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Tous les candidats traitent les questions de A à E2
A/ The scene is set in New York
B/ Characters present:
C/ The scene is taking place at the beginning of the twentieth century.
D/ Eddie has noticed 3 types constructions in his town:
Bridges, Apartment buildings, the subway.
E/ Eddie’s feeling about the changes in the landscape
a) Eddie is upset, disappointed, powerless: “ he knew it would not be long before the countryside disappeared” (l.7). “Eddie joined the hermit in his agitation over the constant building in Manhattan”. (l.19)
b) Beck is also upset and enraged: “his agitation over the constant building in Manhattan” (l.20); “there were those who said he vowed to kill any man who hunted the wildlife that was rapidly becoming rare”. (l.13)
Here are some elements you may use in your answer
Eddie seems to have a more relaxed attitude towards the transformation of the landscape.
Beck, the hermit, seems more aggressive, angrier and he doesn’t hesitate to take action: and “chase intruders off with a riffle”. (l.13)
F/ Here are some elements you may use in your answer
The mood in the text is rather negative as far as the future of the planet is concerned: it is a kind of appeal for recognition.
At the same time there is a sense of powerlessness in the way humans are inevitably abusing the Earth.
G/ The Ritz Tower
H/ Shape of the buildings after the “zoning law of 1926”
I/ “a wedding cake architecture”(l.15) and “ a telescope” (l.25)
J/ Show why the 1916 zoning law was voted
K/ Choices that the architect have after the 1916 zoning law.
a. limit the number of new buildings (l. 9) – (limit the bulk of tall buildings)
b. Limit the height of the buildings(l. 8)
c. adapt the shape of the buildings(l.13-l.16)
L/ Rich people wanted to live in such buildings because:
M/ “The shoot-for-the –Moon-spirit”:
represents the typical attitude in the 1920’s dominated by a positive feeling. “The anything –is- possible attitude” allows people to imagine and create the wildest project: “the Ritz is the tallest inhabited building in the world” (l.17), quote
N/ On this document, New York appears peaceful and clean.
On this picture entitled ‘How green could New York city be?’, people seem calm and relaxed, going about their everpeaceful and cleanyday life activities. This is very different from what we know New York to be nowadays. Here the street and the sky look clean and there is even a river with grass growing on its banks between the buildings. We could say that New York has entered a new era, the green era.
O/ The relationship between nature and urbanisation is a complex one.
Nothing is clear cut. There are advantages and disadvantages to the notion of urbanisation.
Unfortunately, we destroy our planet every time we develop towns and cities. Urbanisation has a very noticeable impact on nature.
P/ Here are some elements you may use in your answer.
Doc A : description of negative effects on progress : urbanisation on nature.
Doc B: The author, Donald L Miller, looks at progress in a very positive way and shows the building of skyscrapers as a real advance for humanity. Adaptability with the 1916 zoning law.
Doc 3: a truly positive and hopeful outlook on the future
Here are some elements you may use in this answer. I will suggest some questions for you to use in the conversation where I will try to vary the tenses in order to gain more points.
Il est essentiel d’introduire un maximum de temps et de structures grammaticales. C’est à toi de les inclure, de contrôler l’écriture de la faire voyager où tu veux tout en incluant les points clés pour montrer tout ce que tu sais en anglais. Il faut utiliser le vocabulaire de l’environnement, bien entendu.
Eddie finally decides to talk to Beck. Write their conversation about the future of Manhattan ( 200 mots +- 10%)
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When you have to write in English you need some linking words to create a structured argumentation. Quand tu dois écrire en anglais, tu as besoin de mots de liaison pour créer une argumentation structurée.
Here are some of these words. Try to match them with their synonyms and their French translation. You will simply have to reorganise column 1 and column 2. You will find out the answers on our blog in a few days and we will give you more ideas to improve your exam.
Voici certains de ces mots. Essaie de les lier avec leur synonyme et leur traduction en français. Tu devras simplement réorganiser les colonne 1 et colonne 2. Tu découvriras les réponses sur le blog dans quelques jours et nous te donnerons plus d’idées pour améliorer ton écrit.
Here are some sentences to give you some clues:
A. He hasn’t got the Internet at home. Moreover, he is scared of modern technologies.
Here are the answers for you. I hope you understand how to use the words in your written work.
|Anglais||Synonyme anglais||Traduction française|
|B||First of all||To begin with||Tout d’abord / pour commencer|
|C||As a result||Consequently||En conséquence|
|D||In actual fact||Actually||En réalité|
Les possibilités de réponses sont évidemment multiples mais j’ai essayé ici de faire apparaître des notions clés qui pourraient être incluses dans ces sujets.