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- How often do you visit bookstores?
- Do you enjoy looking at paintings in a museum?
- tale /teyl/
- gain /geyn/
- wisdom /WIZ-duhm/
- witness /WIT-nis/
- estate /ih-STEYT/
[noun] – a story, especially one that might be invented or difficult to believe
She enjoys reading tales from Europe.
[verb] – to get something that is useful, that gives you an advantage, or that is in some way positive, especially over a period of time
You gain knowledge from practice.
[noun] – the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgments
He passed on his wisdom to his children.
[verb] – to see something happen, especially an accident or crime
Kris witnessed a car accident at 12th street.
[noun] – a large area of land in the country that is owned by a family or an organization
They own an estate on the top of the mountain.
“The exhibition is called ‘An Encounter with the Little Prince’ and the goal is to really encounter Little Prince,” Thomas Rivière, great-grandnephew of Saint-Exupery, told a news agency. The tale has sold more than 200 million copies around the globe. It tells the story of a child, who visits various planets in space, gaining wisdom.. It has been translated into nearly 500 languages, since it was first published, based on the Museum of Decorative Arts, making it one of the most translated works in the world. Saint-Exupery, however, did not live to witness the book’s success. He went missing while flying a mission in 1944 and was declared dead in 1945. It took Rivière, who is the head of Saint-Exupery’s estate, three years to bring the exhibition to the public — partly due to the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic. The exhibition is open to visitors until June 26.
- Who wrote The Little Prince?
- How many handwritten pages of The Little Prince are on display in Paris?
- According to Thomas Rivière, what is the goal behind ‘An Encounter with the Little Prince’?
- How many translated Little Prince copies are there in the world?
- What happened to Saint-Exupery in 1944?
- Have you read The Little Prince? If not, would you like to read it?
- What is the most famous book in your country? Please tell me something about it.
- If you were to write a book, what would it be about? Who would be your target readers?
- Should today’s young generation still read literary classics?
- From where do you think authors get their ideas/inspiration? Please explain your answer.