Sujet national, juin 2017, séries technologiques, LV2

Énoncé

Document 1
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« VisitScotland has identified a new tourism trend – the "consoliday" (console-holiday) – people choosing to experience in real life the landscapes they see virtually before them within the games, or wanting to visit the country in which the game was conceived.
Minecraft fans turned out in their thousands to catch a glimpse of YouTube legend Stampy the Cat in Dundee last month, and with big operators, such as Start The Adventure already offering "gaming adventure tours", the national tourism organisation is hoping consolidays could be as popular as "set-jetting", where people visit a destination after seeing it in a film.
Scotland features in a number of games such as Grand Theft Auto (the Forth Bridges and other destinations), Call of Duty: Ghosts (Stonehaven/Dunnottar Castle), Tomb Raider III (Loch Ness), Project Gotham Racing 2 (Edinburgh), and the Tiger Woods PGA Tour series.
In addition to being inspired by on-screen landscapes, fans also visit Scotland to see where their favourite games were created in cities such as Dundee and Edinburgh. »

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« Dundee is known as the birthplace of the Scottish games industry with some of the world's biggest titles developed there, including Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto. The city currently hosts numerous design studios and Abertay University is famous for its world-leading video-game development courses.
Edinburgh is the home of Rockstar North – developer of the successful Grand Theft Auto series – and many make the trip to the capital to get their photo taken outside its head office which is now on Holyrood Road, beside the Scottish Parliament.
Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of VisitScotland said: "The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on Scotland's fascinating creative achievements. Scotland's video games industry is a thriving, internationally acclaimed sector which punches well above its weight and is a major contributor to our country's economy." »

Document 2
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« When hundreds of Civil War reenactors come to Hale Farm & Village(1) on Aug. 13, they will again bring their uniforms, equipment, horses, and military protocol to recreate America's defining historical period.
The re-enactment weekend will be just as meaningful for them as it will be for spectators, as they get to experience a taste of what Civil War soldiers endured.
Akron resident Chris Smith, who has re-enacted Civil War battles for the past 27 years, most of them at Hale Farm, likes to use the term "magic moments" to describe scenes that happen unexpectedly during a battle re-enactment weekend.
When Chris and his fellow re-enactors visit Hale Farm, they camp out overnight on Saturday and use the same amenities that were available to Civil War soldiers, such as cooking breakfast and brewing coffee over a campfire. Every detail, including the tents they sleep in, are made to look as real as the resources Civil War soldiers used in their day. »

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« "For me one of the greatest moments of any re-enactment is at sunrise, when it's damp or foggy," Chris said. "The scenery looks like a painting." And unlike a virtual game on Xbox, these magic moments take your breath away, according to Chris.
This year's event will involve recreating the Battle of Big Bethel, an early skirmish in the Civil War that took place near Newport News, Virginia on June 10, 1861.
For Mike Church who rides in the Sixth Ohio Cavalry, Civil War re-enacting brings awe and memorable interaction with the crowds. "Talking to the crowd never gets boring, not even years later", Mike said. He's been participating in re-enactments since he was 17 and learned to ride a horse specifically for these events.
Besides educating kids on Civil War-era weaponry, cavalry, strategies, and cooking, the re-enactors have taken their passion for history and turned it into lifelong friendships. "It's like close family," Mike said. "There are no socio-economic barriers. There are small-time millionaires, minimum wage earners, and everything in between serving side by side in the same unit. We're just one big family." »
From: Western Reserve Historical Society website.

