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Writing prompts and basics

  • Writing prompts (currently not updated)

Here is a padlet with interesting news items, book excerpts, etc. It will be updated as I discover interesting documents so go back to it regularly!Feel free to choose one of them and write a piece about it that you can hand out to me to be assessed.

https://padlet.com/embed/uf71cf44t3u5

  • Basics

Temps et aspects

Temps (représentations graphiques)

Verbes irréguliers classés

Affixes

Reported speech verbs

  • 2018 in review

2018 according to…

The Atlantic.

Time Magazine

The New Yorker

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Of the use of foreign languages

A mother mouse was taking her large brood for a stroll across the kitchen floor one day when the local cat, by a feat of stealth unusual even for its species, managed to trap them in a corner. The children cowered, terrified by this fearsome beast, plaintively crying, “Help, Mother! Save us! Save us! We’re scared, Mother!”

Mother Mouse, with the hopeless valor of a parent protecting its children, turned with her teeth bared to the cat, towering huge above them, and suddenly began to bark in a fashion that would have done any Doberman proud. The startled cat fled in fear for its life.

As her grateful offspring flocked around her shouting “Oh, Mother, you saved us!” and “Yay! You scared the cat away!” she turned to them purposefully and declared, “You see how useful it is to know a second
language?”

EC LV2 – 2018-2019

Here are the documents I have referred you to as well as additional documents that may interest you for the first semester.

  • Patriotism in the US

The highlights of the four main speeches:

Joe Biden:

Barack Obama and George W. Bush:

Meghan McCain:

  • Reproductive rights

– Joss Whedon’s video in defense of planned parenthood:

– Interactive maps about abortion laws in the US, from The Guardian.

– A recap about abortion laws by John Oliver and his show about CPCs.

– The powerpoint presentation: Reproductive Rights

  • The American political system

– Audio practice: Can the sitting president be indicted (NPR)

The powerpoint presentation: The American political system and the infographics:

lawmaking-proce_32473970

  • Justice in the US and in the UK

– Felony Disenfranchisement (Last Week Tonight):

– The powerpoint presentation about justice in the US and in the UK.

  • The FAANGtastic Five

Meet the FAANGs (slideshow)

Vocabulary

  • Indigenous peoples

– The powerpoint presentation about indigenous peoples.

  • Religion in the Anglophone world

– The very short slideshow about religion in the US.

– Last Week Tonight about televangelism (2015):

– The video from the NY Times about Evangelicals (2018):

  • LGBT+ rights

– The presentation about LGBT+ rights

– A document about the Stonewall Inn riots.

  • Unions and lobbies

– The presentation about unions and lobbies.

  • The US Constitution

– The NPR radio hour about free speech.

– The presentation about the US Constitution.

EC2 LV1 – 2018-2019

Here are the documents I have referred you to as well as additional documents that may interest you for the first semester.

  • Patriotism in the US

The highlights of the four main speeches:

Joe Biden:

Barack Obama and George W. Bush:

Meghan McCain:

  • The American political system

– “Can the sitting president be indicted?” (NPR, Aug. 22nd)

– The American political system (ppt) + lawmaking-proce_32473970 (lawmaking, click to enlarge) + gerrymandering patterns.

  • Reproductive rights

– The presentation: Reproductive Rights.

– John Oliver on abortion laws in the US and CPCs.

– Joss Whedon’s videoclip to support Planned Parenthood against Donald Trump’s threats to defund it:

– Interactive maps about abortion laws in the US, from The Guardian.

  • Extremism in the political landscape

Rudy Giuliani and “truth isn’t truth” (NPR)

– The powerpoint presentation about extremism in the political landscape.

Do you know your political systems? Try your hand at this Merriam Webster quiz 🙂

  • Indigenous peoples

– The powerpoint presentation about indigenous peoples

  • Religion in the Anglophone world

– The very short slideshow about religion in the US

– Last Week Tonight about televangelism (2015):

– The video about Evangelicals and how they became so powerful:

  • Justice in the US and in the UK

– The presentation about justice in the US and in the UK

– A document about the reform of the American penitentiary system which is currently under way.

  • LGBT+ rights

– The presentation about LGBT+ rights

– A document about the Stonewall Inn riots.

  • Unions and lobbies

– The presentation about unions and lobbies.

  • The US Constitution

– The NPR radio hour about free speech.

– The presentation about the US Constitution.

ECS1LV2_Holidays stuff

Hello everyone!

(Note: to intrude into/on)

A last post to give you some useful links for the summer and eventually next year:

  • The Padlet I told you about.
  • The links to this year’s subjects:
  • Advice:
    • Translate again the texts you were given this year
    • Read the news in English
    • Read to have a good time and watch TV series/movies without subtitles if possible and with English subtitles if not.
  • new Here is translation practice to get back on track before the first test of the year (Sat. 8th).