TG2 21/22

Monday, May 23rd and Wednesday, 25th

Quizzes : try one or many

Harry Potter

Emoji Country

16 personalities

National Geographic

US States

General Knowledge

Monday, May 16th

Comment upon Vincent, using this form and the elements below :

Vincent Malloy vs Vincent Price

Tim Burton’s Fandom Webstite

Monday, May 2nd and Wednesday, 4th

Discover BBC Learning English.

Homework Write a review about K-Pax, (you may watch it again here) , and give your interpretation and opinion about the end. 350 words +/-10%, send it using this form.

Thursday, April 14th

Vincent, a short animation by Tim Burton on YouTube.

Vincent Malloy vs Vincent Price

Monday, April 11th and Wednesday, 13th

oral presentation => who’s next?

Take the opportunity to finish the exercises here : Tenses, some exercises using the following handouts as reference:

Thursday, March 31st

The link to watch K-PAX.

Monday, March 28th and Wednesday, March 30th

oral presentation => who’s next?

Take the opportunity to finish the exercises here : Tenses, some exercises using the following handouts as reference:

Thursday, March 24th

Tenses, some exercises

Monday, March 21st & Wednesday 23rd

oral presentation => who’s next?

Thursday, March 17th

YouTube player

K-PAX, on Wikipedia and on IMDB, and the review by Roger Ebert.

Monday, March 14th

Howlers => ces erreurs récurrentes qui font hurler les correcteurs. Si vous faites certaines de ces erreurs, notez-les, de manière à vous créer une liste d’erreurs à ne plus refaire. Une liste de ce genre est particulièrement utile pour se relire lors d’un devoir.

Thursday, March 10th

Interview: Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova

Monday, March 7th and Wednesday, March 9th

Individual oral presentations

Irregular Verbs =>

  • Connaître les verbes irrégulier est la meilleure façon d’améliorer ses notes en anglais, d’un, ça donne du vocabulaire, car comme par hasard beaucoup des verbes irréguliers sont aussi les verbes les plus usités de la langue anglaise, et de deux, on arrête de faire des fautes qui énervent les correcteurs…
  • Avec la liste des verbes irréguliers sous forme d’un tableau Excel vous pouvez adopter différentes stratégies pour vous les faire rentrer dans la tête.
  • Il est important d’aller vérifier et compléter la traduction des verbes dans un dictionnaire tel que WordReference.com, par exemple, vous connaissez le verbe THINK et dans le contexte de la liste des verbes irréguliers pour vous sa traduction c’est PENSER alors qu’il est aussi très utile sous la forme REFLECHIR!
  • En utilisant WordReference.com rajoutez une colonne au tableau des verbes irréguliers, une colonne contenant au moins une phrase d’exemple utilisant chaque verbe en contexte.

=> => Using irregular verbs in a strange story about a very strange day

Monday, February 28th and Wednesday, March 2nd

English for emails: skip some of the first items or tasks if you find them too easy and/or too repetitive but do as many units as you can!

Thursday, February 10th

Use this picture by J.R.R. Tolkien as a starting point to write 250 words (+/-10%) about The Hobbit using what we have read and discussed so far about Chapter 1 and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Monday, February 7th

Getting ready for your presentation

Thursday, February 3rd

Some notes about Bilbo The Hobbit

Monday, January 31st and Wednesday, February 2nd

Test

Thursday, January 27th 

http://www.acobas.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Bilbo_notes.pdf

from line 35 to line 72
from line 72 to line 109
from line 109 to line 152
from line 154 to line 199
from line 201 to the end of the extract (and more)

Monday, January 17th and 24th – Wednesday, 26th

Talk to me about:

  • something you like
  • something you know about
  • something which can be talked about in English
  1. => search the web IN ENGLISH for information and vocabulary,
  2. Google is mainly going to give you results in French, try another search engine called Duckduckgo which can be easily switched to another language and location => https://duckduckgo.com/settings
  3. => compile a long list of elements (nouns, adjectivesVERBS, phrases, sentences etc. Store this list ONLINE.
  4. => prepare your presentation using the collected material
  5. => you may bring some pictures or a extremely short video clip on your phone
  6. => you need about 300 words to talk for a few minutes.

