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1. Identities and Exchanges
Ch. 1
In and out of the Valley
Ch. 2
Nollywood and Bollywood
2. Public and private spaces
Ch. 3
Women of power
Ch. 4
Better together
3. Art and power
Ch. 5
Uncle Stan’s army
Ch. A
The colors of music - Digital content only
4. Citizenship and virtual worlds
Ch. 6
Ch. 7
Fact or fiction?
Ch. B
Back to the future - Digital content only
5. Fictions and realities
Ch. 8
Got(h) away with murder
Ch. 9
The West wind
Ch. C
From Britain with laughs - Digital content only
6. Scientific innovations and responsibility
Ch. 10
The big smoke
Ch. 11
Is it a brave new world?
7. Diversity and inclusion
Ch. 12
The secret road to freedom
Ch. 13
Caribbean poetry
8. Territory and memory
Ch. 14
No thanks, no giving
Ch. 15
Troubled times
Fiches méthode
Précis de communication
Précis phonologique
Précis grammatical
Précis culturel
Verbes irréguliers
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1 • Identities and exchanges
Unit 1

In and out of the Valley

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Is the US still an intellectual Promised Land for immigrants?
A mural by Banksy in Calais.
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A mural by Banksy in Calais.


Get ready!
a. Look at the

b. Find a title for each box, then complete with other words (you can find them in the rest of the unit).

Look at the picture. What and who does it represent? What is the link with the topic “Brain Drain”?
Tip: Use as much vocabulary from the vocabulary boxes and the toolbox as possible.

Watch the video. Explain what the Brain Drain is.
Pair work
Discuss the brainstorming questions. Do you know any famous intellectuals who imigrated to the US?
Read the idiom of the week below. With the photo and the note, rephrase it in your own words and give examples.


  • intellectual /ˌɪntɪˈlɛktʃuəl/ (adj.)
  • developed /dɪˈvɛləpt/ ≠ developing countries (n.)
  • educated /ˈɛdʒʊˌkeɪtɪd/ people (n.)
  • immigrant ≠ refugee /ˌrɛfjuːˈdʒiː/ (n.)
  • skilled workers (n.)
  • flee / escape from (v.)
  • migrate /ˌmaɪˈgreɪt/ from… to… (v.)
  • seek asylum /əˈsaɪləm/ / take refuge (v.)

Let's learn!

Vocabulary challenge

  • Memorize as many words as possible from this double page in two minutes.
  • Compete with your classmate: write in turn on a piece of paper all the words you can remember in one minute.
  • Idiom of the week!

    The best of both worlds

    A situation in which you can enjoy the advantages of two very different things at the same time.
    Best both brain drain
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    Brainstorming question
    What type of immigration does Brain Drain refer to?

    Where do these immigrants come from?

    What are they looking for?
    US Brain Drain
    • foreigner /ˈfɒrɪnə/ (n.)
    • green card (n.)
    • H1B visa (n.)
    • immigrant (n.)
    • migration (n.)
    • PHD /ˌpiː ˌɛɪtʃˈ ˈdiː/ (n.)
    • travel ban (n.)

    • educated (adj.)
    • gifted (adj.)
    • graduated /ˈgrædʒuˌɛɪtɪd/ (adj.)
    • learned /ˈlɜːnɪd/ (adj.)
    • prestigious ˌ/prɛˈstɪdʒəs/ (adj.)

    • actors (n.)
    • artists (n.)
    • filmmakers (n.)
    • researchers (n.)
    • scholars (n.)
    • scientists /ˈsaɪəntɪsts/ (n.)
    • singers /ˈsɪŋəz/ (n.)

    • return / leave (v.)
    • flee from (v.)
    • get a job (v.)
    • head home (v.)
    • move to (v.)
    • settle down (v.)
    • study (v.)
    • take a shot at (v.)
    • take their chances (v.)

    • paradoxical /ˌpærəˈdɒksɪkəl/ (adj.)
    • advantages /ədˈvɑːntɪdʒɪz/ ≠ drawbacks /ˈdrɔːbæks/ (n.)
    • pros and cons (n.)
    • upsides and downsides (n.)
    • brain drain ≠ brain gain (n.)

    • American Dream (n.)
    • booming economy (n.)
    • Dream Land (n.)
    • Eldorado (n.)
    • heaven / paradise (n.)
    • land of opportunity (n.)
    • Promised Land (n.)
    • make it / succeed (v.)

    On your way to the task

    Step 1

    Interview a famous immigrant.

    Step 2

    Tweet your reaction.

    Step 3

    Write an article for Time magazine.

    Your final project

    After reading about Brain Drain immigration in the US, you feel like reacting.

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