Anglais Terminale
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1. Identities and Exchanges
Ch. 1
The Canadian Tale
Ch. 2
Go Greek!
2. Private and Public Spheres
Ch. 3
Is It a Man’s World?
Ch. 4
The Roaring Twenties
3. Art and Power
Ch. 5
A Camera of Her Own
Ch. 6
A Never-Ending (Hi)story?
Ch. A
Conscious Art
4. Citizenship and Virtual Worlds
Ch. 7
To Tweet or Not to Tweet?
Ch. B
Digital Passports at Risk...
Ch. C
May I Borrow This?
5. Fiction and Realities
Ch. 8
Chivalry Isn’t Dead!
Ch. 9
It’s GoT to Be Shakespeare!
6. Scientific Innovations and Responsibility
Ch. 10
Breaking the Code
Ch. 11
Green Waves
Ch. D
To Infinity and Beyond!
7. Diversity and Inclusion
Ch. 12
Multicultural New Zealand
Ch. 13
Black Lives Matter
8. Territory and Memory
Ch. 14
Lighting Up Africa
Ch. 15
American Vibes
Fiches Méthode
Précis culturel
Précis de communication
Précis phonologique
Précis grammatical
Verbes irréguliers
CECR et programme
Rabats & annexes
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2 • Private and Public Spheres
Unit 4

The Roaring Twenties

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How did the Roaring 20s bring modernity to Americans?

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Flapper dancing in The Great Gatsby
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Flapper dancing in The Great Gatsby, directed by Elliot Nugent, 1949.


The Great Gatsby Trailer, 2013.
Get ready!
Look at the . Find a title for each category. Look for words you don't understand.
a. Look at the . Pick out the elements which are representative of the era.

b. Describe the characters and their attitude. Imagine their story.
Watch the video. Describe what life was like in the 20s.
Discuss the brainstorming questions with your classmates:
Do you think people became more independent and free during the 20s? Why is this decade called the Roaring Twenties? How did life change for Americans?
Read the . Rephrase it in your own words and give examples.


  • fascinated / captivated / hypnotized (adj.)
  • atmosphere / mood (n.)
  • suit /ˈsuːt/ (n.)
  • convey

Let's learn!


Memorize words from the . Challenge a classmate: take turns to recall words from the list.
Idiom of the week!

Everything's Jake!

The word Jake comes from North America in the 1920s. It means fine, cool, okay or satisfactory. It was very popular during the Roaring Twenties and it meant that a situation was fine. The name Jake comes from Middle English as a variant of Jack and another pet form of John.
Everything's Jake!
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The Roaring Twenties
  • economic (adj.)
  • Crazy Years (exp.)
  • Jazz Age (exp.)
  • mass production (exp.)
  • decade /ˈdɛkɛɪd/ (n.)
  • growth / prosperity (n.)
  • blossom / develop (v.)
  • roar /ˈrɔː/ (v.)

  • modern (adj.)
  • lifestyle (n.)
  • look (n.)
  • modernity (n.)
  • mood / spirit (n.)
  • novelty (n.)
  • suffrage / voting rights (n.)

  • pure /ˈpjʊə/ (adj.)
  • Art Deco /ˈɑːt ˈdɛˌkəʊ/ (exp.)
  • lost generation (exp.)
  • celebrity (n.)
  • cinema (n.)
  • glitter (n.)
  • movie star (n.)
  • perform / performer (n.)
  • radio /ˈrɛɪdɪˌəʊ/ (n.)
  • talkies (≠ silent movies) (n.)

  • dominant /ˈdɒmɪnənt/ (adj.)
  • fancy / trendy (adj.)
  • influential /ˌɪnflʊˈɛnʃəl/ (adj.)
  • rebellious (adj.)
  • slinky (adj.)
  • boyish look (exp.)
  • chin-length / bob (cut) (exp.)
  • knee-length dress (exp.)
  • dance clubs (n.)
  • flapper (n.)

  • alcohol consumption (exp.)
  • organized crime / mob (exp.)
  • petty crime (exp.)
  • speakeasy (exp.)
  • violation of laws (exp.)
  • drunkenness (n.)
  • gambling (n.)
  • prohibition (n.)
  • smuggling /ˈsmʌglɪŋ/ (n.)
  • bootlegger (n.)

On your way to the task

Step 1

Portray a fictional character in the 1920s.

Step 2

Record your voice for an audio guide.

Step 3

As a filmmaker, describe your vision to screenwriters.

Your final project

Write the synopsis of a film taking place during the 1920s.

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