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For the seven kids of George Khan - proud Pakistani and fish and by runout

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									Reorder the following summaries of EAST IS EAST: the first sentence is given
PLOT 1

    1.    For the seven kids of George Khan - proud Pakistani and fish and chips shop owner - life is one long
          compromise.
    2.    But this is Salford (North England) in the 1970s.
    3.    With one disastrous arranged marriage already in the family - Nazir fled at the altar to become a
          milliner (=modiste) in another city - George plots to bring his next two sons into line (=remettre dans le
          droit chemin) by marrying them off to the daughters of Mr. Shah, Master Butcher and proud owner of
          an extended home in Bradford.
    4.    When the Khan kids begin to oppose their father's petty (=mesquines) tyrannies, Ella is forced to make
          a choice between her love for her husband and the right of her children to make their own ways in the
          world.
    5.    “East is East” is the often hilarious and sometimes painful (=douloureux) story of what happens when
          two cultures collide (=entrer en collision) within one family.
    6.    Tomboy (=garçon manqué) Meenah prefers playing football to wearing a sari, hippie Saleem pretends
          to be studying engineering when he's really at art school, Tariq has got a reputation as a local Casanova,
          and Sajid hasn't even been circumcised yet.
    7.    George's English wife Ella is Lancashire born, and his kids have got minds of their own.
    8.    In the Khan's cramped terraced house (=petite maison mitoyenne), anarchy erupts on a daily basis.
    9.    For George Khan ('Ghengis' to his kids), life is an uphill (=épuisant) battle to get his family to conform
          to traditional Pakistani values.

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PLOT 2

    1.    Salford, 1971. Proud Pakistani fish and chips shop owner George Khan lives in a terraced house with
          his white wife Ella and their seven children.
    2.    Maneer, the “nice” and obedient son, refuses to tell George who was responsible.
    3.    As the Shahs leave in disgust, George turns on Ella, who tells him that if he can't accept his family as
          they are he should leave.
    4.    The next day the uptight (=tendus) Shahs pay a visit with their “gorgeous” daughters.
    5.    Determined to raise them as traditional Muslims, George sends sons Nazir, Abdul, Tariq, Saleem,
          Maneer and Sajid to the mosque and makes daughter Meenah dress in saris.
    6.    When George arranges a marriage for the eldest son Nazir, the latter (=ce dernier) flees mid-ceremony.
    7.    At the end Ella finds a tearful George sitting alone in the shop. They drink a cup of tea together.
    8.    However the kids will not submit quietly.
    9.    When Ella tries to stop George beating Maneer, George turns on her.
    10.    Art student Saleem arrives with his latest artwork - a life size, latex pudenda (=organes sexuels
          extérieurs) - which accidentally falls into Mrs Shah's lap (=genoux).
    11.    Undeterred (=pas découragé le moins du monde), George plots (=comploter) to bring Tariq and Abdul
          into line (=remettre dans le droit chemin) by marrying them to the “gorgeous” daughters of Bradford
          butcher Mr Shah.
    12.    Nazir returns home but a bruised (=contusionnée) Ella tells him to leave before George gets back.
    13.    When Tariq discovers the plan, he smashes the gold watches George has brought as wedding gifts.

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