Compréhension de l’écrit10 pts
Doc. 1The harsh price of taking initiatives
Maneck, a fourteen-year-old Indian boy, comes back home from his boarding school for the holidays to see his parents who are shopkeepers in a moutain village.
Doc. 2Norwich father and son’s business goes from strengh to strengh
1Doc. 1. Where and when does the scene take place?
2Doc. 1. What do you know about the main character? (full name, age, nationality)
3Doc. 1. a. Which members of the main character’s family are present in the text? b. Give their full name and occupation if possible.
4Doc. 1. A “special treat” is mentioned in line 5. a. In your own words, explain what this “treat” consists of. b. On what occasion does it occur?
5Doc. 1. a. What do the clients think about the main character? Answer in your own words.
b. Justify with a quote from the text.
6Doc. 1. a. Explain Maneck’s “idea” (l. 30) in your own words. b. Compare the desired impact of this idea with the actual reaction of his family. Answer in your own words and illustrate with quotes from the text. (30 words excluding quotes)
Seuls les candidats des séries S, ES et L LVO traiteront la question 7.
7Doc. 1. In your own words, how do you explain the family’s reactions? (30 words)
Seuls les candidats de la série L LVA traiteront la question 8.
8Doc. 1. “Maneck would have preferred it if his father had scolded or slapped him, or punished him in any manner he wanted. But this contempt, this refusal to even talk about it, was horrid.” (l. 48-50) Comment on Maneck’s thoughts. (30 words)
9Doc. 2. Answer the following questions in your own words. a. What was Nick Applin’s schoolboy dream? b. To what extent did this dream come true? (30 words)
10Doc. 1 et 2. Find one similarity in the father and son relationship, then two differences in their relationship. (40 words)