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7 décembre 2011 3 07 /12 /décembre /2011 23:01

Here are the answers to the comprehension test questions, for the pupils who worked with the American assistant last Tuesday :... now you can check your papers and correct them !

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17 avril 2010 6 17 /04 /avril /2010 22:55

... for fear that her quoting their name (Marché Saint-Pierre) would ruin their reputation ! 




     "Parisian shop sues crime

      writer"click on the

      headset  -left- to listen to

      the report



       You can check your comprehension

by clicking on the bookhttp://www.openclipart.org/image/250px/svg_to_png/jean_victor_balin_book.pngYou'll get the transcript of the audio report.

The writer's reaction was quoted 3 days ago in an article by the Guardian :

read the   article here.  <<< 

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30 mars 2010 2 30 /03 /mars /2010 11:36
French people use the word "puzzle" as
an equivalent to 'jigsaw puzzle' :o)

Indeed, the French use the anglicism 'puzzle'
to name what you see below : most of you know only this meaning...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/Puzzle-piece.jpg                                                                                                                         (1)
... thus, you started asking yourselves questions about the meaning of the word in yesterday's exercise. As a matter of fact, "puzzle" can have different meanings, and it can also be part of several grammar categories.

It can also be a verb, as in : The behaviour of the witness puzzled Detective Moore, who hadn't expected him to tell the truth...
to get the English VERB DEFINITIONhttp://www.openclipart.org/image/250px/svg_to_png/jean_victor_balin_book.png
You "puzzle over" when you try to understand something... but "puzzling over something" may also mean that you've been mystified, confused by it (then, you're amazed at it).
And if  you "puzzle out" something,  you solve a problem, find a solution or decode an enigma :o) 

The word 'puzzle' can also be related to adjectives .
someone or something is  "puzzling", he/it  is "difficult to explain or to understand".
On the other hand, when you get "puzzled", you are "confused because you do not understand something".

 To conclude, here's a short video illustrating
another meaning of the word "puzzle"  :
... and the solution is in here :
             ^^^ just click
(1) : photo licensed CC BY-SA by  CrazyPhunk
Quoted definitions are taken from the
Cambridge Advanced Learner's online dictionary
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13 novembre 2009 5 13 /11 /novembre /2009 09:50

..."The Langoliers"

You are currently studying "The Red-eye flight", an excerpt
from Stephen King's novel. "The Langoliers" is one of the four novels
gathered in the book "Four past Midnight" (1990).   
This video is taken from the film based on his novel.
It was released in 1995. 
currently = presently / at the moment
an excerpt = a passage / an extract
gather (V) = put different things together
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