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Matière : Devoir n° : AN01 01

Epreuve de recette du : 21/04/10

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1. Compétence linguistique (14 points)
1. Texte à compléter (14*0,25 = 3, 5 points)
She went to New York for the first time 1890. In those days, air travel didn’t exist. It took three weeks to sail from France to America by boat. When she left home, she felt very excited. Imagine! shewas going abroad on her own. For the occasion, she wore / was wearing her best clothes. Her parents came to Le Havre to say goodbye. All around her people were kissing and hugging. When the boat sailed off, she could see that her mother was crying and her father shouting last minute recommendations.

2. Phrases traduites en français (3 points)
1. Quand Dally a émigré / émigra à Los Angelès, ily a six ans, elle pouvait à peine comprendre l’anglais. 2. C’était en 1880 et il partait pour l’aventure ; en montant à bord, il la remarqua. 3. Elle avait une longue robe blanche et portait une grande valise.

3. Phrases traduites en anglais (4,5 points)
1. As I was stepping off the ship, I saw my uncle who was waiting for me. 2. It was in 1967 that my grandfather landed in France. 3. Heoften told me that he missed his country’s sun.

4. Forme passive (3 points)
1. At Ellis Island, people were treated like cattle. 2. They were examined to find out if they had any contagious diseases. 3. Hispanic immigrants are said to bring a new vitality.

2. Compréhension de texte (36 points)
Pour les inscrits en séries L, ES, S (LV1) et L, S (LV2) préparant l’écrit au baccalauréat.

a) Theimmigrants before
1. The immigrants built New York. I can quote: “New York’s debt to immigrants has become almost a cliché.” (line 1) and “They literally and figuratively built New York“(line 3). (3 points) 2. Immigrants came to New York for economic, political and religious reasons. They were “fleeing poverty, famine, war and persecution overseas.” (line 2). (4 points) 3. They settled in theisland of Manhattan. (1 point)

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b) The immigrants today
4. Today’s new immigrants are Hindus, West Indians, Mexicans, Albanians, Pakistanis. (Vous deviez donner 4 réponses) (2 points) 5. Now, they settle in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, “in the more remote outer boroughs”. (lines 6-7) (3 points) 6. They settle there because ‘housing is cheaper’ and ‘jobopportunities abound’. (line 7) (4 points)

c) An example : the Pakistanis
7. The Pakistanis come because there is already a Pakistani community there. They read about job opportunities in their own newspapers back home where they are advertised. (4 points) 8.They go “in the Bellerose neighborhood of Queens”. (2 points) 9.They are Muslims. They go to Bellerose “where a mosque and a halal butcher arealready established”. (3 points)

d) The qualities of an immigrant (10 points)
10. The journalist wonders why people who come from different backgrounds go to a country they don’t know. It takes “courage” to leave the place where you were born to go to the unknown. Maybe some people see no hope in their own country which may be too poor, like India or Pakistan. Maybe there is violence in theirhome country, as in Afghanistan or Nigeria, so they escape in “desperation” just to stay alive. Then, there are those who want a better life, like the Mexicans. Whatever the reason, people who emigrate are determined to succeed. In places like New York, immigrants from all over the world make the city a lively, vibrant “proud and passionate place”. (Number of words: about 100) Other adjectives :resourceful / adventurous / self-reliant

3. Expression écrite (20 points)
La note d'expression écrite se compose de deux parties : l'une sur 12 évalue la qualité de la langue et l'autre sur 8 évalue le contenu (respect de la consigne, aspect formel d'une lettre, idées, cohérence, clarté, imagination …) Pour tous les inscrits en séries L, ES, S (LV1) et L, S (LV2) Le corrigé ci-dessous n’est...
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