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    Today, you discovered who spare-part babies are:

    Here is what you understood from the texts:

    Spare-part babies are donors who donate / give an organ to theirs older sick sibling. They are born thanks to in-vitro fertilization to have the same genes / make the perfect match.
    Anna and Jamie are both donors, so they are both harvest infants / designer babies / saviour siblings.
    Jamie already saved his brother when he was a baby whereas Anna's sister is still sick. Anna doesn't want to give her kidney because she wants to make her own decisions and she is afraid her parents may ask her to donate more in the future.

    Written by Aurélie.


    Here are documents about spare-part babies (click on the pictures to read the different articles):

    Spare-part babies

    Jamie's story:

    Spare-part babies

    My Sister's Keeper trailer (Anna's story)



    - Lesson: Tell about Anna's situation thanks to the GAP FILLERS below: WELL / WHAT I MEAN IS / I MEAN / WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY IS THAT / YOU KNOW / YOU SEE


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    Today, you focused on a scientist's quote: you explained it then reacted.

    Then, you did your training activity.

    Intermediate Task


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    Today, you first defined in-vitro fertilization and talked about its origins.

    Then, you talked about the evolution of in-vitro fertilization since 1978.

    Here is what you said:

    Parents can prevent their child from diseases, for instance cancer. They can choose the gender of the baby and their physical aspect/appearance like eyes color, height, hair color facial traits. Moreover, parents can engineer/design their baby to be skilled/talented /to have abilities in certain areas, like playing the piano.

    Written by Chloé L.


    You debated on the evolution of in-vitro fertilization: are you for or against in-vitro fertilization?


    You worked on method too since you will have to write an essay for your final test:



    - React to geneticist Lee Silver's quote (52-55): Do you agree with him? Why? Why not?

    - Entraînement écrit: vendredi prochain en classe.

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  • Hey!


    Today, you started a new chapter with this picture:

    Here is what you said about it:

    This is the front page/cover of a newspaper about the first test tube baby in 1978. Louise was created thanks to in vitro fertilization: the egg is fertilized in-vitro, then implanted in the woman's womb. So it's a great scientific innovation/improvement.

    Written by Chloé.


    Then, you imagined the progress in-vitro fertilization has made since 1978.

    You checked your assumptions thanks to the text below:




    - Lesson

    - Tell about the evolution of in-vitro fertilization since 1978.


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  • Hey!


    Today, the last groups presented their final tasks.

    Playing games

    Then, in groups, you played different games in English of course!

    Hope your enjoyed!!

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