Corrigé Anglais LV1 - Bac S Métropole 2016

Corrigé Anglais LV1 - Bac S Métropole 2016

Notre professeur d'Anglais a rédigé pour vous le corrigé d'Anglais LV1 du Bac S 2016.

Vérifiez si vous avez bien réussi cette épreuve grâce à la correctin du sujet d'Anglais LV1 du Bac S 2016. Notre professeur a répondu à toutes les questions du corpus et rédigé intégralement les deux sujets d'expression écrite de la seconde partie.

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Corrigé Anglais LV1 - Bac S Métropole 2016

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COMPREHENSION DE L'ECRIT

DOCUMENT A

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.


DOCUMENT B

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)?

b.


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 des series S et ES et ceux de la série L qui ne composent pas au titre de la LVA (Langue Vivante Approfondie) traitent la question L.


L. In your own words, give at least two reasons why rich people wanted to live in such buildings. Justify with quotes from the text.

Rich people wanted to live in skyscrapers because it gave them exceptional "unobstructed views" (l.19) and because it was considered fashionable and very modern to be a "sky-dweller" (l.22)


DOCUMENT C

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.


DOCUMENT A, B AND C

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.


EXPRESSION ECRITE

Seuls les candidats des séries ES, S et ceux de la série L qui ne composent pas au titre ede la LVA (Langue Vivante Approfondie) traitent l’un des deux sujets suivants.


1. Eddie finally decides to talk to Beck. Write their conversation about the future of Manhattan.

"Good morning Beck. Nice day for fishing, huh?" Eddie said somewhat awkwardly.

"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 rich people from building apartments and bridges and giant towers," Eddie remarked philosophically.

" Doesn't mean I won't try. I have to. Bloody concrete is devouring everything in Manhattan. And for what? Those idiots are building streets they won't even be able to breathe in, crawling between their stupid concrete towers like insects. I bet you the sun never shines in some of those new streets!"


That was the most that Eddie had ever heard Beck talk. And what he had just said made sense. But this was a battle that the hermit wouldn't win, Eddie knew it.


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

"Modern, pah!" Beck snorted and 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. Someone needs to! Now go away, you're scaring off what fish is left in this poor river..."


2. You are Emma/Phil Wilson, an environmental activist. A new holiday resort is going to be built in the middle of a nature reserve. You write an article for Green Living magazine to denounce the problems raised by these plans and to suggest a few solutions.

Last resort

by Emma Wilson


If you are a long-time reader of Green Living, you know that we have always defended nature reserves. In our highly urbanized world, untouched natural environments are increasingly rare and yet they are essential to the preservation of wild species. By absorbing CO2 emissions and producing oxygen, natural reserves also contribute to the balance of our global ecosystem.


I know that we would all love to spend our holidays in the middle of spectacular landscapes, waking up to the song of exotic birds and swimming in wild rivers, but using natural environments for our selfish enjoyment destroys ecosystems which were never designed to include human beings in their delicate balance. 


That is why I was so shocked to hear that a new holiday resort is going to be built in the middle of one of our most preserved natural environments. How is that possible, you ask, considering that we are talking about a supposedly protected environment? The developers managed to convince the authorities that this resort would be an eco-resort, totally integrated in its natural environment. Construction is set to begin in a few weeks and although several activist associations have started legal procedures to revoke the building permit, by the time the matter is decided it will be too late.


Please, join the other readers and friends of Green Living in signing the online petition featured on our website to demand that this be the last resort ever built in a natural reserve. There are other ways to enjoy nature, ways which do not destroy what we claim to love. With your help, we can make sure that such destruction never happens again. 

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