From Graffiti to Galleries

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‘Buy some Ignorant Art’ from Basquiat by Julian Schnabel, 1996.

Your mission: Understand a film scene. (facts & message)

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How do you feel about the art world? Are the doors opened or closed for Basquiat? Why?

What do you need to ‘get there’?

Is Andy’s driver important? Why? Why not?

Why doesn’t Andy’s driver say anything?


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Why do people migrate?

While watching the film

Note down the reason each person in the film gives for migrating

Note any new words

  1. Sajwaa
  2. Shakeeb
  3. Alain
  4. Ines
  5. Priyanga


Post you answers in a comment!

What is the difference between a migrant and a refugee? Explain in a comment!

Decide whether or not you will leave your home country, based on the news below. Explain why!

1- There has been on-going fighting between two groups in the community. Although fighting remains localized, there have been increasing outbreaks of violence in recent weeks. People are afraid and are staying indoors as much as possible. Some people have temporarily moved to other parts of the country to stay with family or friends.

2- In recent weeks the unrest seems to be under control and gradually more people are venturing outside. The marketplace last weekend was busier than it’s been for months. Some people who moved away are gradually returning home. However others feel the situation remains unsafe. Last night there was a large explosion in the capital and the causes of this are still unclear.

3- Fighting is becoming increasingly widespread. The army has been sent on to the streets to keep order. The authorities have advised civilians against going to certain parts of the country. Some hospitals and schools have closed down due to staff shortages, as doctors and teachers are moving away to other parts of the country where it is safer.

4- People living in our small farming village are facing increasing poverty. Economic instability as well as crop failure year after year has hit the community hard. Other than farming, there are very few jobs. Many young people are moving away to find jobs elsewhere. Several of the people who have found work aboard are writing home that they are making more money than they would at home.

5- The economy of the country is undergoing a prolonged downturn and many fear the situation will not improve in the short term. Basic goods are becoming increasingly expensive. The future looks bleak as many young people and skilled professionals move away in search of better fortunes elsewhere, often leaving behind young children and the elderly. Some people from the village who have found work abroad are sending money back and this is providing vital support to their families.

6- After months of hardship, the first signs of economic recovery are on the horizon. Where shops a few months ago were all closed in the main square, new businesses are appearing. Some people who made money aboard and have now returned home. They have invested in a new college, the graduates of which it is hoped will bring new life to the village.



Making a Murderer

Test documents TO PRINT!

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Correct Making A Murderer


People, bingeing , tragic story ,murder , documentary ,mystery , Murderer – justice – sexual – characters – DNA – blood-  2003 , found key ,strange , 25 years ago , series , report , netflix , justice ,complex character’s , incredible conflict , mistake of justice (miscarriage of justice: erreur judiciaire)

  • Type of doc? Who is speaking?

News video about a new TV series ‘Making a Murderer + Tv series trailer and extracts from interviews, police records, archive, phone conversations, trial sessions ‘

presenter > man / voice over about the series > woman / people in the series : lawyers / police officers / steven and his family / witnesses / real people

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Mexico 68 The Black Power Salute


The athletes wore no shoes, black sock, black scarves, black gloves and they raised their clenched fists. Their gesture was seen as the Black power salute, it was an offence to the American public at the time. They decided to raise their fists at the same time as the national anthem was playing and the American flag shown. They were standing on the victory stand for everyone to see them.

As a consequence they had to leave the Olympic village and Mexico. Their credentials were taken away from them.

They triggered mixed reactions. On one hand it was considered as a gesture for a worthy cause, people who agreed with their demonstration thought it was a great idea but on the other hand their enemies / their opponents and of course White supremacists saw this gesture as an offence and they were angry.

The journalist’s opinion is not revealed.

In the media the word ‘negro’ was in use, acceptable and politically. correct Today for the New York Times to publish an article with the word ‘negro’ would be considered illegal.

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Help & Revisions Holiday Pack!

Choose and do any exercise you like, most of the websites will give you the answers and corrections but if you want me to have a look, send it to me by email!

OSE-Grammar-620x15_620Here are some websites you can use to revise your grammar and vocabulary:



Here are some websites where you can improve your reading and listening skills:


Here’s an example of the different grammatical items you need for each level.

A1 (Beginner) – A2 (Lower-intermediate)  > Secondes

B1(Intermediate) – B2 (Upper-intermediate) > 1ères

B2 (Upper-intermediate) – C1 (Advanced) > Terminales

* A1 Beginners level

** A2 Survivors level




*** B1 Autonomous level