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A report about the history of the garden at Vaux-le-Vicomte. The garden is a traditional work of art, which holds great historical value and has changed through time. The importance of the nature of the garden, the happiness and the peacefulness that the garden brings is highlighted.
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10 September 2008

Classroom Ideas

Challenging, but can be used as a higher listening task, ideally as a gap-fill or with multiple-choice questions. Provides a wide range of novel language for describing stately gardens, which could lead into a piece of speaking or writing about a French region, eg describing an area of historical importance or natural beauty. Could also be used to form a cross-curricular link with History, eg focussing on Renaissance France during the reign of Louis XIV.