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Corrigé bac 2008 : Anglais LV1

Série S – Métropole


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responsabilité des autorités académiques, chaque jury

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Séries ES-S

Durée : 3 heures – Coefficient 3

L’usage des calculatrices et de tout dictionnaire est interdit.

Barème appliqué pour la correction

Compréhension écrite 10 points

Expression 10 points

The Camel Bookmobile

, Masha Hamilton, 2007





Les candidats traiteront le sujet


sur la copie qui leur sera fournie en respectant

l’ordre des



et en faisant apparaître la numérotation

(numéro et lettre repère le cas échéant,

ex : 15b –


voir en particulier les questions 5, 6, 7, 8 et 9

). Ils composeront des phrases

complètes chaque fois qu’il leur est demandé de rédiger les réponses.


Le nombre de mots

indiqué constitue une exigence minimale. En l’absence d’indication, les candidats répondront

brièvement à la question posée. Les


citations seront limitées aux éléments pertinents


précédées de la mention de la ligne.

1. In what country does the scene take place ? Justify your answer by quoting from the text.

The scene takes place in the USA.

(l.3) – “New York City”

Accepter (l.52) – “New York City”

2. How many characters are present in the scene? Name them and say which one is the main


There are three characters present in the scene : Fiona Sweeney who is the main character,

Chris and Devi.

3. Give additional information about the main character (surname, nickname, family composition).

The main character is Fiona Sweeney whose nickname is Fi (l.4). She has one brother and

two sisters (l.50). We’re not sure whether her mother is still alive (l.7) but she brought them

up by herself (l.28).

Les 3 premiers repérages sont essentiels ; toute remarque pertinente sur les parents sera


4. Pick out two quotations to prove that the main character is about to leave.

(l.1-2) : “Fiona Sweeney ... duffel bag.”

(l.5) : “she wouldn’t be hearing sirens for a while.”

(l.6-7) : “She turned her attention back to her bag, which still had space. What else should

she take ?”

(l.12) : “She tucked it in.”

(l.30-31) : “the paper on which she’d written a list of all the items he thought she should

bring and might forget.”

Ne pas accepter les citations suivantes :

(l.20-21) : “She had pills ; she had repellents ; logically, she knew she’d be fine.”

(l.24-25) : “Eventually, mosquitoes became a metaphor for everything she feared about this


(l.27) : “why she was going”

(l.42) : “already partly in another place”

Corrigé Bac 2008 – Série S – LV1 Anglais – Métropole

5. The main character’s destination is Kenya. Rewrite the following sentences using words from

the text to complete them.

Kenya is a country in (a)..... where (b)... and English are the two official languages.

Nairobi is the capital while (c)...... is a smaller city.

a – Africa

b – Swahili

c – Garissa

6. a) How does the main character feel in the passage from line 19 to line 26 ?

She feels apprehensive / she’s dreading the trip / she is worried / she’s anxious ... / she

fears ... / she’s got butterflies in her stomach.

b) Give at least three reasons why the main character feels this way. (30 words)

First, she knows that Kenya is infested with mosquitoes and plagued with malaria which

causes the death of many people. What’s more, violence is rampant. Lastly, she wonders

what’s in store for her (fear of the unknow).

7. a) Who was an inspiration for the main character to do something out of the ordinary ?

Justify with a quotation

Her mother was an inspiration for her as can be seen in line 28 (“she’d been a hero, (...)) or

lines 28-29 (“Now it was Fi’s turn to do something worthwhile.”)

b) In what way was this person an inspiration ? (20 words)

Fi admired her mother for having brought / bringing up her four children on her own

without ever complaining about her lot.

8. Among the following sentences, choose the one which explains what the play on words “Nairobbery”

a) The crime rate in Nairobi is very high.

9. a) Which people does the pronoun “them” refer to in the sentence “Fi felt connected to them in

many ways” (l.41) ?

It refers to Chris and Devi.

b) Do these people approve of the main character’s decision to go to Kenya ? Sum up their

arguments. (30 words)

They disapprove on the grounds that it’s too dangerous and she doesn’t need to go abroad

to fight illiteracy. What’s more, illiteracy may not be the most urgent issue / the top priority

in Kenya.

