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Le lexique des métiers et de la personnalité
idiomatiques pour parler du caractèr
Le lexique du suspense et des enquêtes policières
Quelques expressions sur le monde des gendarmes
Des personnalités du monde anglophone
et des voleurs
Conan Doyle et son héros, Sherlock Holmes
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Listen to the detective
cross-examining the suspects.
Were you right? ➜ WB p24
A. Listen and say if the voice goes up
Laura was looking arou
library at 10pm — al
or down at the end of the sentences.
1. You were at the party, weren't you?
2. He can swim, can't he?
3. They don't like paintings, do they?
B. Listen and repeat. ➜ WB p37
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What about you? Do you know other mysteries like the one in the video?
- According to the legend, there is a castle near Nantes where Gilles de Rais,
or Barbe-bleue, a Breton knight, killed...
5 Choose at least one element in each card to create a story. Use relative pronouns
(who, which, when, where) and your imagination! ➜ WB p26
One day, a teenager found an old book…
Did you k
Make your own hypotheses about the story. ➜ WB p25
Turner. Read the detective's notes and find out more about the events. ➜ WB p24
tattoo on his back
3 Watch this video about amateur detectives and a very mysterious monster.
1 Yesterday, during a party in a house in Chelsea (London), someone stole a painting by
—The room where the painting was kept is on
the second floor.
— All the suspects were at the party.
— Mike Imperioli has a criminal record.
— Laura Jones was taking a look at the books
in the library when the robbery took place.
— The suspect who has a criminal record thought
the painting was a fake.
— Anatoli Kirilenko says he was talking
on the phone in the dining room when
the robbery took place.
— Laura Jones is an amateur painter.
— Mike says he was swimming in the pool
at 10 pm.
— The amateur painter
was wearing gloves.
— The only part of the house which was closed
was the dining room.
red hair, blue hat,
medium height, slender
— The robbery took place at 10 pm.
to fall in love
to run away
an old book
a walking stick
• Rendre compte de faits
• Écrire un court récit, une description
• Pouvoir décrire un événement, une
expérience personnelle ou imaginée
Tell a mystery story
The Dawson family spent a week in a
mysterious house. Listen to the sounds and take notes
of what happened.
2. I n pairs, relate the story using
some of these words: a nightmare,
a storm, stairs, boots, an animal,
a candle, a clue, a glove, a vehicle…
✶ Les relatives en
who, which, when
et where et les question tags p127 et 128
➜ wb p27
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➜ Je vais lire un article de presse
➜ Je vais écrire un témoignage pour une enquête policière
Listen to a radio phone-in programme. Which three
types of crime are the callers talking about? ➜ WB p29
the North west weekly
INCREDIBLE BUT TRUE!
Each week here at The North West Weekly we
choose one of our readers’ best stories about
something real but amazing that happened to
him or her. This week’s story is from Jennifer
Dos Santos, now living in Santa Fe, who tells
us about the mysterious Dan Cooper.
I’ll never forget that journey. It was a cold November day in 1971 and I was flying from Portland to Seattle to visit my family. I was reading
a magazine on the plane, so I didn’t speak to the
businessman next to me. But I remember him
very clearly. He was wearing a smart suit and
dark sunglasses and he wasn’t acting strangely
or doing anything unusual at all.
2 Now match the news headlines
with the types of crime above.
➜ WB p30
30 • thirty
- I think some accomplices were probably waiting for him…
- Or maybe he…
- Once I was shopping in the
supermarket when I saw a man
who looked suspicious…
• Écrire un message simple
• Respecter des consignes
• Mobiliser le lexique et les formes verbales
adéquates pour produire un écrit adapté
Write a witness statement
a pickpocket /ˈpɪkpɒkɪt/
a shoplifter /ˈʃɒplɪftə/
ic e s t erac
to be missing
to vandalize /ˈvændəlaɪz/
to catch (caught, caught)
to steal (stole, stolen) /stiːl/
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Discuss it in pairs.
been the victim or the witness of a
crime? When? Where? What happened?
What were you doing?
Did you k
6 What do you think happened to Dan Cooper?
What about you? Have you ever
in shopping centre
What happened next? Nobody knows… Dan
Cooper just disappeared into thin air!
headline. Which one is it? Write the
missing headline. ➜ WB p30
Pickpockets steal items from
more than 1,000 tourists this summer
I only learnt the truth the next day when I read
the headlines in the newspaper. In fact, the
plane didn’t stay in Seattle but it flew down to
Mexico. Apparently the man in the suit – Dan
Cooper – was a hijacker! He told the flight
attendant that he had a bomb in his briefcase,
and he demanded $200,000 and four parachutes. When the plane landed in Seattle, the
pilot received the money and the parachutes.
Then the hijacker forced the plane to fly to
Mexico. Suddenly, Dan Cooper put on his parachute and opened the door of the plane. Then he
jumped – with all the money in his briefcase!
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After an hour, he called the flight attendant. He talked quietly to her and
opened his briefcase, but I didn’t see
what was inside. Next he got up and
followed her to the front of the plane and he
didn’t return to his seat for the rest of the trip.
