to think that laws and justice could give us the right to sentence a man to death. But we are not god. We are not superior to the other person.

    Finally I want to add that the way to kill people nowadays is not humane at all. Quite the opposite! We just find a way to kill people and not to feel guilty. It is much more horrible than the other way because it could make us realize that death penalty is not the right way. Using lethal injection and calling it a « humane » way is like running way and giving up all our humanity

    1. Hi Quang and hi everyone, I think the same way, so here are 13 reasons to end death penalty. Some of them expain its inefficiency and others suggest alternatives like « life without parole » wich looks quite cruel but is still better than death penalty. Indeed, « life without parole » sentence condemns people to jail for life but doesn’t allow them to argue for their freedom thanks to their good behavior. This is cruel too but, at least, we won’t kill people anymore ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      I definitely invite you te read the entire article!

      https://oadp.org/facts/13-reasons

  4. Hey everybody,
    In this document, we can see Jeremy Irons, a popular British actor , arguing against the death penalty. During his speech, he shows that the death penalty is ALWAYS illegitimate. At first, he clearly announced that the death penalty has no influence on the crime rates of a society, that the societies which use it don’t have a lower crime rate, and societies which abolished it are not plunged in chaos. Secondly, he thinks that the capital punishment has an economical influence, for those “who can’t afford good legal counsel” (I‘m not sure but maybe he refers to lawyers), and so, the rich have advantages concerning the justice. Afterwards, he deals with the innocents who were executed, who have “little use” (it’s ironic) of a pardon after their death. Then,, Jeremy Irons speaks about the children who were executed by the capital punishment (51 child killed in China, Republic Democratic of Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and USA). He also says that nobody shall be subject to torture, and so, to the death penalty because it’s torture: physically (brutal nature of execution) and psychologically (waiting to be executed). Afterwards, he declares that the right to life is inalienable and no one has the right to take someone’s life. For this argument, he uses the human rights declaration. Finally, Jeremy Irons shows us that a human, although he killed or tortured people, and even if we want revenge, remains a human being. He concludes with a final question: if people crossed the line, do we really join them?
    For me, it’s an amazing speech against the death penalty, which uses a lot of very relevant arguments, which I approve.

  5. hello,
    I found these two interesting posters :

    -http://cristianaziraldo.altervista.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/against-death-penalty.jpg

    -http://212.78.226.15/sites/default/files/image/actions/dpenalty_home.jpg

    I think it can be a good link with the subject we are working on right now (death penalty )

  6. Hi guys, I’ve been looking on the amnesty international’s website and i found those interesting figures :
    102 countries had completely abolished the death penalty by the end of 2015
    1,634+ people were executed in 2015 – up 54% in 2014 (excluding China)
    89% of all executions recorded in 2015 took place in just 3 countries

    here is the link of the US states with and without the death penalty’s map :
    http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/states-and-without-death-penalty

    There also is some interesting link next to the description of the states.

  7. Hi guys, I hope you are fine. I’ve been looking on the amnesty international’s website and i found some interesting informations :
    Key facts

    102 countries had completely abolished the death penalty by the end of 2015

    1,634+ people were executed in 2015 – up 54% on 2014 (excluding China)

    89% of all executions recorded in 2015 took place in just 3 countries

    There’s also this phrase : The death penalty is a symptom of a culture of violence, not a solution to it.

    The following link shows us the USA states with and without Death penalty map : http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/states-and-without-death-penalty, there’s also some interesting link at the right of the map.

  8. Hello guys, I’ve just watched the video on the history of death penalty in the USA and the extract from the movie Dead man walking. Let me summarize it here.
    At the beginning the death penalty was imported to America by the british settlers. At that time stealing vegetables, trading with indians or rejecting the idea of one God lead to the capital punishment (absolutely stupid and nonsense if you want my opinion but whatever).
    There were several methods used at this period like hanging, beating, burning or breaking on a wheel but hanging was the preferred method (it looks like what happened during witch trials don’t you think?).
    However it would be a shame if nobody didn’t question those practices. In 1777 one of the founding father of the USA, Thomas Jefferson tried but failed to change Virginia laws. But the 8th amendment of the bill of right 2 years later stipulates that no unusual or cruel punishment would be inflicted to citizens. There used to be public executions but the last one was in 1936 and the other happened in the prison.
    The first state to get rid of death penalty was Michigan for every crimes except for treason. After the Civil War new methods were invented and used like the electric chair.
    In the early of the 20th century, the idea that punishment was unjust became mainstream. Some states get rid of it and some restricted its use.
    But it would not last. The fear of the socialist revolution bring death penalty back into states. During the Great Depression and Prohibition, there were in average 170 executed per year.
    During the 1950’s the opinion changed again and some states declared death penalty unconstitional (we can’t really rely on the us citizens opinion don’t we? They were against the death penalty then the fear changed it and it changed again…)
    In 1982 lethal injection was used and the modern era of death punishment was opened.
    Nevertheless as there are way too much belief about this topic it would be hard to totally suppress death penalty.
    Now about the expression « Dead man walking »: it refers to the last steps a prisoner leading into the execution room.

