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A1-A2-B1-B2 Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton – Lewis Carroll

 

Thanks to Laurence Prat-Bouch’is for sharing her work! Académie de Rennes


Lewis Carroll’s real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He was born on 27 January 1832

in Daresbury in the Cheshire, England.

He was the third son of a pastor.

When he was a child he loved creating puppet shows.

He was also fond of logic and mathematic games.

In 1851, he went to Oxford University. A few years later, he got his diploma in mathematics.

He taught at the university and also took religious classes. He became a deacon in 1861.

He worked on mathematics and, at the same time, published short stories in a magazine called The Train.

In 1865, he published his most famous novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In 1871 he published its sequel Through the Looking GlassAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland was written for a little girl who liked listening to his stories very much. Her name was Alice Liddell, she was the daughter of his friends.

At first, his stories were for kids, but adults got interested in them too and liked to find hidden messages in them.

Lewis Carroll was also a photographer.

He died in Guileford, on 14 February 1896 of influenza.

He was 65.


Doc 2 : Speak about the film.

1-     What genre is it ?

a) comedy                       

b)  fantasy                 

c) science fiction

2-     Who is the director ?

a) James Cameron               

 b) Steven Spielberg             

c)Tim Burton

3-     Who is the main actor ?

a) Johnny Depp   

  b) Daniel Radcliffe                

c) Robert Patterson

4-     Who is the main actress ?

a) Kristen Stewart       

  b) Mia Wasikowska            

    c) Zoe Saldana

 

Doc 3 : Complète avec les mots du mots-croisés.

Alice Kingsleigh was  a 6 year-old ……………..  when she discovered ………………….. . She is now 19      and she returns to this …………………. world.

She …………..   down  into a    …………  . When she arrives in the magic world she finds herself in a room with …………..  of ………….  . The …………...   she must go  ……………..  is very small. Alice ………….. a ………… and she ……………….. very small.

The world outside reminds* her of the bad ……..……..  she had when she was a child.

In the ………………… she will ……………… very bizarre creatures : cruel ……………… and talking  …………..    . Some will be friendly whereas others will be enemies.

Do you remember the plot*?

*Remind= rappeler  *plot=intrigue

 

Doc 4 : Watch the trailer of the film and say what you can : who / where / what … about ?

 

Doc 5: who is who ? And who is missing ?

a             b           c                     d                 e              f                 g              h

 

1-The Mad Hatter           2- Tweedledee and Tweedledum                    3- Alice                  4- the White Queen

5- The Catterpillar           6- The Angry Mouse       7-The Red Queen                     8- The grey Hare (very fond of tea !)

9- The White Rabbit          10- the Cheshire Cat

Act 6 : Recap : who / where / what … about ? Traduis le paragraphe.

Alice retourne au pays des merveilles. Ses amis lui disent que la reine rouge a pris le pouvoir et terrifie tout le monde.

Ils lui montrent une vieille carte. Alice sera le champion de la reine blanche et se battra contre le  « jabberwocky ».

Elle réussira bien sûr, la reine blanche redeviendra la reine du pays des merveilles et exilera sa méchante sœur.

*Terrify= terrifier /

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Ces phrases sont au futur, observe la formation

Sujet + auxiliaire WILL (not) +  BV +  (complément) pas de conjugaison, ‘will’ pour tous les sujets

Ex :      Alice          will   not            succeed.            La forme contractée de ‘will   not’ est ‘won’t’

 

Homework exercise : make sentences in the future. Will / won’t ?

White queen / win ? the  white queen will win

Red queen / win   ? the red queen  won’t win

Red queen / lose à

Mad hatter / marry Alice

Red queen / cut off Alice’s head

The catterpillar / become a butterfly

Alice / kill the jabberwocky

Alice / stay in Wonderland

Alice’s friends / stay in Wonderland

 

Alice fights the jabberwocky

 

 


Alice in Wonderland 's  characters.


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Character descriptions

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

ost popular characters:

Alice (AAiW & TtLG; all chapters);

Caterpillar (AAiW; Chapter 4, 5);

Cheshire Cat (AAiW; Chapter 6, 8);

Jabberwock (TtLG; Chapter 1);

Mad Hatter (AAiW; Chapter 7, 11);

Queen of Hearts (AAiW; Chapter 8, 9, 11, 12);

White Rabbit (AAiW; Chapter 1, 2, 4, 8, 11, 12);


Other characters, in order of appearance:

Alice’s sister (Chapter 1, 12); in the beginning of the story she’s reading a very boring book (according to Alice). In the end Alice wakes up in her lap and tells her her adventures. She is presented as a reasonable adult, who, in the end, recognizes Alice's own adult-like qualities.

