March 3rd, 2015
THE IDEA OF PROGRESS
Bac blanc impressions? Doable (faisable) so so (moyen) too difficul (trop dur)
Common theme > progress / new technology / addiction
BAC ORAL INTRO EX.
“New technology devices / gadgets (high tech innovations, smartphones, laptops (ordi portables) are the best of technological progress but we have become addicted to them! They have become the most important thing for us / they have changed our lives. (life sg / lives pl. )
to express an evolution / a change / a link between the past and today >> use present perfect :
HAVE + Past Participle.
Ex. have changed / have become.
Kid’s point of view > addicted to video games
He thinks reality is the same as his video games / is copied from his video games.
In fact / actually (en réalité) his video games imitate / represent / copy reality.
They are true to life / realistic.
They seem / feel (ont l’air) so (tellement) real that he can’t make the difference between real life and virtual life.
- to be able to speak with friends > be able to : capacité
- in the past we were not able to speak with far away friends, now we can thanks to Skype!
“I can speak with my friends online, don’t worry! (t’inquiète)
I’m in the know! I’m connected!
Thanks to my video games I’m able to learn foreign languages faster! …
I need my smartphone to listen to music on the RER!
Video games are fun! TV series are entertaining (divertissant) after school!
Mum’s point of view > worried!
- isn’t able to / can’t : il n’est pas capable de / il ne peut pas
- unhealthy / bad for your health
- worried (inquiète)
- eyeache / headache
- you loose your social life
( en français un ‘no life’ en anglais ‘ a no lifer ‘ ‘weirdo’ ‘nerd’ ‘techaholic’)
- doesn’t have any friends / any social life > vicious circle
- bad for school marks
- lack of sleep
- an introvert / a shy guy
“I’m really worried about you, you know… your games are too violent …”