  9. Hi guys,
    Tuesday, January the 4th, jury of South Carolina deliberated about the Dylann Roof’s case. The man who has killed 9 Afro-American, has hurt 1 people, and has white supremacy and neo-Nazism’s ideas, will receive the death penalty. This event brings many law and order issues: the question of the right to bear an arm, which “allows” the murderers and psychopaths to act according to their ideas in the country, and the question of the real death penalty’s usefulness and legitimacy, whereby the justice has the same level of the murderers.
    In my opinion, the right to bear an arm it’s an absurdity. In first, everyone can have an arm and so kill people; and in second, you can have accident with it. An American could say: “with gun, we can protect ourselves”. But when a people have a gun in his hands and try to kill yourself, the time to take your arm, she will have already fired, and you will be probably dead before use your gun. So the right to bear an arm brings more dangers than security. Why do the American don’t understand why there are more murders/slaughter in America than France?
    As the right to bear an arm, the death penalty is stupid too. This action doesn’t relive the people who are dead: it doesn’t bring any appeasement. Moreover, any human has the right to private the life of someone. If a country can remove the life of a citizen, then this country is not a democracy (which defends the human rights). Victor Hugo deals with the contrast between what the law said and its real application about it: “What does the law say? You will don’t kill! How does she say it? By killing!” This sentence makes you think…

  10. Hi guys I’ve just watched again the trailer Bowling for columbine, and I finally decided to post a comment. This trailer shows us how foolish are the american, they can give you gun if you open a bank account. Really, how can you give someone a weapon into a bank?
    To my mind, I think that M. Moore wants to denounce that it’s not responsable to get a weapon just if you want to. Contrary to whats the man says in the trailer. How could it be responsable if you can kill everybody you want just because the law allow you to bear an arm where ever you want. That really shock me, the american people still live in the past. Now there’s no need to keep a weapon all day long.

  11. The Columbine shooting happened in the Columbine High School, in the State of Colorado on the 20th of April 1999. The shooting was planned by two students: Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris. They killed 13 students and injured 24 others. They used different weapons like knife, explosive and chiefly riffle. They killed themselves after the shooting.
    There are many films that were inspired by this event like Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore. In the trailer of the film, it shows how easy to get a firearm in the USA. People just need to open an special account at a bank to get a gun because guns are part of the american culture. When the Columbine happened, the faults were on the parents, violent movies, video games, television but nobody thought about guns.
    The message was the Americans are living in the past, a period that guns were needed in order to protect themselves. They hang on an old fond memory and don’t move forward. Michael Moore critisizes the american’s mind that don’t want to realize guns really are the problem in the american society

  12. I’ve just watched the third video and it does really strike me. This is an interview of Michael Moore, a filmmaker, who gives his point of view on guns nowadays in the USA.
    In fact he points out why there are over a million people killed by guns in the USA. In his opinion guns don’t kill people but Americans do. That’s what really powerful in this interview. Indeed the US society is marked by violence, we can see it in the history.
    Violence was always used in order to solve problem for the USA.
    The explanation to this is fear and racism. However there are countries that also used violence as a means to an end. But for the USA, it’s different. Moore describes Americans as fearful people.
    They get rid of the native people because they feared them. They feared slaves rebellions so they made sure that slaves wouldn’t be able to get a weapon. It seems like history repeats over and over again, with three steps of fear, violence and peace, like an endless waltz.
    What is quite striking in his speech in the statistics about guns owning. More than 90% of guns are owned by white people in the suburbs. Basically what do they fear? Of course not the rich people living there. So if I borrow Mr Moore’s words « poverty and racism, most of the guns shootings essentially coming from those to groups ».
    Then what could we do in order to solve those problems? Our interviewee would say « Jobs »
    To his minds the government should set up a social safety net like in France or Germany. Therefore, it could catch the people and make them feel safer when they lose their jobs which can reduce somehow the fear and violence in the society.
    In the end he gives a message to the government: « And please, our leaders that we elected, buck up, man! Buck up! And do your job ». Because nowadays, the majority had to face against the right wing and the NRA which protect the guns and don’t want the gun control laws to pass. That’s why the government should quicken and listen to that majority that want to restrict guns in the USA.
    Finally the goal of this interview is to give another point of view on guns. Because the real issue is not about firearm but about their use by people.

