1 - Gérondif
2 - Gérondif
3 - Infinitif.
b)L'infinitif exprime le but à atteindre.
c)Le gérondif exprime une activité.
1 - living (activité)
2 - to gain (objectif)
3 - working (activité)
4 - studying (activité)
1 - prétérit
2 - pluperfect
3 - prétérit
4 - pluperfect
b)Les verbes au prétérit introduisent un évènement nouveau qui fait avancer le récit.
c)Les verbes au pluperfect permettent de commenter les événements en faisant un retour en arrière.
What did he announce ?
Where had she worked ?
Which club had she attented ?
3)Prépositions to et for
2)Dans le temps
1)The narrator feels quite upset about her father's decision : "I had no idea where my parents were talking about" (l.3). Years after, she is angry at her father : "To this day I cannot belive how cruel this decision was" (l.7).
Her father is an authoritarian man, since he does not take the opinion of his children into account : "Our thoughts and opinions were of no consequence whatsoever" (l.5).
He is also selfish and does not worry much about his children, as he "had just issued [them] with the minimum information necessary" (l.4).
2)The narrator missed "[her] close circle of friends, [her] piano lessons, [her] 15-minute walk to school" (l.12) and "the possibility of hanging around the neighbourhood, going to local events and doing what every other teenager in [her] school was doing - staring at boys outside the record shop, going to cafés, buying a Wimpy" (l. 16)
3)She did not like the lack of life in this place, which, according to her, has only drawbacks, as "We weren't in London, we weren't in the countryside" (l.20), this place looks empty : "We were in a featureless, recently-built zone of housing estates, factories, pubs with huge car parks golf courses and football pitches" (l.20).
4)The narrator may have left Perivale because she wants to be on her own, and because she does not bear her father's temper anymore. She may also do that because she has found somewere else to live.
5)There are also some advantages. For instance, the square meter is much cheaper in the suburbs, and you can have a bigger house, and even a garden. The suburbs are both near the city and the countryside, so it is possible to go there in the week-ends as well.
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