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16 janvier 2017 1 16 /01 /janvier /2017 22:43




Here are some award-winning photos that were published in the press over the last few years. They all won the Worldpress award. Can you see why? Describe, analyse and criticize these photos:






Here is the link to the World Press Photo website, click and explore !




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21 novembre 2016 1 21 /11 /novembre /2016 09:20


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You have just watched a video about the Dharavi project. What do you think about it?

Try to give a balanced opinion :

"While I agree that ... I still think that ..."

"Although some might argue that ... I feel that ..."

"Despite the problems concerning....I still think that ..."

" (argument 1). However/Nevertheless (counter-argument 1)"

"I'm not sure what to think: on the one hand I feel that ...but on the other hand..."



"As Maxime said....Yet I feel that ..."

"I partly agree with ...when he says that ..."


Use the comment option below and REACT to what the others say.

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18 novembre 2016 5 18 /11 /novembre /2016 09:07

What is the first emotion that comes to mind when you see the following pictures? Think of colours, contrasts, mood, ...












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27 septembre 2016 2 27 /09 /septembre /2016 06:37

Hello everyone !

People of your generation don't have any problems finding information! On the contrary, it has become more and more difficult to filter, summarize, prioritize and criticize all the various sources of information you can find on a given subject.

Here is a little activity that hopefully forces you to assess your sources. Remember that one of more sites in this list are unreliable, fake or extremist websites, and therefore cannot be trusted.

Here is what you have to do:


• write a summary of the main events of the Civil Rights Movement, which includes a short biography of MLK and Malcom X, as well as the significant events of the movement: the whole production cannot exceed 1 A4 page, Arial font 12, single space.  

• you can only use the websites given and highlight each extract in a different colour. An "extract" can range from one word to one paragraph

• you don't have to use all of the websites

• you can use linking words of your choice to connect two extracts (do not highlight these words)

 (15 points)


At the end of your research (not included in the A4 limit):

• decide which site(s) was fake or biased and what made you sure of it (URL/Address/Content/Tone...?).

• say what shows that the website you chose could be trusted (URL/Address/Content/Tone...?)

 (5 points)


History of The Civil Rights Movement 1

History of The Civil Rights Movement 2

History of The Civil Rights MOvement 3

History of The Civil Rights Movement 4

History of The Civil Rights Movement 5


Biography of MLK 1

Biography of MLK 2

Biography of MLK 3



Biography of Malcolm X 1

Biography of Malcolm X 2

Biography of Malcolm X 3

Biography of Malcolm X 4


Good luck. You'll see it's an interesting exercise that forces you to prioritise information while learning about American History. 


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11 mars 2016 5 11 /03 /mars /2016 08:10


Here is a map of India, so you picture it better.


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5 janvier 2016 2 05 /01 /janvier /2016 10:44

Here is a song by Stevie Wonder that illustrates some of the aspects seen in the unit:




You should have the lyrics to fill to complete the activity and some comprehension questions. Funky!


The Civil Rights Movement inspired a lot of artists and in turn these songs inspired people to act.

Here is a selection of songs: use the comments section to say which you prefered AND why the lyrics illustrate the period (what the chorus means for example, or why the choice of title?)










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5 octobre 2015 1 05 /10 /octobre /2015 11:36

Listen to this woman saying how she feels about photojournalism and answer the questions below:



1-Find 4 words that express her disagreement:

•                                  •                                              •                                              •



2- Find 3 things she objects to photojournalism


3- According to her what should happen in terms of copyright?


4- Still according to her, what happens really?


5- fill the gap in the following extract of the document:


            37’00 “It’s also __________      _______________  for newspapers to then publish these photos, I mean, this isn’t Art, this is, this is ____________ , this is a ___________ and it’s totally _____________ that you can imagine people in a gallery or an exhibition sipping champagne and talking about the ___________ ___________ of _________ a photo” 


6- What could you object to this point of view?

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28 septembre 2015 1 28 /09 /septembre /2015 14:04

If you are here, you have finished recording your oral. Well done!

Watch this BBC documentary: how do you feel about it?

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18 septembre 2015 5 18 /09 /septembre /2015 11:31
Here is the video we will be working on. Imagine you are a journalist. Write a possible narration to match the footage (the video clip) below. Look at the pictures carefully and make sure your text does not simply describe the pictures but provides additional information or analysis. Remember also what our unit has been about so far!

Can't wait to hear your production!
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10 septembre 2015 4 10 /09 /septembre /2015 22:02


It's been around on the Internet for a while, but in case you have not seen it, you might find it interesting to find out about the origins of your favourite language and why it's so rich!


List the influences and one or two words said to come from it



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