This document aims to allow you to work on the trailer of the upcoming movie Downton Abbey at a B1 level. A perfect accompaniment to Shine Bright Terminale File 4 Masters and Servants.
Downton Abbey was originally a British historical period drama television series that aired from 2010 to 2015. It was set as a fiction based in a historical landscape between 1912 and 1926, in the post-Edwardian era where historical events had a real influence on the British social hierarchy. The movie takes place after the end of the last season. Fans will definitely recognise the famous characters.
This document works well with the theme Private spaces, public spaces.
Vocabulary: British aristocracy, mansion lifestyle, modern versus old-fashioned
Phonology: final “s”, the various sounds for “i”, syllable stress
Grammar: preterite, passive form
Cultural element: British social classes and history
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