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Selection

Hard Times (TV mini-series), BBC, 1994.
Industrial Revelations (documentary show), Discovery Channel, 2002-present.
Oliver Twist (film), by Roman Polanski, 2005.
Oliver Twist (TV mini-series), by Sarah Phelps, 2007.
Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution (YouTube video), Crash Course, 2012.


Oliver Twist, by Roman Polansky, 2005.

Hard Times, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1994.
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You are in charge of one film / TV series / documentary from the selection.

1
What kind of document is it? Find more information about it. Be ready to present it to your classmates.

2
What vision of the Industrial Revolution does it depict?
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Let's talk this out!

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GROUP WORK
MEDIATION

Share your findings and learn more about the other videos.

3
What are the common points and the differences between them?


4
What are your impressions about life at this time?


5
How did inventions change the way people lived back then?


Useful vocabulary: What is the most surprising is...
I can easily imagine how...
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Your time to shine!

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You have been asked to write the introductory text to be published on the web page of a TV channel to promote a special programme about the Industrial Revolution. Write a 100-word report (use everything you have learned so far about the Industrial Revolution). Make your programme sound attractive.



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  • growing / expanding / augmenting (adj.)
  • raw materials → unprocessed substance / natural resources (exp.)
  • appliance (machine) / piece of equipment (n.)
  • furnace / industrial oven (n.)
  • spin / turn / rotate (v.)
  • steam / vapour (v., n.)
  • improve upon / make better (v.)

Let's learn!

Jeopardy: who invented what?

Write the answer and make your classmates guess the question.
Ex: “He wrote the novel Hard Times.” → “Who is Charles Dickens?”
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Over to you!

A timeline about the Industrial Revolution

Let’s use what you have learnt in and / or in !

As an engineering student, select five important 19th century inventions that revolutionised industry, agriculture or manufacturing.

With your group, decide on the inventions and design your timeline. You can use TimeToast.com


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