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DATE de l’écrit : 11 mai de 10h à 12h
DATES des oraux : 07et 08 juin 2021
ANNEXE 4 du référentiel BTS SIO : déroulement et évaluation de l’épreuve U12
« expression et communication en langue anglaise », parties écrite et orale
En résumé ça donne ça :
2 épreuves (U12) :
Écrit : consistant dans un premier temps à lire un document en anglais, puis en faire un compte-rendu en français en environ 300 mots (comptez 20% de marge d’erreur sur la quantité de mots).
Ainsi que dans un second temps, de répondre à un cas précis par mail, ou par lettre en n’oubliant pas de respecter le format imposé.
Formule de politesse
Oral : regarder une vidéo en anglais et la résumer en français, puis dans un second temps, prendre connaissance d’une situation professionnelle imaginaire, expliquer à l’oral et en anglais la tâche (étape 2.1), puis chatter en anglais en mode “hot-line” avec l’examinateur à la manière d’un jeu de rôle, le candidat a toujours le rôle du spécialiste/technicien/consultant et l’examinateur celui du manager/client/usager.
Comment aborder l’étape (bizarre) 2.1 de l’oral en anglais:
The task I was given is to play the part of an IT technician and you are my manager / client …..
The problem you face in your company / at work is that your computer has frozen / you can no longer access files on the company’s cloud / server ….
My aim will be to guide you through several steps to find a workable / convenient solution.
First I will need to ask you several questions to help me refine the diagnostic and have a full picture of the problem you face.
The problem you face illustrates well how much we have become dependent on IT.
This situation raises the issue of the reliability of the harware/software we use everyday in our work environment.
What strikes/interests me the most in this situation is the fact that ……
“Vous pourrez demander des précisions sur votre rôle, le contexte ou la situation.”
Vocabulaire et structures basiques utiles.
Le logiciel utilisé pour la partie 2.2) de l’exam : BeeBeep
Compilez une liste d’expressions et d’éléments à utiliser lors de l’examen à partir de ces conseils pour newbies :
- 10 Things to Look for When Buying a Laptop
- The top 10 things to consider when buying a new laptop
- How to Pick an Operating System
- Which Operating System Should You Choose for Your Next PC
- Top Ten Safe Computing Tips
- 50+ Internet Security Tips & Tricks from Top Experts
- Ways to Access Your Files From Anywhere
- Getting started with your first computer: all the vocabulary you need to talk to a newbie!
Monday April 5th to Friday 9th
BTS Blanc to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 9th
and for those who forgot:
Work placement podcast report
Prepare a work placement report, use the following document as a guideline and help (pay in mind that it was designed for a written exercise), then later, at home, record and send your presentation (duration: about 3 to 5 minutes minutes).
Friday, April 2nd
Go online to find an article or a video about any subject related to computing which you find particularly interesting. Use DuckDuckGo if you have trouble finding stuff in English and then send the link with a short commentary detailing the relevance of this document.
Monday, March 29th
Read this article These 25 Technology Trends Will Define The Next Decade and then watch the video at the bottom of the article.
A good article to brush-up your skills with figures and numbers in English: 57 Mobile vs. Desktop Usage Statistics For 2020 [Mobile’s Overtaking!] if you need to go back working on the basics you may find some help here.
Friday, March 26th
What are the five R’s of help desk? Write them down as you watch the video and send them here.
15 Common PC Problems and How to Troubleshoot Them (some elements may be too technical for the exam but the list and vocabulary are interesting)
Monday, March 22nd
- A for and against essay about online communication
- Describing a graph of trends over time
- Describing bar charts about reading habits
Friday, March 19th
Monday, March 15th
Check the “Exam Survival Kit” on top of the page
Friday, March 12th
Change management, a podcast from the British council
Public relations, another podcast from the British Council
Monday, March 8th
More good Sci-fi!
Or download the files on your phone, tablet, computer, watch, VR goggles, neural implant, brain, whatever…
Friday, March 5th
Watch The Second Renaissance Part I & II, (no subtitles but the transcript is here) from the Animatrix, a prequel to the Matrix trilogy, take also a look at The Three Laws of Robotics which are very relevant to this subject.
It is also a good opportunity to ponder this quotation by Stanley Kubrik the director of 2001: A Space Odyssey, a famous science fiction film from 1968 based on the writings of Arthur C. Clarke.
One of the fascinating questions that arises in envisioning computers more intelligent than men is at what
point machine intelligence deserves the same consideration as biological intelligence. Once a computer
learns by experience as well as by its original programming, and once it has access to much more
information than any number of human geniuses might possess, the first thing that happens is that you
don’t really understand it anymore, and you don’t know what it’s doing or thinking about. You could be
tempted to ask yourself in what way is machine intelligence any less sacrosanct than biological
intelligence, and it might be difficult to arrive at an answer flattering to biological intelligence.
in Stanley Kubrick Directs, 1971.
Monday, March 1st
Monday, February 22nd and Friday, 26th
Work placement podcast report to be sent by March 15th
Prepare a work placement report, use the following document as a guideline and help (pay in mind that it was designed for a written exercise), then later, at home, record and send your presentation (duration: about 3 minutes).
Friday, December 18th
Some light holiday season reading in both written and audio formats.
Monday, December 14th
Friday, December 11th
Expressing advice is an integral part of your exam :
Getting started with your first computer: all the vocabulary you need to talk to a newbie!
Monday, December 7th
Friday, December 4th
Monday, November 30th
Friday, November 27th
Monday, November 23rd
Friday, November 13th
Today it’s about web design!
an interesting article : The Bauhaus Effect in Modern Web Design
=> or even this very basic one to keep things simple
=> among which I find PICO especially interesting.
Monday, November 9th
send a report in FRENCH here
Friday, November 6th
Election Day in the United States of America is the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. It can fall on or between November 2 and November 8. It is the day when popular ballots are held to select public officials. These include national, state, and local government representatives at all levels up to the president.
Latest Daily Show episode with Trevor Noah.
Friday, October 16th
Monday, October 12th
Friday, October 9th
Watch this about Kodak’s history — from the Wall Street Journal.
Monday, October 5th
You are either a candidate (N°3) or an examiner (N°3), read carefully about your role for 15 minutes, then input the number in the link provided in the page here.
Friday, October 2nd
Monday, September 28th
You are either a candidate (N°2) or an examiner (N°2), read carefully about your role for 15 minutes, then input the number in the link provided in the page here.
Friday, September 25th
Monday, September 21st
- Watch the following video:
2. read the article from which the video was extracted and take notes about IoT.
Friday, September 18th
Monday, September 14th
Sujet d’expression écrite anglais BTS SIO 2018
Vous êtes Janet Ward, technicienne informatique spécialisée ou Peter Ward, technicien informatique spécialisé dans les objects connectés.
S’aprétant à rédiger un article pour un hebdomadaire à grande diffusion, une journaliste sollicite votre expertise sur les questions que pose le développement des objects connectés.
Vous répondez à sa demande par un courriel rédigé en anglais.
200 mots +/- 10%. Vous indiquerez impérativement le nombre de mots utilisés.
=> send your work as an email to email@example.com
Monday, September 7th
Some online ideas to expand on some themes.
Friday, September 4th
Tips and Tricks => useful vocabulary and ideas to play your role during the exam => prepare a list of phrases to remember for the exam