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Places & forms of power/Oral

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Places & forms of power/Oral
Message de hughug posté le 16-05-2018 à 16:44:37 (S | E | F)
je passe mon oral d'anglais pour le Bac sous peu; quelqu'un peut-il jeter un coup d’œil à mon texte et m'indiquer s'il contient des erreurs svp s'il vous plait?
Merci pour vos réponses.
I’m going to talk about the notion of Places and Forms of Power. To begin with, I’d like to give a definition of the power. The power is the ability to control others, events, or resources, the ability to make things happen despite obstacles, resistance, or opposition. This of course leads to conflict between those who have power and those who don’t. In the consumer society we live, publicity is surrounding us and more and more parents are worried for their children who are constantly brain-washed by the ads they see on television for example. So today, my key question is the following one : Can publicity be considered as a form of power ?

First of all, I chose to talk about the photography of a clock which is likely to be found in a huge shopping mall and on which one we can read the sentence “Time to buy” write with neon lights so they can attract the eyes of the customers. This sentence means that, whatever the time it is, it is always the time to buy because these words don’t just appears at a certain hour, they are always there. It push customers into buying without thinking if the things they buy are necessary or not. Moreover, the colours red and white, the stars and the stripes of the clock are remindful of the American flag like if consuming was part of the American culture.

The photography of a landscape with several billboards with flashy colours is interesting to be analysed because they are representing the excessive diversity of products that are on the market and so the abusing of the consumer society which always wants more and more. Also, in those ads, we can notice that the main argument to buy the product they are presenting is the price, we can read the sentences : “Everything 1.99 $” and “Lowest prices”.

But there are other ways to convinced people to buy a product. In the ad I chose to talk about, there is a woman in her kitchen with a chef’s hat on her head but she doesn’t seem to be cooking because her nails are polished, her hair is impeccably dressed and she’s very well-dressed. This can be explain by the fact she has a cooking robot. Also, we can read this sentence on the ad “The Chef does everything but cooking – that’s what wives are for !”. This ad is selling the fact that with this robot you don’t have to cook any more because it does that for you.
On another ad, a woman seems to be very surprised that she can open the bottle of ketchup by herself because the opening is very easy.
A last ad is selling the fact that eating a cereal bar is making you more energetic and prettier as the woman is this ad who looks radiant.
Furthermore, in addition to the fact these ads are praising the advantages and benefits of its products, the first two ones are using humour as a way to please the consumer. For example, the first ad is making fun of the traditional point of view at this time that women belongs to the kitchen.

The last document I chose to talk about is representing the consequences of these ads, it’s the Supermarket Lady by Duane Mansen. This work is a statue who represents an overweight woman doing her errands. Her trolley is brimming with junk food. She represents the typical customer and so, embodies the consumer society.

In conclusion, I would say that publicity can be considered as a new form of power with the emergence of the consumer society. The companies are, through publicity, influencing us to buy something we don’t even really need most of the time, they are already controlling our brains. And I personally think that it going to be worse and worse in the future.

Modifié par lucile83 le 16-05-2018 21:45

Réponse : Places & forms of power/Oral de laure95, postée le 17-05-2018 à 11:17:07 (S | E)
- I’d like to give a definition of the(pas de the) power.
- The power (pas de the)is the ability to control
- This of course leads to conflict (pluriel) between

- we can read the sentence “Time to buy” write (participe passé)with neon lights
- these words don’t just appears (faute de conjugaison) at a certain hour
- It push (faute de conjugaison) customers
- to convinced: to + infinitif.
- This can be explain (participe passé) by the fact
- A last (article)ad is selling the fact
- as the woman is this ad: ?
- these ads are praising the advantages and benefits of its (pluriel)products,
- that women belongs (faute de conjugaison)to the kitchen.

- This work is a statue who (pas le bon relatif)represents an overweight woman doing her errands.

- The (pas de the) companies are, through publicity, influencing us
- it going: mal conjugué.


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