Category Archives: Introduce yourself A1-A2
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.
I am F____________ .
I am from F________.
We are form ….
Our form likes nature and we enjoy biking cycling, walking.
We are 12 girls and 13 boys .
We are keen on all activities in the forests and the woods.
We live in the countryside and the mountains far from the seaside near Switzerland.
Every Tuesday afternoon we go mountain-biking.
It is awesome!
In France the flag is blue white and red .
In our region there are lots of cows .
There are also hens in the countryside.
There are lots of mountains because we live close to the Alps in a region called Jura.
There are also lots of trees.
The landscape is beautiful.
The cheese is called Comté and it is delicious!
The cows are called Montbéliardes.
You can see brown and white cows on these photos. (Thank you Emma)
The school is red and grey with some trees in the courtyard. The school’s name is
Lucie Aubrac was a great lady. She was very brave and determined. She is a great figure in the history of the Second World War.
She was a history teacher.
The school is situated in a small town close to Pontarlier.
There are more than 600 pupils in the school.
Pupils come to school by bus or coach.
They also walk to school or cycle. At school we study
French grammar and literature
PE (physical education)
In summer, we can swim in the river and in the lake.
In winter, we go skiing, cross-country-skiing and skating.
We like snowboarding.
We like playing handball.
We like cycling and riding our bikes.
We enjoy walking a lot.
We are fond of all types of sports!
Je note les 7 expressions parlant du goût, de ce que l’on aime faire et de ce que l’on apprécie, de ce que nous aimons:—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
un/e grand/e personnage:————————————————————-
la forêt et les bois:————————————————————————
l’été et l’hiver:—————————————————————————–
le payage marin:—————————————————————————
beaucoup de vaches:———————————————————————-
une grande dame:(sens moral et non physique)—————————————-
la cour de récréation:———————————————————————-
un professeur d’histoire:——————————————————————-
il y a (au singulier):————————————————————————
il y a (au pluriel):————————————————————————–
jouer de la flûte:—————————————————————————
jouer de la trompette:——————————————————————-
la matière (à l’école):——————————————————————-
apprendre à vivre ensemble:———————————————————–
Parlons de nos goûts!:——————————————————————
Je sais nager:—————————————————————————–
Quelle formule de politesse a-t-on utiliser pour conclure notre lettre:
Listen and repeat
J'écoute et je suis capable de faire une fiche d'identité de la personne qui parle:
Christine : My name is...
Christine introduces herself : age, origin, family, hobbies, physical description...
William introduces himself
William talks about himself and his family, especially his sisters.
Joanna : She introduces herself
Joanna talks about herself, her family, her hobbies. She also describes herself physically.
Declan : who I am !
Declan introduces himself.
Joe : A few words about me
Joe is from Streator, in the USA. He introduces himself.
Sara introduces herself
Sara talks about her origins, her physical description and her family.
Harriet introduces herself
Harriet talks about herself, her hobbies in particular.
Maria introduces herself
Maria talks about her life, her family, her studies, her work...
Franck introduces himself
Franck talks about his family and his hobbies.
Paul introduces himself
Paul talks about himself, his pets and his hobbies.
Joanna : She introduces herself again
Joanna talks about herself.
Francesca : She introduces herself
Francesca was born in the Philippines but lives in New Zealand. She talks about her family, her hobbies, her job, etc.
Angela : Her origins and country
Angela introduces herself, her country, region and city.