Electric Dreams – The Hood Maker

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Minority Report – Arrest Scene

  • Watch and find as many questions as you can!
  • Watch again and try and find the answers to your questions!
  • Would you like to live in this world? Why? Why not? Explain your opinion.

Lesson docs to print! 

Online Learning Apps below!

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Extract from Lesson Notes

Howard wants to kill his wife because she is cheating on him. John wants to arrest Howard before he kills her.

Spielberg wants to show a dark and scary vision of the future, to make us aware of the power of technology in the hands of the police, to ask how far we should go to llve in a safe society,

to warn us about the dangers of progress, to raise ethical issues: should the police arrest people for intending to commit a crime ? Can people get arrested for their ideas?


  • Husband / wife / lover: mari / femme / amant
  • To cheat on someone ( so.) : tromper qq’un
  • To commit a crime / murder: comettre un crime / un murder
  • Attempted murder: tentative d’homicide
  • To intend to + BV: avoir l’intention de
  • To happen / to take place: se passer
  • Will + BV / won’t + bv : expression du futur / prédictions / en train de prendre un décision
  • Is / are / isn’t / aren’t going to + BV: expression du futur / après l’avoir décidé
  • To foresee / to predict: prévoir / prédire
  • To prevent sthg from + ing: empêcher qqchose de se passer
  • To raise ethical issues: soulever des questions éthiques.

Wall of Fear // Asimov

LELE // Extract from The Naked Sun by Asimov, 1957.



A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history: the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.  Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations.


“Civilizations have always been pyramidal in structure. As one climbs toward the apex of the social edifice, there is increased leisure and increasing opportunity to pursue hapiness. As one climbs, one finds also fewer and fewer people to enjoy this more and more. Invariably, there is a preponderance of the dispossessed. And remember this, no matter how well off the bottom layers of the pyramid might be on an absolute scale, they are always dispossessed in comparison with the apex.”

Lesson notes below!

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Idea of Progress – Wall-e

A2 > C1 Pairworks Class Activities to print here!

  • What is designed to accommodate everyone’s needs?

Food?  Drink liquid food out of large plastic cup > a lot of trash  > + pollution Communication? Glued to their screens even if their friend is next to them. > no face to face communication anymore

Transportation? Unable to move on their own / never stand up / move thanks to flying wheelchairs > lazy / get fatter and fatter > unhealthy > shorter lifespan

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LA // TL Science Fiction & Progress

13/09 LELE – THE IMAGINARY > Science Fiction 6pm – 7pm

  • Bac info
  • Science Fiction Mind Mapping activity
  • Link to be made between Imagination essential to BOTH Science & Fiction
  • Possible angle / issue question in LELE : How do writers’ imagination foreshadow our reality?

LVA 7pm – 8pm

Notions definition

Method files organization


LVO  WallE workshops 8pm – 10pm

 Activities http://bit.ly/2sPjJGR

Video http://bit.ly/UMukzO



  • Flying wheelchair
  • To urge so. To + BV/ To brainwash so. into + ing : pousser / manipuler qq”un pr qu’il fasse qqchose

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Cannery Row

RECAP’ LELE // Click on images to see full files…

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How do writers document street life?

G.Orwell, Extract from Down and Out of Paris and London, 1933

  1. Joyce, Extract from Araby ( Dubliners), 1914.

John Steinbeck, Extract from Cannery Row, 1945.

How do writers document street life?


Read the full extract from the opening of Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, 1945.

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Cannery Row is describeD / compared to a poem.

It sounds like a noisy machine. It stinks.

What is the writer wondering about in the end? What is his dilemma?

He wonders how he can write his book without killing the people in it.  

Bonnie & Clyde

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Bonnie & Clyde were real but their story was transformed by Hollywood for the famous movie featuring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in 1967.

Gangster movies are based on real facts but they glamorize them.

Bonnie & Clyde are perfect to create a film: they embody BOTH love and violence. The individualistic values they stand for can relate to the self-made men or rags-to-riches stories but they get rich and famous breaking the law.

  • Can a hero be a gangster?
  • How do outlaws become pop icons?
  • How do 1930s American gangsters illustrate the contradictions of the American Dream?

a slum: bidonville / quartier déshérité

to raise an issue: poser problème / soulever une controverse

law-abiding: respectables / honorables


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