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Activity 3

Modern day activists

Group 1: Marley Dias

Marley Dias
Marley Dias decided to raise awareness on the fact that she couldn’t find black girls shown as heroines in children’s books. She launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign.

Group 2: Emma Gonzalez

Emma Gonzales
Emma Gonzales and the #neveragain protesters are survivors of the Parkland Shooting.

Group 3: Xiuhtezcatl Roske Martinez

Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht’ /ʃuːtεzkæt/) Roske Martinez is a Native American hip-hop artist. His aim is to fight climate change.

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You are in charge of one teen activist.

Workbook p. 91

Look for information on the Internet about her or him. Be ready to introduce your activist.

a. Watch the video. Present it briefly.
b. What makes her or him convincing?

Useful vocabulary: As I watched the video, I found that...
She / he wants people to understand that...
She / he sounds determined to...
She / he makes pauses in order to...

Let's talk this out!

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Share your findings and learn about the other activists.

What do they have in common? Which of these three activists do you prefer? Why?

Look at their names and discuss to what extent they represent American activism.

Useful vocabulary: It’s a difficult choice to make...
I feel quite close to...
I can’t help thinking that...
She / he is a role model to me because...


  • bold / audacious (adj.)
  • iconic /ˌaɪˈkɒnɪk/ (adj.)
  • figure /ˈfɪgə/ (exp.)
  • advocate /ˈædvəkeɪt/ (v.)
  • dare (+ V) → be brave /ˈbrεɪv/ (v.)
  • feel entitled /ɪnˈtaɪtəld/ to → have the right to (v.)
  • raise awareness (v.)
  • resist (v.)
  • stand up to / against (v.)

Let's learn!

Slap the board!

  • On the board, you have a picture of each activist of this page.

  • Two volunteers go to the board to compete. In turns, the students of the class give a sentence about one of the activists without giving her / his name.

  • The first to slap the corresponding picture gets the point.

From French to English


La traduction de « pour + V »

From French to English

Exercices p. 190

Over to you!

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Let’s use what you have learnt in !

Select one of the teen activists on this double page and react to her or his actions by writing a tweet mentioning or addressing him or her. You can react to their tweets as well.

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