Devoir Maison (DM) d
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Devoir Maison (DM) d'Anglais de niveau Terminale

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Dm tl lv2 type bac
Devoir Maison (DM) en Anglais (2010) pour Terminale L

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DEVOIR MAISON T L LV2 3heures
But as I sit on the train down, I’m resolved that this time will be better. I was watching a Cindy Blaine show the other day, all about reuniting long-lost daughters with their mothers, and it was so moving I soon had tears running down my face. At the end, Cindy gave this little homily about how it’s far too easy to take our families for granted and that they gave us life and we should cherish 1 5them. And suddenly I felt really chastened . So these are my resolutions for today: I will not: Let my family stress me out.
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Feel jealous of Kerry, or let Nev wind me up.
Look at my watch, wondering how soon I can leave. I will: Stay serene and loving and remember that we are all sacred links in the eternal circle of life.
(I got that from Cindy Blaine, too.) Mum and Dad used to live in Twickenham, which is where I grew up. But now they've moved 15out of London to a village in Hampshire. I arrive at their house just after twelve, to find Mum in the kitchen with my cousin Kerry. She and her husband Nev have moved out too, to a village about five minutes’ drive from Mum and Dad, so they see each other all the time. I feel a familiar pang as I see them, standing side by side by the stove. They look more like mother and daughter than aunt and niece. They’ve both got the same feather-cut hair – although 20Kerry’s is highlighted more strongly than Mum’s – they’re both wearing brightly coloured tops which show a lot of tanned cleavage, and they're both laughing. On the counter, I notice a bottle of white wine already half gone. “Happy birthday!” I say, hugging Mum. As I glimpse a wrapped parcel on the kitchen table, I feel a little thrill of anticipation. I have got Mum thebestbirthday present. I can’t wait to give it to 25her! “Hiya-up, and round!” says Kerry, turning round in her apron. Her blue eyes are heavily made her neck she’s wearing a diamond cross which I haven’t seen before. Every time I see Kerry she has a new piece of jewellery. “Great to see you, Emma! We don’t see enough of you. Do we, Aunty Rachel?”
30 “We certainly don’t,” says Mum, giving me a hug. “Shall I take your coat?” says Kerry, as I put the bottle of champagne I’ve brought into the fridge. “And what about a drink?” This is how Kerry always talks to me. As though I’m a visitor.
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But never mind. I’m not going to stress about it. Sacred links in the eternal circle of life.
35 “It’s OK,” I say, trying to sound pleasant. “I’ll get it.” I open the cupboard where glasses are always kept, to find myself looking at tins of tomatoes. “They’re over here,” says Kerry, on the other side of the kitchen. “We moved everything around! It makes much more sense now.” “Oh right. Thanks.” I take the glass she gives me and take a sip of wine. “Can I do anything to 40help?” “I don'tthinkso....” saysKerry, looking critically around the kitchen. “Everything’s pretty much done. So I said to Elaine, she adds to Mum, ‘Where did you get those shoes?’ And she said M&S! Icouldn’t believe it!” “Who’s Elaine?” I say, trying to join in.
45 “At the golf club,” says Kerry. Mum never used to play golf. But when she moved to Hampshire, she and Kerry took it up together. And now all I hear about is golf matches, golf club dinners, and endless parties with chums from the golf club. Sophie Kinsella,Can you keep a Secret?, 2003
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I – COMPRÉHENSION DU TEXTE
Where does the main action take place ?
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What is the narrator's name?
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Name the main characters present in the scene and indicate how they are related to one another.
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What is the purpose of the narrator’s trip? Quote from the text.
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Who do the following pronouns refer to?
Theirhouse (l. 15)……………………
Herhusband (l. 16)…………………...
They seeeach other(l. 17)…………..
As I seethem(l. 18)……… ………
Say whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE. Circle the right answers and justify your answers by quoting from the text.
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The Cindy Blaine show affected the narrator deeply.
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The narrator’s parents live in Twickenham.
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The narrator spent her childhood in Twickenham.
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d) On arriving, the narrator experiences a feeling of jealousy when she sees her mother with Kerry.
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The narrator often visits her mother and Kerry.
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What do the narrator's resolutions (l. 6 to 10) reveal about the way she feels during family reunions?
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What irritates the narrator in Kerry's attitude? Give at least four examples.
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Quote two expressions showing that the narrator is doing her best to keep her resolutions.
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