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We are seven students and our teacher from Lycée Adrien Zeller in Bouxwiller. We are seniors (last year in high school) in literary section, specialised in literature and languages and we chose LVA (Langue Vivante Approfondie), an advanced English course, in order to perfect/improve our speaking skills in English.

On this blog, we’re going to share with you our passions, talk about what makes us vibrate, and also what we do at school in that class so come and visit us as often as you can !

Hope you’ll like it, enjoy !

What's news ?

Hello guys ! This message shows you what's new on the blog, for example what we shared, wrote, new videos, presentations...
So what's up this week ?
. The 50 years of the series Dr. Who by Murielle and Thibault
. A video about : Tips about how save yourself from the worst roommates. ( Murielle, Kevin and me, Thibault )
. A presentation of the TV series : The Twilight Zone

mardi 27 novembre 2012

The Twilight Zone

 You're traveling through another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead... Your next stop :

Hello everybody today I'm going to present one of my favourites TV series ! The Twilight Zone is a very old broadcast, it began in 1959 in the USA on CBS. The show was created by Rod Serling, during an interview Serling said to the journalist "I want to impress the audience". The show tells different stories about supernatural phenomenons or fantastic events ( ex : space invaders, another world, a watch which can stop time...).
Here is Rod Serling  

The opening of the show is very strange, the music is scary and a narrator say you're going to enter another dimension. 
This is the opening of the show in 1962:
After the opening the narrator introduces the setting of the scene and the main character ( the narrator is Rod Serling the creator of the show, during the 1st season he just comments as a voice-over but after for the 2nd season he decided to appear on screen) and gives a lot of information : age, name, job... and says he's going to enter the Twilight Zone very soon.
An episode lasts about 20 or 25 min and in the end there's always a punch line to justify the impossible events and why you entered in the Twilight Zone. The show aired between 1959 and 1964 with 5 seasons and 156 episodes. The "special effects" of the show are not perfect ( of course at the time they couldn't do better ) and sometimes I see a lot of very funny scenes which make me laugh because the special effects were ridiculous but it's funny. You can see a lot of stereotypes about aliens or flying saucer for example: the alien with 3 hands, the flying saucer which makes a "bip bip bip boop boop" sound when it flies etc...
In 1964, CBS decided to stop the show because the audience ratings were bad and Rod Serling had a lot of financial problems so he decided to stop the show.

21 years later in 1985, the Twilight Zone came back on TV screens, now in colors and it took the bases of the 60s version. The show aired between 1985 and 1989, still called the "Twilight Zone" or sometimes "The New Twilight Zone". The broadcast made a last come-back on TV in 2002 with just one season and finally stopped in 2003. The versions of the 80s and 2000s are not very interesting first because unfortunately Rod Serling died in 1975 so it is another director and the storyline of the episodes are boring and repetitives.

The Twilight Zone was a pioneer of Sci Fi TV series, the broadcast leaved its mark on minds and a lot of nowadays shows make references to the Twilight Zone like in "The Simpson" when Bart buy a stopwatch which can stop time or in Doctor Who when the Doctor goes in New York in the 1930s when people with a pig face attack. Altogether the Twilight Zone counts 256 episodes between 1964 and 2003.

I hope you enjoyed my presentation and now I'm going to introduce delightful people you can meet in the Twilight Zone...

this guy makes me laugh
piggy face so cute !
what are you
hum.. hello ? 

inside a spaceship. "bip bip boop boop" 
oh my God ! Two giant plates on my roof ! 


lundi 19 novembre 2012

Class project: the world in the next 18 years

In class, we studied the video "18 years in rap 1994-2012" from the website http://flocabulary.com/

 First, I asked you to choose a hero from the past and you had to create a slideshow to present him/her to the class.

Then, in groups, you had to make a video with the following instructions:

It's 2030, what happened in the word in the last 18 years?
You'll be around 36. Pretend that you are writing "The Last 18 years" in 2030. 

Think about it: which events might have happened? Did humans walk on Mars? Did we find peace in the world? Who is the American president? The French president? Some inventions?...

...and is here your work, good job!!! 

vendredi 16 novembre 2012

Skyfall Report

Hello everybody , today a special article about the new  James Bond !

Bond's loyalty to M ( his owner ) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 ( the place where James receive his assigment orders) comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost . It the begin of a great adventure through the world in places like London , Istabul, Shangai,  Glen Coe in Scotland , Macao and Gunkanjima in Japan .  

Fichier:Skyfall's cast and crew arrive on location in Istanbul (1).jpg
The Skyfall' s cast in Istambul

 From left to right: Sam Mendes the moovie director, Naomie Harris an actriss, Daniel Craig , the James Bond, Berenice Marlohe a french actriss, Ola Rapace a swedish actor , Barbara Brocoli and Michael G Wilson, productors. 
 Skyfall : photo Daniel Craig, Naomie HarrisSkyfall : photo Bérénice Marlohe
   There is also two women in the story otherwise it couldn't be James Bond :)

If you don't watched the film yet , please go fast it will be pleasant for both young and old, women and men. 
You will be surprise with the expolsions and the new story with unexpected developments and will keep you on the edge of your seat !

 Skyfall : photo Daniel Craig

Article by Anna Girard


jeudi 8 novembre 2012

The song of the week

Today I want to share this song with you. Damien Saez is a french singer but he also sings english songs. I love this song because of the lyrics, and the meaning of the song is in the title. Enjoy :)

dimanche 4 novembre 2012

jeudi 1 novembre 2012

Edward Scissorhands - Murielle's review

As it is one of my favourite movies of all time, I wanted to write a review about Edward Scissorhands, which is one of the best Tim Burton movies so far. 
Edward Scissorhands was released in 1990 and starred Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder.
It is the story of a young man, who was entirely created by a scientist who cut himself off from the world and lived in a castle on the top of a hill, located next to a quiet American suburb. Unfortunately, the old man didn’t have the chance to finish his work and he had a stroke before he could give hands to the young man, called Edward. Edwards ends up alone with scissors instead of hands. 

But one day, Peg, an Avon representative whose sales weren’t satisfying, goes to the castle and finds Edward. In that awkward, beautiful scene, we don’t know who’s more frightened by the other: both look at each other curiously. But they slowly overcome their fear, and, touched by Edward’s loneliness, Peg takes him to the suburb and offers him to stay at her home.
As soon as he enters the suburban house, Edward sees a photograph of Peg’s daughter, Kim, and instantaneously falls in love with her. But she already has a boyfriend, and besides, his dissimilarities will be hard to accept for the neighbourhood… 

Tim Burton offers us a wonderful tale about kindness, differences, and the rejection they often imply, imbued with Christmas atmosphere. This movie shows the limits of people’s tolerance towards those who are unlike them, and how they quickly come to mockery or fear. Peg’s family shows the best aspects of humanity, whereas the other neighbours embody our common faults like gossiping, hypocrisy, or jealousy. Because of them, Edward experience anger and grief, because he realizes that with his hands, he’s unable to touch people without harming them. The example of Edward is touching because of Johnny Depp’s excellent acting skills, and also because this character is pure innocence and gentleness, and by rejecting him, society exposed him to its least pleasant sides. 
If you haven't seen it yet, I hardly advise you to do so!