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Looking for Eric by Ken Loach -under construction-Collège et cinéma



1)Underline 5  similarities between Ken Loach’s life and work  and Gustave Courbet’ s life and work.

2)Choose 5 sentences or more and ask as many questions as you can.



Gustave Courbet was born in  La  Vallée de la Loue (Loue Valley) in Franche-Comté on June 10th 1819 .He studied in Besançon and Paris. His family wanted him to study law but he preferred drawing and painting. He spent a lot of his time in museums copying a huge amount of paintings and eventually stopped studying law. He was politically involved in La Commune and was attributed the destruction of La Colonne Vandôme.

He liked saying “Courbet sans les courbettes”.It means that he was a very straightforward person with a lot of  personality- at times, too much!He wrote many interesting pamphlets and letters to explain his viewpoints  about painting. He didn’t want to work for the Académie des Beaux-Arts and refused any type of promotion linked to the government because he wanted to be a free “thinker”.

He had a son who  died when he was 25 years old .

He was condemned by the French government and put in prison.  He died in exile in Switzerland on December 31st 1877. The debate about his responsibility or the absence of responsibility in the destruction of the Column is  still going on.

His painting has the realism of every day life:

-people  at work

-people coming back from a burial

-ordinary people  at a burial

-hunting scenes with realistic details

-ordinary people by the riverside

-nudes  with realistic details

-portraits and landscapes of his region

The common key-word and denominator between the two  people is  r e a l i s m .


Ken Loach was born on June 17th 1936. He started studying law  and eventually became a comedian. He is interested in shooting films and documentaries about  daily life.He becomes  the reference for “docudrama”, a mixture of fiction and documentaries.

He wants to show the difficulties of people in today’s world. The words  which best sum up his work are= dark and gloomy, depressive  and depressed, depression,  gloominess and darkness.

He usually resorts to ordinary people rather than real actors.

He likes shooting films about the working-classes.
  Kes (1969)  is a film about a young boy who trains a kestrel in an ordinary working-class family with very ordinary people.


-cinema as a tool for understanding our world

-cinema should inform, educate and high light our human condition

-cinema should stress important elements in people’s daily life=

their problems in their jobs and their family relationships.

-cinema should serve politics, ethics and economy more than entertainment.

– “Humour is essential to our humanity”. “It is a question of  survival.”

– Football is part and parcel of social life in working class families

Regions shot by the artist:

 Sheffield, Manchester-Liverpool , Glasgow.




Mix it up day! 6°4 poetry writing Collège Lucie Aubrac

Mix it up day! 

an anglo-saxon activity widely used in the Usa and Canada in a lot of schools.

adapted by and for the  Classes européennes du Lycée Xavier Marmier by Mesdames  Marie-Christine Bourdin and  V  Maréschal

Pontarlier schools and city council (municipalité de Pontarlier)

Conditions de réussite de l’écriture poétique en cours:

1)se mettre d’accord sur le mot qui sera illustré= négocier, éliminer, justifier et choisir

2)écouter la proposition faite par un/camarade,la développer, l’enrichir

3)construire du sens, de la musique et du plaisir!
Yes, it is fun !

6°4 Collège Lucie Aubrac

langues vivantes Marie André-Milesi

Thursday, November 3rd (the third)


U for united upstairs in the beautiful sky

up in the rainbow world

up the window and classroom walls

up in a bright blue sky:-)

N for a new day with new friends

new names and new suns , new earth,

next to our school, near our friends,

new hobbies, lights in the nights

In the pink colour of the night

inventors who tell jokes 😉

imaginary friends who are good friends

inspired with good ideas

Together the road is beautiful

Take your friends with you!

Thank you!

Today is together day!

Take it easy tonight!

Tonight is my friends’ night!

Trust is true!

Take care of all your friends!

Time’s up !


E for e m e r g e n c y for unity and friends!

