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Three approaches, one truth
Activity 3

Three approaches, one truth

Group 1: “This generation is the last free generation”

An extract of a message from Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks at the 2018 World Ethical Data Forum. In 2010, Assange published confidential information provided by Chelsea Manning about atrocities committed by the US Army during the Iraq War. There has been an international warrant for his arrest since then.

Group 2: A message to the UK government

A video recorded by the hacktivist group Anonymous addressing the UK government regarding their treatment of their citizens.
In this video, the masked member of Anonymous explains clearly why the UK government is now an enemy of Anonymous.

Group 3: The Internet’s Own Boy

A trailer for the documentary The Internet’s Own Boy by Brian Knappenberger, retracing the life of Aaron Swartz who committed suicide at age 26 following his sentence to 35 years in prison for several hacking-related charges.
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You are in charge of one document (one picture and one video).

Workbook p. 43

Look at the picture and the small text. Pick out as much information as possible to guess what it is about.

Watch the video. Write as many facts or expressions related to the whistleblower or hacktivist involved. Select one important quote.

Write a small paragraph stating what the video is about and what the whistleblower’s or hackvist’s intention was.

Useful vocabulary: This video deals with...
It makes us understand that...
They wanted to... I understood that the whistleblower / hacktivist’s intention was to...

Let's talk this out!


Share your findings with your classmates and learn about other whistleblowers.

What are the similarities and differences between them?

Explain how these videos illustrate the fights whistleblowers or hacktivists are leading.

Do you find them inspirational? Why or why not?

Useful vocabulary: The quotes I found were about...
The video clearly states that...
Their aim is to... They want us to reflect on...
They decided to take a stand against...


  • seek asylum /əˈsaɪləm/ (exp.)
  • leak (n.) → secret information revealed
  • prodigy /ˈprɒdɪdʒɪ/ (n.)
  • serious threat /ˈθrɛt/ (n.)
  • search warrant /ˈwɒrənt/ (n.)
  • afford / have the financial means (v.)
  • be responsible for (v.)
  • declare war (v.)
  • disregard (v.)
  • ensure /ɪnˈʃʊə/ (v.)
  • maintain the fundamental /ˌfʌndəˈmɛntəl/ rights (v.)
  • make an example out of someone (v.)
  • make a point (v.)

From French to English


La traduction de « n’importe »

La traduction de « n’importe » en anglais dépendra de ce que vous voulez exprimer :
  • N’importe : any
  • N’importe qui : anyone
  • N’importe quoi : anything
  • N’importe où : anywhere
  • N’importe quand : anytime
  • À n’importe quel âge : at any age
  • C’est n’importe quoi ! : That’s nonsense!

  • Any a le sens de « n’importe » dans les phrases affirmatives uniquement, sinon il signifie « aucun ».

Exercices p. 102

Let's learn!

Two truths and one lie

Write sentences about these three videos. Two of them must be true and one has to be a lie.
Tell them to your classmate to see if he or she can guess which one is a lie.

Over to you!

Prepare yourselves

Let’s use what you have learnt in !

One of your friends is a member of a hacktivist group. He tries to convince you to join the cause. Use examples and what you have learnt in this unit to imagine your conversation.

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