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Mission 2


Artivism!


Did you know?

1. Banksy is a comedian/a humorist.
2. Street artists invade the world.
3. An activist is someone who takes strong action to support a cause.
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Beyond appearances

1
There is a contradiction in this picture. Can you explain it?

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  • throw
  • however
  • assumptions
  • please
  • attack
  • in general
  • protester
  • bunch of flowers
  • art
  • determined
  • often
This young man looks like a
or even a hooligan! He is about to
something at someone. Surprisingly in this case, he is going to throw a
!
, you give flowers to
the recipients, not to
them.
this young man seems
to throw these flowers. Banksy destroys
we commonly have; that’s what he
 does with his 
.


2
What other objects could the man throw? Select the correct words and explain why.

























3
Put the words back into the right order to see what the artist would say if he removed his mask.

a) to / power / no / ! / war / flower / to / yes / war / , / → 
b) in / beauty / the / want / spread / I / to /world / . / →  
c) art / ! / I / fight / for / will / →  
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How can graffiti impact our lives?

Graphique lié à l'exercice 3
a
b
c


1
Describe the different parts of the picture.

a)
b)
c)


2
What does the graffiti mean?



3
Now, listen to the audio to check your hypotheses.

How can graffiti impact our lives?

a) Where is the graffiti?
b) What strikes Trish?
c) For the artist, graffiti and spraycans are /
d) What is the interpretation of the letter t in the middle?
e) As a conclusion, for graffiti artists, the street
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Can graffiti change things?



Wall and piece

Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business.

You owe the companies nothing. You especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.

The people who run our cities don’t understand graffiti because they think nothing has the right to exist unless it makes a profit. The people who truly deface our neighborhoods are the companies that scrawl giant slogans across buildings and buses trying to make us feel inadequate unless we buy their stuff. Any advertisement in public space that gives you no choice whether to see it or not belongs to you, it’s yours to take, rearrange and re-use.


Banksy, Wall and Piece, Century, 2006.



1
List all the positive and negative words from the text in this chart.

👍 Positive words 👎 Negative words


2
Banksy dreams of an imaginary city. What does it look like? Quote phrases from the text to justify.



3
Who is guilty of vandalising public space according to Banksy? Why?



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Phonology

Stress content words

Listen

Listen: Would you please listen to me and stop this immediately!

Réfléchis : Repère les mots les plus accentués.


Pourquoi accentue-t-on plus ces mots que les autres ?



Repeat

Répète : He asked them to remove this horrible ad!
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Grammar

Possessive pronouns

Observe : They never asked for your permission, don’t start asking for theirs.

Réfléchis : Theirs remplace un nom. Lequel ?

Conclus : We are citizens; public space is . The money you make is your profit but these walls are not .
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Mission 2

1
What strategy will you use to defend your artist?






2
Choose your level:





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