Corrigé Bac 2008 – Série S – LV1 Anglais – Métropole

10. What arguments does the main character give to refute their ? (30 words)

She argues that New York City is just as dangerous as Garissa. Besides, she has already

been involved in volunteer work in New York, but she thinks that the need to fight illiteracy

is even greater in Africa.

11. Quote elements from the text to show that, despite their disagreement, the atmosphere is cosy

and comfortable in the passage from line 35 to line 44.

(l.36) : “We don’t want to down all your wine by ourselves.”

(l.37) : “an Enya CD played low”

(l.39) : “plopped onto the floor”

(l.39) : “sprawled on the couch”

(l.40) : “a glass of cabernet”

(l.40-41) : “If they reached out, the three of them could hold hands.”

(l.42) : “a soft light”

(l.43) : “a flattering glow”

On exigera 2 éléments sur les 8 possibles + bonus de 3 points sur 4 citations exactes ou


Read the whole text again.

12. Explain why the people present in the scene have decided to meet at the main character’s

home. (30 words)

They have come for a farewell party and to show they care. They are there to help her pack

and to see if they can’t get her to change her mind.

13. Analyze what personal benefits the main character hopes to derive from this Kenyan

experience. (30 words)



She hopes to spice up her life / make her life more exciting by taking some

“different risks” (l.53).



She wants to escape the daily routine / her humdrum existence.



Above all, she longs to give a meaning to her life by doing something useful.



She may also want to do as well as or better than her mother,



even prove she can do something her mother would have been opposed to.

On exigera 2 éléments sur les 5 possibles + bonus de 1 point par élément supplémentaire.




subject 1(a+b) or

subject 2.

Subject 1 :

a) Write the letter the main character sends to a friend after living and working in Kenya for a

few weeks. (150 words)

Corrigé Bac 2008 – Série S – LV1 Anglais – Métropole

b) One of the characters suggests that all that people in developing countries want is “food

and medicine” (l.55). To what extent do you agree ? (150 words)

Subject 2 :

Is it possible to combine idealism with a professional career ? (300 words)


1. Compréhension : 10 points

Questions Points

1 2 + 2

2 2 + 3 + 1

3 2 + 2 + 2

4 3 + 3

5 2 + 2 + 2

6 a) 4

b) 3 + 3 + 3

7 a) 2 + 2

b) 4

8 3

9 a) 2

b) 10

10 10

11 3 + 3

12 10

13 10

2 . Expression : 10 points

Voir grille d’évaluation ci-après.

Corrigé Bac 2008 – Série S – LV1 Anglais – Métropole

Guide pour l’évaluation de l’expression personnelle en anglais

Baccalauréat séries L LV2, ES LV1, S LV1 et LV2

Suggestions du groupe d’anglais de l’Inspection Générale des langues vivantes

Réalisation (de l’exercice et traitement du

sujet : 4 points

Recevabilité linguistique : 6 points Total des


0,5 point

- présentation inacceptable

- écriture illisible

- consignes non respectées

- hors sujet

- contresens

0,5 – 1 – 1,5 points

- inintelligible

- lexique indigent

- erreurs récurrentes de grammaire


1 – 1,5 – 2 points

- recopiage du support

- hors sujet partiel

- sujet compris mais traitement plat et


- construction vague

2 – 2,5 – 3 – 3,5 points

- compréhension possible malgré des

erreurs fréquentes

- lexique limité

- syntaxe peu élaborée

2,5 – 3 – 3,5 points

- existence d’une problématique

- effort de construction

4 – 4,5 – 5 points

- erreurs occasionnelles

- vocabulaire adapté

- syntaxe adéquate

4 points

- enchaînement des idées

- développement organisé

- références culturelles

- conviction, humour

5,5 – 6 points

- erreurs rares

- vocabulaire riche

- syntaxe élaborée

- capacité à nuancer

Dans un esprit d’évaluation positive, on n’hésitera pas à bonifier (en seconde lecture et selon

une échelle de + 0,5 / +1 / +1,5) les copies qui se lisent relativement facilement, avec intérêt,

voire avec plaisir.

On tiendra compte du soin apporté à la présentation et à la rédaction. On valorisera tout

particulièrement les copies dont les auteurs ont


au sujet proposé, en s’engageant et en

exprimant un point de vue personnel.

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