Corrigé Anglais LV1 - Bac ES Pondichéry 2016

Corrigé Anglais LV1 - Bac ES Pondichéry 2016

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1. Where and when is the scene set (country + year)?

The scene is set in England in 1917.


a. What were the living conditions of most of the women Ethel knew? Pick out 6 words or groups of words to justify your answer.

• dirt-poor (Line 2)

• tough, hard-working (Line 2)

• Underfed (Line 6)

• Overworked (Line 6)

• living in hovels (Line 6)

• dressed in rags (Line 6)

b. Does men’s vision of ‘the division of labor in families’ (line 3) correspond to reality? Explain in your own words. (+/- 30 words)

Men’s idea of the division in labour in families did not correspond to reality because women were working like the men, but also having to look after the home and the family.  (32 words)

c. Consequently, what is Ethel’s opinion concerning votes for women? Explain in your own words and justify with one quote from the text.

Ethel’s opinion is that, in reality, women had even more right to vote than men. This can be seen in the text when Follet writes;

“In Ethel's view one of those women had more right to vote than any ten men.” (Lines 7-8)

5. What fears have persuaded the government to allow a debate in Parliament on women's suffrage?

The fear that women will start actively campaigning again, by chaining themselves to public buildings and the fear that the fuss created will cause people to think the government had stopped prioritising the First World War, have convinced the government to debate on women’s Suffrage.


a. What are the War Cabinet politicians’ positions about the vote for women? Copy out and complete the grid: tick the correct box for each politician.

Name For Neutral Against
Lloyd Goerge   X  
Earl Curzon     X
Milner     X
Arthur Henderson X    
Bonar Law X    

b. In view of these positions, how has the government decided to organise the vote in Parliament?

Due to these positions the government has allowed a free vote, in which voters can vote as they please.

c. So what must Ethel do now?

As a result of the free vote decision, Ethel has to do a lot of campaigning to convince the voters to vote for the cause.

7. Is the result of the debate in Parliament likely to give Ethel the right to vote? Justify your answer.

The result of the debate will not give Ethel the right to vote as she will not meet the required age. This is seen in the text; 

“So the parliamentary committee recommended giving the vote only to women over thirty who are householders or the wives of householders. Which means I'm too young.” (Lines 20-22)


8. Explain the situation (identify the characters, how they are related and what they are talking about).

The characters are a women and her parents and they are arguing about the young woman’s decision to move to New York and become a writer for Life. They are also discussing her decision not to marry a man named Horace, that the parents approve of.  

9. What arguments does the narrator use to try to convince her parents? Find four arguments.

The narrator uses the following arguments to try and convince her parents;

• A trainee position in Life is a very sought after and prestigious offer. 

• Life magazine is a reputable company, unlike newspapers like Confidential

• Her brother is in New York, so she won’t be unaccompanied

• She is 22 years old and her father has no control over her anymore.


11. Using elements from both texts, show to what extent the two female protagonists are feminists and how this could change their lives for the better. (50 words maximum)



a) Text A: Ethel writes a letter to The Times to defend the vote for women. (+/- 150 words)

Dear Sirs, 

It is inadmissible that women today do not have the right to vote as men do. Firstly, many of the poorer women not only work just as hard as men in manual jobs, but they also have the responsibility of raising the family and looking after the home. How can a society today expect such an important element to remain voiceless and to accept decisions imposed upon them by men that have no knowledge of their situation or difficulties?

Furthermore, in this time of war, with so many men fighting abroad, women are playing a more and more active role in day-to-day life and it is therefore vital that they be given the vote so that they can continue to play an active role to better the country that they are working so hard to support and develop. 

Yours faithfully 

(144 Words)

b) Text B: The narrator’s parents continue the conversation after their daughter has left the room. Write the dialogue. (+/- 150 words)

Man: It is completely ridiculous! how can she expect us to condone such a life choice?!

Woman: Exactly, think of what our friends would say! Our unmarried daughter, alone in the big city… with only her brother for guidance. 

M: He is just as bad. He has already brought enough shame on us!

W: However, she did seem very enthusiastic about her decision.

M: I don’t care how enthusiastic she is! It is completely out of the question. I can’t believe how arrogant she is being. Horace has an excellent future and can provide her with everything that she needs; a home, money, children… What more could she want?

W: I completely agree. Anyway, this will all pass soon and she will agree in the end. Deep down, she knows it is for the best…. I mean, come on, a woman alone in New York… who has heard of such a thing?!

(152 words)


‘We’ve got some campaigning work to do.’ (line 38) How can each and every one of us make the world a better place? (+/- 150 words)

We can all act to make the world a better place. It doesn’t have to be through large amounts of campaigning or protesting but it can also be through small regular actions. 

Let us take, for example, the environment. The major actors such as green peace campaign regularly to improve the environment and make people aware of climate change, but everyone can help out by simply changing their behaviour. Recycling and reusing can reduce damaging waste for example. Similarly, taking a short shower, rather than a bath, can help reduce water consumption and walking/cycling or taking public transport, as opposed to a car, can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Furthermore, changing the way we eat can make the world a better place. Eating local, seasonal foods reduces the carbon footprint of our food and can help support a local economy. 

In conclusion, I would say that easy and small changes to our behaviour can have a big impact on the world.

(161 words)

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