Correction Anglais LV2 - Bac L 2017

Correction Anglais LV2 - Bac L 2017

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Correction Anglais LV2 - Bac L 2017

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COMPRÉHENSION ÉCRITE

DOCUMENT A

Tous les candidats de la série L traitent les questions A et B

A. 1. What is the function of this document?

This document is an advert.

 

2. What type of passengers does this document target? 

This document targets passengers from the lower classes (''Third class accomodation'').

 

B. Compare and contrast the steamer in the middle with the other ships (two elements).

What impression is conveyed?

Compared with the other ship on the picture, the steamer in the middle looks gigantic and modern. This conveys an impression of power.

 

LVA ONLY

C. Focus on the Statue of Liberty in the background. Why is it associated with the ship?

Give two elements.

The Statue of Liberty in the background is looking at the giant steameras if it was welcoming it to New York. It is associated with the ship because it was also a symbol of modernity and it symbolizes New-York, one of the destinations of the White Star Line steamers.

 

DOCUMENT B

Tous les candidats de la série L traitent les questions de D à K.

D. 1. How are Helen and Harry related?

Helen is Harry's mother (cf ''her son'' l.5).

2. Describe Helen’s attitude towards Harry. Justify with elements from the text.

Helen is ''proud'' (l.17) of her son, quite strict, as she reminds him to ''work hard'' (l.8-9) and maybe also slightly sad or worried to see him go. In fact, she keeps ''tugging'' (l.7) at his clothes ''to straighten'' (l. l8) them, as mothers do when their beloved children are about to leave them.

 

E. Why is it a special day? (two elements)

It is a special day because it is the Titanic's first trip (''maiden voyage'' l.5) and Harry's first day at his new job.

 

F. Explain what Harry’s job consists in.

Harry is a steward, a member of staff in charge of looking after passengers and their needs.

 

G. How does Helen feel about Harry’s job? Choose two adjectives and justify each answer with a quote.

HONOURED -> ''pride in the fact that her son was to work as a steward on Titanic's maiden voyage'' (l4-5)

ENTHUSIASTIC -> ''especially pleased that Harry had been assigned to steerage class'' (l22)

 

H. True or False? Justify each answer with a quote.

1. False ''Harry had been assigned to steerage class (…) people like themselves'' (l.22-23)

2. True ''one of the three hundred stewards'' (l.18)

3. False ''to make business contacts or to give them something to boast about at one of their dinner parties'' (l15-16)

4. False ''it hadn't actually been Harry's intention to work on the ship at all'' (l.25)

 

I. Focus on Helen.

1. What is her social background?

Helen comes from ''the working class'' (l.13)

 

2. Focus on lines 8 to 12. What are the two pieces of advice Helen gives Harry?

How may her advice be related to her social background?

Helen advises Harry to work hard and to look after everyone regardless of their wealth. It seems like typical advice from someone who has herself worked hard all her life and who takes pride in it and also someone who may have been despised in the past because of her lack of money, and yet who knows that a person is worth more than the content of their wallet.

 

J. Explain Helen’s ambivalent feelings about the upper-class. Justify with two quotes.

Helen is all at once critical of the upper-classes and impressed and curious about them. Indeed, the text says that she has ''no time at all for the stuck-up (...)millionaires'' (l.14) and yet a part of her would love to know more about ''the first-class accomodations'' (l.21)

 

K. How important is Harry’s new workplace...

1. for Harry himself?

Harry doesn't particularly care that he is going to work on the Titanic, in fact he wanted to work on a smaller ship but circumstances had him reassigned.

2. for Helen?

Helen feels ''unmistakable (…) pride'' (l.4) and is ''absolutely delighted'' (l.17-18).

 

LVA ONLY

L. In this context, what do the ways in which Helen calls Harry (“a Walsh” l. 7, and “Harry Daniel Walsh” l. 9) say about how she feels about the situation?

