1ères S Sept 15th Q/A top 3 & What makes a hero for you? Teamwork

(HW LATE corrections ) Subway Superman correction

  • WHAT : black man saved a sick man who fell on the train tracks
  • WHERE : New York Subway
  • WHO : a black man (‘Wesley Autrey) , his daughters, a sick man,  witnesses
  • WHEN : recently 2007 but broadcast on youtube in 2012.
  • WHY : he felt he had to do it, natural/human instinct=brave, courageous.
  • Top 3 most heroic person between Supergran / Wesley and Captain Sully / Explain why.

Capt Sully vs Wesley :

it’s a pilot’s job to take care of his passengers  but Wesley didn’t have to do it (il était pas obligé de) but he did it anyway. The train was arriving so it was extremely dangerous.

Wesley wasn’t in danger himself whereas Capt Sully was in danger himself /

If he didn’t save the plane he would have died. Wesley could have died next to / in front of his daughters.


Supergran is different from normal grandmothers, she is fearless, she risked her life for the common good / she did the police job. She could have died.

We disagree on Wesley or Capt Sully.

Wesley didn’t have to do it / he risked his life / he could have been killed in front of his daughters whereas Capt Sully would have died in the crash anyway / Ann didn’t save anyone

He risked his life to save someone he didn’t know. / a stranger

Capt Sully had to be an expert in landing / landing in the Hudson has never been done before > miracle / spectacular / he could have crashed into buildings / killed more people

BUT Wesley had the choice > sacrificed himself for someone else

great example of self-sacrifice & bravery despite (malgré)/ in the face of (en regard de)  racial issues/tensions in the US.

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  • death: la mort
  • to be dead: être mort (adj)
  • to die: mourrir
  • he died : il est mort (passé)
  • he could have died: il aurait pu mourrir
  • if … he would have : si il n’avait pas … il serait mort
  • whereas: tandis que

Ikea inspirational video everyday heroes

  • to take so. for granted:
  • here everyday
  • living in the shadow of others
  • self-sacrificing souls
  • always there by your side
  • useful
  • soldiers / tranches
  • fearless
  • “this is for them”
  • light up your day
  • always got your back
  • not selfish = selfless

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Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 18.30.02Besoin de traduction française? Suivez le lien!


Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 18.30.10The superheroes described by the voice over are not people, pieces of furniture are the everyday heroes.

Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 18.30.10funny puns ( jeux de mots ) > have so’s back : support so. but here > bed / literally supporting your back // tranches > toilet brush

This afternoon:

  • Give your definition of a hero compared to “everyday heroes”.
  • Mock test on new video

GRP B Find a definition for hero / use examples ? Is there only 1 type of hero? categories?

VIDEO transcript + lesson notes.

Hero? What is a hero? Well according to the dictionary a hero is

Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 18.30.101. A MAN (why not woman? ) of distinguished courage (bravery > strong-minded/ mentally powerful) or ability ( skilled / strong / physically powerful ) ADMIRED ( famous / iconic) for brave deeds ( actions / fights ) and NOBLE qualities. ( good cause / common good / fair laws )

> REAL / existed in reality or still exists today

Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 18.30.022. the principal ( lead / main) MALE (why not FEMALE? okay, female for HERO is HEROINE and they do exist, trust me! ) character in a play (drama piece), film, books …

> FICTITIOUS / imagined / created / legendary …

When most people think of heroes they generally think of superheroes. They think of the people who saved the day by swooping in at the last second defeating the bad guy (often called SUPERVILLAIN like The Joker or Lex Luthor) and getting the girl.

Well-known ( famous) fictional examples include Harry Potter (book hero), Batman ( comic superhero) and Mario (video game hero).

These characters all demonstrate characteristics defined by the dictionary.

It doesn’t necessarily mean that a normal person can’t be a hero. These are just examples of textbooks heroes.

Not all heroes are super, not all heroes wear capes.

There are lots of everyday heroes around us. There are people like the firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and a lot of others. These are all everyday heroes. 

Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 18.30.10A hero comes to be an object of extreme (universal?) admiration.

Some people’s heroes include teachers, authors, actors, parents, band members or athletes.

Screen Shot 2015-09-13 at 18.30.02“Hero” can mean something different to everybody.

What does it mean to you?

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EX. Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela or Martin Luther King all fought for the rights of African Americans. They are idols for Black people now. They stood up for a cause, they are real historical heroes.”

HW revise voc / videos / definitions / do mock quiz to practice! S7 teamtest

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