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Broadsheets and Tabloids


School Year 2006-2007

3ème1 articles
3ème4
articles


School Year 2005-2006
3ème2 articles
4ème1 articles
4ème2 articles
4ème3 articles


School Year 2004-2005
The A380
3èmes articles (3è1 - 3è4)
4èmes articles (4èS - 4è1 - 4è4 - 4è5)
Printables





Broadsheets and Tabloids


There are 2 types of newspapers.
(Words in bold letters are translated in "Notes")

The "broadsheet" (or quality paper)


Quality papers are printed on large pages. They give their readers detailed, serious articles on national and international news. They have editorials that comment on important issues and reflect the political views of the newspaper's editor. They also contain financial and sports news, listings of television and radio programmes, theatre and cinema shows, crosswords and the weather forecast

Famous daily English broadsheets :


- The Times
- The Daily Telegraph
- The Independent
- The Financial Times
- The Observer

Famous Sunday English broadsheets :
They have more pages than the dailies. They have supplements (= extra sections).

- The Sunday Times
- The Observer
- The Independent on Sunday

The "tabloid" (or gutter press)

Tabloids are printed on smaller pages. They cover more or less the same stories but appeal to the general public by writing in a different style. They concentrate on human-interest stories (= stories about people). They try to entertain or shock their readers with catchy headlines that attract their attention, colour photos and short articles about weddings, divorces, murders and scandals. Celebrities often hit the headlines.

Famous English tabloids :

- The Sun
- The Mirror
- The Daily Mail


NOTES
editorials (éditoriaux)
issues (questions/sujets)
crosswords (mots-croisés)
daily (quotidien)
weekly (hebdomadaire)
entertain (divertir)
catchy headlines (gros titres accrocheurs)
weddings (mariages)
to hit the headlines
(faire la une)






School Year 2006-2007


3ème1
students were asked to choose from 3 topics and then write either a broadsheet or a tabloid (February 2007)


Topic 1 - MSC Napoli

Alexis
Anthony F

Anthony L
Benjamin
Jean-Christophe
Jessy

Jordan
Mickael
Pierre

Quentin


Topic 2 - Death of l'Abbé Pierre

Adele
Adeline
Audrey
Elodie
Maryne
Vanessa M

Vanessa S


Topic 3
- Hillary Clinton
Emily
Sabrina




3ème4
students were asked to choose from 3 topics and then write either a broadsheet or a tabloid (February 2007)

Topic 1 - MSC Napoli
Alexandre
Aurore La
Aurore Le
Benoît
Carolane
Carole
Christophe
David

Flora
Julie
Kévin

Malaury
Mathieu
Pryscillia


Topic 2 - Storms in Europe
Audrey
Denis
Théo


Topic 3 - World Social Forum in Nairobi

Amandine
Louise







School Year 2005-2006

4ème1
students wrote articles on a topic chosen from :
01 The World Cup 02 Roland Garros 03 The Baccalaureat 04 Dog Aggressions

Chloé - Océane

Lucie - Aude
Quentin - David
Sabrina - Adeline
Anthony - Denis
Meddy - Anthony


4ème2 students wrote articles on a topic chosen from :
01 The World Cup 02 Roland Garros 03 The Baccalaureat 04 Dog Aggressions


Clémence - Mélissa
Orlane
Mickaël
Zohra

4ème3 students wrote articles on the earthquake in Indonesia in May 2006

Marlène - Julie
Jérémy

Christopher
Anne-Charlotte - Amélie
Marion - Perrine
Killian - Thibault
Elodie - Flora
Jean-Christophe - Gaëtan


3ème2
students were asked to choose from 3 topics and then write one broadsheet and one tabloid.

Topic 1 - Clarence Ray Allen, oldest death convict in the US
Topic 2 - Lance Armstrong in Soweto
Topic 3 - the bird flu

Broadsheets

Marion
Amandine
Loïc
Candice
Antoine
Arnaud
Caroline

Tabloids

Denis
Marion
Loïc
Arnaud
Audrey
Marie
Caroline





School Y
ear 2004-2005

THE A380 - past and present


The students (3è) were asked to write 2 articles about the same topic :
the A380 (Airbus plane).
One broadsheet article and one tabloid article.

A380 Photos

They were given the following information about this plane :

On Tuesday, January 18th official inauguration in the French assembly plant of Toulouse-Blagnac (South of France). Airbus Chairman Noël Forgeard - French President Jacques Chirac.

The first A380 flight : in March 2006 on Singapore Airlines.
First studies of the A3XX : in the early 1990s.

4 European countries in the construction of the A380 :
Great Britain, Germany, Spain and France.
Each country has been specialized in one or more parts.
- wings and engines built in England
- cabin, lighting, fuselage and aileron made in Germany
- tailplane and composite materials produced in Spain
- cockpit produced in Méaulte (France). Central part built in Nantes and transported to St Nazaire on a barge.
All parts transported to Toulouse-Blagnac either by : barge, boat, plane (Beluga) or lorry.

The giant's dimensions :
- 73 m long (nearly a football ground !)
- 79.80 m wide
- 24.10 m high (that is an 8-floor building)
- 20 wheels
- fuselage diametre : 7.14 m
- maximum take-off weight : 562 tons
- able to transport as many as 840 passengers
- 3 full decks :
2 of them will serve as passenger areas. The upper and the main decks will be connected by a grand staircase near the front of the plane and another smaller one at the back.
The lower deck will be reserved for cargo and could be outfitted for special passenger uses (sleeper cabins, child care service...)
- able to fly over 10,000 miles : it will be used for long-haul flights and domestic flights in Japan

After Concorde and Boeing, Airbus creates the largest airliner ever built. According to Airbus, it will use 20% less fuel, will fly quieter, cheaper and more environmentally-friendly than the 747.





ARTICLES written by 3èmes (3è1 - 3è4)


Broadsheets

01
02


Tabloids

01
02





ARTICLES written by 4èmes (4èS - 4è1 - 4è4 - 4è5)
The students worked on :
- the passive voice
- the 2 preterites (revisions)
- new linking words.

They were asked to write a broadsheet article.

They were given a methodology (lay-out & content) and information about the accident.
(place - date - circumstances - victims - rescue workers - causes - statistics)


TOPIC 1 - Fire at night
The students wrote the article in class with their teacher. Then they typed the same article in "Word". They were asked to insert a drawing of their own.

Students from 4èS
Aline
Angélique
Charlotte
Cynthia
Florian
Frédéric
Sébastien


TOPIC 2 - Derailment in Japan May 2005

Students from 4è5

Célia
William
Victor

Elise
unknown


TOPIC 3 - Plane over Washington D.C. May 2005

Students from 4è1
Alkan
Amélie
Camille
Cindy
Coralie
Emeline
Jessica
Maxime
Saâd
Sylvain


Students from 4è4
Mélanie
Alice
Romain
Mathieu
unknown
Elise
Ophélie
Romain



TOPIC 4
Bridget's article about Scott Fenton in the Zapper magazine
(more information from "Wings 4è" pp. 88-89)


Students from 4è5

Célia
Charline
Emilie

Sulyvan
William


NOTES

linking words (mots en liaison)
lay-out
(mise en page)


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