Anyway, we arrived safely in Seattle, and all
the passengers got off the plane. At least, that is
what we thought happened.
3 There's one crime with no
imagine the contents of the story. Then read the article and check. ➜ WB p31
Talk about it
5 Look at this article. Use the headline, the subheadline and the illustrations to
Breaking the law?
1. You witnessed a theft in your street
last night. The police ask you
to write a witness statement.
2. You have to answer these
When…? / Where…?
What…? / How…?
3. Imagine how it ended. Did they
escape? Were they arrested?
✶ Le prétérit
simple et le
prétérit en be +
➜ wb p32
thirty-one • 31
Don't get me wrong
Write a newspaper article
about local news
How to proceed ...
L’expression to be caught red-handed
signifie qu’un coupable a été pris « la main
dans le sac » ou « en flagrant délit », selon le
terme juridique. En anglais, l’expression fait
directement allusion à la couleur du sang.
2. Read the facts that the detective has written down in her notebook
and look at the three pieces of evidence she has found.
3. Reconstruct what happened. Who's the thief?
4. Write a newspaper article telling the story.
to do a runner
➜ WB p34-35
a wolf in sheep's clothing
5. Don't forget to include a headline, a subheadline and
to set a thief to catch a thief
to cover one's tracks
to let the cat out of the bag
tober, at 8
- On Friday, 10 Oc
car, parked in ing) t
- 1 pm victim leaves
Car (Ford Focus, re
- 10.30 am victcaimfé, car still
at the corner
- Company's secuperiop
remembers 3 (glelasses,
1. young woman smoker)
long dark hair,
3 Work in pairs: mime a situation illustrating one of these expressions.
24 • thirty-two
2. middle-aged manair(suedit)
3. teenager (red-hiting his mother
secretary's son, vis
- Bartender servedma
and middle-aged n du
- Remembers man (ralleasadindwich +
newspaper) = sm
- Woman (talking on
- 11.25 am, workernear
found where the
car was parked
2 Can you find the equivalent expressions in French? ➜ WB p36
The class must guess which one it is!
• Écrire un court article de journal pour relater un événement
• Mobiliser le lexique adéquat, les temps verbaux et utiliser
des connecteurs simples
• Planifier le travail d'écriture à partir de ressources externes
1. You're a journalist working for a local newspaper. A detective is
investigating a car theft and she has sent you the information
for you to write an article about it.
1 Match the pictures below with the expressions.
to have a skeleton in the closet
Keys found on the
Receipt found in
the suspect's pocket
TIPS & Tricks
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citations pour illu
strer ton ar ticle.
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On Fr in the mo to work an r,
“I don happene
A Victorian gentleman
“ When you have excluded
the impossible, whatever
remains, however improbable,
must be the truth.”
rthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
was a Scottish writer who created the well-known1
fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
The Sherlock Holmes mystery stories, set2 in Victorian
London, represented the good, the bad, and the ugly of
British society at the time: its hopes, its achievements,
and its deepest fears. Sherlock first appeared in
A Study in Scarlet, published in 1887.
Five years later, The Adventures of
10 Sherlock Holmes was published and it
was a huge3 success – both the readers
and the publishers wanted Arthur
Conan Doyle to write more.
herlock Holmes was a complex
and moody character. A pipe smoker and
violin player, he was famous for his ability to
gather5 evidence using his outstanding6 skills
of observation and deduction. His assistant,
Doctor Watson, was always amazed by
Sherlock Holmes who, in the film adaptation,
famously said to him: “Elementary, my dear
Watson!” Holmes was a man of his time who
believed, above all, in the power of reason.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
had a significant influence
on popularising a scientific
approach to criminal
investigation. Today, there are
a variety of forensic techniques – as seen on famous TV shows
– that include the examination of fibres, glass, paint, firearms
and the chemical analysis of drugs, liquids, fingerprints and
many more. These techniques provide
efficient tools7 in catching criminals for
the London police, based at their famous
headquarters8 called Scotland Yard.
Read more: History of DNA Fingerprinting
It’s your turn!
In the Baker Street underground station,
the tiles are decorated with the
detective’s pipe-puffing silhouette.
221b Baker Street is the fictional
London address of Sherlock Holmes.
In the photo you can see the plaque
on the famous building.
1. well-known = célèbre • 2. to be set = se dérouler • 3. huge = énorme • 4. moody = ombrageux • 5. to
gather = recueillir • 6. outstanding = remarquable • 7. tools = des outils • 8. headquarters = quartier général
34 • thirty-four
• S’informer, se documenter, chercher et sélectionner l’information
• Exploiter la structuration d’un document numérique afin d’accéder avec efficacité aux informations recherchées
1. You are the detective! Find someone in the class who…
a) is wearing a watch
b) has skipped class today
c) has two pairs of glasses
d) has a book in his/her bag
e) has a 5 euro note in his/her pocket
f) was wearing a red T-shirt yesterday
g) has a smartphone in his/her pocket
h) was playing football yesterday afternoon
2. B2i What do you know about Scotland Yard? Find information on the
Internet and prepare a short presentation for the class.
