CORRIGE Nelson Mandela, prononciation

Ecoutez Emily lire ces quelques phrases au sujet de Nelson Mandela:

Let’s talk about the idea of myths and heroes.

Was Nelson Mandela a hero or was he just a man?

A hero is someone who is admired for his bravery, goodness or great ability, especially someone who has performed an act of great courage under very dangerous conditions.

Nelson Mandela was born in 1918, on the 18th July

He died in 2013, on the 5th December 2013.

Nelson Mandela was very courageous and determined from the beginning. He became a lawyer.

N.M. joined the ANC to fight against Apartheid and later he encouraged reconciliation between Black and White people.

He went to prison on Robben Island.

In the film “Invictus”, he was also seen like a hero by the white population when South Africa finally won the Rugby World Cup in 1995.

To conclude, N. M. managed to unite a divided country.

BARACK OBAMA, exercice sur le prétérit

Conjuguez les verbes entre parenthèses au prétérit. Ecoutez le corrigé lu par Ellen.


Barack Obama (be born) on August 4, 1961 in Hawaii. Soon after his birth, his father (leave) his wife and his son. Barack Obama only (see) his father a couple of times in his lifetime. His mother later (remarry) an Indonesian man and the family (move) to Jakarta. Barack Obama (grow up) there but at the age of 10, his mother (send) him back to live with his grandparents in Hawaii. As he (be) one of the three African-American students enrolled at the school, he (begin) to realize what it (mean) to be black. Barack Obama (graduate) with honors from high school. After high school, Barack Obama (study) political science at Columbia University and then (go) to Harvard Law School. After his studies, he (move) to Chicago where he (meet) Michelle Robinson. They quickly (fall) in love and (get) married four years later. They (have) two daughters after their marriage. Barack Obama soon (get) involved in politics. He (win) the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections and he (become) the very first black president of the United States.


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