BACCALAUREAT 2015 - PISTES DE CORRECTION
Je vous propose ci- dessous un corrigé (non officiel) du sujet de LV1 anglais.
Les trois textes traités des soldats:
- pendant la Première Guerre Mondiale (texte B)
- pendant la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale (Texte C)
- et de leur mémoire honorée en 2014 à Londres et à travers l'Europe (texte A).
Le premier texte était un article de journal, tandis que les deux autres textes étaient des extraites de romans et se focialisaient plus sur le ressenti des deux personnages (narration à la première personne, focalisation interne...)
A. Who is remembered? Choose the right answer.
1. Famous politicians of WW1
2. Unknown soldiers who died during WW1
3. Illustrious generals of WW1
B. 1. How are these people presented?
They are presented as sacrificial, tragic heroes who died while fighting for their country.
2. Why are they presented like this?
These soldiers did not hesitate to fight and give their lives for their country.
Line 4 " those who gave their lives in Wolrd War One"
Line 9-10 " the sacrifices made by the young men and women during the Great War "
Line 18 " the ultimate sacrifice"
C. Name four ways in which Great Britain remembered them on August 4th 2014.
British people remembered the heroes in many different ways. The whole city of London was plunged into complete darkness (lights were switched off in the whole city). The only visible lights were those of a beam projected from Westminster and of candles that people lit up. Moreover, the famous advertising boards at Picadilly Circus were replaced with black and white photographs of scenes from the war.
D. Say if the following statement is True or False and justify your answer with a quote.
The commemorations only took place in London
This statement is false.
Line 17-18 " respects were paid across the UK and Europe to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice"
E. Copy out the following paragraph and fill in the blanks. One blank corresponds to one or several words taken from the text.
The scene take splace during the First World War. The narrator is in the British army. Together with other soldiers he is leaving England to go to France by boat.
F. Is there a sense of danger during the crossing? Justify with a quote.
There is a sense of danger during the crossing.
Line 6-7 "maybe we'd come back in that white ship, with its green band, or maybe we wouldn't come back"
Line 9 "we had to wear life-jackets in case of mines or maybe sub-marines"
G. How does the narrator feel when he thinks about his future? Choose the most appropriate adjective and justify with two quotes from the text.
CONFIDENT - OPTIMISTIC - HEROIC - UNCERTAIN - EXCITED
The narrator is uncertain.
Line 5 " I wondered how I should ever come back"
Line 6-7 maybe we'd come back in that white ship, with its green band, or maybe we wouldn't come back"
H. Among the following sentences, say which statements are True or False. Justify each answer with a quote from the text.
1. are sharing their feeling about the situation.
False. Line 8 " I wondered if the others thought of it, but no one said a word except about when we'd next have a brew[...]."
2. are enjoying a very pleasant crossing.
False. Line 9 "The crossing was roughish"
Line 10 "Some of the boys were sick"
3. have a sence of immobility.
True Line 5 "But my feet were still on solid Earth"
Line 10-11 "We sat on deck and smoked, and saw England sidle away backwards, as if it were trying ti escape"
Line 12 "Being on that boat was something and nothing"
Line 13 "We weren't in England and we weren't in France"
J. How does the narartor feel when he arrives in France? Explain his reaction briefly.
When he lands on the French ground, he is not impressed at the country. It is an ordinary place with people going about their business. He is surprised at people's indifference. Maybe he thought he would have been received as a hero but people are used at seeing soldiers all day long so they don't notice him and the others.
K. Choose the correct answer each time.
1. Turner is...
a) an officier
b) a civilian
c) an ordinary soldier
2. He is with a convy that...
a) is advancing along a beach
b) is advancing towards a small town
c) has come to a stop
L. Say in your own words what the men in the convoy can see all around them.
The men in the convoy are crossing a complety destroyed city / a city in complete ruins: abandoned cars, empty stores, destroyed houses. In addition, corpses / dead bodies are strewn everywhere across the streets
M. Answer the following questions briefly and justify each time with a quote.
1. What are three of his concerns about the situation.
He is concerned about the destruction of the city and the fact that nobody would care about that.
" Who would care?" (line 2)
He is also worried about the fact that this disaster will probably be soon forgotten.
"who could ever describe this confusion, and come up with the village names, and the dates for the history books?" (line 2-3). He wonders whether people will remeber this catastrophe.
He is also concerned about the fact that nobody would be blamed for the bombing of the city.
" begin to assign the blame" (line 4)
2. How is Turner coping with the situation.
He is balanced between his feelings as a human-being and his role as a soldier. As a consequence, he is trying to cope with the situation by putting invisible blinders on his eyes and staying focused on his job, without paying attention to the situation around him.
Line 10-11 "Turner kept his head down and followed the man in front, protectively folded in his thoughts".