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The man, the king, the legend!
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Mission 1


The man, the king, the legend!




Compétence

Écrire et réagir à l'écrit : j'écris pour décrire, raconter, rendre compte.

Did you know?

Brocéliande is a forest in Brittany. Yvain, a knight of the Round Table, fought Esclados the Red, the guardian of a magical fountain there. Have you ever played Knights?
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Exercice 1 : The Sword in the Stone

1
Describe this image. What is happening?



2
Who was Arthur? Use the simple past.



3
Watch the trailer and list actions.




The Sword in the Stone
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Exercice 2 : King Arthur’s life

1
Read the text carefully. Identify the situation.



2
Associate characters with actions.



3
Draw a timeline of Arthur’s life.



4
Guess the meaning of the words in bold.


Legend says that, a long time ago, King Uther Pendragon and Lady Igraine had a son: Arthur. Both his parents died when he was young, so Merlin, Uther’s wizard counsellor, sent Arthur to live with a knight, Ector.
One day, Arthur found a gleaming sword stuck in a stone! A man told him that whoever could pull out this sword as the true king. Arthur succeeded and became King of England.

During his reign, he battled against his rivals with the help of his fantastic sword Excalibur. Throughout his extraordinary adventures, Arthur lived with his wife Guinevere, Merlin, Sir Lancelot and other knights in Camelot, the castle where the Round Table was.

One legend even says that Arthur never died and that he still lives in Avalon, ready to return when the British need him…
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Exercice 3 : The legend today

1
Describe one of the posters. Explain why you like it.



2
Compare these posters with your friends.



3
Look at the Rotten Tomatoes reviews.




First knight
King Arthur
Legend of the Sword

Phonology

Pronounce "th"

Listen

Arthur, Uther, both, father, them, this.

Exclaim

Their father thought that their mother thought that they were thieves with knives!

Grammar

Ago

Observe: A long time ago, King Arthur lived in Great Britain. Fifteen centuries ago, he married Guinevere.

Think: Spot the time marker.

Practise: How long ago did you start learning English?


Arthur and Lancelot fought for Guinevere’s love...

Arthur and Lancelot fought for Guinevere’s love...

Design a DVD cover

Use Canva and design the DVD cover of one of the films and write a recap for the back cover.

How far can you go?

A1+ I can describe three characters of the film.
A2 I can write about their past actions.
A2+ I can make the film look interesting.
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