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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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The Little Prince

LynneLynne TeachHomePosts: 9,876 mod
edited December 2017 in Books and Poetry
Our new book is not strictly speaking an English book, but it has been translated into English, and many other languages.

We are reading this version: http://yoanaj.co.il/uploadimages/The_Little_Prince.pdf



Elinor - April - Shiny - MHoz - Allee - Vinay - Sara

Jessie (no voice)

Elinor

1900-44

Wind, Sand, and Stars' (1939), in which he describes his feelings during flights over the desert.

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primeval - swallow

April

outside - magnificent - Arizona :smile:

" it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."

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Shiny

narrator - ship wrecked (silent e) - great

... And as I had with me neither a mechanic nor any passengers...

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MHoz

stared - apparition - human habitation - geography
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Allee

boa constrictor - indulgently -

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Vinay

patience - said

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Sara

"What! You dropped down from the sky?"


At that moment - impenetrable - demanded, - abruptly - reply - plane (not plan) - came - prince - laughter - misfortunes - planet (not plant)

2017-11-06

And he sank into a reverie, which lasted a long time. Then, taking my sheep
out of his pocket, he buried himself in the contemplation of his treasure

Page 11

Interesting Links:-

https://www.thelittleprince.com/

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-strange-triumph-of-the-little-prince

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  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    edited November 2017


    Shiny - April - Elinor - MHoz

    Shiny - subject - offer - asteroid - Venus - astronomer - "Asteroid 325 / B-612" - Congress -

    speculates / astronomer :smile:

    April - Fortunately - grown-ups (like grow not gown) - doves - drawing (not like throwing) - catastrophe

    shrug - baobob ˈbeɪə(ʊ)bab :smile:

    Elinor - "they split it in pieces" (it)

    MHoz - "the little prince's life" - resentfulness:

    thorns :smile:

    I did not answer. At that instant I was saying to myself: "If this bolt still won't
    turn, I am going to knock it out with the hammer." Again the little prince
    disturbed my thoughts.
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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,554 mod
    OMG, @Lynne !
    I thought that thess sentences are yours! -I did not answer. At that instant I was saying to myself: "If this bolt still won't
    turn, I am going to knock it out with the hammer." Again the little prince
    disturbed my thoughts. -

    They are the beginning sentences for next week apparently. :D
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,554 mod
    Xanthippe said:
    This book is not as difficult as previous books, right @Xanthippe ?
    Until now, at least. :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah, it is easy but very poetic. :)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,554 mod
    And also philosophical. :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @April, yes that's why I like it so much. :)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Updates available by the way. :)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,554 mod
    Xanthippe said:

    @April, yes that's why I like it so much. :)

    I seemingly have more pleasure in reading this book now than before. :D
    Until now. ;)
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    edited November 2017
    Shiny - Elinor - April - Vinay



    Shiny - - relentlessly - red-faced - comforted - awkward

    "Matters of consequence!"

    ................................

    Elinor - present (stress)

    "a little difficult to deal with"


    ................................

    April - escape - familiar (not like family) - bewildered -

    " I don't want it any more." (-t)

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    Vinay - Clad (like lad) - exclaimed - saw - see (not she) - consumingly - magnificent - ermine - yawned yawn (not yearn) - thoroughly - "Ah then" - order (not ardour) - vexed - answered (silent w) - question - hastened - magnificent

    asteroids 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, and 330

    @Vinay - For you to practise ss and sh: https://www.learnenglish.de/pronunciation/tonguetwisters-shesellsseashells.html

    (I will post the video of the other corrections here.)

    ----------
    Pge 33
    "Over everything?"
    The king made a gesture, which took in his planet, the other planets, and all the stars.
    "Over all that?" asked the little prince.

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  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Updates available as usual. :)
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    edited December 2017
    April - Elinor - Shiny - Mhoz



    April

    perform (not like "one signature per form")

    revolution :smile:

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    "And what good does it do you to own the stars?"

    ....................................

    faithful

    lamplighter (p)

    relaxation :smile:

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    Elinor

    Hum hum.


    "I will make you a Minister!"

    --------------------

    that I have inhabited this planet (no on) -

    "Ah! You mean the stars?"

    ..............................

    possible (-le .bəl)

    Shiny

    monarch - majesty (stress) - hastily - exclaimed - acclaim

    :smile: - inhabited

    asked - The Little Prince's arrival

    --------------------

    nevertheless

    MHoz

    drawer

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    to forsake




    Chapter 15
    the little prince visits the geographer
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  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Updates available. :) The fox has appeared. :)
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    edited December 2017
    Elinor - Shiny - April



    Elinor

    himself

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    like

    Shiny

    explorer - he notes down - inquiry

    ----------------

    two billion (not million) - surface - believe - figures

    :smile: humanity


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    caravan

    April

    geographer - recitals - interesting - record (to record - not a record) - eternal - ephemeral ɪˈfiːm(ə)r(ə)l

    It is all so small. (stress)


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    above

    -----------------

    But he saw nothing, save peaks of rock that were sharpened like needles



    This kind of caravan:-






    Chapter 20
    the little prince discovers a garden of roses
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  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    edited December 2017
    Elinor - Mhoz - April - Shiny



    Elinor

    toward - moistened

    MHoz

    Earth :) - perplexed

    "It was then that the fox appeared. " (Stress)
    ---------------
    dune - radiation - treasure - invisible - stirred (not steered) -

    I looked across the ridges of sand that were stretched out before us in the moonlight.

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    sheep (not ship) - muzzle (not muscle) - irreparable - comforted - astonished

    :smile: - soothes

    "... it is sweet to look at the sky at night."

    April

    monotonous - vineyards

    "Those also are actions too often neglected"

    " in consequence" - as a consequence
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    narrator - return - pulley - nourishment

    " which the wind has long since forgotten. " (has not was)
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    suffering - resolute

    :smile: - thought

    Shiny

    tame - empty

    " It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to
    the eye."

    :smile: looked - wasted
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    muzzle - descent (not decent) - without (-t) - tamed

    "I don't know how to draw anything except boa constrictors from the outside and boa constrictors from the
    inside." (inside / outside)

    "One question, however, occurred to me:"

    Reem

    here - thundered - satisfied - ever (not every) - roaring - brilliantly - pursuing - flattening - noses (not noises) - know (not now) - rag (not rug) doll -

    :smile: - prince

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  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    THE END

    If you have any ideas for a new book for 2018, let me know. :smile:
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,554 mod
    The Little Prince last scene 4
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