EXERCISE: Verbs + prepositions

1. The Belgian artistic director of the Salzburg Festival, Gerard Mortier, resigned his post last week, after the new Austrian coalition government was announced.

2. Wine-lover Yvette Jadot : « I am an oenologist so my job is really to advise customers what they need. »

3. A shop owner : « In the beginning I spent a fortune marketing : I had to advertise everywhere to get the shop known. »

4. An extension to the Architecture Foundation in Ixelles will provide a new centre devoted architecture, urban planning, landscape gardening and ecology.

5. The organisers of the Euro 2000 football championships in Belgium and the Netherlands are still looking thousand of volunteers to help out with stewarding, transport, translating and other duties.

6. A Rubens painting went under the hammer for a record sum at Sotheby’s in New York last week. The Portrait of a Man as the God Mars was sold an anynomous collector for $8.2 million.

7. Transport Minister Isabelle Durant has signed the country up for the European car-free day on September 22. Cars will be banned for the day several Belgian cities including Brussels.

8. The international press is extremely excited the release of the oscar-nominated movie American Beauty.

9. A former security van driver burnt 8 million BF in cash belonging his father. The man is thought to have developed acute paranoia after his van was attacked twice.

10. A Belgian living in Uganda was among 169 passengers who died when a Kenya Airways jet crashed the sea off the Ivory Coast.

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Analyse : Jean Schumacher   Réalisation informatique : Boris Maroutaeff
Dernière mise à jour : 13/09/2001