Unit 11
6 • Creation and arts

“You see but you don’t observe!”
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Can a timeless character still be reinvented?



Step 3


Make a video review of an adaptation.
Activity 5

Toolbox

Toolbox
  • mysterious / intriguing (adj.)
  • famous / well-known (adj.)
  • vivid colours (exp.)
  • piercing eyes (exp.)
  • film adaptation (exp.)
  • background / foreground (n.)
  • detective /dɪˈtɛktɪv/ (n.)
  • drawing / painting (n.)

“You see but you don’t observe!”

Retrouvez une banque d'audios et de vidéos authentiques en lien avec cette thématique.
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3
GROUP WORK
Read the brainstorming questions and discuss them with your group. Do you read detective stories?


4
IDIOM
Read the idiom of the week below. With the photo and the note, guess its meaning and rephrase it.


Modern Sherlock Holmes

Modern Sherlock Holmes

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  • deduce /dɪˈdjuːs/ (v.)
  • investigate (v.)
  • kill / assassinate / murder (v.)
  • question / interview (v.)
  • rob / steal (v.)
  • solve a case (v.)
  • testify (v.)
  • witness (v.)

6
  • black and white (adj.)
  • film (n.)
  • poster (n.)
  • series (n.)
  • trailer (n.)

5
  • magnifying glass /ˈmægnɪfaɪɪŋ ˌglɑːs/ (n.)
  • Inverness cape /ˈkɛɪp/ (n.)
  • pipe /ˈpaɪp/ (n.)
  • shadow (n.)
  • deerstalker /ˈdɪəstɔːkə/ (hat) (n.)

1
  • arrogant (adj.)
  • clever / smart /ˈsmɑːt/ (adj.)
  • eccentric (adj.)
  • guilty ≠ innocent (adj.)
  • wise (adj.)

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  • blood /ˈblʌd/ (n.)
  • blood stains (n.)
  • crime scene (n.)
  • fingerprints (n.)
  • footprints (n.)
  • piece /ˈpiːs/ of evidence (n.)
  • clue / proof /ˈpruːf/ (n.)

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  • culprit /ˈkʌlprɪt/ (n.)
  • murderer / assassin (n.)
  • policeman / officer (n.)
  • suspect (n.)
  • witness (n.)
  • robber / burglar (n.)
  • criminal / delinquent (n.)

A Study in Pink, Alicexz, 2011.
A Study in Pink, Alicexz, 2011.

Let's learn!

Silent teacher

  • You have to make your neighbour guess four words without speaking! You can either draw, mime or play hangman.

  • Then, switch roles.

Get ready!

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1
Look at the vocabulary boxes below.
a. Find a title for each box.

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b. Add the words from the toolbox into the vocabulary boxes.

c. Find a few more words for each category.


2
a. Look at the picture. Do you recognise the character?

b. What strikes you? What is the effect produced by this painting?

Step 2


Write a wiki article about a modern adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.
Activity 3
Activity 4

IDIOM of the week!


To be caught red-handed

To be caught red-handed
This idiom dates back to the 15th century in Scotland. It may be an allusion to people who were found with blood on their hands after committing a crime. The first document mentioning it is the Scottish Act of Parliament written in 1432.

Idiom of the week p. 155

Brainstorming question

1
Do you know modern versions of Sherlock Holmes?

Brainstorming question

2
What are the main differences with the original character?

On your way to the task - Step 1


Present the front and back cover you designed.
Activity 1
Activity 2

Your final project


Create a female Sherlock Holmes character for the BBC's latest series.
Let's go!
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