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The US: a talent magnet?

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Activity 2

The US: a talent magnet?

Group 1: A land of opportunity

Group 2: Reverse Brain Drain?

Group 3: A turning point?

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You are in charge of one video.

Workbook p. 6

Watch the video and take notes. Be ready to present it.

Pick out elements about:
the type of document
the topic
the speakers
the university strategies
the testimonies

Useful vocabulary: The document is about…
It tackles the idea of...
The journalist argues / claims that…
We can conclude that…
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Let's talk this out!


Share your findings with your classmates and learn about the other videos.

What are the similarities and differences between the videos?

What are the concepts dealt with? What is suggested?

Do you feel like going to the US to study? Why or why not?

Useful vocabulary: The speakers are at ease with…
They all share the same… They have similar…
But on the contrary,… As opposed to…
I would love to... I definitely don’t feel like...
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  • eloquent /ˈɛləkwənt/ (adj.) = at ease when speaking
  • emigrate / immigrate (v.)
  • feel homesick (v.) = be sad because you are away from home
  • fly back (v.)
  • go to college / university (v.)
  • seek new opportunities (v.)

Phonology in progress

Les mots en -ion

Les mots qui contiennent « sion » et « tion » sont accentués sur la syllabe qui précède le -ion.
Ex : attention, convention, tradition, division, international

Exercices p. 27 Workbook p. 8
Précis phonologique p. 262

From French to English


La traduction de « arriver »

atteindre (destination) se produire réussir à être imminent
arrive happen succeed (in) + V-ing come
get to occur manage (to) +V get closer
reach take place approach

Exercices p. 26

Let's learn!

Uni memory game

  • Name the universities mentioned in the video and locate them on the map of the US.
  • Then memorize the state they are in. Quiz your classmates.
  • Discuss the one you want to study in.

  • Over to you!

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