Lesson 16, Exercise 29: Hayles and Colonel Allthorpe
Watch the video, then answer the question.
Watch the video. Read the subtitles.
The Colonel makes a distinction between
individual French people and the French in groups.
the charming French people, and the good cooks.
Hayles uses a superlative.
He says that the French are the most civilized people in the world. This means that Hayles...
is very fond of the French. He likes them!
doesn't like the French.
Colonel Allthorpe lives in France a few months
each year. He has French friends. He says that they are "individually
extremely charming". Charming people are
delightful or attractive.
inhibited or reserved.
fun-loving and easygoing.
Colonel Allthorpe says that "collectively",
some French people are "difficult".
An example of "collective difficulties" in France are:
the many strikes and demonstrations.
the international events in Paris and Cannes.
the big parties they have during their vacations.
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