Sujet Anglais LV2 - Bac ES 2017

Sujet Anglais LV2 - Bac ES 2017

digiSchool Bac ES vous propose le sujet d'Anglais LV2 du Bac ES 2017.
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L'épreuve d'Anglais LV2 se décompose en deux temps : la compréhension écrite, puis l'expression écrite. Pour la première, vous devez répondre aux questions à propos de 3 documents donnés. Ensuite, l'expression écrite vous demande de traiter au choix SOIT Nelson Figgis / Nancy Little is a third - class passenger on the Titanic SOIT Joseph Bruce Ismay, the head of the White Star Line Company, delivers a speech for the departure of the Titanic.

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Sujet Anglais LV2 - Bac ES 2017

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Document A



White Star Line steamer sailing among other steamboats and sailing ships in New York City harbour, 1912


Document B

Southampton, England April 10, 1912

Helen Walsh was a short, slight woman with a permanent air of dissatisfaction about her. She fussed around her son now, brushing flecks of dust from his trousers and stray hairs from the shoulders of his jacket. He smiled at her, glad of the attention she paid to him and pleased to see the unmistakable look of pride on her face, pride in the fact that her son was to work as a steward on Titanic’s maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.

“Not bad, love, not bad at all... for a Walsh,” she replied, tugging at his waistcoat to remove a slight pucker and pulling at his cap to straighten it. “Now, you remember to work hard, Harry Daniel Walsh,” she chided, “and mind that you look after those third-class passengers just the same as you would any of those wealthy Americans. The poor might not have the hats and the fancy shoes, but they deserve to be treated good ’n’ proper, you hear?”

With her family roots set deep within the working-class society of Southampton’s docks, Helen Walsh had no time at all for the stuck-up American millionaires and socialites who, it was believed, had chosen to sail on Titanic to make business contacts or to give them something to boast about at one of their dinner parties. Nevertheless, her background didn’t prevent her from being a proud mother, and she was absolutely delighted that her son was going to be one of the three hundred stewards who would work on this much-talked-about ship, taking great pleasure in telling all her friends and 20 neighbors about it. And although the gossip-loving, spying-on-the-neighbors part of her would have quite liked to know exactly how ostentatious the first-class accommodations were, she was especially pleased that Harry had been assigned to steerage class, to look after people like themselves.

Despite his mother’s obvious delight that it would be Titanic that he would sail on, it hadn’t actually been Harry’s intention to work on the ship at all. He’d originally been assigned to work on a smaller liner, the Celtic, which should have left Southampton a week ago. As a result of the coal strike, she had been berthed, along with most of the other transatlantic liners. Harry had got word, just a week ago, that he had been reassigned and would now work a round trip on White Star Line’s impressive new ship, Titanic.

Hazel Gaynor, The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic, 2014


Document C


To Lily May Futrelle, her fellow travelers were “a rare gathering of beautiful women and splendid men.” A rare gathering it was—liner historians report that no other passenger list of the period ever featured quite as many celebrated names. For Lady Duff Gordon, the Titanic was “a small world bent on pleasure.” And it was indeed a smaller world than ours—the populations of the United States and Canada were a third of what they are today (and Great Britain’s a third less), and wealth and influence were concentrated in much tighter circles. Those who made ocean crossings regularly found acquaintances on the first-class passenger list.

But “bent on pleasure”? There was certainly a contingent of the transatlantic leisured rich on board, a recently evolved class of Americans who kept homes in Paris or regularly made the crossing for the winter “season” in London or on the Continent. But many of the liner’s first-class cabins were occupied by hardworking high achievers. The artist Frank Millet, for example, was on his way to Washington to help decide on the design for the Lincoln Memorial. His friend, White House aide Archie Butt, was heading home to prepare for a grueling presidential election campaign. [...] Lady Duff Gordon herself was a leading British couturiere who had urgent business to tend to at her New York salon. Within their lives and those of others on board can be found a remarkable convergence of the events, issues, and personalities of the age, forming what Walter Lord called “an exquisite microcosm of the Edwardian world.”

Hugh Brewster, Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage:

the Titanic’s First-Class Passengers and their World, 2012




Document A

A. 1. What is the function of this document?


2. What type of passengers does this document target?


B. Compare and contrast the steamer in the middle with the other ships (two elements). What impression is conveyed?


Document B



1. How are Helen and Harry related?

2. Describe Helen’s attitude towards Harry. Justify with elements from the text.


D. Why is it a special day? (two elements)


E. Explain what Harry’s job consists in.


F. How does Helen feel about Harry’s job? Choose two adjectives and justify each answer with a quote.




G. True or False? Justify each answer with a quote.

1. Harry will work with all types of passengers.

2. A lot of people were recruited to work on the ship.

3. Rich passengers are said to travel exclusively for pleasure. 

4. Harry volunteered to sail on the Titanic.


H. Focus on Helen.

1. What is her social background?

2. Focus on lines 8 to 12. What are the two pieces of advice Helen gives Harry?

How may her advice be related to her social background?


I. Explain Helen’s ambivalent feelings about the upper-class. Justify with two quotes.


Document C

J. What type of passengers does the document focus on? 


K. Justify each of the following sentences with a quote.

1. Lily May Futrelle admired first-class passengers. 

2. There were famous people on board.

3. Passengers often knew each other.


L. Focus on lines 11 “But many...” to 17 “... her New York salon.”

1. Copy the grid and fill in the blanks.



2. How is this category of people portrayed? What makes them different from the other group mentioned in the document?


Documents A, B and C


M. Using elements from all three documents, compare and contrast the primary function and social functions of the Titanic in all three documents.




Choisir l’un des deux sujets suivants. (200 mots ±10%)

1. Nelson Figgis / Nancy Little is a third - class passenger on the Titanic. While crossing the Atlantic, he / she writes in his / her diary about his / her motives for travelling and feelings about life on board.


2. Joseph Bruce Ismay, the head of the White Star Line Company, delivers a speech for the departure of the Titanic. Write the speech.

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