TG2 21/22

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

(material found on – 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.
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 : (other relevant material here)

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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


Thursday, September 30th

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

Wednesday, September 22nd Gr2

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


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.