  13. Hi guys!
    I watched the first video: « guns with history ».
    In the video, some people have opened a gun shop in New-York City, with hundreds of guns.
    It says that all of them have a history. Indeed, each gun has a note, on which it is written where and when the gun was used, who used the gun, and how many people dides or were wounded . Hidden cameras were placed to capture the gun buyers’ reactions.
    When the clients enter in the shop, the salesperson begins by a question: why do they want buy a gun? All of the customers answer “for protection”.
    Next, the seller shows many different guns, and explains what the qualities of the gun are. At this moment, the shoppers look interested.
    But after this, the salesman tells of the “history” of the gun: who used this gun and how many people were killed . So, we can see the clients shocked, uncomfortable. We can note that the seller speaks about the murders with a natural tone (we have the impression that he compliments the weapon at times). This contrast (between the murderous weapon and the natural tone) makes the clients more uncomfortable.
    At the end, the shoppers left the gun shop without gun buying.
    The video finishes on one sentence: “Every gun has a history. Let’s not repeat it.”
    This sentence means that we mustn’t repeat the history of guns, so not murder people.
    We can deduce that the goal of the video is to warn people of the dangers of gun possession and to propose a control for the sales of weapons in the USA.

  14. Hello mates!
    I’ve just watched the trailer of the movie « Made in Dagennham ».
    The movie deals with the position of women in the 1960s. Indeed, in this period, the women were paid less than the man. That is why it would lead them to contest against their current government. The film shows the progress of the equal pay movement started by Rita O’Grady in the sewing industry where she works. Her strong-will and straightforwardness will allow to women to claim their rights although it is hard.
    This historical movie relates really well the struggle to get the pay equality between men and women. It reminds us how hard to be a woman at that time and how was a fight for equality in a blend of joy, sorrow and hope.

  15. Hi guys!
    The first video speaks about the US election’s « rules ».
    A US President has to:
    -be born in America
    -be more than 35 years old
    -have lived in the country at least 14 years
    The US election opposes (in general) the two biggest political parties: Democrats and Republicans.
    Parties choose their candidates/nominees looking at who wins the most states in caucuses and primaries. After, inhabitants vote to elect the party’s nominee. The party’s nominee is officially announced in the summer.
    Next, the candidates will focus on « swing states » (this notion will be explained in the second part).
    To become president, unlike most democracies where you have to have the most general votes; in the US, you have to have the most votes from the electoral college to win (each state has a number of « electors » according to its population).
    To win, the candidate needs 270 votes out of the 538 votes.

    The second video deals with the US election’s progression.
    There are 3 important parts:
    -Primary election: inhabitants elect the candidates (of the differents parties) for the presidential election.
    -Convention: members of a political party organise many meetings to « win states ».
    The election is usually won in the « swing states », where the population often changes their party preference.
    -The Election: takes place the 8th November. The candidate who has more than 270 votes wins. He will make a victory speech.
    According to me, this election system is not very good: a candidate can win even if he has fewer votes (from the citizens) than his competitor.

  16. Hello there!
    This is my first comment on the site and I hope that more than 2 persons will post things because it is quite dull here.
    Anyway I’ve just watched the video about the creation of the miniskirt by Mary Quant.
    I find it amazing how a woman can change her decade by creating that daring cloth. We should also remember that during that time it was a man’s world thus women had to fight for their rights and by creating this piece of clothing, Mary Quant just freed women from the dress code imposed by men at that time.
    Yet that isn’t the most amazing thing. She created something that is still stays fashionable. The fact that almost every woman in the world had already worn a miniskirt at least once in their life shows how important the Sixties were in this field.

  17. Hi guys,
    I’ve just watched « The boat that Rocked » trailer. I found it incredibly funny. I think that it represents really well the censorship endured by the British during the 60’s. I will probably have a look at this film, it should be a nice experience .^^

  18. Hi people,
    « The Boat that Rocked »‘s trailer deals with the pirate stations’ appearance on boats. According to the movie, in 1966, there were 571 American radio stations blasting rock and roll, but in the United Kingdom the only way to listen rock and roll was to « tune in » to a(n) (only) boat! The movie narrates the story of pirate station’s « pirates » of this boat, which were not appreciated by the British government, because of rock and roll was banished from the British airwaves. A mixture of adventure, humor and tragedy, that makes us want to watch the movie.

