1 G is for Go!

Trouvez les définitions des mots suivants, qui commencent tous avec la lettre G.

1 gifted
2 grumpy
3 grip
4 gaga
5 grin
6 gherkin
7 giddy
8 goose
9 goggle box
10 gamble

a hold firmly
b play games for money
c small cucumber
d with natural ability
e broad smile
f web footed bird
g slang for television
h feeling of spinning round
I bad tempered
J crazy

Expression utile
(He is) all talk and no trousers
Il parle beaucoup mais ne fait pas grand chose!

2 Quelques mots un peu excentriques qui sont souvent utilisés dans la langue courante. pouvez-vous trouver leur équivalent en anglais?

1 chit-chat
2 goody-goody
3 higgledy-piggledy
4 itsy-bitsy
5 jiggery-pokery
6 raggle-taggle
7 dilly-dally
8 riff-raff
9 willy-nilly
10 jim-jams

a à tort et à travers
b en vrac
c magouilles
d tergiverser
e bavardage
f pyjamas
g sainte-nitouche
h débraillé
I racaille
j miniscule

 

3 Around and around

Trouvez l’équivalent en anglais pour ces verbes avec ‘around’

1 To mess around
2 To shop around
3 To sit around
4 To stick around
5 To hang around
6 To swap around
7 To sleep around
a changer de place
b coucher à droite et à gauche
c rester
d chahuter
e être assis sans rien faire
f chercher le meilleur prix
g poireauter

 

Demandez à quelqu’un qui lit couramment l’anglais de vous lire ce poème pour vous rappeler que, comme dit Lord Cromer à la fin, «Sounds and letters disagree”

Our Queer Language
Lord Cromer (1841-1917)
When the English tongue we speak,
Why is “break” not rhymed with “freak”?
Will you tell me why it’s true
We say “sew” but also “few”
And the maker of a verse
Cannot cap his “horse” with “worse”?
“Beard” sounds not the same as “heard”;
“Cord” is different from “word”;
Cow is “cow,” but low is “low”;
“Shoe” is never rhymed with “foe.”
Think of “hose” and “dose” and “lose”;
“Doll” and “roll” and “home” and “some.”
And since “pay” is rhymed with “say,”
Why not “paid” with “said,” I pray?
We have “blood” and “food” and “good”;
“Mould” is not pronounced as “could.”
And why “done” but “gone” and “lone”?
Is there any reason known?
And, in short, it seems to me,
Sounds and letters disagree.

 

Talking Texto

ne1 – anyone (n’importe qui)
asap – as soon as possible (dès que possible)
brb – be right back (je reviens)
g2g – got to go (je dois y aller)
gr8 – great (super)
idk – I don’t know (je ne sais pas)
jk – Just kidding (je plaisante)
lol – Laugh out loud (amusant) ou lots of love (biz)
ttyl – Talk to you later (à plus tard)

 

Good advice
Never go to bed angry. Stay up all night and plot your revenge!
(plot – préparer)

Funny regional expressions
Were tha born in a barn? (Yorkshire)
Ferme la porte!

 

RÉPONSES (mais ne regardez pas avant d’avoir fait un bon effort!!)
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