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Épreuve compréhension orale et expression écrite : 1h
Épreuve compréhension écrite et expression écrite : 1h30
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Retrouvez un sujet type bac supplémentaire sur le livre du professeur.

Expression écrite


Make sure to use the correct tenses to talk about the future and modals to express probability.

Use link words.

Méthode Je m’exprime à l’écrit p. 248 et 250

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Choisissez un sujet et répondez-y en anglais.

SUJET A : Text p. 181 You are a blogger writing about technology. You attend this year’s World Fair. You start imagining how different technology and society will be in 50 years. Post an article on your blog with your predictions.

SUJET B : Text p. 181, video p. 180 To what extent do science fiction authors warn us about the dangers of technology?

SUJET C : Video p. 180 As a junior journalist, you decide to write an article to raise awareness among people of your generation about the impact of new technologies on their future life. You can either warn them against them or on the contrary promote their use.

Compréhension de l'oral

Aldous Huxley and Brave New World: The Dark Side of Pleasure, Academy of Ideas.

The Dark Side of Pleasure

Before listening → Look at the title above and the word cloud.

Write three suppositions on what the recording might be about.

Tip: You can use words from the word cloud.

Make a list of five other words that you might hear in the recording.

First listening
Listen to the recording and take notes.

a. Note down all the words you actually hear.

b. Pick out all the proper nouns and dates. What do they refer to?

Use your notes to answer basic questions.
a. What type of document is it? Where does it come from?

b. How many people are speaking? Who are they?

c. What is the theme of the recording?

Other listenings
Listen to the recording again and complete your notes with more details.

Give more details about what is presented.
a. How is society presented?How is society presented?

b. What is the link with the novels referred to in the recording?

What does this recording warn us against?

Compréhension de l’écrit

 Isaac Asimov, 1970.
Isaac Asimov, 1970.

“World’s Fair: Isaac Asimov’s Predictions 50 Years On”, Kim Gittleson,, 2014.

[...] Isaac Asimov, one of the 20 th Century’s bestknown science fiction authors, in 1964 published an essay predicting what our world would look like today. [...] Here’s a look at 2014, through the eyes of 1964.

1. “Communications will become sight-sound and you will see as well as hear the person you telephone.”
The first transcontinental video call between two places was made on 20 April 1964 using technology developed by Bell Systems (later Bell Laboratories), which may have partly inspired Asimov’s prediction.

2. It will be possible “for you to direct-dial any spot on earth, including the weather stations in Antarctica”.

3. “Robots will neither be common nor very good in 2014, but they will be in existence.”
Asimov is credited with introducing the word robotics into the English language, so it is perhaps no surprise he was right in predicting that no real robot yet exists that can rival The Jetson’s housemaid, Rosie—first brought to screen in 1962. [...]

4. “As for television, wall screens will have replaced the ordinary set; but transparent cubes will be making their appearance in which three-dimensional viewing will be possible.”
One of the most notable aspects of Asimov’s predictions is that he often nailed the technology, but overestimated the enthusiasm with which such technologies would be greeted.

5. “Conversations with the Moon will be a trifle uncomfortable.”
Of course, Asimov was bound to have a few duds. The dawn of the Space Age might have made him a bit optimistic about communications with our Moon suburbs—calls would have a delay of 2.5 seconds, he thought—although he was spot on when he predicted that by 2014 “only unmanned ships will have landed on Mars”. He did not, however, predict the Mars Curiosity’s Twitter account.

6. “Kitchen units will be devised that will prepare ‘automeals’, heating water and converting it to coffee.”
Automated coffee machines do indeed exist. Asimov’s predictions that processed yeast and algae products would be available in a variety of flavours, including “mock-turkey” and “pseudo-steak”, were semi-realised last year when scientists unveiled the first laboratory-grown burger. [...]

7. “An experimental fusion-power plant or two will already exist.”
[...] Asimov’s predictions about large solar-power stations in desert and semi-desert areas like Arizona and the Negev desert are accurate.

“World’s Fair: Isaac Asimov’s Predictions 50 Years On”, Kim Gittleson,, 2014.
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a) Pick out the dates in the first paragraph. What do they correspond to?

b) What is the invention mentioned here?

c) Is this possible today? Thanks to which device?

d) Which word did Asimov invent? Why?

e) What could the wall screens he refers to be in today's world?

f) What was Asimov better at predicting? Compared to what?

g) What did he predict about Mars? Was he right?

h) Can you find in today's world devices which correspond to this item? Justify.

i) Which invention was he wrong about?

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