I. Compréhension de l'écrit
Questions on document 1
A. What do the following places have in common? Copy the sentences and complete them with words from the text.
Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

The Forth Bridges

Edinburgh

Loch Ness

1. These 4 places are located in …
2. These 4 places can also be seen in …
On vous donne les noms de quatre endroits mentionnés dans le document. Vous devez indiquer en 1. le lieu où ils se situent tous. En 2., il faut préciser un autre lieu où tous ces endroits sont visibles. Concentrez-vous sur le passage qui parle de ces quatre endroits : les deux lieux sont clairement explicités.
B. Pick out the 3 activities that fans do in this country. Justify your choices by quoting the text.
1. Finding inspiration for a new video game.
2. Interviewing people who make video games.
3. Travelling to places they have discovered in a movie.
4. Exploring game locations in reality.
5. Taking selfies in front of video game industry buildings.
Trois des cinq activités dans cette liste correspondent à des activités que les fans poursuivent dans ce pays. On vous demande de les identifier et de citer le texte pour justifier chaque activité. Vous avez besoin de rechercher des versions reformulées de ces idées dans le document.
C.  
1. Copy the table onto your paper and complete it with some of the elements listed below.
What it is
What it does
a) a youth hostel association
1 organises trips with themes
b) a higher education centre
2 plays games professionally
c) a video games developer
3 teaches how to make games
d) a national tourism organisation
e) a travel company
4 explains how to win a game
5 promotes the country


What it is
What it does
VisitScotland
d) a national tourism organisation
…………………………
Start The Adventure
…………………………
…………………………
Abertay University
…………………………
…………………………

2. True or false? Answer the question and justify by quoting the text.
a) The 'consoliday' was invented by VisitScotland.
b) People all over the world admire this country's games business.
c) The games business is one of the most profitable national commercial activities.
Dans un premier temps, vous devez compléter le tableau avec des amorces prises dans les deux listes au-dessus pour montrer que vous avez compris à quoi correspondent les trois noms propres, en indiquant ce dont il s'agit et ce qui s'y fait. Ensuite, on vous demande de valider ou invalider trois affirmations en citant le texte pour justifier votre choix chaque fois :
a) « Consoliday » fut inventé par VisitScotland.
b) L'industrie du jeu vidéo de ce pays est admirée de par le monde.
c) L'industrie du jeu vidéo est l'une des activités commerciales les plus rentables au niveau national.
Identifier les éléments clés dans chaque affirmation pour retrouver le passage pertinent dans le document. Il suffit d'en analyser le sens pour savoir si l'affirmation est vraie ou fausse.
Questions on document 2
D. 1) Who and when? Copy the table and complete it with the 3 following elements.
a) re-enactors →→b) spectators →→c) soldiers
1861
2016



2) Use the 3 words from table D. 1) to complete the sentence below. Write it on your paper.
At Hale Farm and Village, ……………….. recreate a famous battle of the Civil War. They roleplay ………………… in front of ………………….
3) The experience is supposed to be as realistic as possible. Justify this statement with two different sentences from the text.
Pour commencer, vous devez placer les trois mots dans la bonne colonne dans le tableau : à quelle époque correspondent-ils ? Ensuite, il s'agit d'insérer les trois mots dans le court texte pour montrer que vous avez compris qui a recréé une bataille célèbre de la Guerre Civile. Pour la deuxième phrase il faut indiquer le rôle que ces personnes ont joué et devant qui. La troisième question vous indique que l'expérience est censée être très réaliste. On vous demande de le prouver à l'aide de deux citations du texte.
E. True or false? Answer and justify by quoting the text.
1. The show has more impact on spectators than on re-enactors.
2. Spectators are forbidden to talk to re-enactors.
3. The show teaches children about the culture of this period.
La consigne est identique à la question C. 2. Le sens de ces affirmations :
1. Le spectacle est plus impressionnant pour les spectateurs que pour les acteurs.
2. On interdit aux spectateurs de parler aux acteurs.
3. Le spectacle aide les enfants à comprendre la culture de cette époque.
F. What could Mike or Chris say to convince people to join the group of re-enactors? Choose the 4 appropriate answers and justify by quoting from the text.
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On vous demande de choisir ce que Mike ou Chris pourrait dire pour convaincre d'autres personnes à intégrer leur troupe. Vous devez choisir quatre affirmations parmi les six proposées et justifier à l'aide de citations. Identifiez les passages où ces deux personnages s'expriment directement, mais aussi où on évoque leur avis et comparer ces passages aux affirmations proposées pour pouvoir retenir les bonnes réponses.
Question on documents 1 and 2
G. What are the participants' main motivations as presented in the documents? Match each motivation on the left with the appropriate document(s) on the right.
1. Looking for real experiences.
a) ONLY Document 1
2. Revisiting an event through human interaction.
b) ONLY Document 2
3. Revisiting landscapes and places you saw first on screen.
c) Document 1 AND Document 2

