S’entrainer à la compréhension orale du BAC

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Les épreuves de la compréhension orale pour les élèves en S et ES auront lieu bientôt (février/mars/avril en général). Voici des liens pour vous aider à préparer ces épreuves:

  • Commencez par lire les conseils pour l’épreuve sur l’excellent site franglish. Vous y trouverez également des exercices pour travailler en autonomie.
  • Vous trouverez d’autres enregistrements dans la banque de documents sur le site la Clé des Langues
  • D’autres enregistrements sont disponibles sur le site de l’Academie de Strasbourg
  • Et également sur le site de l’Academie de la Réunion: PodCaz
  • Ensuite vous pouvez regarder les 3 vidéos sur la compréhension orale ici:

 

Il faut essayer d’écouter des émissions ou regarder des vidéos en anglais tous les jours afin d’améliorer votre compréhension orale. Voici quelques sites pour vous aider:

 

Have fun!! 🙂

 

 

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Videos in English

A great site with lots of videos about different aspects of British and American culture with comprehension exercises:

http://www.letshavefunwithenglish.com/videos.html

Learn all about London – and maybe win a trip!

« London Story »

London is a fascinating place and the people that live and work there have many interesting stories to tell.

Here is the link to the competition:

http://www.visitlondon.com/story/competition

You can then click on the different stories told by Londoners, choose your 3 favourite videos and then submit your choices. You may win an all-expenses-paid trip to London.

If you don’t win, it’s an excellent way of learning about the different monuments and places to visit in London.

Do you want to learn about the making of Harry Potter films? Watch this video: http://www.visitlondon.com/story/profile/23035130-warner-bros-studio-tour-london-the-making-of-harry-potter

Do you want to learn about the different types of transport in London? Watch this video http://www.visitlondon.com/story/profile/33177689-transport-for-london

What about the Tate Modern Museum? Watch this video: http://www.visitlondon.com/story/profile/344410-tate-modern

And have you heard about Madame Tussauds? Watch this video about Rebecca who is an artist at Madame Tussauds and who talks about the history of the museum http://www.visitlondon.com/story/profile/284875-madame-tussauds-london

And for all football fans what about learning all about Wembley Stadium? http://www.visitlondon.com/story/profile/4114851-wembley-stadium-tour

It is an excellent way to learn all about London and the history of the different monuments!  And also excellent practice for the listening comprehension part of your exam!

Enjoy!!!

 

« Vocable » magazine: nouvelle banque de données audio BAC

Nouveau sur le site de Vocable.fr

Des documents sonores authentiques, classés par notion, pour vous entraîner à l’épreuve de compréhension orale du Bac. It’s great! Click here

Vous pouvez également suivre Vocable sur Twitter : @Vocable_english pour apprendre du vocabulaire, lire des articles, participer à des jeux concours… Try it!!

Pour savoir plus sur le site de Vocable.fr, regarder des vidéos en anglais ou vous abonner au magazine papier c’est par ici

The American Dream

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What is the American dream?

The American dream is the notion that the American social, economic, and political system makes success possible for every individual. Someone who manages to achieve their version of the American dream is said to be « living the dream ».

Many people criticize the idea of the American dream because they say that it is impossible for everyone to be able to fulfill their dreams – there are still inequalities in class, race, religion and ethnicity preventing people from « living the dream ».

The idea of the American dream is older than the USA itself – it dates back to the 1600s, when people began to have hopes for what was a new and largely unexplored continent to European immigrants. People dreamt of owning land and establishing a prosperous business and hoped that this would make them happier.

Today’s the definition of the American dream is much different. Most people nowadays hope that they will get married, have two children and live in a three-bedroom traditional home. Rather than looking for great wealth or success, people hope to avoid poverty or loneliness.

Improve your listening comprehension!

You can listen to people talking about what the American dream is here

You can watch a political ad talking about the American dream here

You can watch a BBC report about the American dream here

You can listen to different people talking about the American dream on the Academie de Paris website

Ellis Island

The Voyage to Freedom

Coming to America appealed to many immigrants from the southern and northern parts of Europe as they found a way out of situations of persecution and oppression as well as political and economic difficulties. Once they arrived in America, some passengers were allowed to go on shore without making their way through inspection. This privilege was given to those considered to be first and second class citizens. All the other « lower class » citizens were shipped off to Ellis Island to go through inspection.

To travel to America immigrants had to pay from twelve dollars to sixty dollars per person, which meant that families had to save their money for years before they could travel to America. Even when the money was available, families still had to go through the process of being screened before they could get on board a ship to sail to America. Once they made it to their destination, passengers had to go through a physical inspection by doctors before they were set free into their new life or were detained because of issues that the doctors found. Sometimes, what was supposed to be a happy ending to coming to America ended in disappointment. This happened when a family member was not allowed into America and was sent back to where he came from.

Ellis Island and the Immigrant- Annie Moore

On January 1, 1892, a ship coming in from Ireland, landed at Ellis Island with a load of Irish Immigrants. The first person to step foot on the island was Annie Moore, a 15 year old girl. The teenager was presented with a gold coin; its monetary value was worth ten dollars for being the first person to step foot on the newly constructed Ellis Island. Annie and her brothers had spent 12 days on the ship as they set out to join their parents who were already living comfortably in New York. This girl and her brothers are recognized as the first people to arrive on the renovated island. A statue with the image of Annie and her younger brothers now stands at the Ellis Island Museum.

Learn about Ellis Island in this History Channel report.

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Améliorez votre compréhension orale!

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Plus vous écoutez des émissions et reportages en anglais, plus vous allez améliorer votre compréhension auditive.

1. Prenez le temps d’écouter la radio ou d’écouter les émissions en anglais : 

– BBC Radio One – music and chat

– BBC radio podcasts 

6 minute English: des articles d’actualité sur le site de la BBC avec étude de vocabulaire. Un nouvel article est ajouté chaque semaine et vous pouvez aussi vous abonnez au podcasts.

– L’excellent site du British Council où vous trouverez des vidéos pour apprendre tout sur la vie en Grande Bretagne

2. Entrainez-vous sur les sites de l’Education Nationale:

– le site d’Audiolangues où vous trouverez des enregistrements accompagnés de leur texte en pdf

– le site Podcaz-Bac où vous trouverez des enregistrements classés par notion avec des accents variés

– le site Audio Lingua où vous trouverez de nombreux enregistrements en anglais. Vous pouvez choisir selon le niveau et la durée de l’enregistrement.

– le site La Clé des Langues où vous trouverez une banque de documents sonores pour l’entraînement à l’épreuve de la compréhension orale