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Posts Tagged ‘places and forms of power’

vocabulaire sur la notion Espaces et Echanges

Vendredi, mai 16th, 2014

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vocabulaire places and forms of power

Vendredi, mai 16th, 2014

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useful quotes for your exam

Mardi, avril 8th, 2014

quelques citations pour illustrer vos propos, en intro ou en conclusion mais aussi utiles pour l’écrit :

Here are some other useful quotes  - food for thought!

Idea of Progress

- « All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem » – Martin Luther King Junior

- « Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything » – George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Peace Prize for Literature 1925

Places and forms of power

- « Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people » - George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Peace Prize for Literature 1925

- « Disobedience in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and rebellion » – Oscar Wilde

women’s rights : an interactive quiz

Samedi, mars 22nd, 2014

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old is but good is …

Samedi, mars 22nd, 2014
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Enjoy your week-end with The Cricktets « I fought the law »

Les questions à l’épreuve d’expression orale

Vendredi, mars 14th, 2014

Pour la deuxième partie de votre épreuve d’expression orale l’examinateur vous posera des questions en lien avec la notion que vous avez choisie.

It is impossible to know exactly what questions you could be asked but you can think about the sort of questions that could be asked and prepare your answers beforehand. If you are more at ease with a notion, try to mention it in your conclusion!

Here are just a few ideas :

Myths and Heroes

Who do you consider to be your hero? Why?

Is it a sportsperson, an actor, an artist, a pop star, a member of your family, an ordinary hero such as a fireman? Why is this person considered a role model?

What are his/her qualities?

Why are myths and heroes important to our society?

Do you think that myths and heroes can teach us a lesson?

Can you think of an anti-hero? Can you talk about their behaviour?

What myth does your document remind you of?

 

Places and Forms of Power

How do people exercise their power? What tools can they use?

What in your opinion is the most dangerous form of power?

Can you give an example of a power struggle?

What are the limits to power? How is power abused?

Why do people need to exercise their power on others?

How do people exercise their power on others? (revolution, riots, demonstrations, disobedience)

 

Idea of progress

In what way has progress made life better? Can you give examples?

Do you think that progress is always positive? Can there be a negative side to progress?

What do you think are the most important inventions of the past 50 years?

How has internet changed today’s world?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of progress? Illustrate your ideas/give examples.

Would you like to be able to travel in time? Would you prefer to move forward to the future or travel back in time?

 

Spaces and Exchanges

Would you like to travel abroad? Which country would you like to live in? Why?

Have you ever travelled abroad? Which countries have you visited?

What did you learn from your trips abroad?

What kind of exchanges are there in today’s world? (trade, financial, sport, social networking, education…..)

What impact does globalisation have on exchanges?

How are these exchanges influenced by modern technologies? Do the new technologies make exchanges easier?

What do we gain from these exchanges? What do people to immigrate to another country bring to the new country? (examples)

Who benefits the most from these exchanges?

What is the American Dream? Is it still true today?

activités de vocabulaire sur les notions

Lundi, mars 10th, 2014

http://www.franglish.fr/4notions/index.htm

places and forms of power

Jeudi, février 20th, 2014

Places and forms of power

« Places » could be important buildings or institutions that represent a certain form of power, for example Buckingham Palace – a symbol of the British monarchy, the White – a symbol of the American presidency.

A place can also be a country or a state -  for example the USA is a state which is powerful enough to influence events throughout the world (superpower) and China is a major economic power in today’s world.

What exactly is power?

It is the ability to control others, events, or resources; the ability to make things happen despite obstacles, resistance, or opposition. This of course leads to conflict between those who have power and those who don’t.

Resistance to power

There are many examples of resistance to power:

- the African-American civil rights movement (Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Junior, Malcom X….)

Places and forms of power

« Places » could be important buildings or institutions that represent a certain form of power, for example Buckingham Palace – a symbol of the British monarchy, the White – a symbol of the American presidency.

A place can also be a country or a state -  for example the USA is a state which is powerful enough to influence events throughout the world (superpower) and China is a major economic power in today’s world.

What exactly is power?

It is the ability to control others, events, or resources; the ability to make things happen despite obstacles, resistance, or opposition. This of course leads to conflict between those who have power and those who don’t.

Resistance to power

There are many examples of resistance to power:

- the African-American civil rights movement (Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Junior, Malcom X….)the  film « The Butler »

- the struggle for liberation in South Africa (Apartheid, Nelson Mandela)

- the Suffragettes’ fight for women’s right to vote

The ability to influence others

The power of the media

If we look at the power of the media for example we can see how much it can influence the public opinion. The mass media plays an important role in forming our personality, enriching our knowledge, providing us with information of any kind.
Mass media can have an effect on our personal identity: it can help us to feel that we are part of a group (social networks) but on the other hand it can contribute to a feeling of isolation.

Media can have a strong political influence or can shape the way we perceive certain groups of society – minority groups, pressure groups…mass media is powerful because it makes us believe what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour (reality TV).

However it can also have harmful impact on society:

- On-screen violence leading to actual violence (violent video games/films)

- Identity or financial fraud on the internet people to fraud, especially identity fraud.

- the dangers for children who are able to access Internet material inappropriate for their age.

- The Internet can facilitate an invasion of privacy – (chat rooms, social networks, bullying)

Economic and political power

- The European Union – past, present and future

- the « superpowers » ( states with a dominant position in the international system with the ability to influence events and its own interests and project power on a worldwide scale to protect those interests – e.g. USA)

- emerging countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China, are now playing an increasingly important role in the global economy, with this group of four powerful developing economies sometimes referred to as the BRIC countries)

The power of guns

- The debate on gun control in the USA

 

places and forms of power : définition

Jeudi, février 20th, 2014

Locations and forms of power: (also called Places and forms of power or Seats and forms of power)

In politics and social science, power is the ability to influence the behavior of people. In order to live together members of a community accept rules, regulations, laws. This helps to create social cohesion but can also lead to conflicts and tensions. Even when authority seems absolute, there are always counter-powers which question it, aim at limiting its excesses and resist it.

 Examples can be:

- the power of the media (reality tv, internet v written press)

- Financial power (the power of money)

- Inequalities between blacks and whites – the fight against oppression and segregation (South Africa, USA)

définitions des notions

Samedi, février 15th, 2014

le document ci-dessous vous permettra de travailler sur toutes les notions et toutes les définitions

Notions_BAC_012-013