Pénaliser le candidat qui -a à la fois répondu dans le désordre et sans numéroter ses questions, sans dépasser –1 sur 10 -n’a pas respecté le nombre de mots minimum indiqué -n’a pas précisé clairement le(s) numéro(s) de ses citations (moitié des points affectés) -a recopié le texte lorsqu’on lui demandait de répondre avec ses propres mots. -a répondu dans un anglais TRES incorrect, à hauteur de –20% des points 1.a) Who is the narrator ? How is he/ she related to Sam? /2 The narrator is a woman, she is Sam’s wife. The narrator is Sam’s wife b) Justify your answer by quoting from the text. /2 une seule citation suffisait lines 4-5 “we produced two sons” line 12 “our honeymoon” line 16 “my husband’s parents” 1. Match one element from column A with an element from column B 5X2=10 1 D Sam had a heart attack at the age of fifty-two (lines 7-8 Sam’s coronary at the age of fifty-two) 2C They had children in the early eighties line 4 “we produced 2 sons who grew up like saplings in the never-ending sunshine” they had 2 sons while abroad, that is between the 70s when they left England and ’99 when they went back to England. 3 A They got married in 76 (line 12 “we’d spent our honeymoon in Dorset in ‘76”) 4B Sam found a good job abroad in the late 70’s (line 23 they were in England in the 70’s, so they must have moved abroad afterwards.) 5E They moved back to England in the summer of ‘99 ‘line 10 “we returned to England in the summer of ‘99”) 3.What consequences did Sam’s job have on his life? (30 words) /10 3 points exigés: - too much work - health problems - decision to go back to England. Sam led a busy stressful life / had a hectic lifestyle and his work had been harmful to his health. He spent his time travelling, entertaining clients and was not used to practising sport. He led an unhealthy life. As a result he had a heart attack and was bound to have another one. So the family decided to move back to England. 4.Choose the right answer /3 They decided to a) buy a brick house in Richmond b) rent a place in Dorset (line 13, 31) c) buy a farmhouse in Devon d) rent a flat in Torquay From line 18 to line 29 (“fixtures” = rencontres) 5. a) line 19 “there was no immediate hurry for either of us to find a job” What does it reveal about their standard of living while abroad? (15 words) /5 exiger l’idée de richesse They had enjoyed a comfortable life overseas and had managed to save up/ put aside some money. They had a high standard of living They must have earned/made a lot of money They must have been rich/wealthy/affluent/well-off b)line19-20 “Or so we imagined” What does it mean ? /6 exiger l’idée de - they were wrong ne pas accepter que des citations - they had to find a job They were wrong to assume they would be able to live on their savings; they soon realized they would have to find jobs quickly. 6. How do they see the British society on their return to their homeland? (30 words) / 10 exiger l’idée de - changes - wealth / higher standard of living They hadn’t expected so many changes and now found it hard to recognize the British society they had left some twenty years before. The standard of living had increased and Britain had turned into a consumer society. 7. Find a key sentence showing that it wasn’t difficult for their children to adapt to their new environment. /2 line 25-26 “hastily (= quickly) the boys abandoned us for their own age group.” Questions 8 to 12 focus on lines 38 to the end 8. a) Who was Sam in touch with some time after their return? /2 He was in touch with Jock Williams (an old friend of theirs) (line 34-35) b) What did they talk about on the phone? /2 They talked about money/ their business/ their financial situation. (line 35“he told me he made a couple of million last year by selling one of his businesses”) 9. Say who the underlined words refer to (lines 39-42) /4X1 I = narrator / Sam’s wife b/c/d = he/ him / you = Sam 10.line 38 “I lied through my teeth.” What did Sam lie about? Why did he feel the need to lie? (30 words) /10 He lied about his financial situation. He felt he was in competition with Jock and was too proud to admit he hadn’t as well as him. (accepter les sentiments de gêne, de honte, de vanité : he may have felt ashamed/ uneasy/ ill-atease/ embarrassed) 11. Did the narrator and Sam share the same vision of jock Williams? /8 idée d’opposition confiance / méfiance No, they didn’t. Contrary to her husband who was fooled by him, she didn’t believe a word of what he boasted about. (“why it had never occurred to Sam that…”line 40 “a fantasist”= un doux rêveur / “to trumpet”= trompeter= connotation négative /” no time –or money ? –to fly out for a visit” ) 12. What is Sam’s state of mind at the end of the passage? (20 words) /8 tristesse + regrets He feels despondent and sad. He sounds regretful and wishes they hadn’t sold their Richmond house before moving abroad. (gloom= mélancolie, tristesse) (regrets= line52 “if we’d (=had) had any sense we’d (would) have hung on to …) 13. Translate into French from “the idea was to have…” line 14 to “…Torquay”line 17. /16 traduction divisée en 8 segments The idea was to have an extended summer holiday Nous avions en tête de prolonger nos vacances d’été while we looked around for (to look around/ about = regarder autour de soi ≠ look for= chercher) tout en prospectant pour trouver un logement somewhere more permanent to settle où nous installer plus durablement. Neither of us had connections (1. lien / rapport / 2. =kinship lien de parenté, relative= parent connections= la famille) Ni l’un ni l’autre n’avions de lien particulier with any particular part of England. avec une région de l’Angleterre. My husband’s parents were dead Les parents de mon mari étaient décédés and my own parents had retired to the neighbouring county of Devon to retire = se retirer , prendre sa retraite et les miens s’étaient retirés dans le comté voisin du Devon and the balmy climate of Torquay. Balmy= mild doux pour profiter de la douceur climatique de Torquay.