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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #129342: Dictation: GIVERNY - Monet's House 1/2
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    Dictation: GIVERNY - Monet's House 1/2

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    During a walk in Giverny, I was surprised to discover the timeles charm of this small village where a certain quietude reign with its old wash house, its old mill and its artists ' studios. Hollyhocks, with their many colours, stand proudly alongside old buildings set in small aleys. This is where Claude Monet lived.
    I will limit myself to a very brief description of Monet ' s life, as so many books have already been writen on this painter, illustrated with superb photos. However, it is difficult to describe a site without talking about its owner.
    Giverny is located on the border of the Ile de France and Normandy regions, 70 km from Paris. It is here that many artists have fount an inexhaustible source of inspiration, where the light is so special.
    In December 1871, Claude Monet moved to Argenteuil, a town northwest of Paris, where he spent several years. There he painted a series of sailing ships. In 1883, the painter moved with his family to Giverny, a haven of peace, where he remained until his death in 1926. This long period allow the painter to arrange his house to his taste, while adapting it to his needs, his family and his professionnal life. Initially, his house, called the Pressoir house (apple press ), was small. Monet enlarged it on both sides to make a 40-metre long house. He aded a second floor and created a large bedroom and a bathroom. He painted the facade in pink and the shuters and balustrade in green. Blue and white earthenware pots bring a softness to the acsent of the steps.

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