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Animist sculptures!

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Mission 1

Animist sculptures!

Did you know?

1. Mask-making
2. Mask-making exist in
3. Inuit women used to make
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Animal sculptures

Match the pictures with the right words.
  • Wing
  • Feather
  • Fish
  • Beak
  • Teeth
  • Fin
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Transform these statements using modals. Look closely at the clues regarding the degree of certainty of the speaker.
a) I’m not 100% sure but the seal represents innocence. ➝ .
b) I’d have to check but I also think that the fish stands for the unconscious. ➝ .
c) There is little doubt: the eagle has good vision. ➝ .

Here is a list of possible roles for a totem pole. Choose the three likeliest solutions and put them on the podium!
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  • Story-teller
  • Decorative element
  • Torture device
  • Indication of a burial site
  • Game
  • Symbol of power
  • Religious element
  • Emblem
1 :
2 :
3 :
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Aboriginal beliefs

Listen to the recording and pick out stressed words. Then, choose the right answers.
Aboriginal beliefs
a) Where do the Yup’ik live? (in Alaska. / in the west of England. / in Eskimo.)
b) The Yup’ik way of life is (modern. / traditional. / a combination of modernity and tradition.)

Match the two parts of the sentences to discover Yup’ik traditions.
  • the name of a recently dead person.
  • living creatures can be reborn.
  • return parts of a dead animal to the ocean.
  • but still hunt and fish.
  • communicate with the world of spirits.
The Yup’ik had a shaman to
The Yup’ik gave babies
Yup’ik people have a modern way of life
The Yup’ik practised rituals in which they would
The Yup’ik believed that all

Create a wordcloud about totems.


Print this image and write a calligram about the Yup’ik mask. Fill in the space of the masks with keywords about the Yup’ik.
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Listen: The Yup’ik went /wɛnt/ deer-hunting. They won’t /wəʊnt/ come. I want /wɒnt/ a mask like that.

Réfléchis : Repère celui des trois mots en gras qui possède un diphtongue. Went se prononce-t-il comme bed ou gene ? Want se prononce-t-il comme problem ou plant ?


Répète : They went away; they won’t come back - they don’t want to!
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Native-Americans’ Animal Guides

Match the images with the right words.
  • Owl
  • Crow
  • Wolf
  • Bear
  • Elk
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<stamp theme='esp-blue'>Doc. 7</stamp> b.
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Choose the right word in each sentence.

a) With an animal guide, I would never have to feel sadness or (loneliness / loneliless) again!
b) I would go for a dog! They’re very (cheerness / cheerful)!
c) Having a bear as an animal guide would be so (useful / useless): it would protect me!
d) My dream animal guide would be a swan because it moves with a lot of grace. A (graceful / graceless) animal by my side would be amazing!
e) A bat is not afraid of dark places. Perhaps I would fight my fear of (darkful / darkness) with one of them as a guide.

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Observe : The crow has no fear: it’s fearless. The elk has a lot of power: it’s very powerful.

Réfléchis : Un suffixe est un groupe de lettres que l’on ajoute à la fin d’un mot. Repère les suffixes dans la seconde partie des deux phrases ci-dessus. Distingue ensuite l’équivalent de ces suffixes dans la première partie de chaque phrase.

Conclus : Je crée un adjectif :
▪ qui a le même sens que le nom, avec : .
▪ qui a un sens opposé au nom, avec + .
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Mission 1

You’re going to make your totem pole...

You’re going to guess which totem belongs to which classmate...

Choose your level:

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