Towards higher fluency

29 03 2020

1. Build up your listening skills, take the TEST.

2. Let’s prepare for the written exam. First, watch the video and complete the QUIZ.

3. Now click on the cartoon and answer a few questions.

4. Can reparations help right the wrongs of slavery?

 




Self-made, myth or reality?

27 03 2020

1. How did Sarah Breedlove manage to become the first female “self-made” millionaire? The mini-series might well be worth watching. You can learn about your task and build up your writing skills HERE.

2. Click on the pic. Read, and listen to, the definition of the “self-made man”. How would you sum it up?

3. Read and listen to the lyrics and take notes. Can you summarize Hamilton’s life story? Explain why he is the perfect example of a self-made man. 

4. Click below to study a text about “The youngest self-made billionaire. Ever.

5. What is “the false claim” the book wants to denounce?




All animals are equal

25 03 2020

1. The pigs have reduced the principles of Animalism to Seven Commandments. Click below to study a passage from the book. 

2. ‘Animal Farm’ was the first animated feature produced in England. 

3. Click below to learn how the CIA played a central role in getting the movie done.  




Welcome to the world’s busiest railway

23 03 2020

1. Watch the video and take notes. Enter the competition. Create a 10-question quiz!

2. Watch the first 15′ into the episode. List 10 problems faced by Mumbai daily commuters. Read more HERE.

3. What are the main types of business organisations? Fill in a table with their advantages and disadvantages. Read more HERE. And HERE.

4. Your Task: Write a page on your travel blog about one of your railways experiences. Present the railway company you’ve travelled with. Write about 150 words. BTEC students, practise for the exam HERE

 




Learning in the time of COVID-19

18 03 2020

1. Listen to the audio book version of the excerpt you have to study. Find HERE the list of all the documents we used this year. Feel like revising a bit of grammar? Find HERE  a wide selection of activities.

2. Colson Whitehead telling more about his book to French readers in 2017.   

3. It might look like kid stuff but Mr Q can actually help you grasp the legacy of Harriet Tubman.

4. The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project wants to tell the full story of slavery.

5. How can a book start a war? Study a passage from another book by a former slave HERE

 

 

 




Coding in the time of Coronavirus

17 03 2020

1. Who is Avi Shiffmann? How did he get to be so popular? Read more HERE. YOUR TASK: Imagine you’ve interviewed Avi. Write an article reporting your interview: WRITING TIPS.

2. Click on the pic below to access Avi’s website.

3. Prepare for the listening exam. Watch and listen to the story. Then write a brief account of it in French. 

4. Click below to revise your grammar!

 

 




On and around Animal Farm

11 03 2020

YOUR TASK: choose  any two or three documents (texts, visuals, videos, audios…) and build up your student portfolio. You can combine pieces related to either or both of the works we are studying this year (i.e. Oscar Wilde’s play and George Orwell’s novella 🙂 

1. Click on the pic below. Why did T.S. Elliot refuse to publish Animal Farm? Read more HERE

2. Do you find this graphic novel to be faithful to Orwell’s original?

3. Listen to this punk version of Old Major’s song. Analyse the original HERE.

4. What was Roger Waters’ source of inspiration for this album?

5. Listen to the audio book until the end of chapter two. List the main events of the story and answer this QUESTION. Read it in print HERE.