Compréhension de l’écrit10 pts
Doc. 1London pays tribute to WW1 heroes
Doc. 2Crossing the Channel on a troopship
[The scene takes place during the First World War]
Doc. 3A harrowing experience in the war
[The scene takes place during the Second World War]
1 Doc. 1. Who is remembered? Choose the right answer.
a. Famous politicians of WW1.
b. Unknown soldiers who died during WW1.
c. Illustrious generals of WW1.
2 Doc. 1. a. How are these people presented?
b. Why are they presented like this? Justify with two quotes.
3 Doc. 1. Name four ways in which Great Britain remembered them on August 4th 2014.
4 Doc. 1. Say if the following statement is True or False, and justify your answer with a quote: These commemorations only took place in London.
5 Doc. 2. Copy out the following paragraph and fill in the blanks. One blank corresponds to one or several words taken from the text.
The scene takes place during … . The narrator is in the British … . Together with other soldiers he is leaving … to go to … by … .
6 Doc. 2. Is there a sense of danger during the crossing? Justify with a quote.
7 Doc. 2. How does the narrator feel when he thinks about his future? Choose the most appropriate adjective and justify with two quotes from the text.
CONFIDENT – OPTIMISTIC – HEROIC – UNCERTAIN – EXCITED
Seuls les candidats de la série ES, S et ceux de la série L LVO traiteront la question 8.
8 Doc. 2. Among the following sentences, say which statements are True or False. Justify each answer with a quote from the text.
a. are sharing their feelings about the situation.
b. are enjoying a very pleasant crossing.
c. have a sense of immobility.
Seuls les candidats de la série L LVA traiteront la question 9.
9 Doc. 2. Explain in a few sentences what lines 10 to 14 reveal about the narrator’s state of mind.
10 Doc. 2. How does the narrator feel when he arrives in France? Explain his reaction briefly.
11 Doc. 3. Choose the correct answer each time.
a. Turner is…
1) an officer. 2) a civilian. 3) an ordinary soldier.
b. He is with a convoy that …
1) is advancing along a beach. 2) is advancing towards a small town. 3) has come to a stop.
12 Doc. 3. Say in your own words what the men in the convoy can see all around them.
13 Doc. 3. Answer the following questions briefly and justify each time with a quote.
a. What are three of his concerns about the situation?
b. How is Turner coping with the situation?
14 Doc. 1, 2 et 3. Use the three texts to describe three stages in the making of a war hero.
Seuls les candidats de la série L LVA traiteront la question 15.
15 Doc. 1, 2 et 3. Contrast the way soldiers are commemorated nowadays with the way they viewed themselves during the World Wars.