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South Africa: a kaleidoscope of cultures

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Mission 1

South Africa: a kaleidoscope of cultures

Did you know?

1. Where is Afrikaans spoken?  
2. Which language is the word “Afrikaans” derived from?  
3. What does “Apartheid” mean?
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May I sit next to you?

Sort the words you associate with “freedom” and the words you associate with “repression”.
  • Allow
  • Restrict
  • Ban
  • Discrimination
  • Liberty
  • Permission
  • Injustice
  • Equality
  • Rights
  • Segregation
Freedom 🔓 Repression 🔒

Describe what you see and what it represents.
May I sit next to you

What is your reaction to this image? How does it make you feel?

Complete the following mindmap to clarify the artist’s intention.

He intends to denounce… He wants to show...
Artist’s intentions
He wants to express
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Listen: Liberation! A democratic society full of opportunities!

Réfléchis : Repère les syllabes accentuées.


Répète : Security, anxiety… Relaxation!
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What was life like during apartheid?

Look at the photo. Complete the description with the following words.
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  • areas
  • restricted
  • access
  • skinned
  • allowed
  • main
to certain
. Only white-
people were
to use the

From what you just learned, explain what apartheid was. 💡 Tips: Use some of these verbs in the passive voice: ban, allow, forbid. During Apartheid, black people... / Meanwhile, white people...

Listen to the audio carefully. Write down the dates you hear and match them with the corresponding facts.
What was life like during apartheid?

July 18th, 1918 Nelson Mandela’s date of birth.
Black students were shot and killed.
Mandela was captured by the police.
Mandela was silenced by a banning order.
Nelson Mandela ran away to Johannesburg.
Mandela began attending meetings.
Nelson was sentenced to life imprisonment.
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Passive voice

Observe : Living in white areas is not forbidden nowadays. Nelson Mandela was elected President.

Réfléchis : Quel auxiliaire est utilisé ? Quelle forme verbale suit cet auxiliaire ? Le sujet  

Conclus : Quand le sujet l’action, la voix est . Construction : + du verbe.
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“I’m ready to die”

Read the article and pick out information about the trial.

When Where Who What (decision)

Rewrite the sentences focusing on Nelson Mandela as shown in the first sentence.

a) In October 1963, ten opponents of Apartheid were brought to court” ➝ In October 1963, Nelson Mandela was brought to court.
b) The court sentenced eight defendants ➝ Nelson Mandela .
c) The judge found all eight guilty and sent them to prison. ➝ Nelson Mandela .

Listen to Mandela’s speech at the Rivonia trial. Create questions to obtain the following information, taken from this speech.

a) Where ?
I was born in Mthatha, 46 years ago.

b) Why ?
Umkhonto was formed by Africans to further their struggle for freedom.

c) When ?
I was arrested in August 1962.

d) Why ?
I planned sabotage… as a result of... many years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression.
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