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10. Literature and Literary Criticism, Speaking, Reading and Writing

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alicekelyn's version from 2016-06-03 12:16

Literature and Literary Criticism

Question Answer
short story la nouvelle
parablela parabole
treatisele traité
detective storyle polar / le roman policier
thrillerle roman à suspense
courtly romancele roman courtoise
early work l'oeuvre de jeunesse
anthologyle recueil
ghost storyl'histoire de revenants (f)
little story, anecdotel'historiette (f)
linele vers
stanzala strophe / la stance
epicl'épopée (f)
royaltiesles droits d'auteur (m)
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Writers

Question Answer
short-story writersle / la nouvelliste
minstrelle ménestrel
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Structure

Question Answer
draftla rédaction
underlying themele thème sous-jacent
contentsla table des matières
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Style

Question Answer
clear / limpid styleun style limpide
pedestrian styleun style prosaïque
to depictdépeindre
to outlineesquisser
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Rhetoric

Question Answer
antithesisl'antithèse (f)
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Speaking; Assertion

Question Answer
to assurecertifier
to speak out in favour of se prononcer en faveur de
to remark / point out thatfaire observer que
to mentionfaire mention de
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Reparting

Question Answer
to annouce / inform aboutfaire part de
to keep someone informedtenir quelqu'un au courant
dictationla dictée
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Explaining

Question Answer
to explain / tell in detaildétailler
to clarifypréciser / mettre au clair
to get something acrossfaire comprendre
to speak about / hold forth ondisserter sur / discourir de
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Conversing

Question Answer
to chatcauser
to converses'entretenir / deviser
to chat updraguer
discussionsdes pourparlers (m)
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Disagreement

Question Answer
to fall outse brouiller
to quarrelse quereller
differencele différend / le dissentiment
disagreementle mésentente
quarrella brouille
to speak out againsts'élever contre
to raise an objectionélever une objection
to settle a disputerégler un conflit
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Asking

Question Answer
to requestrequérir
to begsupplier
to call forréclamer
to claimrevendiquer
enquiryla demande de renseignements
interrogationl'interrogatoire (m)
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Replying

Question Answer
to retortrétorquer / riposter
chattycausant
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Complaining

Question Answer
complaintla réclamation
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Gossip

Question Answer
to speak ill ofmédire de
scandalmongererla mauvaise langue
gossipla médisance
malicious gossipmédisant
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Tone of Voice

Question Answer
to exclaim / cry outs'écrier
to shoutpousser de(s) (grands) cris / vociférer
to cheeracclamer
to whisperchuchoter / susurrer
to emphasisefaire ressortir
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Various

Question Answer
to banter badiner
to speak / take the floorprendre la parole
to cut someone shortcouper la parole à quelqu'un
to weigh one's wordsmesurer ses paroles
to be a fluent speakeravoir la parole facile
to talk nonsenseparler à tort et à travers
to hold one's tonguetenir sa langue
to blurt outlaisser échapper
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Writing

Question Answer
to draftrédiger
nice / dense / angular handwritingl'écriture fine / serrée / anguleuse (f)
to spellépeler
to rub out / erasegommer
to cross outbarrer / biffer
crossing out / deletionla biffure / la rature
to score outrayer
crossing-outla rayure
to eraseraturer
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Reading

Question Answer
to read to oneself / aloudlire tout bas / haut
to decipherdéchiffrer
decoding / deciphering / sight-readingle déchiffrage
to leaf throughfeuilleter
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Materials

Question Answer
notebookle carnet
padle bloc
desk blotterle sous-main
blotterle buvard
summaryl'abrégé (m)
alphabet primerl'abécédaire (m)
sheetle feuillet
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Parts of Books, etc.

Question Answer
bindingla reliure
paragraphl'alinéa (m)
columnla colonne
dust jacketla jaquette
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Forms of Display

Question Answer
shelvesles rayons (m)
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