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French Open – True or False

French Open - True or False

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French Open - True or False - Roland Garros - Vrai ou Faux. Fun facts about the French Open. Le saviez-vous sur Roland Garros.

Decide if the following statements are correct – VRAI or incorrect – FAUX.

Questions

1. On appelait René Lacoste, Henri Cochet, Jean Borotra et Jacques (Toto) Brugnon ‘la bande des quatre’.

René Lacoste, Henri Cochet, Jean Borotra and Jacques (Toto) Brugnon were called ‘the gang of four’.

2. Le mot ‘love’ en tennis vient du mot ‘œuf’ qui représente un zéro.

The word ‘love’ in tennis comes from French word ‘l’œuf’ (the egg) which represents a zero.

3. Le mot ‘tennis’ vient du vieux mot parisien ‘tenez’.

The word ‘tennis’ comes from ‘tenez’, old Parisian French for ‘Here you are’.

Réponses

1. FAUX

On appelait René Lacoste, Henri Cochet, Jean Borotra et Jacques (Toto) Brugnon ‘les quatre mousquetaires’.

René Lacoste, Henri Cochet, Jean Borotra and Jacques (Toto) Brugnon were called ‘the four Musketeers’.

2. VRAI

3. FAUX

Le mot ‘tennis’ vient du vieux mot provençal ‘tenez’.

The word ‘tennis’ comes from ‘tenez’, old Provençal French for ‘Here you are’.

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