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Reclaiming space in New York City

Time Square - Before and After

- The changing face of an urban icon

Analyse d'une image

The 9/11 memorial, an ambitious renunciation

- An interview with Clifford Chanin, 9/11 museum director of education and programs
- Phonetics, the -ion rule

Enregistrement vidéo et compréhension orale

Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies

- An extract from Paul Auster's novel: the protagonist moves into a Brooklyn flat
- Grammar, THE PRESENT

Texte et compréhension écrite

Final task

Speaking task

You and your family have always been living in New York City. You’re visiting one of your uncles who now lives in Los Angeles and wants to know all about the latest changes in the Big Apple. Work in pairs and imagine their conversation.

Writing task

You work for the NYC Department of Transportation and you are preparing a press release to announce a forthcoming exhibition entitled ‘Reclaiming space in NYC’, to be held at the DOT headquarters. Write a text explaining in what way space is being reclaimed and by whom. Use photographs as illustrations if necessary.

Mise à jour le 12 février 2013
Créé le 11 février 2013
ISSN 2107-7029
DGESCO Clé des Langues