Unit 10
6 • Scientific innovations and responsibility

The Big Smoke
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How can progress lead from profit to responsibility?



Your final project


As an inventor during the Industrial Revolution, convince people that your machine will be a good investment!
Let's go!

A Harmony in London Smut, George Du Maurier, 1889.
A Harmony in London Smut, George Du Maurier, 1889.

Brainstorming question

1
Why was it called the “Industrial Revolution”?

IDIOM of the week!


There is no smoke without fire

There is no smoke without fire

London had long been called the “Big Smoke”. Alex Werner, from the Museum of London explains ‘As people approached London they saw a thick smoke enveloping the city, which was largely caused by the burning of coal.’ This idiom suggests that there is always a cause to any smoke that can be spotted, or more symbolically that there is a piece of truth in anything bad that is being said.

Brainstorming question

2
How did industry change the face of British cities?

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

Let's learn!

Exquisite corpse

Each student selects one verb, one noun, one adjective from the vocabulary boxes below and writes each on a piece of paper.
Then, in groups of four, jumble the papers and pick three to make a sentence.

The Industrial Revolution


6
  • industrialist / factory owner /ˈǝʊnǝ/ / entrepreneur (n.)
  • inventor (n.)
  • labourer /ˈǀεɪbǝrǝ/ (n.)
  • ruling class / landowners / peasantry /ˈpɛzǝntrɪ/ / middle class (n.)
  • worker (n.)

3
  • farm (n. ou v.)
  • generate / create / produce (v.)
  • improve / boost / surpass (v.)
  • increase / double / skyrocket (v.)
  • make money / profit /ˈprɒfɪt/ (v.)
  • mechanise /ˈmɛkəˌnaɪz/ (v.)
  • spin / weave / bleach (v.)

4
  • goods (n.)
  • machine / pump (n.)
  • production / innovation (n.)
  • steam engine (n.)
  • steel / iron / lead (n.)
  • steam boat (n.)
  • urbanization (n.)
  • yarn / wool / cloth /ˈklɒθ/ (n.)

1
  • coaldfield / coal mine / pit (n.)
  • factory /ˈfæktərɪ/ (n.)
  • mineshaft / underground gallery (n.)
  • slum / tenement (n.)

5
  • hand-made / machine-made (adj.)
  • large scale / mass produced (adj.)
  • locally-produced (adj.)
  • overcrowded /ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪd/ (adj.)
  • steam-powered /ˈstiːmˌpaʊəd/ / man-powered / horse-powered / horse-drawn (adj.)

2
  • efficient ≠ inefficient (adj.)
  • fast ≠ slow (adj.)
  • ingenious /ɪnˈdʒiːnɪəs/ (adj.)
  • revolutionary / new-fangled (adj.)
  • rich / wealthy ≠ poor (adj.)
  • successful ≠ unsuccessful (adj.)
  • unsafe / unsound (adj.)
The Industrial Revolution
Voir les réponses

3
Watch the video. Be ready to present it.
Workbook p. 79

4
PAIR WORK
Discuss the brainstorming questions.


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


The Industrial Revolution (18-19th Century)

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Toolbox
  • relaxed / blissful (adj.)
  • bottom / top left ≠ bottom / top right (n.)
  • centre ≠ foreground ≠ background (n.)
  • left ≠ right (n.)
  • painting / engraving /ɪnˈgrεɪvɪŋ/ (n.)
  • depict /dɪˈpɪkt/ / represent (v.)

Step 2


Write a letter about your journey in 19th century England.
Activity 3

A View Of The Iron Bridge, William Williams, 1777.
A View Of The Iron Bridge, William Williams, 1777. Ironbridge is often lauded as the ‘birthplace of the Industrial Revolution’.

Get ready!

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1
Look at the vocabulary boxes below.
Find a title for each box.

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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

2
Look at the painting above.


a. What are the most important elements of the picture?

b. Imagine what material the bridge is made of? Can you make out any of the background details? What about the people?

c. What is the atmosphere like? Does this give a positive or a negative image of the Industrial Age?


Step 3


Honour an industrialist.
Activity 4
Activity 5

On your way to the task - Step 1


Create a timeline about industrial inventors.
Activity 1
Activity 2
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