Share article How to account for the American gun culture (cf. text): Hey, today we first talked again about the two pictures illust ...
today we first talked again about the two pictures illustrating your text and then we continued our study of the text: "A gun culture" to understand better the arguments of the journalist. Here is what we said to account for / justify how extensive the circulation of weapons is in the US:
How can we account for the american gun culture?
There is a wide–spread circulation of weapons in the US.
The arms trade is not well-regulated.
The law allows to trade firearms as if they were nearly normal items.
Schools have decided to install metal detectors because they are scared of weapons since it’s normal to advertise a gun sale.
The journalist also states that the education of children has an important part: the media encourage using guns in movies or video games and some children might confuse reality and fiction.
They may take reality for a video game. There is an important influence of the screens on children.
Other values conveyed by guns = freedom, independence, protection, equality.
Finally, we worked on a pronunciation exercise of the letters /ea/. Here are the words we classified in 3 different categories:
Tea [i:] -> lead teacher feature reach beach
Head [e] -> deadly weapon health pleasant sweater jealous wealth
Near [iƏ] -> idea year dear
HW: learn you lesson and don't forget that you are going to take the vocabulary test next time.