  19. Hello everyone !

    I know that the video has nothing to do with what is being done in class, but I told myself that it could still interested. Indeed, I understand that listening to English videos can sometimes be annoying. Just a few weeks ago, I found this video of a British comedian Michael McIntyre, who shows the different daily lives of people without children and people with children.
    This sketch is really funny and easy to understand. Honestly, look at it, it’s really amazing! When you see it, tell me what you thought of it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFQfylQ2Jgg

    Enjoy 😉

  20. Hello everyone !
    I recently saw a report on firearms in the United States and may therefore interest you , because we will study it, if I ‘m not mistaken . Unfortunately, this report is in French ( you can find it on the website M6 : Enquête Exclusive : Etats-Unis , la folie des armes à feu ) . Nevertheless, this report gives interesting and relevant information.

    Enjoy 😉

  21. Hi everybody!
    I would advise you today to watch a very interesting and rewarding movie for your general culture, as well, but also to know more about Vietnam
    war… It’s entitled  » The Deer Hunter ». Nino and Romain even talked about it a few weeks ago in their history talk !
    Here is the link of the Trailer:

    http://youtu.be/3Gqit3zVmyc

  22. Last year, at my music school, for the concert of the end of the year, I played with the group of « actual music ».
    And we have played 2 pieces of the Sixties.

    The first was : » Sympathy for the devil » by The Rolling Stones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBecM3CQVD8

    And the second was: « Riders on the storm » by The Doors
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbx6gULYNbc

    We have talked about Rolling Stones and the Music in the Sixties, so I thought it could be interesting to share these pieces.

  23. I saw last week, a video on the 60s that might interest you. We all know the good sides of this decade, but we don’t know its flaws. I let you discover them with this video.
    Personally, I find it interesting because it allows us to know a little bit more, and to have another point of view.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZtUAq2SYUQ

    Enjoy 😉

  24. If you want to watch films in English to train for the oral comprehension ,I saw the new James Bond yesterday,in English of course, and I think it’s a really good film . It’s very easy to understand because there are short dialogues with simple words .
    Enjoy

      1. Here’s the lyrics :

        « Wrong Side Of Heaven »

        I spoke to God today, and she said that she’s ashamed.
        What have I become, what have I done?
        I spoke to the Devil today, and he swears he’s not to blame.
        And I understood, cause I feel the same.

        Arms wide open, I stand alone.
        I’m no hero, and I’m not made of stone.
        Right or wrong, I can hardly tell.
        I’m on the wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side of hell.
        The wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side, righteous side of hell.

        I heard from God today, and she sounded just like me.
        What have I done, and who have I become.
        I saw the Devil today, and he looked a lot like me.
        I looked away, I turned away!

        Arms wide open, I stand alone.
        I’m no hero, and I’m not made of stone.
        Right or wrong, I can hardly tell.
        I’m on the wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side of hell.
        The wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side, the righteous side of hell.

        I’m not defending, downward descending,
        Falling further and further away!
        Getting closer every day!

        I’m getting closer every day, to the end.
        To the end, the end, the end,
        I’m getting closer every day!

        Arms wide open, I stand alone.
        I’m no hero, and I’m not made of stone.
        Right or wrong, I can hardly tell.
        I’m on the wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side of hell.
        The wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side of hell.
        The wrong side of heaven, and the righteous side, the righteous side of hell.

  25. Hi everybody,
    If you want to train you for the oral comprehension, you can go on CNN student news where there are videos , with different documentaries, which talk about news in the world. It’s very interesting since videos change every school day (therefore, not during the holidays or week-ends). But videos are long. So, you could go on YouTube where there is just one documentary and where you find the text (it is in English but you can understand easily) after some listening to correct you???.

  26. I just found that « One » by Metallica was related to « Joe Got His Gun », It’s a song that I really appreciated, although showing the horrors related to the war.
    Even if the lyrics describe a casualty of World War One, they allow us to understand what war can cause : pain or some unforgettable memories that still haunt soldiers. That’s why I think this song is striking and effective, making it a symbol for peace.

  27. I watched the video of Donovan’s song and after a little research I found some information on a website about the original song written by Buffy and what she wants to stand up for.
    To go on this website you can click here:

  28. Here’s what I found in a dictionary for the definition of an anti-hero :
    « the main character in a story, but one who does not have the qualities of a typical hero, and is either more like an ordinary person or morally bad »

    1. Good job, thanks Laurene ! Any examples ?
      Here is the Wikipedia definition :
      An antihero or antiheroine is a protagonist who lacks conventional heroic qualities such as idealism, courage, and morality.

      Actually, an anti-hero is a flawed* (imparfait /faillible) hero, and therefore, much more interesting than the more traditional heroes. They can be working on the side of good, but with a tragic flaw, or a horrible past, or for reasons that are selfish and not intirely « pure ». They can also be working for the side of evil, but with hidden noble intentions, or other underlying complexities. « Batman » is a good example in movies, Camus’ main character in « L’étranger » is another one in literature.

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