THE UK & INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION

TEST 1: Commenting on 2 documents

Guideline - EMIGRATION FROM THE UK: Is the UK still a country of emigrants?

Stage 1: Introduction - Presenting the documents
Similarities: Both documents deals with the impact of international migrations to the UK in a context of globalisation (def) and more precisely with the migrant crisis on a local scale in Calais.
Differences: The first doc is a cartoon by Kate Evans entitled Threads, The Calais cartoon, published in 2015 and showing the Calais "Jungle". The 2nd doc is an article by Andrew Osborn from Reuters News Agency published on 3rd August 2015 about the political impact of the migrant crisis.
Announce structure: In a 1st part I'll use the cartoon to describe the situation in the Calais Jungle and in a 2nd part I will analyse the impact of this crisis thanks to the article.

Stage 2: Analysing the documents

DESCRIBING - What you see (docs)
INTERPRETING - What you know (notions)
1. STRUCTURE 1. Emigration from the UK: General trends (article)
P1 Who emigrates?
- The Brits: nearly half of emigrants (the majority) & stable since 2009
- Others: EU immigrant small increase + non-EU (CW) fall = more of them, like Indians, stay in the UK
P2 Why emigrating?
- Main economic reason: jobs
- Other more social reasons: family or studies over

-Who?
Brits with long emigration tradition + open borders for them (notions) => worldwide diaspora (def)
+ Circular, re-emigration (def) of EU nationals (UK not in Schengen but A8 agreement in 2004) & CW (def) citizens (India = emerging)
Why?
Push factors (def) eco recession, unsatisfactory standard of living (def) & quality of life
Pull factors (def): brain drain (def), IDL (def)

2. STRUCTURE 2. A new trend / One example: British emigrants to France (cover)
- Photos of French popular regions:
walking in nice typical Dordogne village, cycling in the beautiful Loire valley
- Text: tips, advice to succeed in your new life
how to integrate in France & connect back home

- Amenity/lifestyle migration (def), amenities (def)
- Pull factors (def): high quality of life (def), greener life (protected environment & clean transport // green city), French Dream’
+ Easier thanks to digital (& transport) rvs

Stage 3: Concluding
Assess docs (reliable/biased justified) To conclude, both docs are reliable as we have their full references, the article is unbiased, giving the facts without any comment, opinion whereas the cover is biased because it promotes France.
Sum-up ideas Both documents show that emigrants from the UK mostly re-emigrate but nearly half of them are British emigrating either worldwide or to France. + Open on immigration to the UK.