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2D8 Choices

4 Mars 2017 , Rédigé par JF Mopin Publié dans #2de

Choices

The text is an extract from a novel entitled About a Boy. It was written by Nick Hornby and published in 1998. It is about the life of Nick Hornby (it is an autobiography). The main character is called Marcus. His mother, Fiona, is divorced.

Fiona is a vegetarian. She wants him to be (a vegetarian) too. He wants to be omnivorous. He wants to go to Mc Donald’s. His mom doesn’t want to cook meat.

She wants him to listen to classical music. He wants to listen to pop music.

She wants him to wear old-fashioned clothes. He wants to wear fashionable clothes.

She doesn’t want him to watch violent films. She doesn’t want him to play computer games. She doesn’t want him to smoke.

However, she does not forbid him to go to McDonald’s. She tells him she would be disappointed if he did. She plays on his guilt. It is emotional blackmail.

 

 

Marcus wants to eat meat.

Fiona wants MARCUS TO BE a vegetarian.

 

Translate into English:

Fiona n’interdit pas à Marcus de manger de la viande.

Fiona doesn’t forbid Marcus to eat meat.

Marcus ne veut pas regarder des films violents.

Marcus doesn’t want to watch violent films.

Marcus veut porter des vêtements à la mode.

Marcus wants to wear fashionable clothes.

Fiona veut que Marcus ne fume pas.

Fiona wants Marcus not to smoke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translate into French:

Marcus doesn’t want Fiona to be disappointed.

Marcus ne veut pas que Fiona soit déçue/Marcus ne veut pas décevoir Fiona.

He doesn’t want her to forbid him to listen to pop music.

Il ne veut pas qu’elle lui interdise d’écouter de la musique pop.

Fiona wants Marcus not to want to eat meat.

Fiona veut que Marcus ne veuille pas manger de la viande.

 

 

Marcus vit avec sa mère, Fiona. Ses parents sont divorcés.

« Tu as toujours su que je serais végétarien ? »

Elle rit. « Bien sûr. Je ne l’ai pas décidé sur un coup de tête, parce qu’on était à court de saucisses.

-Et tu penses que c’est juste ?

-Tu veux dire quoi ?

-N’aurais-je pas dû être autorisé à me forger ma propre opinion ?

-Tu pourras choisir quand tu seras grand.

-Pourquoi je suis pas assez grand maintenant ?

-Parce que tu ne fais pas à manger pour toi. Je ne veux pas cuisiner de viande, donc tu manges ce que je mange. […] »

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DIRECT SPEECH/REPORTED SPEECH

He asked if she had always known he was going to be a vegetarian.

The pronouns change. Time and place markers change. Verbs go down one tense in the past.

 

 

 

 

To look

simple

Be+ing

Present

I look/He looks

I am looking

Preterit

I looked

I was looking

Present Perfect

I have looked

I have been looking

Past perfect

I had looked

I had been looking

 

 

 

 

 

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