English Lit. 1 20/21

Wednesday, October 14th

Fill in this form to write a presentation of the film Enola Holmes (2020).

Start in class and finish at home during the holidays: read and listen to Chapter 1, 2 and 3 of Animal Farm.

Tuesday, October 13th

Watching it in the original version with English subtitles.

Enola Holmes (2020)

at home: Enola Holmes with English and/or French Subtitles, click here.

Wednesday, October 7th

Take a first look at Animal Farm

Oral Presentations

(1) Biographical elements

Novels
(2) 1934 – Burmese Days
(3) 1935 – A Clergyman’s Daughter
(4) 1936 – Keep the Aspidistra Flying
(5) 1939 – Coming Up for Air
(1945 – Animal Farm)
(6) 1949 – Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nonfiction
(7) 1933 – Down and Out in Paris and London
(8) 1937 – The Road to Wigan Pier
(9) 1938 – Homage to Catalonia

Tuesday, October 6th

Get ready for your oral presentations tomorrow.

On the website george-orwell.org you may find the complete texts of his books.

Wednesday, September 30th

Work in pairs to prepare presentations about Georges Orwell, each pair gets a number from 1 to 9. You will find some resources below.

(1) Biographical elements

Novels
(2) 1934 – Burmese Days
(3) 1935 – A Clergyman’s Daughter
(4) 1936 – Keep the Aspidistra Flying
(5) 1939 – Coming Up for Air
(1945 – Animal Farm)
(6) 1949 – Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nonfiction
(7) 1933 – Down and Out in Paris and London
(8) 1937 – The Road to Wigan Pier
(9) 1938 – Homage to Catalonia

To search the web in English do not use Google which is mainly going to give you results in French, but try another search engine called Duckduckgo which can be easily switched to another language and location => https://duckduckgo.com/settings

Tuesday, September 29th

buy this edition as soon as possible

Working backwards! Look at these comprehension questions and use them to create a story. Then give your story a title.

  1. Where did Tony first meet Sandra?
  2. How old was he? How old was she?
  3. Did Tony know how to dance?
  4. Who taught him?
  5.  What was Sandra wearing at the dance?
  6. Who was she talking to in a dark corner of the disco?
  7. Who took Sandra home after the dance?
  8. Where did Tony and Sandra meet again two days later?
  9. How often did they see each other?
  10. What was Sandra’s father job?
  11. What was his attitude to Tony?
  12. How long was it before Tony and Sandra saw each other again?
  13. How was their meeting arranged?
  14. Why was Tony surprised when he saw Sandra?
  15. Did Sandra’s father change his mind in the end? Why?

Wednesday, September 23rd

Re-write the story using Morag’s point of view, and write it in the first person (350 words +/-10%)

  • put yourself in her shoes an visualize the landscape (see photos below) and the scene (the Vikings coming ashore)
  • collect vocabulary and information in the short-story which you are going to recycle in your own version.
  • email your short-story to pierre@acobas.net by Friday, October 2nd.

Tuesday, September 22nd

Reading Tartan together.

Wednesday, September 16th

Reading Tartan together.

Tuesday, September 15th

Wednesday, September 9th

Tuesday, September 8th

“That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.” 

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Reading Tartan, a short-story by George Mackay Brown.

Visualizing the scene by drawing elements. The scene takes place in the north of Scotland, near Durness and it looks like this when the weather is good!

Wednesday, September 2nd

General introduction and a short history of the English Language.

=> homework: watch the video