Fictions et Réalités: YA Literature and dystopias

With the help of the chart (= tableau) below, imagine 6 questions focusing on your school mates’ reading habits. Ex: What type of books do you read?

Question words

Question words are also called wh questions because they include the letters ‘W’ and ‘H’.

Question words

Meaning

Examples

who

person

Who’s that? That’s Nancy.

where

place

Where do you live? In Boston

why

reason

Why do you sleep early? Because I’ve got to get up early

when

time

When do you go to work? At 7:00

how

manner

How do you go? By car

what

object, idea or action

What do you do? I am an engineer

which

choice

Which one do you prefer? The red one.

whose

possession

Whose is this book? It’s Alan’s.

whom

object of the verb

Whom did you meet? I met the manager.

what kind

description

What kind of music do you like? I like quiet songs

what time

time

What time did you come home?

how many

quantity (countable)

How many students are there? There are twenty.

how much

amount, price (uncountable)

How much time have we got? Ten minutes

how long

duration, length

How long did you stay in that hotel? For two weeks.

how often

frequency

How often do you go to the gym? Twice a week.

how far

distance

How far is your school? It’s one mile far.

how old

age

How old are you? I’m 16.

how come

reason

How come I didn’t see you at the party?

 

How do they help us understand reality?

Vocabulary List

Fiction

Young Adult Literature

Dystopia

dystopian fiction

speculative fiction

an ideal

a novel

a plot

social science-fiction

a series

a tale

a utopia

eerie

oddly familiar

fictional

fictitious

uncanny

to find out

to look for

to make up stories

to mimic

Realistic

fiction

non fiction

fantasy

horror

graphic novel

comics

set in the real

contemporary

addressing issues

Exploring diversity : cultural, gender, ability, and sexual orientation

innovation

experimentation

from 12 to 18

a dictatorship

censorship

the law

tyranny

dismal

insane

totalitarian

unacceptable

to ban / to forbid

to give in

to give up

 

Give a definition of the terms Fiction, Young Adult Literature and Dystopia.

 

Dystopian Literature

Young Adult Literature

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