Exercitations en anglais 13 correction, Exercices de Langue Anglaise
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Exercitations en anglais 13 correction, Exercices de Langue Anglaise

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Exercitations en anglais 13 correction. Les principaux thèmes abordés sont les suivants: compréhension générale, compréhension détaillée, expression.
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I - GENERAL COMPREHENSION (total sur 24) 1) Fill in the blanks in the following summary (one blank = one word (4 x 0.5) Abby is talking with ....…………......., who is ....………............ wife, about ......…………....... , ....……....……......'s husband. 2) Tick the correct answer. (2 x 1) a) The two men work

In a law firm. In a restaurant. In a gas station. In a school.

b) What is the most appropriate title?

An unfaithful husband. A frustrated wife. A divorce. A romantic love affair.

II - DETAILED COMPREHENSION

A) RIGHT OR WRONG? Tick the correct box and justify all your answers with brief quotations.

(7 x 1) 1) Mitch never works on Sundays.Right Wrong (line 3) "Since Sunday is a day of rest, he puts in only five or six hours". 2) Abby feels pleased with her married life.Right Wrong (line 6) "A lot of frustration" "I'm beginning to feel like a widow". 3) The couple usually speaks a lot in the evening. Right Wrong (line 8) "he might talk to me for a few minutes before he passes out" 4) Kay has already experienced the same situation as Abby. Right Wrong

(line 12) "Sort of. He worked seventy hours a week for the first year" 5) The employees of the firm need to show how virile they are. Right Wrong (line 13) "A male ritual in which you have to prove your manliness" 6) Mitch is famous for working hard. Right Wrong (line 21) "Lamar says he's already a legend around the office" 7) Abby believes it is time for her to have children. Right Wrong(line 25) "I'm not ready for children" B) Pick out from the text. (2 x 1) a) One sentence proving that Kay is comforting Abby. (line 29) "Kay reached across the table and gently took Abby's hand" b) One sentence proving that Kay is more confident in the future than Abby. (Line 30) "The first year is the hardest. It gets better, I promise" C) Pick out an element proving that the firm has some diabolical effect on Mitch. (1) (Line 20) "In fact, he is possessed" D) Tick the correct answer. (4 x1) 1) "Like a widow" (line 6-7) means : Angry. Lonely. Bored. Surprised. 2) "Most of them run out of gas after a year" (lines 13-14) means : They can't buy petrol after a year. Their central heating breaks down after a year. They get very tired after a year. They are fired after a year. 3) "I've put my foot down" (line 17) means : I've come downstairs. I've got out of bed. I've started to dance. I've been clear about my position. 4) "I can't handle being a single parent" (line 26) means :

Educating children alone would be too much for me. I don't want to be a mother at all. I don't want to be a working mother. Educating children alone would be a good idea. E) Find in the text the equivalents of the following words or expressions . (6 x1) 1) fed up with . .................................................. line 7 : "I'm tired of" 2) He falls asleep . ............................................ line 9 : "he passes out" 3) I desire very strongly (2 expressions) ......... line 9 "I'm starved for" .......... line 10 :"I crave (for )" 4) Reduce . ....................................................... line 14 "cut back" 5) Daybreak . .................................................... line 19 "dawn" III EXPRESSION (16 points) Choose one of the following subjects and don't forger to indicate the number of words. a) Imagine a conversation between Abby and her husband about his job. (200 words) or b) In your opinion, is a job more important than private life ? Explain. (200 words)

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