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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A mural by Banksy in Calais.
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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.

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.



  • 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

    On your way to the task - Step 1


    Interview a famous immigrant.
    Activity 1

    US Brain Drain


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

    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.)

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

    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.)

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

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

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

    Step 2


    Tweet your reaction.
    Activity 2

    Your final project


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

    Get ready!

    Voir les réponses
    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.

    Brainstorming question

    3
    What are they looking for?

    Brainstorming question

    1
    What type of immigration does Brain Drain refer to?

    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.

    Brainstorming question

    2
    Where do these immigrants come from?

    Best both brain drain
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