Level B/Niveau B

Weekly exercise L74_1


Relevez, dans le texte, les groupes verbaux noyaux de proposition et identifiez leurs éléments à l'aide des chiffres de 1 à 7 .

Exemple : "He has been working" = 1+4+5+7.

Adapted from "VOANews", "Melissa Fitzgerald:From Hollywood Actress to Passionate Activist", May 23, 2018, Marsha James.


Melissa Fitzgerald is (1+7) a former Hollywood actress. She starred (2+7) as Carol Fitzpatrick on the hit TV show “The West Wing,” from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006.

In 2011, fellow "West Wing" actor Martin Sheen invited (2+7) Fitzgerald to speak with him at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Conference in Washington, D.C. Fitzgerald found (2+7) that the organization's work and its mission resonated (2+7) with her.

Now, Fitzgerald is (1+7) senior director of the nonprofit organization, Justice for Vets. The organization is (1+7) a part of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP). She says (1+7) what inspires (1+7) her to serve is (1+7) a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

There’s (1+7) a quote that has inspired (1+4+7) me for many years, and my old friends will know (1+3+7) it is (1+7) the Martin Luther King Jr. quote, which is (1+7) everybody can be (1+3+7) great because everybody can serve (1+3+7).”

Justice for Vets helps (1+7) to grow the number of veterans’ treatment courts and to expand their role. These courts were created (2+6+7) to meet the special needs of veterans involved in the criminal justice system.

Many veterans return (1+7) from combat with mental health problems related to their service. Some suffer (1+7) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Some abuse (1+7) drugs. These difficulties can lead (1+3+7) to unemployment, homelessness and arrest. The veterans’ treatment courts help (1+7) soldiers find solutions to break the cycle of drug abuse and crime.

Melissa Fitzgerald knows (1+7) that every veteran’s journey back into civilian life after active duty military life is (1+7) not the same.

The vast majority of our veterans are returning (1+5+7) home as leaders in our communities. They’re living (1+5+7) incredibly productive lives and they are (1+7) truly civic assets," she says (1+7). Some of our veterans are struggling (1+5+7) and when they come (1+7) home they are struggling (1+5+7) and they get (1+7) in trouble with the law because of a substance use disorder or mental health condition or trauma. Our mission at Justice for Vets is (1+7) to put Veterans Treatment Courts within reach of every veteran in need so they can receive (1+3+7) treatment instead of incarceration.”

Fitzgerald has visited (1+4+7) many veterans in courts across the country. She says (1+7) the programs are (1+7) very rigorous and are (1+7) part of the court system.

You know (1+7) it’s (1+7) an interdisciplinary court team that includes (1+7) a judge, prosecutor, defense lawyer, mental health care providers among others. They work (1+7) together as a team and they are specially trained (1+6+7) by us to assess and treat the veterans who appear (1+7) before them," she says (1+7).