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Balades ep. 2, Quiz 15: C’est là que je me pose la question

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    38 seconds, 93 words
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    '.,,.Imaginez,légersouffle.bruit, '. ' '. ' : « ,Isabelle,absolumentvoulupasser ? idée ! ' ? »
    Toutmondelonguejournéevoyage 'rapidement.,enfin,toutmondesauf.Imaginez,allongédanslitàmètresdusolventlégersouffle.boisfaitdubruit,feuilles l'arbre.On l'impression d'être. 'queposequestion : « ,Isabelle,absolumentvoulupasserdansarbre ? Quelleidée ! s'ilyaorage ? »

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    That’s when I ask myself

    And there’s the payoff for the previous snippet! The foreboding!! The worry! Love it. Who hasn’t been in her shoes.

    I also love this passage, as an A1 student, I know all the words in this snippet. There isn’t a lot of new vocab, but then when it’s all combined… another story!

    This is definitely a long passage, the sentences can be long as well, making it tricky. But Isabelle has a clear accent and her sentences are easy to follow. While long, I think it’s perfect for beginners like me.

    It’s when I’m going through these and slowly improving that I ask myself, why aren’t I diving into even more complicated passages?

    It’s true, I do want to find some interviews and more challenging news sources for clips. What do you think should be added to the site? What would challenge you and keep you interested? Let us know!

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    Tout le monde est fatigué de la longue journée de voyage et s’endort rapidement.

    Oui, enfin, tout le monde sauf moi.

    Imaginez, vous êtes allongé dans un lit à sept mètres du sol et un vent léger souffle.

    Le bois fait du bruit, et les feuilles de l’arbre aussi. On a l’impression d’être dans un bateau.

    C’est là que je me pose la question :

    « Mais pourquoi, Isabelle, pourquoi tu as absolument voulu passer une nuit dans un arbre ? Quelle idée ! Et s’il y a un orage … ? »

    Everyone is tired from the long day of travel and falls asleep quickly.

    Yes, well, everyone but me.

    Imagine, you are lying in a bed seven meters above the ground and a light wind is blowing.

    The wood makes noise, and so do the leaves of the tree. You feel like you’re in a boat.

    That’s when I ask myself:
    “But why, Isabelle, why did you absolutely want to spend a night in a tree? What an idea! And if there is a storm…?”

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    s’endort rapidement


    mètres du sol

    du bruit

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