Group leader pour projet d anglais

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The first text
1. The first main point of the text is that there is a different perception and meaning of the time from one culture to another that can create misunderstandings.
• “Time is elastic in many cultures but snaps taut in others. Indeed, the way members of a culture perceive and use time reflects their society’s priorities and even their own worldview.”
• In this example we canunderstand that it is not everyone that has the same notion of time.
2. The second main point is that the pace of life is various to where you work and what is your profession.
• “When it comes to business, however, that loose approach to timeliness works only for the people with power.”
• In the text, they are saying that in every country, people with great influence in the society (CEO...)
3.The third main point is that there are some cultures that don’t have a clear distinction of time.
• “Some cultures do not draw neat distinctions between the past, present a future. Australians Aborigines, for instance, believe that their ancestors crawled out of the earth during the Dreamtime.”
• In that part of the text we can see that there are cultures that don’t really see the time aswe, North Americans see it.
4. The last main point in that the past has a strong meaning of carrying. It will never disappear.
• “Muslims “always carry the pat with them” (...) In Islam, time is a tapestry incorporating the past, present and future.”
• We can see that Muslims believe that they have the responsibility from the past that they have to carry on the present and the future.

Thesecond text
1. The first main point is that engineers are forgotten even if they do important jobs such as made things smooth, made things run, coaxed efficiency out of every technological process.
• “When all was working well, they became invisible, unthanked for their (engineers) efforts, and assigned to another project.”
• We can see there that Fleming is frustrated because he’s job in notacknowledged.

2. The second main point is about Sir Sandford Fleming who is the engineer who helped to create a standard of the time.
• “ He was born in Scotland in 1827, got six years of formal education, and then six years apprenticeship to a local surveyor...”
• In that part of the text it is talking about Sir Fleming and his professional profile.

3. The third point is talking about thepast when every town had its own sundial (time) so it was difficult to manage to have the exact time when you travel.
• “For centuries, the world didn’t really have notice that one town’s time was not synchronised with another’s. Each town had its own sundial...”
• In that example, it is describing how it was to now the time when you were travelling.
4. Finally the last point is about, D.C. Blaise(French) and Fleming has succeeded to create a standard of time based to the Greenwich.
• “Most shipping was done by navigational charts based on Greenwich and so the nations voted to make that the prime meridian (...) this put them (people) in exact accord with Greenwich.”
Text 3
1. The first main point in this text is about people prior work to relationship, family and yourself that cause tolive in constant time pressure.
• “First comes work. Second, our primary relationship and family life. Third, the mundane chores of everyday life. Fourth, our social responsibilities and finally (if there is any time left over), ourselves.”
• In that example, it is clear that most of people have work as the first priority and taking care of ourselves is not so important in the pyramid ofimportance.
2. The second main point is about what Thomas Moore is saying to people who doesn’t care of themselves that by not taking care of their bodies and minds because they have no the time to, they lose their souls.
• “The great malady of the twentieth century implicated in all of our troubles and affecting us individually and socially, is “loss of soul!””
• Sir Moore is saying that if we...