Welcome to a new Word Power episode from English Plus Podcast. Today we’re going to talk about one of the legendary heroes from Switzerland. A very known figure that you all might have heard of before. Today, we’re going to talk about the Swiss hero, William Tell and discuss the meaning of ten keywords in the context of our story. Today’s words are intrepid, conventional, incense, impetus, obeisance, impertinent, reputedly, guise, egalitarian, and partisan.
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And now without further ado, Ben and I are going to talk about William Tell and we will discuss the meaning of ten keywords in context. So, what do we have for today’s Word Power episode, Ben?
Well, today, we're going to talk about William Tell. Let’s start by talking a little about the man himself. Do you think he's a real man or just a myth?
So, William Tell. It's kind of a tricky one, right? Some people say he was a real guy who lived in Switzerland a long time ago, and others think he's just a myth. But here's what we know— there's a story about a guy named William Tell who was an awesome marksman. The legend goes that he had to shoot an apple off his son's head as a test of his skills. This story has become really famous and important in Switzerland, and it's still told today.
But here's the thing— it's hard to know what parts of the story are true and what parts are just, you know, made up over time. But even if some of the details aren't 100% accurate, the story of William Tell has been a big part of Swiss history and culture for centuries, and it's still a source of pride for the Swiss people. So, real or myth? Who knows, but one thing's for sure— William Tell is a pretty big deal in Switzerland!
Alright, let’s get to our story of William Tell and later we will learn 10 new keywords in context. Let us Start with the story itself. Why don’t you tell us about the story first, and then we will discuss the story and the meaning of the 10 keywords in it.
Sounds great! Alright, so
William Tell— Man or Myth?
William Tell, the national hero of Switzerland, has long been a powerful source of artistic inspiration and the focal point of plays, musical compositions, paintings, and poems. Like Robin Hood, the intrepid peasant symbolized the struggle for political and individual freedom. Today, however, hallowed chapters of Swiss history are being rewritten, and Tell has been relegated to the realm of folklore.