Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Objective Proficiency p 138. Is Chivalry Dead? Extra Listening

Listen to BBC Learning English: 6 Minute English: Is Chivalry Dead?
What does it take to impress the ladies in the 21st century? Neil and Alice discuss knights in shining armour and teach some related vocabulary.

Vocabulary

chivalry

polite behaviour usually by men towards women

alive and kicking

very active

re-enactment

where you perform the actions of a past event

my cup of tea

something I would enjoy doing

jousting

two people fight on horseback using a long pole or a lance to try to knock the other person off their horse

lance

a long pole used in jousting

tournament

sporting event

fetching

attractive

damsel (in distress)

young unmarried woman (in need of help)

prowess
great skill or ability

conventions

rules

courtly love

an aristocratic code concerning the faithful love of a knight for his lady

intertwined

hard to separate

aristocrats

people of high social rank

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