Activity 3
DIFFERENTIATION


Yes they can!




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  • determined = strong-willed (adj.)
  • impressive / amazing (adj.)
  • successful /səkˈsɛsfʊl/ (adj.)
  • achievement /əˈtʃiːvmənt/ (n.)
  • competitive spirit (n.)
  • open door (n.)
  • true inspiration /ˌɪnspɪˈrɛɪʃən/ (n.)
  • achieve /əˈtʃiːv/ (v.)
  • make a name = become well-known (v.)
  • overcome obstacles (v.)

Let's learn!

React! Chain-speaking

In groups of three, select one video and sum it up. In each sentence, use one of the expressions from the list below or from p. 252-255.
What an impressive child!
What an amazing story!
This video makes me cry.
This story gave me happy tears.
According to me, ...
Personally, I feel, ...
I have just watched the video and I must say…

Let's talk this out!

GROUP WORK
MEDIATION

Share your findings with your classmates and learn about other athletes.

4
What do these athletes have in common?

5
Why could we call them extraordinary athletes?


6
If you had the opportunity to interview one of the athletes on the pages, list the questions you would ask her or him.


Useful vocabulary: They are all brave and hardworking…
They are disabled, yet they manage to…
Even if they…, they could… / they were able to…
They all stand out because…
They share the same courage...

Over to you!

Share your reaction!

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 3
!

You just came across surprising athletes’ stories and you want to react. Post your comment.

You must share your reaction and link it to another comment.


Group 1: Superhumans

Ellie Simmonds for the trailer of the Rio Paralympics, 2016. We’re the Superhumans is a TV trailer which was produced to promote the 2016 Rio Paralympics. It features disabled athletes performing various activities.

Group 3: An inspiring story

Ezra Frech at the Kids’ Choice Sports, 2015. Ezra Frech is an incredible young boy using sport to overcome obstacles.

Group 2: An impressive athlete

Double amputee Aimee Mullins, 2014. Aimee Mullins is a former model, actress and Paralympic athlete. She became famous for her athletic achievements.
Voir les réponses

You are in charge of one athlete.

Workbook p. 63

1
Look at the picture and read its introductory text before watching the video. Make suppositions about the video.


2
What strikes you in her or his achievements?


3
Recap and explain why the athlete is impressive.


Useful vocabulary: I was first stricken by…
What I find surprising is…
I am impressed by his / her courage…

From French to English


MEDIATION

La traduction de « assister à »

Exercices p. 138
  • remarquer, noter : witness sth, see sth, be at, be there
    Ex : We have been witnessing her progress since she was a child.
  • être spectateur : be present at, attend + sth
    Ex : They attended the Olympic Games.

Phonology in progress

La prononciation des mots en -ion

-ion
Competition /ˌkɒmpɪˈtɪʃən/
Persecution /ˌpɜːsɪˈkjuːʃən/
Rehabilitation /ˌriːhəbɪlɪˈtɛɪʃən/

Workbook p. 66 Précis phonologique p. 256
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