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1. Lorsque l'antécédent est un humain, on utilise who.
• A thief is a person who steals other people's property.
2. Lorsque l'antécédent n'est pas un humain, on utilise which.
• A fingerprint is a piece of evidence which will help the police.
3. Lorsque l'antécédent est un lieu, on utilise where.
• This is the place where they found the clue.
4. Lorsque l'antécédent est un moment, on utilise when.
Complète les phrases avec who,
which, when ou where.
1. A murderer is a criminal ... kills
2. A hijack is a crime ... involves taking
control of a vehicle.
3. Vandalism occurs in a public place ...
a person damages buildings, breaks
windows or paints graffiti.
4. Mugging is ... someone robs in a public
5. A hacker is someone ... uses a computer
to gain unauthorized access to data.
auxiliaire + négation contractée + pronom personnel sujet + ?
Complète avec des question tags.
1. He was talking on the phone at 10 pm, ...?
2. You finally took the plane, ...?
3. It was a British painting, ...?
4. Mike Imperioli is Italian, ...?
5. They arrived late at the party, ...?
2. On emploie le prétérit en be + V-ing (was/were + base verbale
+ -ing) pour décrire une action en train de se dérouler dans le
passé, pour décrire des circonstances.
• I was shopping in the supermarket...
3. Le prétérit en be + V-ing installe le décor de l'histoire, le prétérit
simple décrit l'action qui coupe, interrompt le fil de l'histoire.
On emploie souvent ces deux temps pour décrire une action qui
vient en interrompre une autre dans le passé.
• I was shopping in the supermarket when I saw a man
who looked suspicious.
36 • thirty-six
What did Brian find?
Where did he find it?
What did he do with it?
What did the police discover
about the origin of the
5 What happened six years later?
Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Ar thur Conan Do
was a Sc
physician. He was bo
in 1859. He became
famous thanks to his
detective stories and his
hero Sherlock Holmes,
but he also wrote plays,
romances, poetry and
ty of Edinburgh
He entered the Universi
Medical School in 1881
Doyle had him
Joseph Bell was tea
him as a model
as a professor and took
for his hero Sherlock Ho
out the brilliant
He wrote four novels ab stories, which
detective and several sh
A scary moment
Speak about a situation in the past
when you felt scared. What were
you doing? What happened?
- Once I felt really scared.
I was going to…
I had a dream
Write about a dream you had.
I was walking down
the street when…
2 Le prétérit simple et le prétérit en be + V-ing
1. Le prétérit simple décrit une action appartenant au passé,
• I saw a man who looked suspicious.
Read this short biography and answer the
Je peux rédiger un paragraphe
sur un rêve que j'ai fait.
• You speak English, don’t you?
Choisis la forme correcte.
1. They took the CCTV pictures of the
shoplifter while she stole / was
2. The robbers were trying to steal an
enormous diamond when the police
arrived / were arriving.
3. He was walking in the forest when he
found / was finding a gun.
4. Robbers entered the house when
everyone slept / was sleeping.
➜ Précis grammatical p122, 127, 128
wb p27 et p32
Arthur Conan Doyle
Je peux comprendre les points principaux
Listen to Brian's story about his
last holidays and answer the questions.
• You were at the party, weren’t you?
Je peux raconter une histoire
qui m'est arrivée.
Si la phrase qui précède ne comporte pas d'auxiliaire, on utilisera
toujours do/does ou did, selon le temps de la phrase.
Je peux comprendre un récit au passé.
1 Les question tags
Les question tags sont des morceaux de phrases ressemblant à
des questions. Elles sont généralement employées, comme
l'expression française « n'est-ce pas ? », pour confirmer quelque
chose dont le locuteur est déjà quasiment sûr. C'est pourquoi
l'intonation des question tags est descendante.
Dans le cas d'une affirmation, le tag comprendra :
• The only time when he could have committed this
theft was between 2 and 3 am.
ic e s
1 Les relatives en who, which, when et where
Les pronoms relatifs permettent d'ajouter des informations
complémentaires à propos d'un nom (l'antécédent), de relier
deux phrases simples pour en faire une phrase plus élaborée.
Check your progress
How grammar works
What were Conan Doyle's two professions?
Apart from novels, what else did he write?
What university did he go to?
Who was Dr. Joseph Bell?
Why was he important for Doyle?
Questioning your partner
Je peux poser des questions. Je peux répondre à des questions.
Two weeks ago at 8 pm an Egyptian mummy was stolen from
the British Museum in London.
A. You are the detective. Ask your partner at
least three questions to find out if he/she has
B. You are the suspect. You were seen at the
museum when the theft took place. Choose
your alibi using the help box. Try to be credible!
a group of friends
• Savoir s’autoévaluer et être
capable de repérer et identifier
ses acquis, ses compétences
Fais le point sur
tout ce que tu as
de ton workbook
➜ WB p40
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