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02 Dec

TERMINALES S - DEVOIR COMMUN 2 - CORRECTION

Publié par Sandrine CHARAVY  - Catégories :  #TERMINALES S


QUESTIONS DE COMPREHENSION

 

 

Tick the right answer :

 

The anecdote takes place :

 

    in the country                                                in the morning

 

    in the city                                                      in the afternoon

 

    outside                                                          in the evening

 

    inside                                                                at night

 

3 POINTS

 

 

 

Fill in the grid with the informations about the main character.


 

AISLING

JUSTIFY WITH ONE QUOTATION FROM THE TEXT

 

AGE GROUP

 

     15-23            24-30

 

31-40           41-60    

 

 

“ nearly 12 years to be exact” (l.18.19)

 

“when she was 22” (l.24)

 

CHILDREN

 

        Yes                No

 

“if she brought the boys into the city center

during the school holidays” (l.20-21)

“with the kids fed” (l.36)

 

4 points (1 par bonne réponse cochée et 1 pour la citation justificative)


Whose point of view is the story told from?

 

The story is told from Aisling’s (point of view)

 

2 POINTS


In your own words, sum up the three different phases in the main character’s professional life (30 wds)

 

First, Aisling had worked in the motor department. Then she had interrupted her career so as to bring up her children. Finally, she was a secretary in an office named Richardson, Reid and Finucane, Solicitors.

 

6 POINTS

 

Match each proper noun with ONE of the phrases below

 

The main character’s relatives – a law firm – a perfume – a chainstore – a close friend – a railway

 

 

CHLOE

 

QUINNSWORTH

 

RICHARSON, REID  AND FINUCANE

 

MUM AND JO

 

A perfume

 

A chainstore

 

A law firm

 

The main character’s relatives

 

4 POINTS

 

Find the words in the text that correspond to the following definitions :

 

set of clothes : outfit (l.3 and 38)

a thin fast stream of liquid : squirt (l.32)

exaggerate: overdo (l.35 and 37)

consider: contemplate (l.45)

a sudden increase of activity for a short period : rush (l.20) – spurt (l.45)

 

5 POINTS

 

 

In paragraph 1, which word suggest that Aisling feels she is being looked at?

 

“self-conscious” (l.6)

1 POINT

 

 

Lines 11-17 : pick out three synonyms for the verb “look fixedly”

 

Staring ahead (l.12) – peering into (l.14-15) – gazed (l.17)

 

3 POINTS

 

Say whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE? Justify your answers by quoting from the text.

 

a. Her shoes were appropriate for the occasion          FALSE                            

 

“Why was she wearing those bloody whose in the first place?”   (l.1-2)   

 

b. She didn’t think she was fit for her first job          FALSE                            

 

“Right now, Aisling wasn’t sure her former career hadn’t been a dream”  (l.25-26)

 

c. She commuted to her new job by train and bus        FALSE

 

“But after a long walk from Haddington Road where she’s decided to leave the car” (l.33)

 

d. She was really concerned about the image she projected        TRUE

 

“She wanted to appear like a working woman” (l.35)

 

e. She was so scared by her first day at work that she would have preferred to be at home

 

TRUE

 

“What she wouldn’t give to be sitting at home right now” (l.44)

 

f. She did her best to control her apprehension    TRUE        

 

“Calm down Aisling, she told herself”

 

 

12 POINS (1 par bonne réponse cochée et 1 pour la réponse justificative)

 

 

Translate into French from “What she wouldn’t give….to this sheer terror ” (l.44-46)

 

Que ne donnerait-elle pas (2pts) pour être assise à la maison (2pts) à cet instant précis (1pt) ; un numéro /exemplaire du magazine (2pts) ouvert sur la table de la cuisine (2pts) pendait qu’elle envisageait encore (2pts) une petite rafale de travaux d’aménagements (2pts). Tout (1pt), même décoller de la tapisserie dans la chambre à l’arrière de la maison (3pts) serait préférable à cette terreur épouvantable (3pts)

 

20 POINTS

 

 

DEVOIR SUR 60 POINTS

 

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