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have a party !
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The whole class is very
fond of Angélique, the teacher.
When she looks at her
pupils, every one of them feels that he is the nicest, the wisest and that
encourages them to listen and to concentre, to do his work well. In fact, they
quickly understand that they were all her favourite.
Yesterday evening, just
before the bell rang, while they all have their backs turned to take their
coats from the langers, she wrote on the board in large letters:
"On FRIDAY, let's
have a party"Eric was the first to turn round and to see it.
"Ho! friends! look at what is written!"
They all shouted, jumped with joy, asked what was this party for, but the
teacher refused to say anything else.
"It is a secret! You will see!"
She merely specified that Friday morning, they should be on time an quiet.
They all went home rather puzzled.
In the meantime, Gilles
and Sebastien, two close buddies push the door of Mrs Testut, the baker.
great party, my darling? It's nice children listening to a story without any
Jean-Pierre asks Roger
his older cousin, who answers him without hesitating:
- "A great party? It is when the music is blaring and you can dance,
laugh, walk on the hands, to impress the girls..."
- Stop! stop! I've got it!"
Magaly met Audrey, who
works in a smart hotel.
- "A great party? Oh, I know that! People are wearing the best clothes,
they speak to each other while drinking champagne and eating canapés".
have got their own idea, and they met the following day, during the
break, the head full with ideas. "Ah, she did'nt want to tell us
what a party is! Well, let's give her a big surprise!" They are
young, but they can be organized, the teacher will be surprised!
Friday morning, they are there, well on time, with all that it is
necessary for a grat party: Amandine brings Peppo and his guitar,
Gilles, Sebastien, Marina and Kevin bring brioche, wafers and candies,
Simone carefully holds the large book of tales by Grimm that granny
practise with his cousin Roger, astonished everyone by walking on hands.
Fatima, Consuelo and Agnès have prepared garlands of branches and flowers.
All the girls were beautifully dressed, and they are very proud of the touch
of red that Audrey has put on the cheeks (the boys sneer, of course!)
At half past eight, the bell rings. Their teacher was waiting inside, she
opens the door of the class lets them in.
" Ah!!! "
It is the same cry of astonishment on both sides, all are amazed as everything
has changed in the room. The tables were placed along the walls, people they
do not know are there, in front of six computers, with their keyboards and
The teacher explains: "Today,
it is french language day, and so that the children who speak French or who
learn it can communicate from all over the world, these specialists have set
up these machines."
in Montreal, in Niamey, in Geneva, in Beirut, in Tokyo... people have prepared
the same thing. From their class, pupils like you will be able to communicate
with you. You will type in turn on the keyboard what you wish to say. Don't be
afraid, we'll help you ".
are gaping: " Go ahead! - No you, go! - Magaly! you are good at
French! - But I cannot type! - Then Kevin! - Oh, I don't know what to
say! - anything that's all! No says Sebastien one does'nt say anything
to people! I go."
He sits down and starts: "Hello, the World, here's, Sebastien, I
am nine, and you?
- Here, Dakar, it is
Mamadou, I am ten years old.
- Here, Leila,
Stephan, from Ottawa...
Luisella, in Florence.
- Here, from Saint-Denis
de la Réunion, it is Cécile.
- Here, Panayotis, of Thessaloniki... Here... Here... Here... "
From the four corners
of the planet, the answers are coming.
- The pupils feel that the Earth has became as small, as merry as their
classroom, and that it is filled with friends. They are no longer afraid of
the keyboard, nor of making spelling mistakes, they're bursting with ideas,
they want all to say something.
- I have two
older brothers, what about you? -
- I've got
ten, I am the youngest.
- Do you love
dogs? I have one, it's my friend.
-I have a
monkey and a mongoose -
- Here, in
France, it's winter, what about you?
Brazzaville, it is the rain season, each evening, after six o'clock,
there's a large tornado. Simone has taken her book and tells Yukako
and Farid: " Once upon a time who had a splendid pear tree with
They all have something
to say, it is marvellous. All the same, after a while, they are tired. "What
about our party?"
-This is a good idea!
" Consuelo, Fatima and Agnès have already decorated the walls with
their garlands, Gilles and his friends offer their candies, Jean-Pierre and
his friends perform their tricks, under the eye filled with wonder of all
their friends, it's a real success.
takes his guitar and starts to sing:
"I want to teach the world,
To sing in perfect harmony..."
= Page Joëlle
Llapasset - Jacqueline
Masson - Translation C. Chastagner
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