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Alan Kurdi, le petit Syrien rejeté sur une plage




Pré-écoute
Pourquoi y-a-t-il tant de réfugiés et migrants en Europe ?
Quelle est la différence entre un migrant et un réfugié ?
Pourquoi cet épisode du petit Aylan a suscité tant d’intérêt ?

Regardez, écoutez et répondez

1.         Quel âge avait Alan ?
2.         Où est-ce que le bateau sur lequel il se trouvait a coulé ?
3.         Qu’est-ce que le capitaine du bateau a fait quand la mer est devenue trop 
            agitée?
4.         Qu’est-ce que le père a essayé de faire ?
5.         Qu’est-ce qui est arrivé à sa famille ?
6.         Quand est-ce que les membres de la famille ont fui Damas ? Où sont-ils 
            allés?
7.         Pourquoi est-ce qu’ils ont dû quitter Kobane ?
8.         Où voulaient-ils aller ? Pourquoi ?
9.         Pourquoi, selon la tante, est-ce que la famille ne pouvait pas aller dans 
            son pays?
10.       A quelle ville allaient-ils quand leur embarcation a coulé ?

Ecoutez encore. Faites des pauses. Comment dit-on ?

1.         …an exodus which ended up on an overcrowded boat off the coast of 
            Turkey.
          ……………………………………………………………………………………
2.         The captain saw that the waves were very high.

            ……………………………………………………………………………………
3.         He panicked, jumped in the water and fled.

            ……………………………………………………………………………………
4.         This tragic journey was the final stage for a family pursued by war and 
            atrocities.
           ……………………………………………………………………………………
            
5.         A short respite… the Kurdish town was pounded by Islamic State.

            …………………………………………………………………………………
6.         Aylan’s aunt has been settled there for over 20 years.

            ……………………………………………………………………………………
7.         They did not deserve to die.

            ……………………………………………………………………………………
8.         Aylan’s father is the sole survivor of the crossing.

            ……………………………………………………………………………………



Teacher’s answers

1.         Il avait trois ans.
2.         Au large de la Turquie.
3.         Il a paniqué, il a plongé/sauté dans l’eau et s’est enfui.
4.         Il a essayé de prendre les choses en main (diriger le bateau).
5.         Ils sont tous morts.
6.         En 2012. Ils sont allés à Alep puis Kobane.
7.         Parce que la ville a été pilonnée (bombardée) par l’Etat Islamique.
8.         Ils voulaient aller au Canada car leur tante y habite/vit.
9.         Ils n’avaient pas les documents nécessaires.
10.       Ils allaient vers Kos.


1.         … un exode quoi a abouti sur une embarcation surchargée au large de la 
            Turquie.

2.         Le capitaine a vu que les vagues étaient très hautes.

3.         Il a paniqué, a sauté dans l’eau et a fui.

4.         Ce voyage tragique était (est)* l’étape finale pour une famille poursuivie               par la guerre  et les atrocités.

5.         Un répit de courte durée… la ville kurde est* (a été) pilonnée par l’Etat                 Islamique.

6.         La tante d’Aylan y est installée depuis plus de 20 ans.

7.         Ils ne méritaient pas de mourir.

8.         Le père d’Aylan est le seul survivant de la traversée.



French news reports often use the present tense to recount past events, especially when they are dramatic.

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