LA LVO / A Progress LELE SCi-Fi Session 2

LELE Sci-Fi intro

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Readers who refuse to let go of their logic will be disappointed or bored with science fiction as you have to accept to believe in extraordinary events such as time travel.

Sci Fi stories are aimed at readers who feel the need to change their minds or travel to a parallel universe and reflect on their own fears for the future.

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Down and Out

When you describe a place with adjectives corresponding to human beings you create a personification. In Orwell’s eyes poor Parisian people look like the street they live in, they give their identity to the streets and buildings > people OWN the street / the street belongs to the people. “I sketch this scene’ > to sketch = to draw : faire un croquis


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.



W. Wells Brown’s autobiography.


Marie Jo

  • This text is about a slave escaping from the South who goes to Canada where slavery was abolished in 1834.


  • W. Wells Brown was born in 1814. For 12  or 15 days he stayed at his friend and recovered from a cold. He chose the same name as his Quaker friend. He travelled from Ohio to Cleveland and finally to Canada where he became a lecturer and a famous abolitionist.
  • In 1843 he joined the New York Anti-slavery society and in 1847 he published his autobiography thanks to which he stood up for African American’s rights to freedom.
  • He died in 1884.

William Wells Brown decide to honour his roots so he keeps his first name William but he adds the family name of his Quaker friend Wells Brown.

He was around 20 or 30 years old when he escaped.

He is adventurous, determined, fearless and bold.

His Quaker friend was helpful so he doesn’t hate white people.

Instead of criticizing White people, he stands up against slavery.

He writes his autobiography so that history doesn’t repeat itself.


Reacting / vocab by NourEddine, Imane & Camille 

  • to relate to = to echo / mirror: correspond to / avor des points communs avec 
  • a witness : un témoin / to witness : être témoin de 
  • to be free from … : être libre 
  • a testimony # testimonial # witness account 
  • to make people aware of sthg / to spread the word / share a message

Interpreting by Bilaly, Maël and Serge // Reacting by NourEddine, Imane & Camille 

We think William Wells Brown  has made the right decision to escape to Canada to be free. He understands he is free now but the situation is dangerous for him in America. So he tries to go to Canada because it is a country which supportS the abolition slavery . He doesn’t want to be caught so it ‘s dangerous. That’s why he hides at his Quaker friend . This is the first time he feels free but it seems strange for him because he still feels like he is a slave and he has to hide .

We can say that he changed his name because it is a slave’s name. Maybe he wants to change his past, or to protect himself from his slave-master. He needs a name to write his own story and enter History. 

Fairy Tale Princesses // Snow-White

Each team studies 1 extract from original tale by the Grimm Brothers.

Share their findings / Record or type answers for collective feedback.

1- Post answer to Q 2 on the song ( HW for yesterday.)

2- Finish your team work from yesterday ( post ‘fill in the blanks’

3- Then check out image in Twisted Fairy Princesses. Comment: What is the influence of the fairytale princess imga e/ stereotype in today’s society?

4- Check out image called ‘ Alice in Tumbler Land’ Imagine Snow-White is tweeting about her days. ‘Use the scene we studied yesterday. )  Tweet 140 characters on the blog.

Holiday HW :

5- Read and like the best tweets!

6- Then discuss ( post reply on blog! ) 

a- What changes were made by Disney or Hollywood versions to the original story? Why do you think?

b- How are female characters portrayed? Why was it criticized by modern feminists?

7- Be ready for your princess Rap Battle ( choose a fairy tale character and its old / modern enemy. Write down your speech. Submit your draft on beeoclock.

8- When we come back from the Xmas holidays we will choose the music and you will perform and record it in the lab.

Class document here: SnowWhiteRC

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