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Unit 1
1 • Identities and exchanges

In and out of the Valley
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Is the US still an intellectual Promised Land for immigrants?



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3
Watch the video. Explain what the Brain Drain is.
Workbook p. 4

4
PAIR WORK
Discuss the brainstorming questions. Do you know any famous intellectuals who migrated to the US?


5
IDIOM
Read the idiom of the week below. With the photo and the note, rephrase it in your own words and give examples.

Toolbox

Toolbox
  • 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.)

Step 3


Write an article for Time magazine.
Activity 3
Activity 4

Get ready!

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1
a. Look at the vocabulary boxes below.

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


2
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.


A mural by Banksy in Calais.
A mural by Banksy in Calais.

Your final project


After reading about Brain Drain immigration in the US, you feel like reacting.
LET'S GO

Step 2


Tweet your reaction.
Activity 2

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.
  • On your way to the task - Step 1


    Interview a famous immigrant.
    Activity 1

    Brainstorming question

    2
    Where do these immigrants come from?

    Brainstorming question

    3
    What are they looking for?

    Brainstorming question

    1
    What type of immigration does Brain Drain refer to?

    Best both brain drain

    IDIOM of the week!


    The best of both worlds

    The best of both worlds


    A situation in which you can enjoy the advantages of two very different things at the same time.

    Retrouvez une banque d'audios et de vidéos authentiques en lien avec cette thématique.

    US Brain Drain

    US Brain Drain

    2
    • educated (adj.)
    • gifted (adj.)
    • graduated /ˈgrædʒuˌɛɪtɪd/ (adj.)
    • learned /ˈlɜːnɪd/ (adj.)
    • prestigious ˌ/prɛˈstɪdʒəs/ (adj.)

    4
    • 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.)

    3
    • actors (n.)
    • artists (n.)
    • filmmakers (n.)
    • researchers (n.)
    • scholars (n.)
    • scientists /ˈsaɪəntɪsts/ (n.)
    • singers /ˈsɪŋəz/ (n.)

    6
    • 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.)

    5
    • paradoxical /ˌpærəˈdɒksɪkəl/ (adj.)
    • advantages /ədˈvɑːntɪdʒɪz/ ≠ drawbacks /ˈdrɔːbæks/ (n.)
    • pros and cons (n.)
    • upsides and downsides (n.)
    • brain drain ≠ brain gain (n.)

    1
    • foreigner /ˈfɒrɪnə/ (n.)
    • green card (n.)
    • H1B visa (n.)
    • immigrant (n.)
    • migration (n.)
    • PHD /ˌpiː ˌɛɪtʃˈ ˈdiː/ (n.)
    • travel ban (n.)
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