Activity 2

A guided tour of BedZED community

Group 2: Meet the project co-founders

“BedZED: The Need for Sustainable Communities”, Bioregional, 2011.

Group 1: Visit the community with Hayley Baines-Buffery

BedZED: South London's answer to sustainable Housing”, London Live, 2014.

Let's learn!

Chain speaking

  • Find at least 2 synonyms for each of the following words:

  • happy

  • Then, find other words which have synonyms in this unit.
  • Over to you!

    Open House review

    Let’s use what you have learnt in
    Activity 2
    and / or
    Activity 3

    As a local councillor, you attended the Open House day of a new ecofriendly housing project. The next day, you explain to your fellow councillors what you learnt.

    Enregistreur audio

    Let's talk this out!

    Voir les réponses

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

    What are the common points and differences between the two videos?

    What is the most important aspect in co-housing: shared spaces or environmental features?

    Useful vocabulary:
    The most important aspect is...
    What’s crucial / essential / paramount is...
    We should favour / opt for...
    Voir les réponses

    You are in charge of one video.

    Workbook p. 25

    Read the culture note above. What does the acronym BedZED stand for?

    Watch the video. Be ready to sum it up in a few sentences.

    Useful vocabulary:
    Z means... E stands for....
    In short, it is about... it deals with... it presents...
    What I found interesting / worth noticing is...

    Grammar in progress

    S'exclamer en anglais

    S'exclamer en anglais
  • En ajoutant un point d’exclamation (attention l’intonation de la phrase sera alors descendante).
    Ex : Ministers are changing their policies. It’s fantastic! \searrow

  • How + adjectif ou so + adjectif
    Ex : How fantastic that ministers are changing their policies! These policies are so fantastic!

  • What a / such a + nom singulier ou what / such + nom pluriel
    Ex : What a fantastic thing that ministers are changing their policies! This is such a fantastic thing... What fantastic new policies! Such fantastic news!

  • Exercices p. 70 Précis grammatical p. 281

    Culture note

    Beddington Zero Energy Development

    (BedZED) is an environmentally friendly housing development in Hackbridge, London, England. It is in the London Borough of Sutton and was designed to create zero carbon emissions.
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