Dinah (Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4); she is Alice’s cat. She isn’t physically there in the book but Alice talks about her many times, especially about the fact that she is good at hunting and killing animals. Therefore she does play an important role.

Mouse (Chapter 2, 3); this is one of the creatures that fell into the pool of Alice’s tears. He tries to dry the others by telling them the driest story he knows.

Duck (Chapter 2, 3); he also fell into Alice’s pool of tears. He is said to be modeled after Canon Duckworth (see the Story Origins section).

Dodo (Chapter 2, 3); another creature that fell into the pool. He suggests to do a Caucusrace to get dry. He is said to be modeled after Dodgson (Carroll) himself (see the Story Origins section).

Lory (Chapter 2, 3); Also fell into the pool. She is said to be modeled after Alice's sister, Lorina (see the Story Origins section).

Eaglet (Chapter 2, 3); Also fell into the pool. She is said to be modeled after Alice's other sister, Edith (see the Story Origins section).

Old Crab with daughter, several birds (among them a Magpie and a Canary with kids) (Chapter 3); they are also part of the party that fell into Alice’s pool of tears.

Mary Ann (Chapter 4); the White Rabbit’s housemaid. She isn’t physically there in the book but the Rabbit mistakes Alice for her.

Pat (Chapter 4); an employee of the White Rabbit. The Rabbit orders him to get Alice’s arm out of his window.

Bill (Chapter 4, 11, 12); he is a lizard and also employed by the White Rabbit. He has to go down the chimney to get Alice out. Later he is a member of the jury during the trial.

2 Guinea pigs (Chapter 4); they are part of the group that tries to get Alice out of the Rabbit’s house.

Puppy (Chapter 4); very playful, and as Alice is very small he almost runs her over.

Pigeon (Chapter 5); she mistakes Alice for a serpent because of her long neck. She tries to protect her eggs.

Frog-Footman (Chapter 6); he serves at the house of the Duchess.

Fish-Footman (Chapter 6); he brings an invitation from the Queen to the Duchess’ house.

Duchess (Chapter 6, 8, 9); she is very ugly and mistreats her baby. She is also fond of finding morals in things. She tries to be in everyone's good books (especially the Queen's one) by acting very complimentary.

Baby/pig (Chapter 6); as a baby it constantly howls and sneezes because of the pepper. When Alice takes it outside it turns into a pig.

Cook (Chapter 6, 11); she makes soup with too much pepper and throws things at the Duchess, the baby and Alice. Later she is a witness in the trial.

March Hare (Chapter 7, 11); he is holding a tea party with the Hatter and the Dormouse. The party will continue forever, as they live in a frozen time. Later on, the March Hare is a witness during the trial.

Dormouse (Chapter 7, 11); another member of the tea party and witness. He constantly falls asleep and is mistreated by the Hare and the Hatter.

Elsie, Lacie and Tillie (Chapter 7); they are three sisters in the Dormouse’s story. They live in a treacle well. It is said that they represent the Liddell sisters (see Story Origins page).

Five, Seven and Two (Chapter 8); they are playing cards and the Queen’s gardeners. They’re painting roses red because they planted white ones by mistake.

Knave of Hearts (Chapter 8, 11, 12); he carries the crown and is later accused of stealing tarts.

King of Hearts (Chapter 8, 9, 11, 12); The Queen of Hearts’ incompetent husband. She completely dominates him. The King doesn’t have much notion of how a trial works, but is rather stubborn.

Flamingos and hedgehogs (Chapter 8, 9); they are used as mallets and balls during the game of croquet.

Gryphon (Chapter 9, 10, 11); he takes Alice to the Mock Turtle. With him he explains the Lobster Quadrille to Alice.

Mock Turtle (Chapter 9, 10); he seems to be very sad and constantly sobs. He tells Alice about his schooldays.

Jurors (Chapter 11, 12): twelve creatures act as members of the jury during the trial of the stolen tarts. Among them is Bill, the lizard.

2 Guinea-pigs (Chapter 11); they are being suppressed during the trial for cheering.


Expression orale en continue (P.P.C.)

 

Sujet A film review.

Choose a film you have seen (recently or not) and talk about it for at least 1 minute.

Give your opinion =

I like / I don’t like this movie because….

 

 

Help: title, actors, characters, story / plot, genre, director, year, blockbuster or not…

Suivez la démarche faite en cours.

