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AP introduction

2nde. En anglais. I. Roux

  • ACCOMPAGNEMENT PERSONNALISE (différents niveaux)

    SOCIAL SCIENCES IN ENGLISH: an INTRODUCTION

     

    Exercise 1:  What is social science?

     

    Social science is, in its broadest sense, the study of society and the manner in which people behave and influence the world around us.

    It tells us about the world beyond our immediate experience, and can help explain how our own society works - from the causes of unemployment or what helps economic growth, to how and why people vote, or what makes people happy. It provides vital information for governments and policymakers, local authorities, non-governmental organisations and others.

    http://www.esrc.ac.uk/about-esrc/what-is-social-science/

     

    The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. (…)

     

    The main social sciences include:

     

     

    Source: Wikipedia

     

    1)      What is social science?
    2)       Which sciences are included in social science?

     

     

    Exercise 2:

     

    a)      Place each concept or name in the appropriate column :

    Unemployment ; Price ; Values ; Way of life ; culture ; senate ; elections ; inflation; Queen Elizabeth

     

    eurobama 

     

    Economics

    Sociology

    Politics

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    b)      Can you explain each word or name?

     

    Exercise 3 : Quizz

     

    Work in groups of three.

    Team: …………………………………………………………

     

    Part 1

     

    1. What is the biggest economy in the world?

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    1. Which countries does oil (petroleum) come from?

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    1. Can you name four presidents of the USA?

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    1. Who was Winston Churchill?

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    1. Can you name two National Daily Newspapers in the United Kingdom?

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    Part 2

     

    1. Which are the two oldest universities in England?

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    1. Name the college in Oxford where scenes from the Harry Potter movie were filmed.

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    1.  Which of these researchers is not an economist?

    a)      Keynes                       c) Smith
    b)      Ricardo                      d) Newton

     

    1.  Which of these politicians was never President of France?

    a)      François Mitterrand       c) Charles de Gaulle
    b)      Georges Pompidou        d) Jean-Pierre Raffarin     

     

    Part 3

     

    1. In a competitive market, the prices of goods and services tend to...

    a)      decrease
    b)      increase
    c)      stay on the same level

     

    1. The period in time when thousands of Americans were accused of being communists or communists sympathizers in the 1950's is called:

    a)      Mccarthyism                                   c) Watergate
    b)      Prohibition                                      d) New Deal

     

    1. The major political scandal that occured in the US  in the 1970's and led President Nixon to resignation is called...

    a)      Mccarthyism                                   c) Watergate
    b)      Prohibition                                      d) New Deal

     

    1. Which woman was liberal Prime Minister of the UK from 1970 to 1990?

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    1. What is her nickname ?

    a)      The maid of Orleans            c) The Iron lady
    b)      Calamity Jane                      d) Maggie the British

     

     Part 4

     

    1. How many dollars can be exchanged for one euro?

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    1. How many people are living in poverty in France in 2012?

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    1. Which of these countries does not belong to the European Union?

    a)      France                             c) Romania
    b)      United Kingdom               d) Norway

     

    1. Which of these countries does not belong to Eurozone?

    a)      France                              c) Greece
    b)      United Kingdom                d) Slovenia