1 STMG – 2016-17

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Tuesday, May 30th

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship oft Ring

Tuesday, May, 23rd

Check your grammar with Brian.

Friday, May, 12th

Start where you had left last week, password : larson1

Comment upon a cartoon by Gary Larson.

Tuesday, May 2nd

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship oft Ring

Friday, May, 5th

Comment upon a cartoon by Gary Larson.

Tuesday, May 2nd

The English Tense System

Friday, April, 7th

Use this form to send me 10 of your answers by the end of the class.

Rastafari, Bob Marley and Jamaica

Answer the following questions using this link:

  1. What is the name of Bob’s first big hit?
  2. What did Bob die from?
  3. What happened on 21 April 1966?
  4. What were the names of Bob Marley’s mother and father?
  5. Describe Bob’s father.
  6. What was the problem with Bob’s father marrying Bob’s mother?
  7. Who instructed Bob Marley on the Rastafarian faith?
  8. Who was Marcus Garvey?
  9. Where does the word “Rastafari” come from?
  10. Who was Menelik and what was his role?
  11. Explain where Jamaica is located.
  12. What was Jamaica’s role in the 17th century?
  13. What was Marcus Garvey’s aim in the 1920s?
  14. What was a maroon?
  15. Who were the original habitants of Jamaica?
  16. Who later “discovered” Jamaica and when?
  17. What was Jamaica’s role in the 18th century?
  18. Where does the habit of smoking ganja originate from?
  19. What role did Bob Marley play Jamaica politics in the 1970s?
  20. Is it possible to visit Bob Marley’s birthplace and how?
  21. Explain a few characteristics of Nine Mile.
  22. What does the word “Ital” mean? Could you give an equivalent?
  23. What was the name of Bob’s first recorded song?
  24. Why is, according to the Rastafarian faith, the Holy Piby closer to the truth than the Bible?
  25. Why was Haile Selassie chosen as the “saviour”?

Tuesday, April, 4th

Translation and Tenses, a few problems

Friday, March 31st

Do the following exercises:

  1. MOTS DE LIAISON
  2. FORMULES

Friday, March 24th

Tuesday, March 21st

Paperman

To keep doing something :

They keep playing with their phones during class.

It kept raining during the holidays.

  • bring 
  • try
  • make
  • fold
  • send
  • throw
  • crash
  • miss
  • hit
  • push
  • lead

Friday, March 17th

Finish preparing your little speech about something that you really like and know about.

It may be about a film, a TV series, a music band, a computer game, a sport, a country or place, a car, anything really …

The only condition is that you do your research in English and you take notes, I don’t want a translation from the French, so choose a subject about which you know you are going to find information in English. A good starting point can be Wikipedia, the English version!

No powerpoint or pictures, just your own explanations, don’t forget to explain why you like it and why you have chosen this subject.

Tuesday, March 14th

Complete your chart using : The modals (complete chart)

and do the following exercices:

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Friday, March 10th

 The modals

Translation using modals

to go further have a look at : The modals (complete chart)

Tuesday, March 7th

corrigé bac blanc STMG SMOKING 

sujet bac blanc STMG SMOKING

Friday, February 3rd

Tartan, a short-story

a novel = un roman  //a short-story = une nouvelle // les nouvelles sont mauvaises (l’actualité) = the news is bad => une nouvelle = a piece of news

Friday, January 27th

Writing a poem

Friday, January 20th

watching The Flash (S01E01)

January 16th – Mock-Exam Week

Tuesday, January 10th

Getting ready for next week’s mock exam :

