Compréhension de l’écrit10 pts
Doc. 1 Urbanisation vs Wildlife
Doc. 2 Architectural Progress
Doc. 3 How green could New York City be?
1 Doc. 1. In what city is the scene set? Justify with two elements from the text.
2 Doc. 1. a. Who are the characters present?
b. What are they doing?
3 Doc. 1. When does the scene take place? Copy out the correct answer and justify with two elements from the text.
a. At the beginning of the 20th century.
c. In the 1980s.
4 Doc. 1. a. Name three types of construction that Eddie has noticed in his city.
b. Explain in your own words two ways in which the new constructions have an impact on the landscape.
5 Doc. 1. a. What are:
1) Eddie’s feelings about the changes in the landscape? Justify by quoting from the text.
2) Beck’s feelings about these changes? Justify by quoting from the text.
b. In your own words, compare and contrast how they react to the changes.
Seuls les candidats de la série L LVA traiteront la question 6.
6 Doc. 1. What is the overall mood in the passage? Explain in your own words how this mood is conveyed to the reader and quote the text to justify (at least two ideas).
7 Doc. 2. Pick out information about the Ritz Tower:
a. Name of the architect.
b. Opening date.
c. Precise location. (At least two elements)
8 Doc. 2. What shape did some buildings like the Ritz Tower have after ‘the zoning law of 1916’ (l. 7-8)?
9 Doc. 2. This type of architecture is compared to two objects in the text. Name them.
10 Doc. 2. Pick out one quote to show why the zoning law of 1916 was voted.
11 Doc. 2. a. What choices did architects face after the zoning law of 1916? Copy out the correct answers and justify with the text.
1) Limit the number of new buildings.
2) Limit the height of new buildings.
3) Adapt the shape of the buildings.
4) Create parks around new buildings.
b. What made the Ritz Tower exceptional at that time? Answer with a quote.
Seuls les candidats des séries S, ES et L LVO traiteront la question 12.
12 Doc. 2. In your own words, give at least two reasons why rich people wanted to live in such buildings. Justify with quotes from the text.
Seuls les candidats de la série L LVA traiteront la question 13.
13 Doc. 2. ‘The shoot-for-the-moon spirit’ (l. 28-29):
What does this phrase suggest about the 1920s and the attitude of people at that time? Explain and justify with elements from the text.
14 Doc. 3. What representation of New York City is given in the document? Justify with elements from the picture.
Seuls les candidats de la série L LVA traiteront la question 15.
15 Doc. 3. Comment on the relationship between nature and urbanisation in the document.
16 Doc. 1., 2. et 3. In your own words, compare and contrast the visions of progress given in the three documents.