Expression écrite – Anglais LV2 Washington 2014

Voici un lien vers le sujet d’anglais LV2 tombé à Washington (juin 2014):

Le sujet est identique dans les 3 filières. Il s’agissait d’analyser deux textes, l’un de Peter Flynn Picasso on the Beach and other stories, l’autre de Michael Findlay, The Value of Art : Money, Power, Beauty. La seconde partie de l’épreuve consiste en une expression écrite sur deux sujets au choix. La première partie de l’épreuve d’anglais consistait à répondre à 11 questions sur les deux oeuvres proposées. Puis, les candidats avaient le choix entre deux écritures d’invention. la première consistait à imaginer le journal intime du narrateur après sa rencontre avec Picasso.


Some quotes to illustrate the different notions


Believe in yourselves 😉

Here are some other useful quotes  – food for thought!

Myths and Heroes

– “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. » – Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister and Novelist


Quote by Christopher Reeve – otherwise known as Superman – who was paralysed after a horse-riding accident.

– « Myths which are believed in tend to become true » – George Orwell, English novelist and journalist


Spaces and Exchanges

–  » the exchange of students…should be vastly expanded…Information and education are powerful forces in support of peace. Just as war begins in the minds of men, so does peace »  – Dwight D Eisenhower, 34th President of the USA

– « A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out » – Tony Blair, British Prime Minister

– Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life – John F Kennedy


Idea of Progress

– « All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem » – Martin Luther King Junior

– « Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything » – George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Peace Prize for Literature 1925

– « Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people » – George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Peace Prize for Literature 1925

– « Disobedience in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and rebellion » – Oscar Wilde


Places and Forms of Power


“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.” Mahatma Gandhi

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” Mahatma Gandhi



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Sites utiles pour vous aider

– Sur le site d’Annabac vous trouverez toutes les informations sur l’épreuve d’anglais au BAC

– Sur le site de l’Académie de la Martinique vous trouverez un « kit de survie » pour l’épreuve écrite

– Des conseils sur toutes les parties de l’épreuve sur le site de l’atelier d’anglais du Lycée Margueritte

– You will find lots of interesting ideas and links for all the different notions on this blog: Food for thought from Bucharest

Si vous en connaissez d’autres n’hésitez pas à les proposer en commentant cet article!!

A skyscraper melts a car!

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A new London skyscraper, known as the « Walkie Talkie » has been blamed for reflecting light which melted parts of a car parked on a nearby street.

The skyscraper has a concave design and so the sunlight is reflected in a a very localised point in the early afternoon. This man had parked his car here for only 1 hour and came back to find parts of it had melted! Members of the public wanting to prove how dangerous the beams can be even managed to fry eggs in the heat!

You can read more about this story on the BBC news website

You can watch a news report about it on DailyMotion