Activity 4


Titus Salt




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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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.

Toolbox

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

Saltaire, London British Library, 1877.
Saltaire, London British Library, 1877.

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?


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...

DIFFERENTIATION

Watch the video.
Then, click on your path!

A
or
B

Workbook p. 81

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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.

Over to you!

A responsible industrialist

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 4
and / or
Activity 5
!

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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