Monday, January 10th and Wednesday 12th

The modals (simple chart to be completed).

The modals (complete chart)

Reformulez les phrases anglaises suivantes en employant un auxiliaire de modalité.

1. Certainly, Tina knows that smoking is forbidden

Tina must know that smoking is forbidden.

2. Certainly, Tina knew that smoking was forbidden.

Tina must have known that smoking was forbidden.

3. It is possible that Tina didn’t know that smoking was forbidden.

4. The Masked Avengers were probably the best band at the concert.

5. Brian forgot his own address. That’s incredible.

6. Perhaps she is right after all.

7. It is probable that the fire started in the kitchen.

The Modals: online exercises

  1. Exercise 1
  2. Exercise 2
  3. Exercise 3
  4. Exercise 4
  5. Exercise 5
  6. Exercise 6

Thursday, January 6th 

Thror’s map as designed by Tolkien for the first edition of The Hobbit
from line 35 to line 72
from line 72 to line 109
from line 109 to line 152
from line 154 to line 199
from line 201 to the end of the extract (and more)

Monday, January 3rd 2022 and Wednesday 5th

The modals (simple chart to be completed with elements from the complete chart below).

The modals (complete chart)

Reformulez les phrases anglaises suivantes en employant un auxiliaire de modalité.

1. Certainly, Tina knows that smoking is forbidden

2. Certainly, Tina knew that smoking was forbidden.

3. It is possible that Tina didn’t know that smoking was forbidden.

4. The Masked Avengers were probably the best band at the concert.

5. Brian forgot his own address. That’s incredible.

6. Perhaps she is right after all.

7. It is probable that the fire started in the kitchen.

Monday, December 12th and Wednesday 15th

HOMEWORK to be handed in by Friday, January 7th

The aim behind watching The Circle (the link opens to IMDB.com – the American equivalent of AlloCiné.fr) is to write a film review about it, here you may find a few tips about writing a film review and here too (chapitre Movie Review Outline). This review (400 words +/- 10% – please indicate it) is to be handed in the week after the Xmas holidays, simply paste the text in my contact page).

The two interviews below are here only if you want to quote Emma Watson in your film review.

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YouTube player

If you need to watch The Circle again, it’s here.

At its most basic your review can be organized like this :

Thursday, December 9th

If you need to watch The Circle again at home, it’s here.

Monday, December 6th and Wednesday, 8th

Almost a dictation, about airpods, the first commercial when they got released/launched.

The voice is that of Jony Ive, long-time Apple designer and one of the most celebrated designer today.

Thursday, December 2nd

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The Circle (2017)

Wednesday, December 1st 

  1. Read this text which makes abundant use of the passive.
  2. Do this exercise and this one too
  3. Finish the worksheet

Thursday, November 25th

The Passive

Monday, November 22nd and Wednesday, 24th

Un article en français pour du “background” sur le nouveau sujet, ou téléchargez le fichier pdf.

Read the online graphic novel Madaya Mom, if the link doesn’t work download the pdf file.

Thursday, November 18th

CO

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Thursday, December 16th – Gr.A, Gr.B

The oral presentation will take place as a one to one session with the teacher and will start in January.

  • something you like
  • something you know about
  • something which can be talked about in English
  1. => search the web IN ENGLISH for information and vocabulary,
  2. Google is mainly going to give you results in French, try another search engine called Duckduckgo which can be easily switched to another language and location => https://duckduckgo.com/settings
  3. => compile a long list of elements (nouns, adjectivesVERBS, phrases, sentences etc. Store this list ONLINE.
  4. => prepare your presentation using the collected material
  5. => you may bring some pictures or a very short video clip on your phone (but no slides, there are no slides during the exam)
  6. => you need about 300 words to talk for a few minutes.

Monday, November 15th and Wednesday, 17th

Quizzes about your relationship to technologies:

The quizzes are not interesting in themselves but they offer plenty of useful vocabulary and colloquialism often used to talk about the use of tech!

