There are many words of French origin in English, such as competition, art, table, publicity, police, role, routine, machine, and force, but this article covers only words and phrases that sound unmistakably "French" to an English-speaking person.
In Medieval warfare, a petard was a primitive mine hoisted by a crane against a castle gate in a siege.
The teacher discusses with students both the literal and figurative meanings of the proverbs, and they decide whether to illustrate what the proverb says (The one who goes to Sevilla loses his seat/chair.), what it means (Possession is nine-tenths of the law), or both.
Students have a list of the proverbs, and after the pantomime is complete, the audience guesses which proverb has been presented; they also share (in English) their understanding of the meaning of the skit.
Five of the proverbs are ones they have enjoyed and collected over the course of the unit that were not the object of class activities.
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