Who do the English think they are?

par Miss CONRARD  -  2 Février 2021, 16:56  -  #NIVEAU PREMIERE

AXE 1: Identités et échanges

KEY QUESTION: Who do the English think they are?

TASK 1 : In pairs, you have 10 minutes to list 5 British stereotypes and 5 French ones… Share your answers with your classmates.

Who do the English think they are?
Who do the English think they are?

VIDEO TIME: WHO DO THE ENGLISH THINK THEY ARE?

Mission 1: Watch the following video : Do people feel English ?, take notes and recap what you have understood in French.

Mission 2: Then, recap what you have understood in English with your classmates.

FEED 1: The Quest for National Identity

 

What does it mean to be English?

Read the text from George Orwell, then answer the questions.

Who do the English think they are?

EXTRA READING:

FEED 2 : TALKING PROPER

How does accent determine social status?

Mission 1: Have a look at the map and listen to the different British accents (mp3 file on the blog).

Do you understand what the messages mean?

 

Who do the English think they are?

Mission 2: “Accents: The new way of classifying people?”

Watch and listen to the first minute of the following news report.

List the accents mentioned and the adjectives used to describe them.

Mission 3: Watch the rest of the news report.

  1. To what extent does having a strong regional accent affect people’s job prospects (perspectives salariales)?
  2. What are people with a strong accent asked to do?
  3. What do you learn about accentism in the UK?
  4. What do you learn about Caroline? Recap her story. Complete the missing information.

FEED 3: MIND THE GAP

Is everyone’s voice heard?

Mission 1: Discover the trailer of the film “I, Daniel Blake”.

Mission 2: Watch the video report and take notes.

  1. What do you learn from Katie and her situation?
  2. What is Ken Loach trying to denounce?

Mission 3: Read the article: A poignant snapshot of life in modern Britain (on the blog)

 

  1. Who is to blame for Daniel and Katie’s misery, according to Ken Loach?
  2. Do you agree that “we are all Daniel Blake”?

 

Who do the English think they are?

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