Monday, November 8th and Wednesday, 10th

finish the exercise about Reported speech (aka indirect speech)

=> online activity to help you with exercise 4

Holiday reading: a short-story, The Gun by Philip K. Dick

(material found on Gutenberg.org – Project Gutenberg, a library of over 60,000 free eBooks

Thursday, October 21st

Reported speech (aka indirect speech)

Wednesday, October 20th and Monday 18th

Take some notes while doing the exercise, don’t write EVERYTHING but write SOMETHING!

  1. Compound adjectives
  2. Compound nouns
  3. Word formation
  4. False friends

Thursday, October 14th

Written comprehension TEST : another extract from Trevor Noah’s book, re-read the 3 extracts studied in class.

Monday, October 11th and Wednesday, 13th

Axe 1 Identités et échanges

The real story of the Superheroes Bernabe Mendez from the State of Guerrero. Works as a professional window cleaner in New York he sends 500 dollars a month. http://www.dulcepinzon.com/
Bernabe Mendez from the State of Guerrero works as a professional window cleaner in New York, he sends 500 dollars a month back home.

Photographer : Dulce Pinzon

Series : The real story of Superheroes

Source : dulcepinzon.com (other relevant material here)

=>=>=>=>=> fill in the following form to comment upon the photo

Tuesday, October 7th

Listen carefully to the following sound file.

The British Empire at its peak in 1921

Monday, October 4th and Wednesday, 6th

Listen carefully to the following sound file and do the fill in the blanks exercise.

you need to work with 2 windows side-by-side (one for the sound, the other for the exercise, or you may listen to the sound file on your smartphone

correction

Thursday, September 30th


1
What we have here is an extract from Trevor Noah’s autobiography entitled “Born a Crime”.
2The setting of this autobiography is South Africa.
3The events described in this extract occurred during the time when Apartheid was in place in South Africa.
4The main characters depicted are Trevor Noah and his parents, Patricia and Robert.
5The main topic here is the racist political regime that was put into place in South-Africa in the second half of the 20th Century.
6The first part from line 1 to line 9 concerns Trevor Noah himself and the circumstances of his birth in a country which prohibits relations with a person of another race.
The second one from line 10 to line 16 explains why giving birth to a mixed person is a crime in a society built on institutionalized racism.
The third paragraph from line 17 to line 34 is focused on the historical evolution of the segregative system in South Africa.
The last paragraph from line 35 to line 55 deals with the insanity of the enforcement of these new laws. There were special police squads to control and prevent sexual relations between people of different races. These police squads were violent and treated differently white and black people. And finally Trevor Noah explains that it didn’t prevent his fearless mother to do what she wanted, that is having a mixed child with a white man.
7By writing his autobiography Trevor Noah wants to explain Apartheid and to make us understand what it truly was.
8What strikes me the most about this autobiography is its title “Born a Crime” and the fact that Trevor’s parents were considered criminals for having given birth to him.
9Apartheid reminds me of slavery and segregation in The USA.
10To conclude Apartheid was one of the worst case of institutionalized racism, fortunately it came to an end in 1994, but it must be remembered.

Monday, September 27th and Wednesday, September 29th

fill in the following form about the extract from chapter 2 from Trevor Noah’s book.

Thusrday, September 23rd

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Wednesday, September 22nd Gr2

Use these handouts as reference : Simple Tense Chart / Complete Tense Chart

  1. https://www.englishclub.com/esl-quizzes/grammar-3-for-since.htm
  2. http://englishmaven.org/HP6/Present%20Tense%20Final%20Exam.htm
  3. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/at050-my-piano-lessons.htm
  4. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all-tenses-19.htm
  5. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all-tenses18.htm
  6. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all-tenses17.htm
  7. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all_tenses3.htm
  8. http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs29practicetest.htm
  9. http://examtimequiz.com/english-aptitude-test-on-tenses/

Monday, September 20th Gr1

An overview of the English Tense System

Thursday, September 16th

Axe 1 Identités et échanges – Extract from Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Monday, September 13th Gr1 and Wednesday 15th Gr2

>>>>> for next week, get ready to talk a little bit about you to introduce yourself to the rest of the class.

  1. Basics with Brian
  2. Numbers and Figures

Thursday, September 9th

Axe 1 Identités et échanges – Extract from Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Monday, September 6th Gr1 / Wednesday, September 8th Gr2

General introduction and a short history of the English Language.

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