I have produced another set of exercises on Meetings vocabulary. Scroll down to the last exercise on this page
The first of November was a public holiday here in France. It is called All Saints Day and is a day when many people visit cemeteries to remember the dead. the flowers they usually bring are Chrysanthemums. These are very pretty flowers but in France they are associated with death. For us British people, there is no such association. for us, they are just a pretty autumn flower. We bring each other presents of these flowers. Unfortunately, some English friends of mine who are new to France took some flowers as a present when they were invited to dinner by French friends. These friends were quite upset to receive “the flowers of death” 🙂
The day before All Saints Day is Halloween. Until recently, this wasn’t celebrated in France but these days young children dress up in costumes, knock on neighbours’ doors and ask for sweets. (Which two words would probably be different in that sentence if I were American? Neighbor. Candy.)
I got a giant bag of sweets and waited. And waited. And waited. Nobody came. So I am left with a huge bag and I am a diabetic 🙁
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