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Livret875 546 All English
Advanced level :1-4San Francisco in sight (A la Une: San Francisco) • 5-7Early influences (A la Une: San Francisco)• 8-13I am... (A la Une: San Francisco) Basic level :14-17Purr to Growl (Lake Tahoe  Pratic’able)• 18-25Of Aunts and Uncles (Language and Family Ties )• 26-30Language (Language and Family Ties )
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Advanced Level Shelly:Can you pleaseinwritten, err, about twenty (1) issuenuméro troduce yourself(3)to our books, I have a number of (2) guestinvité listeners? newnovels(5) that have (3) to introduce David:my, I thought  Oh just come out or are coming oneselfse présenter you would do that. I’m a, an out in the fall. Um, et voila, (4) to attempt American author. I-, well, err, what else can I tell you? tenter, essayer I’m dual-national actuallyShelly:That’s a good start. (5) novelroman Je suis français aussi, de-David: I spent half the puis longtemps. I’ve lived in year in Italy and half the Nr. 1 France officially since 1986. year in France. Hello everybody and wel-Shelly:Oh wow.Shelly:Okay, so you hav-come to Vocable. This is the David: I’m from San en’t been back to The States Advanced recording num-Francisco, um, I-, my moth- for a long time? ber 875, and I’m Shelly De er was Italian, my fatherDavid: Not since before Vito. In thisissue(1), we’re was American. I speak COVID. Um, I will go back going to be looking at San three languages or at least to San Francisco in Novem-Francisco and detective I used to, and write in two ber for the launch of my stories with our very special languages, um, English new novel which is called guest(2)David Downie. and Italian. Err, I have nev- Roman Roulette, Murder in erattempted(4)write the Catacombs. to Nr. 2 in French because I don’t Nr. 3 Shelly:Downie, David think les français pourront thank you very much for Shelly: So, David, I con-apprécier ma langue d’ex-joining us at Vocable today. tacted you because I was pression artistique… David:Yes, I’m delighted looking for someone from Shelly:Okay. to be here. San Francisco who…whom David: So, err, I’ve, I’ve 2LIVRET• ADVANCEDlevelVocable875 •All English546
(6) to look back ici, repenser à (7) and so forth et cetera (8) Painted Lady house appellation générique américaine désignant les maisons de style victorien et édouardien peintes en trois couleurs ou plus (9) rough brutal, violent (10) ready accessible (11) neighbourhood quartier
I thought would be inter-esting to meet via our inter-views and when I looked at your webpage and saw all that you have written in, as you said, several-, in the two languages, I thought you might be an interesting person to interview. Now, let’s start with what caused me to call you, which was
San Francisco, we’re focus-ing on California, and our article about San Francisco is looking at the main sites. So, I don’t think they’ve changed since you left San Francisco but could you tell us, before you left San Fran-cisco and came to Europe, what San Francisco repre-sented to you and perhaps maybe how that changes now that you’re in Europe looking back(6)home? David: Err, well, I was born in the Haight-Ashbury district which, um, most people know, especially if they’re my age or older, um, was the centre of the hippie culture and the drug world and so forth(7), um. I came from a big family, my mother was Italian, um, my father was, err, a journalist, he worked for the San Fran-cisco Chronicle for 40 years so we were, um, real San
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Franciscans. I was born at home on Clayton Street in one of those bigPainted Lady houses(8), err, that everyone loved. And, err, I just loved San Francisco. It was very different back then in the 1950s, um, it was veryrough(9) and ready(10). Um, there were lots of dangerousneigh bourhoods(11), um, there was a lot of poverty, um, but like Paris back, um, when I first moved to Paris or visit-ed Paris in the 1970s, it was a very authentic place with a port. It was being disman-tled but it still worked, it wasn’t just tourism or high tech and information tech-nology. Silicon Valley had not really gotten started. So, it was a very different place from the San Francisco of today. Also, you mentioned the sites that people visit, there’s an area called Yerba
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