Responsables:  Anne-Marie VIOLA      Le lundi de 10 h à 11 h 30 salle2



        Reprise le 13/09/2021



Speak English au Club Santé Seniors ?


Allez déguster des cakes d'Halloween : Cliquez ici.


Mais oui, you can do it tous les vendredis de 10h à 11h15 avec Joanna CLARK .

L’ alternance de lectures commentées d’articles de journaux ou d’extraits de grands romans, de projections de films, de comptes-rendus d’expériences personnelles ou de voyages, voire de jeux, est un clavier où se jouent à l’infini tous les registres de l’anglais : c’est à chaque fois « L’Exil et le Royaume » .

L’ exil par la distance qui nous éloigne du français et le royaume par le plaisir que chacun peut éprouver en dialoguant avec une anglaise de souche qui vous fait comprendre, par exemple,

          - en quoi les droits de propriété sont différents au Royaume Uni et en France,

          - en quoi les systèmes scolaires renvoient à deux conceptions de la démocratie,

          - ce qu’est « l’affirmative action »,

          - ou d’autres faits de culture dans des pays anglophones, etc…

Ici chacun s’exprime en anglais, en échangeant des idées ou des expériences, sans complexe ou inquiétude mais dans une ambiance d’entraide conviviale et sympathique.

La langue n’est pas enfermée entre les étroits barreaux de l’utilité.

« If you want to go far, yoke your waggon to a star » ( EMERSON )





Anne-Marie Viola


Feeling crazy ?

You must be and foolish!

If you wish to learn English

So join us and be happy



Weekly meeting on Monday, from 10 to 11.30

Book : Meeting Point, classe de première, Hatier.

English phonetics, grammar and oral drills other things.

And there, Alice's advice is apt.


"Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do,


to keep in the same place.


If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at


least twice as fast as that!"


(Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 2)


But you can still comfort yourself with another quote

from Alice:


"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go

from here?"


"That depends a good deal on where you want to get

to," said the Cat.


"I don't much care where--" said Alice.


"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.


"--so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.


"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only


walk long enough."


(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6)


 About Halloween


On Monday 3rd November the lesson was partly about Halloween. This special day is a very old feast celebrated by the Celts in Northern Europe, who were happy to share the harvest of Summer-time and hail the coming winter. Then it became a Christian one, more centered on the Saints and the dead.

Hallowing: All Hallow '(saints) evening.

As it was pitch dark in winter time at night, Irish people used to carve out a turnip and put a candle inside, but when they immigrated to the USA, they found the big, gorgeous pumpkin more appropriate and decorative. So now the Jack-o-lantern is an orange pumpkin.



In the XIX cy, the customs were to give sweets (treat) in order to avoid the trick.
Here is an old song (1891) about some cakes made especially for that time :

A soul ! a soul ! a soul cake !
Please good Missis a soul cake !
An apple, a pear, a plum or a cherry
Any good thing to make us all merry
One for Peter two for Paul
Three for Him that made us all.


And in order to be complete, we added the actual cakes which we ate and found delicious to the song. So here is the recipe:

170 g of butter
170 g of sugar
340 g of flour
2 eggs
100 g currants
spices: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
whisk the butter and the sugar into a cream, add the eggs. Then add the flour and the spices. Stir in the currants and in order to make a dough add a littlemilk. Cut out little cakes and mark them with a cross. Bake then in oven, 108 for 10 or 15 minutes.


                                  And now just do it !



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