The way Helen speaks to Harry, insisting on his full family name shows that this is an important occasion for her and she wants him to know that, in a way, he represents the whole family and has to honor them by doing well at his new job.

 

DOCUMENT C

Tous les candidats de la série L traitent les questions de M à O.

M. What type of passengers does the document focus on?

This document focuses on first-class passengers.

 

N. Justify each of the following sentences with a quote.

1. Lily May Futrelle admired first-class passengers.

''a rare gathering of beautiful women and splendid men'' (l.1-2)

2. There were famous people on board.

''liner historians report that no other passenger list of the period ever featured quite as many celebrated names'' (l2-3)

3. Passengers often knew each other.

''Those who made ocean crossings regularly found acquaintances on the first-class passenger list'' (l.7-8)

 

O. Focus on lines 11 “But many…” to 17 “… her New York salon.”

1. Copy the grid and fill in the blanks.

Name Job Destination purpose for travelling
Frank Millet artist Washington Design Lincoln Memorial
Archie Butt White House aide Home Election campaign
Lady Duff Gordon Couturiere New York City Urgent business in NYC

2. How is this category of people portrayed? What makes them different from the other group mentioned in the document?

This category of people is described as ''hardworking high-achievers'' (l. 12), and contrary to the the other group mentioned in the document they didn't travel for pleasure but for business or political reasons.

 

LVA ONLY

P. Explain why the ship is described as “an exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian world” on l. 19.

Because on the ship you could people from very different backgrounds, ''the leisured rich'' as well as the ''hardworking high-achievers'', people who traveled for pleasure and others for serious matters, the expression microcosm, which means miniature world is fitting. Besides, the first-class passengers are described by Lily May Futrelle as ''beautiful'' and ''splendid'' (l.1-2) which justifies the use of ''exquisite » » (l.19)

 

DOCUMENTS A, B AND C

Tous les candidats de la série L traitent les questions Q et R.

Q. Compare and contrast the primary function and social functions of the Titanic in all three documents.

With our three documents, we see that depending on the social background of the people considered, the Titanic had several functions. It was at the same time a way of travelling to a better future for the poorest passengers, the workplace of hundreds of people like Harry Walsh in document B and a means to do business or to travel to social destinations for first-class passengers, as described in document C.

 

R. How do all three documents present the Titanic as an object of fascination?

In all three documents, the Titanic is presented as an object of fascination, either because of its size and power in document A, or because of its symbolic association with prestige and progress in document B or even for the way it gathered the rich and famous in one small place.

 

LVA ONLY

S. Comment on the importance of representation and theatricality in the three documents.

In all three documents, representation and theatricality play a key part. In document A, the design of the poster itself insists on the size and impressive quality of the liner, sailing towards a highly symbolical Statue of Liberty. In document B, it's young Harry Walsh who represents his family and we see his mother checking the details of his appearance, almost as if it were a theater costume. Finally, in document C, we talk about a ''rare gathering of beautiful women and splendid men''(l.1-2) and about the Titanic as a ''microcosm'' (l.19), almost a stage on which the rich and famous of the time acted and interacted together.

 

EXPRESSION ECRITE

NON-LVA

Sujet au choix

1. Nelson Figgis / Nancy Little is a third-class passenger on the Titanic. While crossing the Atlantic, he / she writes in his / her diary about his / her motives for travelling and feelings about life on board.

Dear diary, 

I meant to write sooner but the first days on board were so exciting that I didn't have time. You should have seen the crowd on the first day, thousands of people getting aboard and trying to find their cabins! I had never seen anything like it, it was really something! Each to their own of course, it's not like we mixed with the millionaires and their ladies or anything but still, it was fantastic! I share my cabin with other passengers and luckily, they are nice and we get on well. 

