Smoking

Listen to Christie talk about smoking. The audio files are here (fichiers audio obtenus d'une vidéo disponible sur Youtube).

Part 1

Proposition d'activités.
Answer the following questions.

A2

  1. When did she start smoking?
  2. Why did she start?
  3. Did she like her first cigarette?
  4. How did she get the cigarettes when she started smoking for good?

B1

  1. What are Christie Lee's intentions for making this video?
  2. Why does she say she was addicted before starting?
  3. Pick out some facts about Christie Lee's family and give your opinion.

      Grammar

      1. Faites un relevé des verbes au prétérit et au prétérit en BE + Ving. Relevez les verbes irréguliers, Les connaissez-vous tous ?
      2. Relevez une forme verbale qui montre un contraste entre ce qui se faisait avant et qui ne se fait plus maintenant.
      3. Relevez quelle forme est utilisée en anglais oral aux USA à la place de "going to".

      Now do the activities :  drop-down - gapfill.

      Part 2

      Proposition d'activités.
      Answer the following questions.

      A2

      1. Pick out 2 brands of cigarettes?
      2. What happened when she was 13 years old?
      3. What did her parents say about her smoking habit?
      4. What presents did she have for her birthday?

      B1

      1. Why did she have to go to Georgia?
      2. What was the deal with her parents?
      3. What do you think about it.

      Grammar point

      "They allowed me to have one cigarette..."

      What does this sentence mean (2 correct answers)? she could / she couldn't / she had the permission to / she had to.
      Try to translate :
      Mes parents m'autorisent à sortir.
      Ils ne m'autorisent pas à boire et à fumer.

      Note : le verbe allow est souvent employé au passif.
      Smoking here is not allowed.
      Christie was allowed to smoke at home.

      Now do the activities drop-down - gapfill.

      Part 3



       

      Proposition d'activités.
      Answer the following questions.

      A2

      1. How many a day did she smoke?
      2. What did she do at 24?
      3. Find a cigarette brand. Are they really cigarettes?
      4. When did she start smoking on a permanent basis?

      B1

      1. How long has she been smoking?

      Grammar point

      "from 2007 till present, I smoked constantly." Quel temps est utilisé dans cette phrase? Quel temps devrait-on utiliser en anglais britannique? Pourquoi ?

      Now do the activities drop-down - gapfill.

      Part 4



       

      Proposition d'activités.
      Answer the following questions.

      A2

      1. List the reasons why she started smoking (you can find up to 6).

      B1

      1. What does she like about smoking?

      Grammar point

      Quelques phrases simples au passif : I was interested, I was addicted, I was drawn to it.
      Quelle structure est employée ?
      Try to translate :
      J'étais attiré par le tabac.
      Elle a été surprise par son action.
      Il a été dégoûté (to disgust) par ses parents.

      Now do the activities drop-down - gapfill.

      Part 5

      Proposition d'activités.
      Answer the following questions.

      A2

      1. List the reasons why she hates smoking (you can find up to 7)?
      2. How much money do they spend on tobacco?
      3. Find a cigarette brand. Are they really cigarettes?
      4. When did she start smoking on a permanent basis?

      B1

      1. What impact has it on her health?
      2. How does she get when she can't smoke. Pick out 3 adjectives.

      Grammar point. STILL toujours, encore. STILL indique qu'une situation n'a pas changé.

      She's still a smoker, she's the only one in her family.
      She still hasn't quit.

      Now do the activities drop-down - gapfill.

      Part 6

      Proposition d'activités.
      Answer the following questions.

      .A2

      1. How much does she spend a month on cigarettes?
      2. How much money do they spend on tobacco?
      3. Find a cigarette brand. Are they really cigarettes?
      4. When did she start smoking on a permanent basis?

      B1

      1. What impact has it on her health?
      2. How does she get when she can't smoke. Pick out 3 adjectives.

      Grammar point. LOOK FORWARD TO + Ving = attendre avec impatience.

      I am looking forward to quitting
      Try to translate :
      J'attends avec impatience de la revoir.
      Il me tarde d'être en vacances.

      Now do the activities drop-down - gapfill.
       

      Part 7 

      Proposition d'activités.
      Answer the following questions.

      1. How does she feel as a smoker?
      2. How much did she smoke some years ago?
      3. How much does she smoke now?
      4. How many cigarettes has she smoked in her life?
      5. How old is she?
      6. What does she want to do?

      B1

      1. Find 3 situations that she does not like?
      2. What has changed in the way smoking is now considered?.

      Grammar point. le proposition infinitive

      Comparez : I don't like him et I don’t like my customers to know that I’m a smoker.(je n'aime pas que mes clients sachent que je suis fumeuse)
      Try to translate :
      Je n'aime pas que tu fumes.
      Essayons avec d'autres verbes.
      Je veux que tu arrêtes de fumer.
      J'aimerais qu'il ne fume pas devant les enfants.

      Now do the activities drop-down - gapfill.

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