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Project 2 : (Spaces and Exchanges/ Places


and Forms of Power)
The Power of Foreign Languages

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmOTpIVxji8
Doc 1 : BERLITZ
 BEFORE VIEWING  UNDERSTANDING THE TITLE

 Here’s the TITLE of the recording : GERMAN COASTGUARD


TRAINEE
 Make a list of 6 words you expect to hear in the recording. 

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 What do you expect the recording to be about ? 

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 LISTENING TO THE SOUNDTRACK


 Listen to the soundtrack. Find out about the characters :

 Who speaks ? Tick the correct answer.


 1 male voice  2 male voices  3 male voices  4 male voices

 How many different languages can you hear spoken by the characters ?  ………………………………
 Can you name them ?  …………………………………………………………………….…………………………

 Can you identify the different sounds ? Listen to the soundtrack and tick what you can
hear .

 Tick the correct answer(s)


 a siren  an alarm clock  the noise of a radio  interferences
 the tick-tock of a clock  a loudspeaker  a television
 somebody speaking into a microphone
 somebody answering a phone call
 somebody watching TV
 somebody tuning in.
 somebody listening to a radio
 somebody calling for help.

 Where could the main characters be ?


 Tick the correct answer(s)

 in the air  at sea  in a boat  on a train  in a helicopter


 at the coastguard center  on an airplane

 SILENT VIEWING
 Check your predictions ! Complete the sentence :

 The action actually takes place ………………………………………………………………………………………………….…

 Make guesses about the characters’ job and their relationship . 

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 How does the young man feel /look? 


 Tick the correct answer(s)

 excited  stressed  focused/concentrated  nervous  bored  threatened


 self-confident  uncomfortable  panicky relieved 
frightened

 What might make him feel this way ? 


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 VIEWING
 Why is the man calling for help ? What’s happening?
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 Explain what you have understood of the situation so far.
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 What do you expect the recording to be ?


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 FINAL TWIST : Here’s the final twist.

 What does the young man ask ? Complete :

“What are you ……………………………………………………… ……………………? “

 Explain what makes the situation funny.

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 Imagine a suitable slogan for this commercial .

 What product is advertised ?


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What may refer to ?


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Who may the target audience be ?

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 What is the message/the aim of the advertisers ?


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 What emotion does the commercial appeal to?


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What ‘s the effect of the final music on the viewer ? ……….


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