Jesse Owens was an African-American athlete who won four gold medals at Hitler’s 1936 Olympics in Berlin. It was against the Nazi ideology of Aryan supremacy. Jesse Owens became a hero for many other African-American athletes.
(Jesse Owens était un athlète afro-américain qui a gagné 4 médailles d'or aux Jeux olympiques d'Hitler à Berlin en 1936. Cela était contre les idéaux Nazis de supériorité aryenne. Jesse Owens est devenu un héros pour beaucoup d'autres athlètes Afro-Américains.)
“Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.”
That quote was said by Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani girl who was shot in 2012 by terrorists because she was fighting for the right for girls to be educated in the world. She survived, kept fighting for girls' right to go to school and has since won a Nobel Prize.
“Prenons nos livres et stylos. Ils sont nos plus puissantes armes. Un enfant, un enseignant, un livre et un stylo peuvent changer le monde”
A lot of words in the English language are called “Slang” and what that means is that they’re words not used in professional contexts, but often used between friends! For example “mate” means friend, “wicked” means great as does “sick”. It can be a good idea to look up a list of slang words so you know what people around you are saying!
Double negatives are a complicated subject, since a lot of people like to use them, but they aren’t appreciated by professionals and can lead to confusion in conversations. To learn all about them, this article on Oxford Dictionaries gives an in depth look at them!