Georg Engel's Leistungskurs Englisch 2006/08 Looking forward to the Brave New World of universal happiness after the Abitur...

Abiturtext 1982:

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Expected answers

Question 3

1st stage:

attractive objects are offered (roses, picture books, gay colours)

natural response by babies: positive,

2nd stage:

natural reaction by kids: they touch them…(manual/tactile phase of children.. they touch everything)

conditioning device 1: terrible noise: explosion, shrill sirens, alarm bells

children’s response: screamed; terror in their faces

3rd stage:

conditioning device 2: mild electric shocks

children’s response: intensified terror; desperate, bodies stiffened/twitched

4th stage

books and roses are presented again:

children’s reaction: aversion…(they remember the electric shock.. learning phase.)