This week I want to help you with some terms I found difficult and to provide secondary sources in order to increase the comprehension of your reading. Do not hesitate for further explanations, I am here to help you!
Here are some references I found important to define.
Mortefontaine: This is a community in the Oise department in Northern France. It was bought by Joseph Bonaparte, the elder brother of Napoléon!
Tuileries Gardens: It is a very beautiful public garden. It is located in the 1st arrondissement in Paris, near the Louvre Museum.
Burma: This is a country in Asia. This country contains more than 100 different ethnic groups.
Farm in Illinois: These farms are known to be very beautiful and peaceful. The average size of an Illinois farm is 358 acres.
Duc de Guise: His name is Henry I. He was born on December 1550 and assassinated in 1588.
André Gide’s journal: The founder’s real name was André Paul Guillaume Gide. He is a well-known French author who won a Nobel prize for his work in literature.
Boulevard St. Germain: This is a major street in Paris. This street is 3.5 km long and is beautiful. Many tourists want to see this street.
Avenue Foch: This is also a well-known street in Paris. It has been named after the first World War. This is one the most prestigious streets in Paris.
Larue’s and the Café de Paris: This is a very peaceful coffeehouse on Larue street, also located in Paris. This place is more for French people than for tourists.
Montmartre: This is a large hill in Paris’ 18th arrondissement. Montmartre is often compared to Disney Land.
Boulevard du Montparnasse: This is a two-way boulevard in Montparnasse. It is located in the 6th, 14th and 15th arrondissement.
Lion de Belfort: This is a monumental sculpture of a lion. It has been constructed by Frederic Bartholdi, who also made the Statue of Liberty!
Arnold Bennett: He is an English writer. Mostly known as a novelist, but he worked in the fields of theatre and journalism as well.
Café du Dome: This is a café in Montparnasse, Paris. It is now widely known for being a “Anglo-American café”.
The cure at Montecatini: This cure is all about the Regina water, which would help many stressful person to relax. The cure at Montecatini is referred as spa, which uses different natural product.
Romanesque church: These church are constructed by having the medieval style in mind. There are still some romanesque churches in Paris but it is not as popular as it use to be.
Now, I wanted to do a glossary, which is different from the other ones. This is quiz time everybody!!
Here are 5 complicated words. Try to find what it means. The answers are below.
“But now, she was as slender as anyone could wish.” p.136
a) Thin, slight and small.
b) Huge and obese
c) Very tall
d) Beautiful and stunning.
2. “ her frocks had been somewhat on the showy side.” p.136
a) Fancy shoes
b) gown/dress worn by a girl
c) Attitude towards the poor
d) Way of thinking that is somehow different
“ her hazel eyes” p.138
b) Different color
c) Weird and small
d) Light golden brown
4. “ She smiled engagingly.” p.140
a) Winning and pleasing
b) With attitude
c) Having something else in mind
d) With confidence
5. “They looked frail.” p.142
See you next week for the answers!