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Ce blog est à destination de tous les élèves qui souhaitent enrichir leur connaissance de la langue anglaise. Chaque jour, des cours nouveaux expliqués... (cliquez sur le drapeau de votre choix pour lire la suite dans la langue voulue)
March 14 2013 5 14 /03 /March /2013 10:09

Hi guys,


today I first explained you the new system of oral participation and then you did a quick recap of what we had said about Chris's situation before the holidays.

Then we moved on explaining his emotions / feelings. Here is what we said:

At the end of the day...

- ... Chris is exhausted / tired because he has woken up at 3:00 am. He has worked very hard: he has carried heavy papers and loaded them in the truck.

- ... he is proud because he has done a difficult job.

- ... he is satisfied because he has found his first job.

- ... he is a little bit disappointed because he hasn't gained / hasn't earned enough money to buy his jacket. He' got only $25 but the jacket costs $50.                 ENOUGH = [f]


NB: Valeurs du Present Perfect =

Parler d'un fait passé qui a une conséquence sur le présent


Parler d'une expérience que l'on a acquise.



- bien revoir les leçons sur Chris. Vous aurez un test de connaissances la prochaine fois que je vous ai en classe entière. Il ne durera pas toute l'heure.

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February 21 2013 5 21 /02 /February /2013 10:04

Hi guys,


today we continued talking about the TV series and we've nearly finished. We'll finish everything after the holidays if I'm still teaching you and you'll have a test on the next Thursday about this lesson.


You completed the worksheet to make a recap of what you knew about the episode. Here is some vocabulary you used:

- to save up to spend money

- to put money in a piggy bank

- to apply for a job = to be a candidate for a job

- Chris has applied for many jobs but he hasn't been hired because he is useless. He is skinny and short. So he can't be a security guard for example.

- to win money at a casino to earn money when you work



- être capable de faire un résumé de l'épisode en une dizaine phrase pour expliquer ce qu'il se passe.

- à la rentrée, nous terminerons l'étude des sentiments du personnage à la fin de sa journée et vous aurez un test de connaissances le jeudi suivant. Until then, have a good winter break!

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February 14 2013 5 14 /02 /February /2013 10:03

Hi guys,


today we worked on 2 other extracts from the series "Everybody Hates Chris".

You can watch them again below:







Here is what we said (lesson not in your copybook yet): 

To buy his leather jacket, Chris needs money (about $50 for the jacket on sale). There are many possible solutions: 


- He can help his parents:

    - do the washing-up

    - clean the house

    - wash the car

    - go buy some bread, keep the change, and save up

    - do the cooking

    - do some gardening

- He can do baby-sitting

- He can get good marks and ask his parents for an allowance / for pocket-money.

- He can do illegal jobs:

   - sell drugs

   - steal

   - sabotage a barber's down the street

- He can apply for a part-time job:

   - deliver newspaper (delivery man)

   - bag groceries in a supermarket (bagger)

   - become a security guard


But his solutions don't work out. He has to ask his father for help.



- vous pouvez regarder à nouveau les extraits et lire la leçon ci-dessus. En début d'heure, un recap oral vous sera demandé.

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February 7 2013 5 07 /02 /February /2013 13:19

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-82qcemBPCUw/TzrCsgzj76I/AAAAAAAACik/OFZP7Rf7k1w/s1600/everybody_hates_chris.jpgHi guys,


today we first worked on the analysis of the very beginning of an American TV series.

It's called "Everybody Hates Chris".

Here is what we said (only Malik could see the video, the rest of the class had to listen and ask him questions):


The document is an extract from a TV series. It takes place in New York City (Brooklyn) in 1983.

It's a conversation between teenagers in the street.

They are talking about a jacket. The boy wants a jacket to be cool but he doesn't have money.


- there is American rap music in the background.

- the characters have an Afro-American accent.



- apprendre la leçon par coeur (vous serez interroger à l'oral ou à l'écrit).

- vous pouvez visionner le document vidéo ci-dessous.


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February 4 2013 2 04 /02 /February /2013 18:58

Hi guys,


I'll be your substitute teachers for two hours on Thurdays and Fridays until we find another solution or Ms Deneuvier can come back.


Let's try and work as intelligently as possible.=)

Take care,

Mr Hattais.

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