 

Of course, we're all very curious about the first-class passengers and their accomodations. The stewards here are very busy but from time to time one of them tells us about the dining rooms with silver cutlery and crystal chandeliers, about the musicians who play for them while they eat, about the beautiful dresses of the ladies and about the serious looks on the gentlemen's faces. People like me, we're not allowed on the first-class deck of course, but maybe one day…

 

You see, going to New-York is the start of my new life. I know that if I work hard I will succeed and become rich. They say that everything is possible in America, so why not for me? And who knows, maybe one day I will come back to see my friends, but I will be traveling up there, with the splendid people! My friends won't believe it! They will have to call me sir when I land, haha ! You'll see

 

2. Joseph Bruce Ismay, the head of the White Star Line Company, delivers a speech for the departure of the Titanic. Write the speech.

Dear passengers, 

It is a great pleasure and a unique honor for me to welcome you here today. You see, what we are going to see is not just the departure of a ship. It is much more than that. What we are witnessing today is history being written, as the biggest most powerful ship ever built launch across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Titanic is bigger than any other liner before and we have passengers from all backgrounds here with us today. For some of you, this is your ticket to a better life, for others, a vastly more convenient way of travelling, increasing your potential for better business. Finally, I know that there are some among who simply wish to experience the Titanic as the most luxurious and pleasant way to travel across the ocean to visit friends and relatives. 

Indeed, we are not just sailing to New York City, we are sailing into the future. This ship has been designed and built using the latest technologies, it is a symbol of what men can accomplish when they use their will and intelligence to conquer nature and make even an ocean seem like a simple lake. In centuries, people will still talk about this day, when the world was made smaller thanks to our ship!

Once again, welcome to all of you and please be assured that the White Star Line will do everything to ensure that you have a pleasant journey.

 

LVA

1. Famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson once said: “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move”. Discuss.

Robert Louis Stevenson once said ''For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.'' What this seems to mean is that for him, the experience of traveling is more important than the destination. Is it always the case?

As we saw in the documents, traveling onboard the Titanic was a significant and highly symbolical event for most passengers. In a way, being onboard and experiencing the power and modernity of the largest ship on Earth was more important than getting to New-York. This seems to support Stevenson's view.

Besides, all travelers in the world know that the main value of a journey lies in what happens during your travels, such as the people you meet or the obstacles you have to overcome, the discoveries you make as well as the last-minute change of plans. These are the things that change you, or reveal who you truly are.

On the other hand, traveling wouldn't be traveling if you weren't going somewhere. When you come back and tell your friends or family about your trip and the places you have visited, all you have to do is mention some famous names and images instantly come to their minds. New York city means the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan, skyscrapers and Broadway. China evokes the great wall and large cities, Paris the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe and so on.

Without a goal, traveling would be wandering and although it has its merits too, the state of mind is not the same. When you travel you have a purpose, like the shepherd in Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist.  And even if at the end of the book we realize that every step of his journey was necessary to reach the destination, the destination itself doesnot lose its meaning.

To conclude, I agree with Stevenson that travelling is essential, regardless of where you go, but the experience is even better if you have a goal in mind.

 

2. Joseph Bruce Ismay, the head of the White Star Line Company, delivers a speech for the departure of the Titanic. Write the speech.

Dear passengers, 

It is a great pleasure and a unique honor for me to welcome you here today. You see, what we are going to see is not just the departure of a ship. It is much more than that. What we are witnessing today is history being written, as the biggest most powerful ship ever built launch across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Titanic is bigger than any other liner before and we have passengers from all backgrounds here with us today. For some of you, this is your ticket to a better life, for others, a vastly more convenient way of travelling, increasing your potential for better business. Finally, I know that there are some among who simply wish to experience the Titanic as the most luxurious and pleasant way to travel across the ocean to visit friends and relatives. 

Indeed, we are not just sailing to New York City, we are sailing into the future. This ship has been designed and built using the latest technologies, it is a symbol of what men can accomplish when they use their will and intelligence to conquer nature and make even an ocean seem like a simple lake. In centuries, people will still talk about this day, when the world was made smaller thanks to our ship!

Once again, welcome to all of you and please be assured that the White Star Line will do everything to ensure that you have a pleasant journey.

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