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Apprendre l'anglais > Cours & exercices d'anglais > Exercices d'anglais > test d'anglais n°2600 : The City of Rochester - Charles Dickens
The City of Rochester - Charles Dickens
Le test nous a fait faire connaissance avec Charles Dickens.
Voici un texte qui nous emmène à Rochester (Kent) ville qui chaque année organise un festival en l'honneur du célèbre écrivain. Charles Dickens a passé quelques années dans la bourgade voisine de Chatham et plus tard non loin de là à Gads Hill Palace. Il venait fréquemment à Rochester. La ville est souvent mentionnée dans ses romans.
The City of Rochester The City of Rochester in the county of Kent is situated some 20 miles south east of the capital of England, London. The City of Rochester is also within easy reach of mainland Europe and is only one and half hours from France by train.
The City of Rochester
The City of Rochester in the county of Kent is situated some 20 miles south east of the capital of England, London. The City of Rochester is also within easy reach of mainland Europe and is only one and half hours from France by train.
One of Rochester most famous connections is that with Charles Dickens. His family (1) move to Chatham when he was five years of age. After moving away from Chatham he (2) late returned to Gad’s Hill place in Higham. By (3) than many of his novels were published and read around the world. However, he died while he was writing his novel 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'. Many of Dickens (4) novel included references to Rochester and the surrounding area where today two festivals are (5) hold in his honour, the Dickens and Dickensian Christmas Festival.
The Dickens Festival
Rochester comes alive with the celebration of Charles Dickens in the first (6) weak of June celebrating the works of the great novelist with the 'Dickens Festival.' Many visitors from all over the country and across the globe (7) came to Rochester to see this (8) extrordinary festival.
The Dickens Fellowship Society and many others join in the celebrations by dressing up in Victorian costume and parading the (9) street of Rochester and the Castle gardens. There is (10) nothing in the world you can see this festival of all Dickens characters, which (11) included, good old Ebenezer Scrooge, Oliver Twist, Magwitch, Pip, Miss Havisham, Bill Sykes with his faithful dog Bullseye and many more (12) others characters that Dickens portrayed in his novels.
Walk back (13) on time along Rochester High Street and feel the atmosphere, listen to readings of Dickens's novels, or visit theCharles Dickens Centre.
Visit the Victorian shops, the craft stalls to find that (14) usual gift.
Mr. Pickwick (15) arrive by train to Rochester and (16) head the Saturday afternoon parade along Rochester High Street (17) fowards the Norman Castle. People line the High Street to cheer and wave (18) at the parade passes.
In the evening, all the local drinking houses are full of (19) enterteinment.
Visit one of the (20) restaurant for an evening meal.
The Dickensian Christmas
Rochester comes alive with the Dickensian Christmas. Very much similar to the summer festival but with the emphasis on the Christmas novel 'A Christmas Carol.' Join in with the Dickens characters, street entertainers, the atmosphere is full of Christmas tunes.
It always snows in Rochester with the addition of an artificial snow machine, unless the real stuff turns up! The smell of roasting chestnuts fills the high street, skate on the ice rink in the castle gardens. The finale of the festival is the Dickensian candlelight Parade through the High Street accumulating for Christmas carols at the Cathedral.
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