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Exercise "Lighthouse La Jument", created by tizeph (a free exercise to learn English):
Results of the 784 people who have taken this test:
Average mark: 47.5 / 100 Share
Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): colocolo / FRANCE, on Thursday 19 November - 10:24:
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Stats (784 candidates)
Question 1 passed: 52.4 %
As Cornwall is to England so Brittany is to France. The people have their own coastal culture, a fiercely independent lot, and this stretch of shore does suddenly become * fearsome.
Question 2 passed: 28.1 %
At the very tip of Brittany, like a defiant finger pointing out at the Atlantic, this is the district of Finistere. With a * of schoolboy French, you understand the meaning of the name.
Question 3 passed: 24.2 %
'Finis' is the French word for the end, and '-tere' (terre) is Earth, so Finistere -the end of the Earth. The full fury of the Bay of Biscay * itself here, whipped up by the Atlantic airstream.
Question 4 passed: 30.6 %
These aren't * storms. Often in the winter months, these waters boil. Here, the mouth of the English Channel has swallowed many ships.
Question 5 passed: 33.7 %
This * sea has spawned an awful lot of lighthouses. There was a time when I wanted to be a lighthouse keeper and people used to say, 'What a boring job,' but I beg to differ.
Question 6 passed: 67.2 %
Look at that lighthouse *! What can possibly be boring about a life like that? This photograph of La Jument lighthouse was taken in 1989. It became one of the world's most reproduced images and made a reluctant star out of the man at the eye of the storm.
Question 7 passed: 26.5 %
A lot of people thought that he must have died just a few seconds after the photograph, * by that wave, but he survived and I'm going to find out how. Apparently, that lighthouse man has always wanted a signed copy of the photo, so we're taking him one.
Question 8 passed: 49.6 %
I'm hitching a lift with the man who made him famous, photographer Jean Guichard. - How are you? - Very well. In 1989, Jean set out to capture the end of an era. La Jument was about to be *, as were all the lighthouses on both sides of the Channel.
Question 9 passed: 33.8 %
This was a tough posting, so it was particularly poignant to capture an image of its keeper for posterity. On duty that day was Théodore Malgorn. He now lives on a nearby island, having never really * in on his fame.
Question 10 passed: 54.5 %
I don't think you sign up to be a lighthouse keeper so you can be famous. But we've got a photo to * - it's only taken 20 years! I'm told Bretons are not known for great displays of emotion. But I think he likes it. Time to try out that schoolboy French. Signed and delivered.
Question 11 passed: 60.7 %
- Très bien. Ca va suffire, très bien. But I'm curious to know what it feels like to be possibly the most famous lighthouse keeper in the world. How does it feel for you, Jean, to have * that image? - You know I feel to have the lucky photographer who did a great picture and after that
Question 12 passed: 59.3 %
this is something which is not really my picture, it's a picture of the lighthouse keeper and the lighthouse story in the world. Now that way of * is gone. And now all the keepers have gone from the lighthouse and that's the end of a... of a story, you know.
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