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Unit 8
4 • Representation of self and relationships with others

Look at me now!
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➜ How do your appearance and self-image mirror your personality?



Let's learn!

Class reporter

Explain to a classmate as if he or she didn’t attend the lesson what it was about. Use ten words from the mind map.
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3
GROUP WORK
Discuss the brainstorming questions.
4
Look at the vocabulary boxes below.
Memorise as many words as possible.

a. Find derivatives from the word Narcissus and their meanings.

b. Imagine what Narcissus or Echo is thinking.

5
IDIOM
Read the idiom of the week below. With the photo and the note, guess its meaning.


Retrouvez une banque d'audios et de vidéos authentiques en lien avec cette thématique.

On your way to the task - Step 1


Imagine the scenario of a movie based upon Dorian Gray.
Activity 1
Activity 2

Me, my image and myself


1
  • seem / look + adj. (exp.)
  • appearance (n.)
  • looks (n.)
  • pose /ˈpəʊz/ (n. ou v.)
  • act as (v.)
  • appear as (v.)
  • look like / resemble /rɪˈzɛmbəl/ (v.)
  • pretend (v.)

2
  • actual / genuine /ˈdʒɛnjuɪn/ (adj.)
  • for real (exp.)
  • in the flesh (exp.)
  • one’s personality (n.)
  • one’s social self (n.)
  • profile /ˈprəʊˌfaɪl/ (n.)

6
  • check out (v.)
  • gaze at / look at (v.)
  • pay attention (v.)
  • scrutinize /ˈskruːtɪnaɪz/ (v.)
  • stalk / spy on / peep (v.)
  • stare at (v.)

5
  • alter / modify (v.)
  • comply with /kəmˈplaɪ/ (v.)
  • conform to / follow (v.)
  • contrast / differ (v.)
  • deceive / mislead / fool ≠ disappoint /ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪnt/ (v.)

3
  • self-centered / egocentric / selfish (adj.)
  • confident (adj.)
  • self-obsessed /ˌsɛlfəbˈsɛst/ (adj.)
  • self (identity) /ˌaɪˈdɛntɪtɪ/ / individuality /ˌɪndɪvɪdʒuˈælɪtɪ/ / true nature /ˈnɛɪtʃə/ (n.)
  • self esteem (n.) → opinion of oneself
  • self-image / self-portrait (n.)

Me, my image and myself

4
  • arrogant / proud /ˈpraʊd/ (adj.)
  • artful / smart / clever (adj.)
  • deceitful /dɪˈsiːtfʊl/ / false (adj.)
  • shallow / superficial / vain (adj.)
  • true to oneself / authentic (adj.)

Toolbox

Toolbox
  • fascinated / riveted /ˈrɪvɪtɪd/ (adj.)
  • myth /ˈmɪθ/ / mythical figure (n.)
  • one’s own reflection / image (n.)
  • parody (n.)
  • relationship / friendship (n.)
  • smartphone /ˈsmɑːtˌfəʊn/ (n.)
  • fall in love with (v.)

Step 2


Portray a self-obsessed person.
Activity 3

Your final project


Revisit Dorian Gray’s story.
LET'S GO!

Echo and Narcissus, by John William Waterhouse, 1903, adapted by Dan Cretu, 2015.
Echo and Narcissus, by John William Waterhouse, 1903, adapted by Dan Cretu, 2015.

Kirsten Dunst & fans - Aspirational.

Step 3


Speak about the dangers of taking selfies.
Activity 4
Activity 5

Brainstorming question

3
How different can one’s self-image be from who one really is?

IDIOM of the week!


Don’t judge a book by its cover

Don’t judge a book by its cover

Published in 1892, Oscar Wilde’s novel tells the story of a callow and decadent young man obsessed with his self-image, who trades his soul in exchange for everlasting youth and eternal respectability. His face remains young and beautiful whereas his soul becomes dark and evil. He is the perfect illustration of this idiom.

Brainstorming question

1
How important is physical appearance?

The Picture of Dorian 
Gray, Oscar Wilde, 
Barnes & Noble, 2014.
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde, Barnes & Noble, 2014.

Brainstorming question

2
Does it show who you are?

Get ready!

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1

a. Look at the picture. What is the effect produced? Why?

b. Do you recognise the character? What do you know about Narcissus and Echo? Search the Internet to find out more.

c. What is the link with social networks?

2
Watch this video entitled Aspirational. What strikes you? To which character do you identify the most?

Workbook p. 50

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