Comprehension orale : Desperate Housewives

Exercice de compréhension

Regardez le clip et essayez de trouver les expressions indiquées dans le transcript ci-dessous.

My name is Mary Alice Young.

When you read this morning’s paper you may (1)_____________ (trouver par hasard, tomber sur…)
an article about the unusual day I had last week. Normally, there’s never anything newsworthy about my life, but
that all changed last Thursday.

Of course, evertyhing seemed quite normal at first – I made breakfast for my family, (2)____________________ (j’ai fait le ménage*), I completed my projects, 3. _______________ (j’ai fait des commissions). In truth, I spent the day as I spend every other day – quietly polishing the routine of my life – until it gleamed with perfection.

That’s why it was so astonishing when I decided to go to my hallway closet and retrieve a revolver that had never been used.

My body was discovered by my neighbour, Mrs Martha Huber, who had been startled by a strange popping sound. Her curiosity aroused, Mrs Huber tried to think of a reason for (4)___________________ (rendre visite à quelqu’un sans le prévenir). After some initial hestitation, she decided to return the blender she had borrowed from me six months before.

“it’s my neighbour, I think she’s been shot, there’s blood everywhere, yes, you’ve got to send an ambulance – you’ve got to send one right now”

And for a moment, Mrs Huber stood motionless in her kitchen (5)___________ (accablée de douleur, éploré) by this senseless tragedy. But only for a moment – if there was one thing Mrs Huber was known for, it was her ability (6) _____________ (voir le bon côté des choses).

notes:

‘chore’ est aussi le mot pour des tâches penibles – les corvées

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1. come across
2. I performed my chores,
3. I ran my errands
4. dropping in on me unannounced (to drop in on someone)
5. grief-stricken
6. to look on the bright side

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