Corrigé Anglais LV1 - Bac L Métropole 2016

Corrigé Anglais LV1 - Bac L Métropole 2016

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Tous les candidats traitent les questions de A à E2

A. In what city is the scene set? Justify with two elements from the text.

The scene is set in New York City, which we can guess from the names of some geographical landmarks which are mentioned, such as "the Harlem River" (l.5) or "Manhattan" (l.16)

B. 1. Who are the characters present? Two characters are present in the text, Eddie and Beck.

2. What are they doing? They are fishing.

C. When does the scene take place? Copy out the correct answer and justify with two elements from the text.

The scene takes place at the beginning of the 20th century. In fact, Document A mentions that there are still farms in Manhattan, and that appartment buildings are rising everywhere.

D. 1. Name three types of construction that Eddie has noticed in his city. Eddies has noticed the construction of bridges (l.6), the subway (l.18) and appartment buildings (l.20)

2. Explain in your own words two ways in which the new constructions have an impact on the landscape. The new constructions are replacing natural areas with man-made urban areas and they also disturb the local wildlife.

E. 1. What are:

a. Eddie’s feelings about the changes in the landscape? Justify by quoting from the text. Eddie is worried by the changes in the landscape, as we can see l.20 when the text mentions his "agitation", but he thinks that it is unavoidable ("it wouldn't be long before the countryside disappeared" l.7-8)

b. Beck’s feelings about these changes? Justify by quoting from the text. The changes in the landscape also cause "agitation" (l.20) in Beck, but he has decided to fight for the countryside by "chas[ing] intruders off with a rifle" (l.13-14)

E.2. In your own words, compare and contrast how they react to the changes.

Both Eddie and Beck are worried about the urbanisation of the area. Beck chooses to fight against it, by chasing people off and defending the wildlife, while Eddie is resigned and accepts that he cannot change what is happening.

Seuls les candidats de la série L composant au titre de la LVA (Langue Vivante Approfondie) traitent la question F

F. What is the overall mood in the passage? Explain in your own words how this mood is conveyed to the reader and quote the text to justify (at least two ideas).

The overall mood of this passage is quite nostalgic. Through Eddie's eyes, we get to see the end of an era and the beginning of another. Nature is giving way to urban areas, like "in Chelsea, where there [is] pavement everywhere" (l.8-9) and wild animals are "rapidly becoming rare" (l.14-15). Modern means of transportation such as "the subway" (l.18) are reaching "pastoral village[s]" (l.17) and we feel that everything is about to change.


Tous les candidats traitent les questions de G à K2.

G. Pick out information about the Ritz Tower:

1. Name of the architect. The architect's name is Emery Roth.

2. Opening date. The building opened in October 1926

3. Precise location. It is located in New York City, in "Midtown Manhattan" (l.18) "at the corner of Fifty-seventh Street and Park Avenue" (l.3-4)

H. What shape did some buildings like the Ritz Tower have after ‘the zoning law of 1916’ (l. 6)?


I. This type of architecture is compared to two objects in the text. Name them.

This type of buildings is compared both to a wedding-cake and to a telescope.

J. Pick out one quote to show why the zoning law of 1916 was voted.

"Concerned about the diminishing sunlight and fresh air in the canyon-like streets created by the closely massed skyscrapers of lower Manhattan, the city placed a limit on the maximum height and bulk of tall buildings." (l.7-9)

K. 1. What choices did architects face after the zoning law of 1916? Copy out the correct answers and justify with the text.

Limit the height of new buildings (b) or adapt the shape of new buildings (c), as explained l.10-11 "if a developer proposed to exceed the legal limit, the stories above it had to be set-back."

K.2. What made the Ritz Tower exceptional at that time? Answer with a quote.

At the time the Ritz Tower was exceptional because it was "the tallest inhabited building in the world" (l.17-18)

Seuls les candidats de la série L composant au titre de la LVA (Langue Vivante Approfondie) traitent la question M.

