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Message de rosem69 posté le 22-04-2016 à 17:47:00 (S | E | F)
Je vais passer mon oral bientôt et pour me rassurer j'aimerais bien avoir votre avis sur ma notion d'anglais s'il vous plaît et je voudrais savoir si j'ai fait des fautes ou pas. Merci d' avance et voici ma notion :
Places and forms of power
Today I am going to talk about the notion of places and forms of power. First of all I want to give a definition of every keyword. “Places” could be important buildings or institutions which represent a certain form of power or a symbol of power.The “power” is the ability or official capacity to exercise control,authority.It can be also a person,a group or a nation having great influence or control over others. There can be good or bad types of power and in this notion there are a division between people who have power and people who suffer the power,which are controled or influenced. To illustrate the notion we talked about guns in the USA. Guns are a symbol of power. So to what can we extent can we say that guns are deeply-rooted in the U.S culture? To answer this question I have choosen some documents that I have seen in class.
1) A brief history
First, I am going to deal with a brief history of the USA. This first document is an extract from Michael Moore's documentary “Bowling for Columbine”which is a very satirical criticism of the U.S society. Important dates in the history of the United States are given to us through this document. We can see in the video that people have always been scared of someone, of the unknown so to defend themselves they have used guns through the years. First it started when pilgrims arrived in the New World (1620) and used their guns against Native Americans. It continued with the witch hunt, then they kill the British to become free. The Second amendment was passed and the carrying of guns is authorized but it does not stop there. Years later Samuel Colt made fire arms popular (1836), after there was a civil war, the formation of the KKK and the NRA. All this shows very clearly through a video that the history of the USA is closely linked to the use of guns.Indeed, Americans got their independence thanks to guns, conquered the West thanks to guns,and kept their nation thanks to guns. They have always relied on their guns to protect themselves.
2) A gun for a car
Secondly, we saw a TV report about the easy accessibility of guns in the U.S.A. A car dealer decided to offer his customers a “free” gun for every car purchased. Actually the customers get a 450 dollar vaucher that they can exchange at a local gun store.The customers can choose something else of the same value but they all pick up the gun, an AK47. During this report, the president of the car dealership says that it's good for his bussiness, that it boosts the sales in a bad period economic. All around the world there are TVs that have made many reports about this “surprising” initiative. Logically this seems surprising for them the fact that a car dealer decided to offer a vaucher for every car purchased but for Americans it is not surprising at all, because guns are a tradition. Through this document we understand how easy it is, to get a gun in the USA. Whoever you are, however dangerous you may be, you can get the gun!
3) Obama speech
Finally, even if it is deep-rooted in the U.S culture, we saw that Obama calls for the people to influence congress in a speech after Oregon shooting. He demands gun control action. He is upset,he is fed up with making speeches every few months because nothing changes,it has become a routine. Obama is also disgusted by his country and he is frustated because he already called for gun control legislation but he failed to convince congress and public opinion. Then he accuses the American people of being numb,he says “we become numb to this” because no one do anything. He tries to change that but he can't do it alone and he says “this is not something I can do by myself”. In this speech he blames the NRA for giving always the same answer after a mass shooting,they encourage people to have more guns.
To conclude guns are deep-rooted in American culture and History. The History of the USA is marked by the use of he guns as we saw with the previous documents. But even if it's rooted there are people like Obama who want guns control. This rooting of gun is then gradually challenged by some people, even by people who have power but their power is not enough to face the lobbies power,like the NRA.
Modifié par lucile83 le 22-04-2016 21:42
Réponse: Bac/places and forms of power de laure95, postée le 24-04-2016 à 16:01:31 (S | E)
- there are a division: THERE ARE + PLURIEL.
- between people who have power and people who suffer (il manque une préposition)the power
- To answer this question I have choosen some documents that I have seen in class: nomme les, cela te sert d'annonce de plan.
1) A brief history
- then they kill the British to become free: pas le bon temps.
- The Second amendment was passed and the carrying of guns is (temps) authorized but it does not stop there (temps).
- All this shows (mettre au passif) very clearly through a video
2) A gun for a car
- Actually the customers get a 450 dollar vaucher (so) that they can exchange at a local gun store.
- in a bad period economic: ordre des mots.
- however dangerous you may be: ?
3) Obama speech
- deep (mettre l'adverbe)-rooted in the U.S culture,
- he already called for gun control: present perfect.
- in American culture and History.
Réponse: Bac/places and forms of power de rosem69, postée le 24-04-2016 à 18:43:31 (S | E)
Merci beaucoup pour votre réponse
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