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Activity 4


Titus Salt






Saltaire, London British Library, 1877.

Toolbox

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  • dreadful / awful / terrible / frightful (adj.)
  • grim / bleak / dreary (adj.)
  • notorious (negative) / famous (positive) (adj.)
  • smog → smoke + fog (n.)

Grammar in progress

Le superlatif

a. Observez les phrases suivantes :

– “Bradford in those days was notorious as the most polluted of the northern mill towns.”
– “Life expectancy was the lowest in the country.”

b. Comment le superlatif est-il formé ?


c. À quoi sert-il ? Qu’est-ce qui change par rapport à l’utilisation de l’adjectif seul ?


Exercices p. 162 Précis grammatical p. 272
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DIFFERENTIATION

Watch the video.
Then, click on your path!

A
or
B

Workbook p. 81
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PATH
A

Focus on explicit information.

1-A
What kind of video is it?


2-A
Pick out as many elements as possible on:
a. Titus Salt’s life,

b. Salt’s business,

c. the new wool mill in Saltaire.

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PATH
B

Focus on explicit and implicit information.

1-B
What is the aim of the video?


2-B
Pick out as many elements as possible on:
a. Titus Salt’s motivations for changing,

b. the other mill owners' reaction,

c. Titus Salt’s vision for Saltaire.

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Let's talk this out!

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PAIR WORK
MEDIATION

Share your findings with your classmates.

3
Use what you found in order to write a presentation of Titus Salt and his project.


4
Was Titus Salt a precursor or just a dreamer? Is it still possible today to be innovative and reinvent human housing and living?


Useful vocabulary: What I noted about his life... He was a very...
I personally think it is...
To be honest... I’ve always been an idealist but I truly believe...
To my mind... I wish we could... I know we can...
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Let's learn!

The incredible truth

Write a short fictional anecdote about Titus Salt, Saltaire, or the Industrial Age. You must include at least three truths and two lies. Can the class guess which facts are false?


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Over to you!

A responsible industrialist

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

In 2001, Saltaire was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. As the mayor of Soltaire, you wish to honour Titus Salt with a statue in front of the town hall. Write and deliver a speech presenting your project to the inhabitants.

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