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31 mai 2011 2 31 /05 /mai /2011 23:03

Watch this extract about the history of Britain, by Professor Simon Schama (from the start to 5'11):

 

GLOBAL COMPREHENSION

1• Who was Elizabeth Gaskell? What did she do? In what way was doing something new?

 

 

2• Who was Pugin? What did he do? In what way was he doing something new?

 

 

DETAILED

3- What is a "whistleblower", in your opinion?

4- Which author did Gaskell supposedly surpass in terms of social reporting?

5- What was her husband's job?

6- What was new about the perception of people of Manchester in her book?

7- 1'36 ..."and ask us with their eyes "Why'r we brought into the world to _______?". In what way is the pronunciation different from standard pronunciation?

8- What does "clemmed" or "starved" mean?

 

9- What did Carlysle (the philospher) think of industrialisation?

 

Christian Revolution in building and Gothic Revival

10- In what way are Pugin's buildings opposed to Industrialisation?

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