Compréhension de l’écrit10 pts
Doc. 1Ship brothers
Doc. 2Rise and fall of a working-class son
1 Doc. 1. Complete the following sentence by choosing one of the four suggestions. The narrator wants to celebrate…
a. … his 25th birthday.
b. … the start of his business 25 years ago.
c. … his arrival in the USA 25 years ago.
d. … his success.
2 Doc. 1. Using your own words, explain why Gitelson and the narrator are “ship brothers” (l. 5).
3 Doc. 1. How did Gitelson help the narrator in the past? Find two elements.
4 Doc. 1. Compare the two characters’ situations in the past.
5 Doc. 1. What are the two characters’ situations like today? Explain and justify with two quotes for each character.
6 Doc. 2. Choose which three adjectives best describe Jack Ballentine.
SPORTY – FAMOUS – INTELLECTUAL – SHY – UNSOCIABLE – CLEVER – CARELESS
7 Doc. 2. Say whether the following statements are True or False. Justify with a quote.
a. Jack Ballentine came from a working-class family.
b. He went to university because he was good at maths.
c. His job was to play football.
d. He decided to build stadiums.
8 Doc. 2. Using your own words, give two reasons why Jack Ballentine’s success first came as a surprise.
9 Doc. 2. How did Jack Ballentine’s story end? Explain in your own words how people reacted, and why.
10 Doc. 1 et 2. Compare and contrast Gitelson’s and Jack Ballentine’s careers. (3 elements)
Seuls les candidats composant au titre de la série L traiteront la question 11.
11 Doc. 1 et 2. To what extent are the narrator and Ballentine examples of self-made men? Answer in a few sentences.
Seuls les candidats composant au titre de la série L LVA traiteront la question 12.
12 Doc. 1 et 2. In both texts, how are the failures of Gitelson and Jack Ballentine perceived?