By Jerome Lemonnier
There dictation remains a good memory of your schooling? If so, do not hesitate to get back behind a clean sheet to try to make a new faultless!
Spelling enthusiasts will have the pleasure of showing the extent of their knowledge of grammar on March 11, as part of the dictation of the mayor of Fontenay-Tresigny (Seine-et-Marne). “This is our fifth dictation”, inquire Liliane Pruniermember of Fontenais historical circlewhich organizes the event in close collaboration with the municipality.
“I remember being in the town of Sens and discovering that there was a dictation from the mayor. I said to myself that it was imperative that we be able to do this in Fontenay-Trésigny. When I was received at the town hall, the idea immediately appealed,” recalls Liliane Prunier.
A text with 10 mistakes
After years of absence due to the Covid pandemic, the event returns to Michel Polnareff cultural center. The doors to the room will be open at 9 a.m. And the tests will start at 9:30 a.m. As an appetizer, participants will have a text in which 10 mistakes are hidden. The objective will be to identify them. Then, Patrick Rossillithe first city councilor of the town, will play the role of class teacher at 9:30 a.m. sharp, when the famous text will be dictated.
A commented correction will be given in stride. The highly anticipated awards ceremony will follow. And for this fifth edition, three categories will be honored. One will reward the best adults, another the best young people and finally a last one will salute the best non-French speakers. Each of them will receive prizes. “All participants will receive at least one”, certifies Liliane Prunier.
The retired teacher will also stage an exhibition devoted to early childhood. “This is part of the collection of Senator Vincent Eble. It will be visible in the cultural center”, she summarizes.
During the mayor’s previous dictation, in 2019, Covid obliges, nearly 130 people had taken up the challenge. On March 11, it may be up to you to do the same, who knows…
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