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Krewes keep Nola groovin'!

Cultural spots

Krewes keep Nola groovin'!

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Nola Groovin

Nola Groovin

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After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in the late summer of 2005, the city held its Mardi Gras tradition. Some objected to holding a celebration after so many people had died and so many remained displaced. For others, it was a way to express the spirit of the city was alive.

“Mardi Gras as History”, New Orleans,, 2006.

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Up to you !

A2 For Mardi Gras, my float will be...
My float is composed of...
B1 My float has... for I wanted to show...

Did you know?

1. New Orleans was colonised by the French. Right or wrong? 
2. What are the two nicknames of New Orleans? Krewes, Nola, The Big Apple or The Big Easy? 
3. It’s famous worldwide for its celebration of Mardi Gras. Right or wrong? 
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Listen to the audio and learn about Mardi Gras. Match the corresponding words.

  • Mardi Gras
  • 1 st celebration
  • Krewe
  • Louisiana’s Governor
An organisation that makes parade floats
Cut off the meat (Latin expression)
Marquis de Vaudreuil
Eighteenth Century

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Read the text and find rights words or facts.

a) Title of the article:
b) Name of the hurricane that hit the city:
c) Date when Nola was devastated:
d) Celebration that was maintained:

Guess the meaning of these Cajun phrases.

a) Bigarno → (A fat man. / A snail. / A sea shell.)
b) Cho! Co! → ( Wow! / Chocolate! / Hot!)
c) Zirondelle → (A bird. / A dragonfly. / Get out of my way.)

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Graphique lié à l'exercice 6
Fill in the crossword with the Mardi Gras vocabulary.

a) It’s a season.
b) In the legend, with what costume did a man throw the first beads in the 1880s?
c) A necklace that is thrown during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
d) A private social club that sponsors balls and parades, as part of the Mardi Gras festivities.
e) Fat Tuesday.
f) Krewe named after an Egyptian god.
g) Family parade-watching spot.
h) New Orleans’s nickname. 
i) They get their own parades in New Orleans - the krewe of Barkus.
j) Something attractive, such as candy. 

Highlight the correct sentences.

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