M. ‘The shoot-for-the-moon spirit’ (l. 24):

What does this phrase suggest about the 1920s and the attitude of people at that time? Explain and justify with elements from the text.

Document B refers to "the shoot-for-the-moon spirit" (l.24) which conveys an impression of ambition and optimism, the desire to "[shoot] up from the pavement" (l.3) and go as high as possible, achieving a "new way of living" (l.22).


Tous les candidats traitent la question N

N. What representation of New York City is given in the document? Justify with elements from the picture.

This document depicts a futuristic vision of a green and sustainable New-York City. For instance, we notice that there aren't any cars, they have been replaced by trams. On one of the building walls on the left-hand side of the street, we see three round turbines which could be urban wind turbines, designed to produce renewable energy. There is greenery everywhere, growing not only in the middle of what used to be a busy street, but also on vertical surfaces.

Seuls les candidats de la série L composant au titre de la LVA (Langue Vivante Approfondie) traitent la question O.

O. Comment on the relationship between nature and urbanisation in the document.

In document C, nature and urbanisation go hand-in-hand. Man-made elements such as buildings and means of transportation and natural elements are integrated.


Tous les candidats traitent la question P.

P. In your own words, compare and contrast the visions of progress given in the three documents.

All three documents deal with the idea of progress, and more particularly urbanisation; While in document A progress is seen as a threat to nature and the wildlife, in Document B the vision of progress depicted is clearly positive. Document C strikes a balance between both previous points of view by showing a vision of a progressive city which integrates man-made elements and natural elements.


Seuls les candidats de la série L composant au titre de la LVA (Langue Vivante Approfondie) traitent les deux sujets suivants.

1. Eddie finally decides to talk to Beck. Write their conversation about the future of Manhattan. (200 mots ±10%).

"Good morning Beck!" Eddie said.

"What do you want?" Beck grunted in response, still sitting on the ground.

"Nothing. I saw you from over there, so I thought I'd come and say hi, that's all. Not many people like us left around here..."

"Not much of anything left around here... " Beck said, looking at the Hudson river and its banks, "Coyotes, birds, foxes.... They're all disappearing."

"You can't stop this from happening," Eddie remarked philosophically.

" Doesn't mean I won't try. I have to. Bloody concrete is devouring everything in Manhattan. Those idiots are building streets they won't even be able to breathe in, crawling between their stupid concrete towers like insects!"

What Beck said made sense, but this was a battle that the hermit wouldn't win.

"Coyotes and sunshine don't bring in any money, and so they're going to disappear. And the same is going to happen to old men like us too. We belong to another time. This is the new world. Modern." 

"Modern, pah!" Beck spat in the river, "Dead you mean. It doesn't matter, soon enough I'll be dead too. But as long as I live, I'll keep defending my ground. Now go away, you're scaring off my fish…"

2. A group of architects is running a contest among students in architecture. You are Emma/Phil Wilson, one of these students. Write a speech in which you give your vision of the ideal city of the future, and try to convince the architects to build it. (250 mots ±10%).

Dear all, 

My name is Emma Wilson, and like most of you in this room tonight, I am a student in architecture. Those of you who know me, know how passionate I have always been about sustainable urbanisation, and I would like to share my vision of the ideal city.

Urbanisation is a global fact and it is accelerating. At the same time, we know that unless it is carefully planned in a sustainable way, it only leads to the creation of slums and contaminated areas, leading to poor living conditions and health disasters for those who live in such areas.

I believe that by planning for sustainable cities, integrating nature and urban areas, in every way possible, we can satisfy the needs of the growing world population without destroying the environment. I believe that by setting up urban farming towers, where food would be grown vertically, we could provide local food for city dwellers. I believe that by developing electric trams powered by solar panels installed of the rooves of city buildings, we could noticeably improve the quality of life of city-dwellers. I believe that looking after biodiversity in cities would benefit both its human and non-human inhabitants.

Those are just a few of my ideas but I hope that they have convinced you that sustainable cities are the way forward.

Thank you

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