Activity 5
DIFFERENTIATION


Modern adaptations




Let's talk this out!

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GROUP WORK
MEDIATION

Share your findings with your classmates and learn about the other adaptations of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.

4
Have you seen one of these adaptations? Would you like to watch them?


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Which adaptation is the most modern? Appealing? Funny?


Useful vocabulary: The characters are...
The scene is set in... (place / time)
As for me, I prefer... I would like to watch...
Among the three, I think that the most...

From French to English


MEDIATION

La traduction de « plus »

Exercices p. 162
  • plus... que : more + adj long + than ou adj court -er than. Ex : The movie is more interesting / longer than the series pilot...
  • le plus... : the most + adj long ou the adj court -est. Ex : Sherlock is the best / the most famous series in this selection.
  • ne... plus : not anymore / no longer Ex : This series is no longer broadcast on Netflix.
  • ne... non plus : not either. Ex : “This film is not British.” “This one isn’t either.”
  • moi non plus : me neither / neither do / have I... Ex : “I don’t like him.” “Neither do I!”
  • de plus : what’s more
  • de plus en plus : more and more

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Each group is in charge of one film or TV series.

1
Look at the poster and the tomatometer of the film or series you are in charge of. What strikes you?


2
How can you say that this is an adaptation of Sherlock Holmes? What are the characteristics you recognise?

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a. Watch the trailer and take notes to present the plot briefly: Who? What? Where? When?

b. Go on the Internet to find more information about the film or series (names of the characters / place / time).


Useful vocabulary: This document is a...
There is + singular / There are + plural
I find quite interesting to see how...

Let's learn!

Pass the slipper!

Each pupil gives a piece of information about one of the series. You can not repeat the same one twice. The best group is the one that speaks the most.

Group 1: Really modern?



Sherlock Holmes, by Guy Ritchie, 2009.
Sherlock Holmes, by Guy Ritchie, 2009.

Chapitre11 act5

Toolbox

Toolbox
  • arrogant (adj.)
  • bowler /ˈbəʊlə/ hat (n.)
  • grin 😀 / smile 🙂 / smirk 😉/ˈsmɜːk / (n.)
  • landmarks (n.)
  • poster /ˈpəʊstə/ (n.)
  • TV series /ˈsɪəˌriːz/ (n.)
  • walking stick (n.)

Group 2: Sherlock in 20th century London



Sherlock, by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.
Sherlock, by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, 2010.

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Group 3: A psychic reflection



Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, by Max Landis.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, by Max Landis, 2016.

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Over to you!

Make a video review of an adaptation

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 5
!

After watching the trailer (or more!) of a modern adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, make a video review of it.

Is it a good adaptation? Do you recommend it? Find help on p. 173.



Grammar at work

Le comparatif de supériorité

  • Dirk Gently’s series is funnier than Sherlock.
  • Sherlock Holmes in Elementary is more modern than the original one.

À quelle forme sont les structures en gras ? Comment sont-elles formées ?



Exercices p. 162 Précis grammatical p. 262

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