I've seen quite a few cricket matches and have always found them to be somewhat boring as the game is so slow compared to baseball, (no offense to my British counterparts, here). But, that may be because I never have really understood what was going on.
I liked this exercise and learned a new expression: "donner les grandes lignes" - "to give an outline". And, now that I have "les grande lignes" for cricket, I might enjoy watching a match more!
Just a note: "le batteur" sounds more like, "le batere"
Dictation exercise B2
We are pleased you enjoyed this exercise, Shamrockhill.
Bonne Continuation !
I take no offence (as an Aussie), as you really do need to have a decent understanding of "the many rules and nuances" of cricket to have an appreciation of the sport. And similarly, most of us over here just don't "get" the attraction of baseball, as we have never really played it or even seen it on TV. Anyhow that's not really the point. I also hadn't heard that expression before, so we both learnt something, making us winners on the day! Cheers.
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