The move to Pagford had been the worst thing that had ever happened to
Gaia Bawden. Excepting occasional visits to her father in Reading, London was
all that she had ever known. So incredulous had Gaia been, when Kay had first
said she wanted to move to a tiny West Country town, that it had been weeks
before she took the threat seriously. She had thought it one of Kay’s mad ideas,
like the two chickens she had bought for their tiny back garden in Hackney (killed
by a fox a week after purchase), or deciding to ruin half their saucepans and
permanently scar her own hand by making marmelade, when she hardly ever
cooked.
Wrenched from friends she had had from primary school, from the house
she had known since she was eight, from weekends that were, increasingly,
about every kind of urban fun, Gaia had been plunged, over the pleas, threats
and protests, into a life she had never dreamed existed. Cobbled streets and no
shops open after six o’clock, a communal life that seemed to revolve around the
church, and where you could often hear birdsong and nothing else: Gaia felt as
though she had fallen through a portal into a land lost in time.
She and Kay had clung tightly to each other all Gaia’s life (for her father
had never lived with them, and Kay’s two successive relationships had never
been formalized), bickering, condoling and growing steadily more like flat-mates
with passing years. Now, though, Gaia saw nothing but an enemy when she
looked across the kitchen table. Her only ambition was to return to London, by
any means possible, and to make Kay as unhappy as she could, in revenge.
She could not decide whether it would punish Kay more to fail all her GCSEs1
, or
to pass them, and try and get her father to agree to house her, while she
attended a sixth-form college in London. In the meantime, she had to exist in
alien territory, where her looks and her accent, once instant passports to the
most select social circles, had become foreign currency.

J. K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy, 2012

1. GCSE: diploma for students aged 14 to 16 in Britain

 

Friday, January 6th

What a strange day!

Tuesday, January 4th

The Seven Ages of Man

Tuesday, December 13th

building-a-story-backwards

Friday, December 9th

3rd session, you will need to be ready by January 3rd

Prepare a little speech about something that you really like and know about.

It may be about a film, a TV series, a music band, a computer game, a sport, a country or place, a car, anything really …

The only condition is that you do your research in English and you take notes, I don’t want a translation from the French, so choose a subject about which you know you are going to find information in English. A good starting point can be Wikipedia, the English version!

Friday, December 2nd

2nd session, you will need to be ready by January 3rd

Prepare a little speech about something that you really like and know about.

It may be about a film, a TV series, a music band, a computer game, a sport, a country or place, a car, anything really …

The only condition is that you do your research in English and you take notes, I don’t want a translation from the French, so choose a subject about which you know you are going to find information in English. A good starting point can be Wikipedia, the English version!

Tuesday, December 6th

building-a-story-backwards

Friday, December 2nd

Prepare a little speech about something that you really like and know about.

It may be about a film, a TV series, a music band, a computer game, a sport, a country or place, a car, anything really …

The only condition is that you do your research in English and you take notes, I don’t want a translation from the French, so choose a subject about which you know you are going to find information in English. A good starting point can be Wikipedia, the English version!

Tuesday, November 29th

Shakespeare in Love

Romeo and Juliet (1594)

Prologue

Chorus.

Two households, both alike in dignity,

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes

A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life;

Whose misadventured piteous overthrows

Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.

The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love,

And the continuance of their parents’ rage,

Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove,

Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;

The which if you with patient ears attend,

What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.

 

Friday, November 25th

Shakespeare in Love

Tuesday, November 22nd

=> Class attending a serious game tournament.

Friday, November 18th

=> Class in Dijon

Tuesday, November 15th

=> Class visiting DCG forum

Tuesday, November 8th

Written comprehension : The Emerald Forest

Friday, November 4th

Shakespeare in Love

Tuesday, October 18th

=> English test : take a good look at this.

Friday, October 14th

Tuesday, October 11th

Eminem, Guilty Conscience.

Friday, October 7th

=> Pocketmoney

Tuesday, October 4th

 

Friday, September 30th

=> The TEEV

for those who have already sent me TEEV, you can do this and also work on comparatives and superlatives.

Tuesday, September 27th

test = written comprehension

Friday, September 23rd

  1. Online exercise about recurring mistakes to avoid
  2. Brush-up on common phrases to comment upon a document.

=> The TEEV

Tuesday, September 20th

Using the worksheet worksheet make sentences about the short video.

=> at 3:30pm the class went out for the photo.

Friday, September 16th

The document is a short video comedy  by Atom Films entitled 911 and taken from YouTube which makes fun of American hunters.

Use the help of this worksheet.

Tuesday, September 13th

The English tense system in context => To wait for the bus.

Translate into English: Elle habite à New York. En ce moment, elle habite à New York. Elle a habité à Londres pendant 3 ans. Elle habite à New York depuis 5 ans.

Friday, September 9th

The English tense system = > a basic overview

Tuesday, September 6th

A nice walk and picnic around Mercurey

Friday, September 2nd

Introducing oneself