Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Raymond's Independent Learning Log


What I did:
I read an article about the French president on NewYork times.com, and I learnt some words below.

1'spouse: the one you have married with. e.g.. I was sorry to hear of the illness of your spouse

2'flamboyant:(of a person or their behaviour) tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness

3'tabloid: newspaper e.g.. The newsy waved and peddled repeatedly in order to sell the tabloid held in his hand.

4'clandestine:kept secretly or done secretly e.g.. The assassinate was done clandestine.

5'vaudeville:a light or comic played in the stage

6'tryst:a private romantic rendezvous between lovers. e.g.. the pair of lover tryst at the lakeside  where lacks of people.

7'addict:a person who is addicted to a particular substance, typically an illegal drug.

8'scrutiny:critical observation or examination eg..The most serious penalty of all surely demands equal if not greater scrutiny.


The news was about the French president, Mr.Trierweiler, sank into a predicament with the dispute of his wife and his girlfriend. Apparently, the president brought his wife to attend all sorts of banquet, and always showed that their love was unbreakable. Somehow, the tabloid recently issued that the president had tryst with an actress. The news in no time tarnished his visualisation, and he was now hesitating whether to proclaim it was right or wrong. In my opinion, working as a president, he must rule himself and be a model to the public. Sadly, he was not and even carried on a clandestine love affair. It would have been the spot on his political experience, and I think he will not be the next president as he has lost all the trust.

1 comment:

  1. Your ILL is really good, I have learnt al lot from your ILL, not just new words but the news on the French President. However, I think it would be perfect if you can elaborate more about the influence of this piece of news.