Sujet Anglais LV1 - Bac ES Polynésie 2016

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Text 1 : Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

 [...] A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were “significantly” worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitization on the reading experience.

The study, presented in Italy at a conference last month and set to be published as a paper, gave 50 readers the same short story by Elizabeth George to read. Half read the 28-page story on a Kindle, and half the paperback, with readers then tested on aspects of the story including objects, characters and settings.

Anne Mangen of Norway’s Stavanger University, a lead researcher on the study:

“The Kindle readers performed significantly worse on the plot reconstruction

measure, i.e., when they were asked to place 14 events in the correct order.”

The researchers suggest that “the haptic and tactile feedback of a Kindle does not provide the same support for mental reconstruction of a story as a print pocket book does.”

“When you read on paper you can sense with your fingers a pile of pages on the left growing, and shrinking on the right,” said Mangen. “You have the tactile sense of progress, in addition to the visual ... The differences for Kindle readers might have something to do with the fact that the fixity of a text on paper, and this very gradual unfolding of paper as you progress through a story, is some kind of sensory offload1,

supporting the visual sense of progress when you’re reading. Perhaps this somehow aids the reader, providing more fixity and solidity to the reader’s sense of unfolding and progress of the text, and hence the story.”

She is now chairing2 a new European research network doing empirical research on the effects of digitization on text reading. The network says that “research shows that the amount of time spent reading long-form texts is in decline, and due to digitization, reading is becoming more intermittent and fragmented”, with “empirical evidence indicating that screen devices might negatively impact cognitive and emotional aspects of reading”. They hope their work will improve scientific understanding of the implications of digitization, thus helping to cope with its impact.

“We need to provide research and evidence-based knowledge to publishers on what kind of devices (iPad, Kindle, print) should be used for what kind of content, what kinds of texts are likely to be less hampered3 by being read digitally, and which might require the support of paper,” said Mangen. “I’m thinking it might make a difference if a novel is a page-turner or light read, when you don’t necessarily have to pay attention to every word, compared to a 500-page, more complex literary novel, something like Ulysses, which is challenging reading that really requires sustained focus. That will be very interesting to explore.”

The Elizabeth George study included only two experienced Kindle users, and she is keen to replicate it using a greater proportion of Kindle regulars. But she warned against assuming that the “digital natives” of today would perform better.

“I don’t think we should assume it is all to do with habits, and base decisions to replace print textbooks with iPads, for instance, on such assumptions. Studies with students, for instance, have shown that they often prefer to read on paper,” she said.

Alison Flood, The Guardian, 19 August 2014

1. offload = relief

2. chairing = directing 3. hampered = blocked


Text 2: And yet the books

And yet the books will be there on the shelves, separate beings, That appeared once, still wet

As shining chestnuts under a tree in autumn,

And, touched, coddled4, began to live

In spite of fires on the horizon, castles blown up, Tribes on the march, planets in motion.

“We are,” they said, even as their pages

Were being torn out, or a buzzing flame

Licked away their letters. So much more durable 10 Than we are, whose frail warmth

Cools down with memory, disperses, perishes.

I imagine the earth when I am no more:

Nothing happens, no loss, it’s still a strange pageant5 Women’s dresses, dewy lilacs, a song in the valley.

Yet the books will be there on the shelves, well born, Derived from people, but also from radiance, height.


Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004)


4- coddled = protected 

5- pageant = procession


Czeslaw Milosz: poet born in Poland in 1911, he emigrated to the USA in 1960 and became an American citizen in 1970. He wrote literary works in many languages, including English. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.



Les candidats traiteront tous les exercices sur la copie qui leur sera fournie et veilleront à :

- respecter l’ordre des questions et reporter la numérotation sur la copie (numéro de l’exercice et, le cas échéant, la lettre repère ; ex. : 1a, 1b, etc.)

- composer des phrases complètes à chaque fois qu’il leur est demandé de rédiger. Le nombre de mots indiqué constitue une exigence minimale. En l’absence d’indication, les candidats répondront brièvement (moins de 20 mots) à la question posée.

- faire précéder les citations éventuellement demandées du numéro de ligne dans le texte.


 COMPRÉHENSION (10 points) 

Tous les candidats traitent les questions 1 à 5

Text 1

1- In your own words, explain what the research is about.

2- Explain (30 words +/- 10%) what participants in the study had to do.

3- According to the study, what is the difference between reading on Kindle and on paper? Use your own words.

4- Read paragraphs 6 and 7, from “She is now chairing ...“ (line 23) to “... interesting to explore.“ (line 37).

True or false? Justify by quoting the text.

a. People are reading more and more novels today.

b. Computershavemadereadinglessefficient.

c. Researchers are now interested in testing the link between types of text and types of media.

d. Anne Mangen believes that we should read all kinds of novels on screen.

5- According to the text, do all young people prefer digital books? Answer in about 30 words (+/- 10%).



Seuls les candidats de la série L composant au titre de la LVA (Langue Vivante Approfondie) traitent la question 6.

6- In your own words, explain Mangen’s opinion: “I don’t think we should assume ... prefer to read on paper”. (lines 41 to 43)


Text 2

Tous les candidats traitent les questions 7 à 10

7- What is the main theme of the poem? Answer in about 20 words.

8- Match the following phrases with the corresponding lines of the poem.

The destruction of books

The fragility of human life

Books are spiritual monuments to human genius

The birth of the book

Life continuing after the poet’s death

Agitation and revolution


Lines Phrases


9- Explain what the following personal pronouns refer to: “we” (line 7)

“they” (line 7)

“we” (line 10)

“I” (line 12)


10- The poet makes a contrast between the nature of books and people.

Briefly explain this contrast in your own words.


Texts 1 and 2

Tous les candidats traitent la question 11


11- Describe and compare the way the two texts present the role of books in people’s lives.


Seuls les candidats de la série L composant au titre de la LVA (Langue Vivante Approfondie) traitent la question 12.


12- “Yet the books will be there on the shelves” (text 2, line15)

How does this line from text 2 illustrate the last paragraph of text 1?


EXPRESSION (10 points)


Afin de respecter l’anonymat de votre copie, vous ne devez pas signer votre composition, citer votre nom, celui d’un camarade ou celui de votre établissement.

Tous les candidats traitent le sujet 1


1. Anne Mangen interviews a teenager about his/her reading habits. Imagine their conversation. (150 mots +/- 10%)


Seuls les candidats des séries S et ES et ceux de la série L qui ne composent pas au titre de la LVA (Langue Vivante Approfondie) traitent également le sujet 2


2. Do you think books will disappear one day? (150 mots +/- 10%)


3. Can you imagine life without books? (150 mots +/- 10%)


Seuls les candidats de la série L composant au titre de la LVA (Langue Vivante Approfondie) traitent également le sujet 3

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