Tuesday 5 april 2011
Posted in: 2010-2011 - 1ère ES
today we first made a quick recap of yesterday's lesson:
-> They are partly responsible for the riot
-> but not the for the bombing campaign of the I.R.A.
And yet, they will be arrested / held in police custody.
They will be accused of / charged with / blamed
for the attack.
They will be sentenced / condemned with no evidence / unfairly sentenced.
and then we moved on with a video from the movie "In the Name of the Father", the trial scene. You first had to identify who was who and what their roles and
attitudes were. Here is the scene again:
Here is what we said about the scene:
The police -> they are in charge of security.
The jurors -> they are in charge of making sentences.
The judge -> he is in charge of applying the sentence / keeping the order in court.
The defendants = the people who are accused. A group of 4 friends + The other neighbours -> they are supposed to
The defence lawyer -> He is in charge of defending his clients / customers.
The lawyer from the Crown / the government -> He is in charge of
convincing the jurors and the judge that the defendants are guilty.
A witness -> He is supposed to :
- testify about the crimes.
- talk under oath, i.e. to tell the truth.
NB: If you lie under oath, you can be prosecuted = go to trial.
Attitudes of the defendants:
- laughing / relaxed -> because they know they're innocent.
- distressed / down-hearted
- angry / revolted / furious / outraged: when the witness lies under oath / when
the witness isn't telling the truth.
Then we continued our explanation of the scene with some major elements with which the defendants and the lawyer from the Crown don't agree. Here are the notes that
Arguments from the accusation:
+ There was no pressure / no physical or psychological abuse / confessions of the
Arguments from the defendants:
+ The witness is lying. It's outrageous. There is no evidence against them. They confessed their crimes because they
were under pressure.
, i.e. = , that's to say...
- down-hearted / distressed
- revolted / furious / outraged
Finally, I told you that next time, we will focus our analysis on 4 main ideas (A.S.U., Support Network, Safe Houses, and Terrorism Act).
HW: for Friday, get prepared for a vocabulary test about this sequence + you will take a listening test when we get back from holidays, probably on
Tuesday. Until then, take care.