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Corrigé bac 2008 : Anglais LV1 Série S – Métropole

Ces éléments de correction n’ont qu’une valeur indicative. Ils ne peuvent en aucun cas engager la responsabilité des autorités académiques, chaque jury est souverain.

BACCALAURÉAT GENERAL

SESSION 2008
ANGLAIS – LV1 Séries ES-S
Durée : 3 heures – Coefficient 3 L’usage des calculatrices et de tout dictionnaire est interdit.

Barèmeappliqué pour la correction Compréhension écrite Expression 10 points 10 points

The Camel Bookmobile, Masha Hamilton, 2007

Corrigé Bac 2008 – Série S – LV1 Anglais – Métropole

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I. COMPRÉHENSION
NOTE IMPORTANTE AUX CANDIDATS : Les candidats traiteront le sujet sur la copie qui leur sera fournie en respectant l’ordre des questions et en faisant apparaître la numérotation(numéro et lettre repère le cas échéant, ex : 15b – voir en particulier les questions 5, 6, 7, 8 et 9). Ils composeront des phrases complètes chaque fois qu’il leur est demandé de rédiger les réponses. Le nombre de mots indiqué constitue une exigence minimale. En l’absence d’indication, les candidats répondront brièvement à la question posée. Les citations seront limitées aux éléments pertinentset précédées de la mention de la ligne.

1. In what country does the scene take place ? Justify your answer by quoting from the text. The scene takes place in the USA. (l.3) – “New York City” Accepter (l.52) – “New York City”

2. How many characters are present in the scene? Name them and say which one is the main character. There are three characters present in the scene : Fiona Sweeney who isthe main character, Chris and Devi.

3. Give additional information about the main character (surname, nickname, family composition). The main character is Fiona Sweeney whose nickname is Fi (l.4). She has one brother and two sisters (l.50). We’re not sure whether her mother is still alive (l.7) but she brought them up by herself (l.28). Les 3 premiers repérages sont essentiels ; toute remarquepertinente sur les parents sera bonifiée.

4. Pick out two quotations to prove that the main character is about to leave. (l.1-2) : “Fiona Sweeney ... duffel bag.” (l.5) : “she wouldn’t be hearing sirens for a while.” (l.6-7) : “She turned her attention back to her bag, which still had space. What else should she take ?” (l.12) : “She tucked it in.” (l.30-31) : “the paper on which she’d writtena list of all the items he thought she should bring and might forget.” Ne pas accepter les citations suivantes : (l.20-21) : “She had pills ; she had repellents ; logically, she knew she’d be fine.” (l.24-25) : “Eventually, mosquitoes became a metaphor for everything she feared about this trip.” (l.27) : “why she was going” (l.42) : “already partly in another place”

Corrigé Bac 2008 – Série S– LV1 Anglais – Métropole

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5. The main character’s destination is Kenya. Rewrite the following sentences using words from the text to complete them. Kenya is a country in (a)..... where (b)... and English are the two official languages. Nairobi is the capital while (c)...... is a smaller city. a – Africa b – Swahili c – Garissa

6. a) How does the main character feel in thepassage from line 19 to line 26 ? She feels apprehensive / she’s dreading the trip / she is worried / she’s anxious ... / she fears ... / she’s got butterflies in her stomach. b) Give at least three reasons why the main character feels this way. (30 words) First, she knows that Kenya is infested with mosquitoes and plagued with malaria which causes the death of many people. What’s more, violenceis rampant. Lastly, she wonders what’s in store for her (fear of the unknow).

7. a) Who was an inspiration for the main character to do something out of the ordinary ? Justify with a quotation Her mother was an inspiration for her as can be seen in line 28 (“she’d been a hero, (...)) or lines 28-29 (“Now it was Fi’s turn to do something worthwhile.”) b) In what way was this person an...
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