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Oral anglais, spaces and exchanges, gap year

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introduction avec la definition de la notion:

i'm going to talk about the notion spaces and exchanges

to begin with i would like to giva a definition of this concept.

The notion Spaces and Exchanges deals with the geographical and symbolic areas that all societies occupy and the interactions between men and different societies. An exchange is the act of giving, or receiving something in substitution for something else. Today, there are several forms of exchanges : economic, with the exchange of goodsor trading accross borders. But also the cultural exchanges, with the exchange of ideas, information or education. Our world is built on the exploration and conquest of new spaces. And that what a Gap Year is about.

methode oral et conseil:

Example: Having a gap year is a positive, rewarding, meaningful experience...

A gapper can broaden his or her horizons by sightseeing, by crossing cultures and meeting people from different backgrounds.

The closer you get to people, the less prejudiced you become/ when you experience a gap year, you become less prejudiced against new people and culture.

By volunteering abroad, you learn honesty, tolerance and how to share with others...

definition of a gap year → is a break from your studies, that you usually take after highschool. It can last from two or three months to a whole year... it's been popular since the 1970's, especially in English- speaking countries

Why do young adults take a gap year?

To have more time to think about a career project

To have a break and travel the world

To prove to yourself that you can be independent/ autonomous

To break free from the comfort of home


Space: place, horizons, geographical areas like countries or continents on earth.

Exchanges: products through trade, people traveling / people moving from one place to another...

Reasons for people moving:

To discover the world, cross cultures (hobby, passion)

To find a job or to study (people from former poorer colonies, Mexicans crossing the border illegally)

To run away from/ to escape wars (refugees)

To escape any political or religious or economic instability

(migrants running away from Syria)

Define the notion for an oral presentation:

First define it in general, with various contexts

Transition → Focus on the aspect of the definition that is related to your document (specific definition)

To be remembered: focus on the transitions between general def and specific def, as well as between each document. Your presentation must be logical


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