Cette question porte sur les motivations principales des personnes dans les deux documents. On vous présente trois motivations et vous devez indiquer si chacune correspond à un seul document (en précisant lequel) ou bien aux deux.
II. Expression écrite
Choose ONE of the following subjects (150 words minimum).
A. You are Vikram or Martina and you have discovered a time machine. Show it to your best friend and discuss your first destination and period (past or future). Imagine the conversation.
Comprendre la question
Il s'agit de rédiger la conversation entre deux amis. Celui ou celle qui s'appelle Vikram ou Martina vient de découvrir une machine à remonter le temps. Il/elle la montre à son meilleur ami(e) vous devez essayer de convaincre vos amis à adhérer à une des propositions données.
Mobiliser ses connaissances
Pour ce genre de conversation, il faut mobiliser :
– l'expression de la suggestion :
Why don't we / Why not + V ?,
How about / What about + Ving ?,
Let's + V !.
– l'expression de préférence :
I'd prefer to + V / I'd rather + V;
– l'accord (ou désaccord) :
I agree (with you about that),
I don't agree / I disagree/ I'd rather not +V.
Procéder par étapes
1. Préparez vos idées pour le contenu de la conversation sous forme de notes :
• la préférence de chacun ;
• les arguments présentés par chacun pour défendre son choix ;
• le choix final (et la raison de ce choix)
2. Rédigez votre conversation en indiquant dans la marge le prénom de chaque interlocuteur et en veillant à la suite logique entre les répliques.
3. Contrôlez la qualité de votre anglais.
B. You are Sam of Green Valley High School and you would like to suggest an activity to bring new students together on the first day of school in September. Prepare a speech to give to the students' union to explain your choice. Use one of the following suggestions.
Suggestion 1
Suggestion 2
Suggestion 3
Suggestion 4
Suggestion 5
Sports Day
Games Day
Karaoke Competition
Treasure Hunt
Cooking Challenge

Comprendre la question
Vous vous mettez dans la peau de Sam, élève au lycée Green Valley. Il s'agit de rédiger un court discours pour convaincre le conseil lycéen de votre le choix pour animer le jour de rentrée des nouveaux élèves. On vous donne le choix entre cinq suggestions possibles.
Mobiliser ses connaissances
Pour ce discours, il faut mobiliser :
– les formes verbales :
• le conditionnel (would + V) pour évoquer cette situation hypothétique,
• le futur (will + V) pour évoquer cette situation future (et imaginaire) ;
– l'expression de la suggestion :
I'd like to suggest that we + V,
Could / may I suggest that we + V ;
– l'expression de capacité au futur :
will be able to + V ;
– l'expression de l'obligation au futur :
will have to + V ;
– l'expression de moyen :
a means of + Ving,
a way to + V ;
– les conjonctions pour articuler votre discours :
• pour exprimer la raison : because / as / since,
• pour exprimer le but : so that / in order that /so as to +V / in order to + V / to + V.
Procéder par étapes
1. Préparez vos idées pour le contenu de votre discours sous forme de notes. Lister vos arguments et d'éventuels contre-arguments.
2. Rédigez votre essai en essayant de recourir à des synonymes pour limiter les répétitions.
3. Contrôlez la qualité de votre anglais.
(1)An outdoor living history museum.

Corrigé

I. Compréhension de l'écrit
Questions on document 1
A.  
1. These 4 places are located in Scotland.
2. These 4 places can also be seen in video games.
B.  
3. Travelling to places they discovered in a movie:
"people visit a destination after seeing it in a film".
4. Exploring game locations in reality:
"experience in real life the landscapes they see virtually them during the games".
5. Taking selfies in front of video game industry buildings:
"many make the trip to the capital to get their photo taken outside its head office".
C.  
1. 

