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The DNA of Graffiti!
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Mission 1


The DNA of Graffiti!


Did you know?

1. People started drawing on walls
2. In Ancient Rome or Ancient Greece, wall creations were often
3. Modern graffiti was born thanks to
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What is a graffiti?

1
Where was this graffiti drawn? Choose the right words.

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2
Fill in the text with the words below.

  • colourful
  • graffiti
  • photograph
  • urban
This is a
representing an
scene. The main element is the elevated railway. The most
 part of the photograph is the train wagon because it is entirely covered in
.

3
Describe the different parts of the picture using the words to make sentences.

a) picture / horizontal / vertical lines ➝ .
b) background / buildings / red brick ➝ .
c) foreground / metal / bridge ➝ .
d) graffiti / hand / earth ➝ .

4
Match each type of graffiti with the corresponding portion of the train.💡 Tip: The head of the train → car n°1.

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a) Whole car. → 
b) Whole train.→ 
c) Top to bottom. → 
d) End to end.→ 
e) Married couple. → 
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The birth of graffiti

1
Listen to the audio. Reorder Taki’s story.

The birth of graffiti

  • A policeman was passing by.
  • The elevator went to the bottom of the building.
  • The other person denounced Taki and his friends.
  • Taki’s group was tagging the elevator.
  • Taki and his friends got away.
  • The policeman didn’t do anything.
  • A stranger was there.

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2
Listen to the audio again. Choose the correct answer(s).

a) Real artists arose when they (wrote bigger than others. / got their own style. / filled in blank walls.)
b) The two causes of the spread of graffiti are (the media. / the police. / young people. / the subway.)
c) They thought Julio was (a date. / a nickname. / a secret code. / a pseudonym.)
d) “Taki” stands for (a Greek nickname and his street number. / his mother’s name and his street number. / his mother’s Greek name and a number symbolizing respect.)

3
What is the funny thing about an artist with a nickname? Reorder Taki’s quote to find out. Explain.

nobody / that / celebrity / a / knows / to / be.



4
If your class was a band, what would its nickname be? Imagine three nicknames.

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Legal graffiti

1
Label the documents with the letters (some words can be used several time).

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a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i


Street
Cans
Ladder
Boys
Tags
Slogans
Advertisement


a

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

i



2
This graffiti is legal. For each phrase, choose the right sentence.

a) 
b) 
c) 


3
Match the two parts of these four sentences to know more about the motives of authorities for condemning artists.

  • The government
  • The mayor
  • Private owners
  • Officials
don’t want writers to violate their property.
wants everyone to respect the public space.
don’t want tags to give a negative image of the city.
doesn’t want vandals to make people feel uncomfortable.


4
Make your own pro or anti graffiti poster. Brainstorm your arguments in the mindmap.

PRO ANTI 🚫
Graffiti poster
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Phonology

Silent consonants

Listen

Listen: I know his pseudonym!

Réfléchis : Repère les lettres que tu n’entends pas. Ce sont des
Elles une

Repeat

Répète : A psychopath shouldn’t have a knife!
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Grammar

Want to

Observe : The policeman wants the writer to stop.

Réfléchis : Repère les deux verbes. Quel mot introduit le second verbe ?


Conclus : Quand on veut exprimer l’idée de volonté on utilise le verbe . Il est suivi de pour introduire le second verbe.
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Mission 1

1
What is a debate?








2
What is a forum in this case?








3
Choose your level:





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