Tuesday 16 march 2010
Posted in: 2009-2010 - Tale LV2
today you first had to quote the 2nd amendment to the US constitution.
Règle de phonétique:
Doublement d'une consonne = impossibilité de voyelle diphtonguée.
Ex: Write [ai] --> written, trigger, thriller [i]
We then continued working on our text entitled "Gun Culture". Here is what we said about it:
- Questions (l. 20 to 25):
The questions reveal that the narrator is in shock. He doesn't understand why parents would give their six-year-old a gun for Christmas. He is both surprised and confused. He is bewildered. He is very critical with his fellow compatriots. He tries to understand the situation but he doesn't.
a fellow (US) / a bloke (UK) = un type, un pote
- Tone of the end of the text:
The tone of the text is critical and accusing. Even
though it looks like a newspaper article, it isn't. The author gives his point of view about gun violence in the US and tries to find the culprit.
Even though he uses facts and figures/statistics, his demonstration is biaised/not
neutral/not unbiaised. He blames the media and video games for the violence in the US.
He also blames the lack of gun control.
bewildered = confused and surprised
fellow compatriots = compatriotes (terme positif)
accusing = accusateur
even though = même si
culprit = coupable
figures = chiffres, statistiques
biaised = partial
(to) blame ... for = reprocher quelque chose
lack of gun control = manque de contrôle sur les armes (à feu).
HW: I finally told you that next week on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th, you'll have tests (comprehension and expression). Get prepared and know your structure and rich vocabulary.
By English Prof