A review of the Tolkien exhibition currently on at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris is the occasion for pupils to learn more about the author of The Lord of the Rings and the extraordinary universes he created with languages, maps and illustrations.
This B2-level article and its B1 satellite columns can be used for two different types of classes: a “Terminale” class within the notion of “Myths and Heroes”, or a “1ère” class within the approach “Fictions and realities”. How do imaginary worlds help us travel and escape reality whilst inviting us to reflect upon the world we live in?
Vocabulary: fantasy-fiction, literature, illustrations.
Grammar: tense agreement, the function of VB-ING.
Cultural element: one of the most famous British authors of the 20th century.
Tolkien, voyage en Terre du Milieu
Till 16 February 2020
Bibliothèque François Mitterand, Paris
© Bodleian Library/ The Tolkien Estate Limited
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