L’énigme d’Einstein, version anglais général
The dog belongs to the Spanish.
They drink coffee in the green house.
The Italian drinks tea.
The Norwegian lives in the first house on the left.
The green house is next to the white house, on its left.
They drink mostly milk in the house in the middle.
The violinist drinks orange juice.
The Japanese is an acrobat.
The sculptor breeds snails.
The diplomat lives in a yellow house.
The English lives in a red house.
The diplomat lives in a house to the left of the one where there is a horse.
The Norwegian lives in the house which is next to the blue house.
A doctor lives in the house which is next to the one where the fox owner lives.
L’énigme d’Einstein, version adaptée au domaine informatique
The dog belongs to Mr Mac Donald.
They use B in the green house.
Mr Jones uses C.
Mr Smith lives in the first house on the left.
The green house is next to the white house on its left.
They use mostly C++ in the house in the middle.
The one who likes night-clubbing uses Pascal.
Mrs Eggers likes reading.
The one who likes fishing has snails.
The one who plays the violin lives in a yellow house.
Mrs Green lives in a red house.
The one who plays the violin lives in a house to the left of the one where there is a horse.
Mr Smith lives in the house which is next to the blue house.
The one who likes playing basketball lives in the house which is next to the one where the fox owner lives.
Version d’anglais général, « The Five Houses » - Consignes
There are five different houses with five different colours. In each house, there are five different people, with five different jobs. Each of them has a favourite pet and a favourite drink. You need to find out who has a zebra and who drinks water.
Version d’anglais informatique, « The Five Languages » - Consignes
There are five different houses with five different colours. In each house, there is one computer scientist using a different computer language, and having a different hobby. Each of them has a name and has a favourite pet. You need to find out who uses C# and who has an elephant.
Opinion et argumentation
I think / I believe / I reckon / I suppose/ I guess I do believe that…
In my opinion, … / To my mind, .../ In my view, .../ As far as I am concerned, I think...
I am (deeply) convinced that.../ My view is just the opposite
There is no denying that… (on ne peut nier que)
I maintain that…/ I am convinced that…/ It all boils down to… (ça revient à/ça se résume à)
I agree with.../ I do agree with…/ I entirely agree with…/ I completely agree with…
I think you’re (absolutely) right. / That’s true/ Definitely/ Absolutely
I disagree with…/ I don’t (quite) agree/ I don’t think so
I think you’re wrong/ Nonsense! / Rubbish!/ This is absurd!
To put something in perspective/in question
Let us consider/the other side of the coin/the cons…
Let me give you an example/ Let us consider this example
The best example I know is…
For example/ For instance…
To quote an example…/ Suppose that…
It may/might/could/is likely to + BV
It looks as if...
I intend to + BV
I’m thinking of + BV –ing
I’m planning to...
I’m determined to...
I’m convinced that I should…
I’d prefer to do…/ I’d rather do…
In conclusion I would say that…
Let me conclude by saying that…
All this goes to show that…: cela montre/ démontre que.
The problem may be summarized thus/ as follows: la situation peut se résumer ainsi.
To come to a conclusion/ to the conclusion that…: pour conclure…
On the whole… : dans l’ensemble…