 

 

Critères de réussite :

Attitude

2 points 1 point 0 point
 

1. Je sais me faire entendre ( force, ton…) et comprendre :

Je parle avec un débit adapté : ni trop lent, ni trop rapide

 

tout le temps parfois jamais
 

2. Je regarde mon auditoire

 

la plupart du temps parfois peu / jamais

 

 

 

peu / jamais

 

3. Je fais des efforts de prononciation

 

la plupart du temps parfois
 

4. J’adopte une posture correcte, non relâchée (je ne suis pas accoudé(e),

avachi(e) contre un mur, les mains dans les poches…)

la plupart du temps parfois peu / jamais
 
5. Je suis capable de parler sans lire mes notes, je respecte l’intonation tout au long de mon exposé lecture occasionnelle lecture systématique

Contenu

     
A. J’annonce les principaux éléments (titre, date de sortie, réalisateur, acteurs…) Sans oubli 1 ou 2 éléments oubliés Plus de 2 oublis
 

B.Je fais un compte-rendu du film, de façon à ce que l’auditoire comprenne

bien l’histoire (attention : c’est un résumé, pas un développement !!)

 

complet peu complet pas complet du tout
 

C. Je sais donner mon avis (j’aime, je n’aime pas parce que…)

(donner la raison : « because… »)

 

parfaitement un peu pas du tout
D. Je m’exprime avec une syntaxe qui permet à mon auditoire de me

comprendre

parfaitement un peu Pas du tout

(incompréhensible)

F. J’utilise le lexique vu en classe (point A) et je montre que j’ai cherché

celui qui me manquait

parfaitement presque toujours pas du tout

 

Total :        …                / 20 points

Nota bene : ne perdez pas cette grille et présentez-la au professeur lorsque vous serez interrogé

CE. Alice and Sherlock, from Take it Easy magazine (n°3 - 2010)

1. Before reading.

From the title of this document, can you cross out the odd word of each series and match

the series to its character.

  detective – rabbit – murder – mystery – London                                         A. Alice

?  Wonderland – chocolate – rabbit – white – visit                                                  B. Sherlock

2. After reading.

1. Tick the correct answer.

This document is o  a biography.

o  a film review.

o  a fairy tale.

2. Alice in Wonderland Right (vrai) or wrong (faux)

Find in the text, the sentences which justify your answer.

(Trouve dans le texte la / les phrases qui justifie(nt) ta réponse).

a)     There is no difference between the Alice in the book (by Lewis Carroll) and the Alice in the

film.                                                                              o  Right               o Wrong

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

b)  Alice has no friends in Wonderland.                                   o  Right               o Wrong

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

c)  The movie / film is full of surprising, quite crazy and unrealistic parts.

o  Right               o Wrong

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

d)  The film was made by Tim Burton.                               o  Right               o Wrong

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

e) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is an unknown book.  Not many persons

have read it.                                                                            o  Right               o Wrong

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

3. Sherlock Holmes

a) Pick out in the text, 3 elements characterizing  the Sherlock Holmes in the book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Sherlock in the film.

Sherlock in the book                     Sherlock in the film

-                                                                                                                                             -

-                                                                                                                                             -

-                                                                                                                                             -

b)adjectives for the film? or for the book?

calm  - thoughtful – athletic –  risk-taking  –  serious  -  extremist

Sherlock Holmes in the book : ……………………………………………………….

Sherlock Holmes in the film : …………………………………………………………

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W G P O T I O N X R E D
B U N G N S M A L L E R
T E J A F D H S O P S I
D L C E R G E H T L C N
J R U O U T H R A O B K
Q I E O M L S M L Z R F
S G R A U E I L N A Z Y
D H R Y M N F A L L N T
T O N Y A P E O P L E D
W H O T I B B A R F X X
P F I R M E E T L O T S
ANIMALS BECOME DOOR
DREAM DRINK FALL
GIRL HOLE LOTS
MEET PEOPLE POTION
RABBIT SMALLER STORY
STRANGE THROUGH WONDERLAND
E V W I A F E L I C I A
W G P O T I O N X R E D
B U N G N S M A L L E R
T E J A F D H S O P S I
D L C E R G E H T L C N
J R U O U T H R A O B K
Q I E O M L S M L Z R F
S G R A U E I L N A Z Y
D H R Y M N F A L L N T
T O N Y A P E O P L E D
W H O T I B B A R F X X
P F I R M E E T L O T S
ANIMALS BECOME DOOR
DREAM DRINK FALL
GIRL HOLE LOTS
MEET PEOPLE POTION
RABBIT SMALLER STORY
STRANGE THROUGH WONDERLAND

 

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