What it is
What it does
VisitScotland
d) a national tourism organisation
5. promotes the country
Start The Adventure
e) a travel company
1. organises trips with themes
Abertay University
b) a higher education centre
3. teaches how to make games

2.  
a) The 'consoliday' was invented by VisitScotland.
True: "VisitScotland has identified a new tourism trend – the 'consoliday'".
b) People all over the world admire this country's games business.
True: "Scotland's video games industry is a thriving, internationally acclaimed sector".
c) The games business is one of the most profitable national commercial activities.
True: "Scotland's video games industry […] is a major contributor to our country's economy".
Questions on document 2
D.  
1. 
1861
2016
soldiers
re-enactors
spectators

2.  At Hale Farm and Village, "reenactors" recreate a famous battle of the Civil War. They roleplay "soldiers" in front of "spectators".
3. "they … use the same amenities that were available to Civil War soldiers, such as cooking breakfast and brewing coffee over a campfire."
"Every detail, including the tents they sleep in, are made to look as real as the resources Civil War soldiers used in their day."
E.  
1. The show has more impact on spectators than on reenactors.
False: "The re-enactment weekend will be just as meaningful for them as it will be for spectators".
2. Spectators are forbidden to talk to re-enactors.False: "memorable interaction with the crowds" / "Talking to the crowd".
3. The show teaches children about the culture of this period.
True: "educating kids on Civil War-era weaponry, cavalry, strategies, and cooking".
F.  
2. It is an opportunity to make good friends: "the re-enactors have taken their passion for history and turned it into lifelong friendships".
3. It is a good way to meet people from different backgrounds: "There are small-time millionaires, minimum wage earners, and everything in between".
4. It is better if the experience is real rather than on-screen: "unlike a virtual game on Xbox, these magic moments take your breath away".
6. It is an opportunity to learn new skills: (Mike) "learned to ride a horse specifically for these events".
Question on documents 1 and 2
G.  
1. Looking for real experiences. = Document 1 and Document 2.
2. Revisiting an event through human interaction. = only Document 2.
3. Revisiting landscapes and places you saw first on screen. = only Document 1.
II. Expression écrite
A. Vikram: Hey Jude! Look what I've found in my grandpa's garage! A time machine!
Jude: A time machine – that's incredible, isn't it! Do you think it works? I'd love to go back in time, wouldn't you?
Vikram: Sure! I think it works. When you press this button here, it makes a noise as if it's starting up. So where do you fancy going?
Jude: How about the time of the Roman invasion?
Vikram: Oh, I'm not too keen on that idea. If we go back more than 100 years, we'll really look out of place and people could be aggressive. I'd rather choose a period in the twentieth century.
Jude: Okay, let's visit the 1960s and the hippy period. No one will notice our strange clothing there!
Vikram: You're probably right! And personally, I really like the music of that time. Are you ready?
Jude: Just let me get my smartphone to take some selfies! … Okay, let's go!
B. You are Sam of Green Valley High School and you would like to suggest an activity to bring new students together on the first day of school in September. Prepare a speech to give to the students' union to explain your choice. Use one of the following suggestions.
Suggestion 1
Suggestion 2
Suggestion 3
Suggestion 4
Suggestion 5
Sports Day
Games Day
Karaoke Competition
Treasure Hunt
Cooking Challenge

As an activity to bring new students together on the first day of the new school year, I would like to suggest that we organise a treasure hunt around the school. It would be great, especially if we organise it as a team event, so that they have to work together to solve the clues. The other ideas that have been suggested all involve doing an activity individually without any real interaction with the other people in the school. Another downside is that they depend on people's talent at a particular skill, so anyone who isn't good at sports, games, karaoke or cooking will feel left out. In a treasure hunt, everyone is equal and the players will have to interact not only within their team, but also with other students as well as with the adults in the school. And on top of that, it will be a means of helping them to get to know the school and its different facilities.
I'm terribly eager to have your opinions on this idea. And of course other suggestions from you are most welcome!