February 15, 2018

Roy Lichtenstein

Here are the documents from our Pop art workshops. Watch or listen to them several times : you will train your ear and be able to pick out more words and information each time! 

This is the link to the National Gallery of Art's website (workshop 1). The painting Look Mickey can actually be seen in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. (NB: you listened to the second audio document on the page, 1min39)

The video The art and the artist gives you more information about Roy Lichtenstein (workshop 2).

This is the link to the article on the Tate Modern's website about the explosive art of Lichtenstein (workshop 3). 

Now choose you favourite painting by Lichtenstein (you can choose a painting from the Tate Modern website above or one of the paintings below) and be ready to DESCRIBE it and JUSTIFY your choice. Use what you have learnt in the workshops. Food for thought: can you make a link between your favourite painting and what was happening in the US at the time? 

Whaam ! (1962)
Whaam ! (1962)

 

Drowning Girl (1963)
Drowning Girl (1963)

 

 

Oh Jeff (1964)
Oh Jeff (1964)

 

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Explosion (1965-66)

Finally, here is an additional video about pop artist Roy Lichtenstein where you can see him paint in his studio and hear his son Mitchell talk about his dad (Mitchell Lichtenstein is an American actor, screenwriter and producer).

Happy watching! 

February 13, 2018

Kevin Rudd's sorry speech

Here is the apology speech Kevin Rudd delivered in 2008: Embedded Audio Player  

February 12, 2018

Reconciliation in Australia

Here is the audio slideshow we watched in class. You can watch it again to practice your listening skills. 

February 6, 2018

The first 4D movie experience

Here is the video we watched in class: The_first_4D_movie_experience_-_part_1.mp4 the_first_4D_movie_experience_-_part_2.mp4

February 3, 2018

Let's go to the movies

Here are the iconic factory scene from Modern Times by Charlie Chaplin and a few scenes from Avatar by James Cameron. Which movie would you like to watch and why? 

January 29, 2018

Was was apartheid?

Here is an article about apartheid. If you scroll down the page, you'll be able to listen to a recorded reading of the article while you read along. Then take a 10-question quiz to test your knowledge! www.ducksters.com/history/civil_rights/apartheid.php

January 25, 2018

The Stolen Generations

You can listen again to Alkira's story while looking at the timeline we did in class.   Embedded Audio Player Here is an article about the Stolen Generations where you can find information about the forcible removal of Aboriginal children from their families. 

January 20, 2018

A significant event

Here is the extract we studied in class, read by Stephen Fry himself. In the first two paragraphs of the Encyclopaedia Britiannica article on Stephen Fry, you will find additional information about his childhood and youth in boarding schools. 

January 18, 2018

The interrogative form

Here is a link to a grammar lesson in English or in French to help you revise the interrogative form. 

The WASPs

The WASPs were the first licenced female pilots to fly military planes in the US. They broke ground for U.S. Air Force female pilots who would follow in their footsteps. Here is the video we watched in class. 

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