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Peace. Non-Violence. Dr Matin Luther King Jr. (Author-Bouabdellah)

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Technicum Si-Tarek of Relizane

Second Year Pupils – Scientific Streams

Reference Sheet N° 17

Unit 03: Make Peace

Sequence 03: Listen and Consider.


LISTENING I: Watch the following video carefully then do the activities below.









 NB: If the video does start immediately, just re-try "Play/Pause" several times.


Activity One: Listen and watch the video then complete the speech.


I say to you   , my   , so even though we face the    of today and tomorrow, I still have a  . It is a dream deeply rooted in the    dream.

I  have a dream that one day this    will rise up and    'to' the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created   ."

I  have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former    and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to    together at a table of brotherhood.

I  have a dream, that one day, even the state of  , a state, sweltering with the heat of  , sweltering with the heat of  ; will be transformed into an oasis of     and justice.

I  have a dream that my    little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the    of their skin but by the content of their  .

I  have a dream today. I have a dream that one day    in  , with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification. One day    there in Alabama little    boys and    girls will be    join hands with little    boys and    girls and walk together as    and  .

I have a dream today


Activity Two: Answer the following questions. (You have to correct some of the questions.)


1.    Who is the speaker?                       

2.    What is his nationality?                 

3.    When was he born?                        

4.    Is he still alive?                              

5.    What    his occupation?       

6.    What honors    he get?        

7.    What    he fighting for?        

8.    In which paragraph the speaker tells you…

a.     that racism will disappear from all states without exeption.

b.    the Americans will one day put their painful past apart and work together to built their nation.

c.     the Americans will get back to the principles and faith their grandfathers built this nation on.

9.    What was the style of his speech?

        a.       Oratorical                 b.  Poetic             c.  Rhetorical

10.  What are the characteristics of this style? tick the correct answer.

        a.  repeating any word or expression endlessly.
        b.  repeating a specific expression at certain times and pace.
        c.  fucusing particular words or expressions by stressed pronounciation.
        d.  using a monotonous voice so as not to bore the listeners.
        f.  using rising and falling intonation at specific parts of the speech.

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May Peace and Justice Be Everywhere.
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