Cette série de conversations en anglais suit une famille qui part en voyage aux États-Unis. Allez avec elle à la découverte des passe-temps et de l’histoire associés aux lieux qu’elle visite. Ces conversations s’adressent à des personnes ayant un niveau d’anglais intermédiaire, voire plus avancé.
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Dans cette conversation, la famille se trouve dans l’Indiana et visite le musée des enfants d’Indianapolis. Un guide donne des explications à propos du musée.
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Guide: This is the largest children’s museum in the world. Over 1 million people visit the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis each year.
Claudine: Sam and I obviously aren’t young children, so is there anything here that we’d enjoy?
Guide: Absolutely. We have a planetarium and a carousel that people of all ages enjoy.
Gina: Are there any exhibits that are particularly interesting?
Guide: We have a permanent exhibit featuring three famous children and the impact they had on the world. People seem to enjoy that exhibit quite a bit.
Paul: Do other exhibits rotate?
Guide: Yes. We have many rotating exhibits, and we are constantly thinking up ideas for innovative exhibits in the future. Let’s get started on the tour, and I can answer your questions along the way.
Un peu de vocabulaire
A guide is a person who shows and explains interesting things about a specific place to visitors.
A planetarium is a building or room with a high, curved ceiling on which images of stars, planets, etc., are shown.
A carousel (also called a merry-go-round) has a round platform with brightly colored figures of animals, such as horses. People sit on the animals, which go up and down as the platform turns in a circle at the same time. (manège)
An exhibit (or exhibition) is a collection of things, such as works of art, that are put in a space for people to look at. (exposition)
Permanent means lasting for a very long time or forever. A permanent exhibit at a museum is an exhibit that stays at the museum forever.
Impact is the powerful effect or influence that something has on someone or something.
In this context, the verb to rotate means to be changed at regular periods of time. A rotating exhibit in a museum is an exhibit that does not stay in the museum forever. After some time, the exhibit is replaced by another one. (être en rotation, tourner. Dans ce contexte, changer)
Innovative means having new and different ideas about how something can be done. (nouveau et différent)
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