Projet Vivre ensemble 2010-2011

A partir de l’un des axes du projet de l’établissement, Vivre ensemble,

Les élèves de 6°3  ont participé au goûter du service Agathe de  l’EHPAD de Doubs. La musique ayant un rôle fédérateur, les personnes présentes ont également participé sous l’égide des élèves qui ont donné à chacun une copie de la chanson. Nous avons offert une barquette de clémentines aux personnes présentes, la représentation ayant eu lieu début décembre avant l’encombrement des fêtes de fin d’année. Le moment était donc propice et l’attention des personnes bénéfique aux élèves. Un micro aurait néanmoins été nécessaire pour les contes pour une meilleure réception. La mise en scène n’a pas été faite faute de temps. Le coût de l’opération s’élève à 8 euro (clémentines). Le déplacement s’est effectué à pied, nous sommes voisins. L’axe Vivre ensemble  du projet d’établissement prend tout son sens.

La chanson Do you like ? Enjoy 6° a été chantée et les contes écrits avecMadame Delphine Kuenzi ont été présentés par les élèves dans le service Agathe.

Ces vidéo-clips sont le travail de la déléguée de la classe qui a filmé ses camarades après accord e des familles.


Ce travail a contribué à fédérer le groupe -classe.

Cinq minutes ont été nécessaires  pour travailler la chanson à la fin de chaque séance. Une poursuite est envisagée. La simplicité de la chanson a été un moyen de faire participer les personnes de l’EHPAD en anglais et de créer du lien entre les participants.

Les 26 élèves ont fait preuve  de respect et de politesse en distribuant leurs travaux par exemple ou en répétant plusieurs fois la chanson.


Ils ont chanté une dernière fois, spécialement pour une dame qui en a fait la demande!

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B1 Ground Hog Day


Ground Hog Day


A ground hog is a small animal that digs and lives under the ground.  It is also called the woodchuck. 

Ground hogs live in many parts of America.  In the winter they hibernate like bears and some other animals.

There is a legend that says a few hundred years ago Europeans brought Ground Hog Day to America.  They said that the ground hog wakes up from his hibernation on February 2.  (February 2 is half way between winter and spring.)  If he comes up from his hole and it is sunny, he will see his shadow and be frightened.  If he sees his shadow, there will be 6 more weeks of winter weather.  But if he comes up and the sky is cloudy, he will not see his shadow and will not be frightened.  Then spring weather will come very soon.

Some people believe this legend and they watch the sky on February 2.  Many people are happy if it is cloudy on that day.  They think spring will come soon.  But most people think it is just a fun legend.  What do you think?


to hibernate (verb)- to sleep through the winter

hibernation (noun)- comes from hibernate  (long sleep through the winter)

legend–  old story that is told from parents to children, and children’s children, and so on for many many years

shadow–  darkness made where the light can’t go through (when the sun shines you can see the dark outline of your body on the ground)

When not hibernating or caring for young, woodchucks spend much of their time eating and sunning.

They love to stretch out on warm ground, a smooth rock or along a low branch of a convenient tree. Their tree climbing ability is limited, however, and infrequently used.


Woodchucks prefer to eat fresh green vegetation. They eat a wide variety of wild plants, clover and alfalfa, and garden vegetables if they can get them. On rare occasions, they eat snails, insects, or young birds that they come upon by accident. Early in spring they eat bark and small branches.

Test your knowledge

  1. Another name for a groundhog is___.
    a. a woodchuck
    b. a squirrel
    c. a fox
  2. Groundhog Day is February___.
    a. 14th
    b. 2nd
    c. 22nd
  3. The groundhog pops up out of its___.
    a. hole
    b. nest
    c. lair
  4. The groundhog is looking for its___.
    a. mother b. friend c. shadow
  5. If the sun is shining, it will___ its hole.
    a. go back into
    b. stay out of
    c. run around
  6. If it doesn’t see its shadow, ___.
    a. there will be six more weeks of cold weather
    b. spring will come early this year
    c. it will rain for the next two weeks
  7. The groundhog lives in___.
    a. the ground b. a tree c. a river
  8. The groundhog spends all___ in its hole.
    a. winter
    b. spring
    c. autumn
  9. People are looking___ to spring.
    a. backward
    b. forward
  10. This kind of belief is called a___.
    a. festival
    b. superstition
    c. true story




Robert Louis Stevenson
My Shadow



I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow–
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes goes so little that there’s none of him at all.

He hasn’t got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close behind me, he’s a coward you can see;
I’d think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

from Repeat after us

The Duke of Cambridge and charity work



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