July 18, 2008

But not today the struggle

I had a pupil yesterday for a class: after an hour of conversation I asked her to read aloud, from the opening chapter of Homage To Catalonia.

She speaks English well, her vocabulary is good and she also knows French: and yet the only words which she had never heard before were bourgeois and bourgeoisie.

2 Comments:

At August 09, 2008 12:48 a.m., Anonymous WorldbyStorm said...

Doesn't really surprise me. I suspect that the terms are falling into a collective memory loss as certain people suggest that they are no longer relevant. Sort of distressing really.

 
At September 10, 2008 6:24 p.m., Blogger AnnA said...

Loved your blog:) Keep up the good work!

 

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