En quoi les échanges et voyages peuvent-ils être source de richesse et de connaissance de soi et de sa propre identité?
To what extent can travels and exchanges be fruitful and help you have a better understanding of yourself?
I)Anticipation Choose one of the quotes and justify your choice.

Source: My Best Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Wanderlust; Updated: August 22, 2019by Matthew Karsten

  1. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

Flaubert continued Radmacher’s wise observation in this insightful trip quote. I definitely used to think that my life, and my country, played a bigger role in the world until I packed up and hit the road.

  1. The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

We may feel safe in our little bubble, but it’s also boring. That’s the primary reason I started traveling several years ago, and I’ve fallen in love with the thrill of discovery. It doesn’t get any more real than this short travel quote.

  1. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

When I travel, I’m able to give my mind something new and exciting to focus on. Studies say that we need to keep learning in order for our minds to thrive.

  1. “With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake
  2. Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

Money makes traveling a possibility, but it doesn’t enrich you like sharing experiences with new cultures. I’m not sure who coined this inspirational travel quote, but they hit the nail on the head!

  1. When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen

If you think your country does everything the right way and is revered by other nations, you’ll definitely have those notions put to the test when you enter another country. I’ve learned so much about the way my nation is viewed on the international stage. This is the perfect travel quote for Instagram or Pinterest.

  1. Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.” — Paulo Coelho

Yes, travel does require some money. However, you’ll also need to gather enough courage to temporarily cast off everything about your daily life that makes it so comfortable — and boring.

  1. “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

This quote is as relevant today as it was when it was first uttered. People have an unfortunate tendency to claim others as their enemy without even getting to know them first. This is an issue that’s propagated by fear of the unknown, and it has led to a lot of lost opportunities throughout history.

  1. Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends. You are constantly off balance.

Cesare Pavese

  1. To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

I grew up reading Anderson’s fairy tales but didn’t know about his travel writing until later. Now, I know that his many quotes about traveling truly captured the essence of why it’s so important to explore new areas.

  1. Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell

David Mitchell’s best-selling novels typically involve traveling, as evidenced by this quote from “Cloud Atlas.” It’s difficult to get to know yourself when you’re stuck in the rut of normality. I always have the best self-awareness breakthroughs after a period of travel and inner reflection.

  1. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

Indian novelist Anita Desai nails this one with her inspiring quote about traveling. We’re all shaped by each of our experiences. I love it that every new adventure helps shape me for the better.

Justification: Final Thoughts On Traveling

Traveling is one of the best ways to open your mind and heart to the world. As a result, I’ve experienced the full range of emotions during my travels. Although this has sometimes meant having my lifestyle and point of view challenged, I wouldn’t give up a single second of it because it helped shape me into the person I am today. Travel can change your perspective. Many of these quotes have inspired me to keep exploring our world.

If you’re looking for inspiration to fuel your wanderlust, you’re certain to find the perfect quotation above! I hope they inspire you to pack up everything and head out into the unknown, to explore the farthest reaches of our planet (and your soul) — to see the world for what it really is. Browse these fun quotes when you need wanderlust motivation — to make travel a priority in your life!

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II) Compréhension Orale   (Version pdf)

1.Compréhension de l’oral (10 points)

Titre du document: How the fly shame movement got off the ground

Source : Aisla Chang,  Heard on All things considered, NPR, August 2019.

 En rendant compte en Français du document, vous montrerez que vous avez compris :

 -le thème principal du document;-à qui s’adresse le document; -le déroulement des faits, la situation, les événements, les informations; -l’identité des personnages et éventuellement les liens entre eux; -les différents points de vue; -les éventuels éléments implicites du document; -la fonction et la portée du document (relater, informer, convaincre, critiquer, dénoncer, etc.)

2.Expression écrite (10 points)

Vous traiterez en anglais l’un des deux sujets suivants au choix. Répondez en 120 mots au moins.

 Question A: You are Greta ThunbergMake a speech in which you explain how you made up your decision to sail instead of flying to NY for the environment summit.

 Question B: Write the transcript of a discussion between two young people who oppose themselves about Greta’s decision to sail instead of flying to NY for the environment summit.


III) Comprehension écrite   (version.pdf)

The Importance of Traveling

Yii-Huei Phang, Contributor, Student from Australia, Huffingtonpost 07/25/2013

I’ve been traveling since I could basically walk. My first trip was to Washington D.C., a place huge and foreign to a little Malaysian girl, who discovered her profound love for McDonalds, simply because of the free toys. My parents have been and still are avid travelers, due to my mother working in an airline company. As a result of this, I feel so privileged that they’ve given me the opportunity to travel. I’ve been to about 15 or so countries, from touring around the Germany to walking the Great wall of China.

I believe that there are many important aspects with traveling. I know that not everyone has this opportunity, but if you do, embrace it. Traveling can develop a person’s character, being open minded. You aren’t enclosed in your bubble; you get outside of your comfort zone. Traveling is something you can’t learn in a classroom.

For example, poverty is not something I had been exposed to living in Australia. The most I’d see is a homeless person in the city, busking with a guitar. I hadn’t been really exposed to it, until I was on a trip in southeastern Europe in 2010, and we were in Sarajevo, Bosnia. As a 13-year-old, I had never even heard of the country Bosnia. I saw many walls with gunshot holes, as a result of the Bosnian war in ‘90s. My dad and I were walking with the tour group, and we saw these young girls; the oldest carrying a crying baby with her little sister. They were begging tourists for money. I had never seen beggars as young as them. I could see their distressed expressions, and their eyes told me something. To actually experience seeing poverty, is much different than hearing about it. Nowadays, some people wouldn’t be caught buying a pair of $5 shoes that isn’t branded or “in style.” But in some countries, many children are barefooted and are exposed to many health diseases. They would consider shoes to be a luxury and a simple pair of shoes would bring them joy.

As a traveler, you discover new beautiful, interesting places that make you want to come back and you experience different cultures that you weren’t aware of.

“We never know what we have until we lose it.” Maybe in a way, traveling can be perceived as the golden opportunity to “escape” from reality, from our busy daily lives. At the start of a vacation, all my worries and problems begin to disappear. But then, after time is spent away from my comfy bed, home-cooked food and friends, you realize how much you miss all that regularity, and realize the importance of the littlest things.

 III)Comprehension écrite

1.Choose the appropriate title for the text :

a-Travelling is risky    b-the importance of travelling           c-a way to earn money

2.The main reason why the narrator likes travelling

3.The benefits of travelling as to the narrator

4.Travelling in Australia and travelling in southeastern Europe in 2010

  1. Explain this quote « To actually experience seeing poverty, is much different than hearing about it »

6.Explain this quote : « “We never know what we have until we lose it.” »

7.Make a portrait of the the narrator :gender,age (when she speaks now), nationality, character.

 Expression écrite

Sandra Lake says :  « With age comes wisdom. With travel comes understanding ». Do you agree with her. Justify