Global WarNing! Poster study

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My favourite poster is n°4 because it represents Barack Obama in the future. The date is 2020. We can read an extract from his speech in which he expresses his regrets. He looks old. It’s efficient because it’s easy to understand. It’s a powerful prediction of a catastrophic future.

X’s favourite poster is N°2 because it represents an ice cream shaped like a penguin. The icecream is melting like the ice cap. It wants us to realize that if we don’t do something now, the penguins’ habitat will disappear and penguins will vanish forever. It’s useful and straightforward.


  • to want so. to + BV: vouloir que qq’un fasse qqchose.
  • to react: réagir
  • to be aware of sthg: être conscient de qqchose
  • straightforward: direct
  • a deer: un cerf
  • made of : fait de
  • shaped like: en forme de
  • wast/rubbish: déchets
  • a dump: un dépottoir
  • efficient: efficace
  • useful: utile
  • to represent: représenter
  • to show: montrer
  • I think that … je pense que
  • it means: cela veut dire
  • a catch phrase: une accroche / un slogan
  • a skull une tête de mort
  • to go extinct / to disappear: disparaître
  • to look + adj: avoir l’air + adj
  • to look like sthg: ressembler à qqchose.
  • dark: sombre
  • moving: émouvant
  • will + BV: to express predictions
  • in which: dans le/laquelle

Poster N°1 shows a deer standing on top of a waste dump. It’s striking because the deer is made of rubbish. It’s dark and moving. It wants us to realize that if we don’t recycle our rubbish, animals’ habitats will disappear and wild animals will die.

Poster N°2 represents an ice cream which looks like a penguin. It’s melting so it symbolizes the melting of the ice cap which is the penguins’ habitat. It wants us to be aware that if we don’t act now, wild species will go extinct.

There’s an elephant on poster N°3. It’s made of letters that look like a skeleton. It represents the idea that if animals disappear, their names will only remain for the next generations just like the dodo.

Poster N°4 shows Barack Obama in the future. He looks old because his hair is white. It tells us that if politicians don’t act now, it will be to late. It’s a warning. It criticizes / blames the politicians for not acting in time.

Poster N° 5 represents an ordinary light bulb whose shadow is shaped like a skull. It means that if we don’t turn / switch off our lights, energy is wasted and we should use energy saving light bulbs instead of ordinary one. It’s a straightforward recommendation.


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