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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.




Tim Burton


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“Pardon my enthusiasm!”

“I like your enthusiasm!”

an extract from The Corpse Bride by Tim Burton




My haunted house

There is an owl in the tree. There is a Jack o’ Lantern in front of the house. There is a cat on the roof. There is a ghost in the left downstairs window. There is a witch flying on a broomstick above the moon. There are graves beside the house. There is a skeleton in the right downstairs window. There is a bat in the sky. There is a cobweb above the door. There is a vampire next to the house. There is a werewolf under the tree.



There is a five centimeter pumpkin on the road.

There is a moon at the top of the pumpkin.

There are three cats on the left of the pumpkin.

There is a hat under the road.

There is a cobweb next to the moon.

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!

6°3 EHPAD 008

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6°3 EHPAD 002



The Duke of Cambridge and charity work


Cambrigdeshire boy and school uniform -under construction


1)Match the words :

to tease                                                                                     courage

equal                                                                                         determination

Impington School                                                                     independance

to be mocked at                                                                         equality

to bully someone                                           the act of making fun of: se moquer gentiment de  

independant                                                                             a school in Cambridgshire: which intends to develop children’s skills: independance

determined                                                                              to be involved in a strong physical aggression against someone

brave or courageous                                                           to be made fun of




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