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The DNA of Graffiti
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Mission 1


The DNA of Graffiti


Compétence

Écrire et réagir à l’écrit : j’écris pour communiquer.

Did you know?

Drawing on walls began ages ago. In Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, people would write poems or draw caricatures on walls. Modern graffiti originated in Philadelphia in the 1960s under the name of tags and the new art form spread in the 1970s. Why do some artists choose to write on walls?

Graffiti Died by Json & Seen
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Exercice 1 : What is a graffiti?

1
Can you guess where this graffiti was made?



2
Describe it: background, foreground, colours, writing.



3
Can you guess why this graffiti was called a “whole car”?



4
Where can you usually see graffiti?



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Early work by TAKI 183

The birth of graffiti

The birth of graffiti

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Exercice 2 : The birth of graffiti

1
Taki 183 is a pseudonym. Can you imagine what it stands for?



2
Can you reorder Taki 183’s story?



3
What are the two causes of the spread of graffiti?



4
If you were a writer, what would be your nickname?



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Legal graffiti
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Exercice 3 : Legal graffiti

1
Describe the document.



2
These graffiti are legal. What does it mean?



3
Why do authorities often condemn artists? Use want.



4
Make your own pro or anti graffiti poster.



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Grammar

Want to

Observe: The policeman wants the writer to stop.

Think: Find the verbs. Which word introduces the second verb?

Practise: The authorities require…

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Phonology

Silent consonants

Listen

I know his pseudonym!

Slam

A psychopath shouldn’t have a knife...

Taki 183 took many risks and decided it was all worth it.

Taki 
183 took
 many risks and
 decided it was
 all worth it.

Participate in a debate

Use Tricider. Participate in a debate on a forum about graffiti.

How far can you go?

A2 I can talk about past actions easily.
A2+ I can explain my opinion.
Vers B1 I can write solid arguments.
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