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A1: Beginner French writing exercises
- My cousin Benjamin
Jonathan talks about his favourite cousin
- My neighbourhood Free
Antoine tells us about his neighbourhood's best features
- My daughter and books
Patrick's daughter has a passion for books !
- Exchanging a scarf
Christine is returning a scarf to the shop
- I hate the rain!
Annie stays in on rainy days
- Summer food and drinks
Léa asks her friends what they like to eat and drink in the summer.
- Learning the guitar
Stéphane tells us about his guitar lessons.
- At the beach Free
Conversation at the beach between an ice cream vendor and a customer.
- Mimi the mermaid
Mimi the mermaid introduces herself.
- A love story
Cécile and Andrew meet in a bar.
- Opposite siblings
Élodie tells us how different she is from her brother Thomas.
- Booking a hotel room
Pierre wants to book a room in a hotel.
- Back to School
Mathieu tells us about going back to school tomorrow.
- A dream
Geoffrey tells us about one of his dreams.
- Mrs Durand's Menagerie
Mrs Durand loves her many animals.
- My children's Hallowe'en
Luc's children are all ready for Hallowe'en.
- Can I come?
Marie chats with her roommate's friend Damien.
- A day in my cat Max's life
Juliette tells about her cat's daily routine.
- Thanksgiving with family
James tells us about his Thanksgiving traditions.
- Hanukkah with my family
Rachelle celebrates Hanukkah with her family every year.
- Going on a diet
Marie has a plan to lose weight this year.
- My typical snowy day
Pauline tells us what she likes to do when it snows outside.
- A romantic Valentine
Henri tells us about his special plans for Valentine's Day.
- Filling in a form
Olivier answers questions from a form.
The famous singer introduces herself.
- In French class
Marc explains what his French lessons consist of.
- Speed dating
Claudine and Marc get acquainted during a speed dating session.
- Easter preparations
Today, Daniel and his pupils are getting ready for Easter.
- Gardening with Jacqueline
Julia always loves to take care of her aunt's garden with her.
- My turtle Caroline
Daniel tells us about his favourite pet.
- The woman on the train
Every morning, Lisa sees this woman on her commuter train.
- At the sporting goods store
Alain is buying tennis equipment for his son.
- How to stay healthy
Matthieu tells us about his healthy habits.
- I, Louis XIV
The French king Louis XIV tells us about himself.
- Helping the planet
François does his best to help the planet in his everyday life.
- I'm hot!
Marc offers tips for dealing with the heat.
- To buy a train ticket
Thomas is buying a train ticket at a French train station.
- Hello, my name is France!
The country France introduces itself.
- My daughter's birthday
David's daughter Émilie is turning seven today!
- In science class
Jérôme's favorite subject is science!
- My little sister
Damien's little sister can be pretty annoying.
- A winter meal
Bernard has his perfect comfort meal for cold nights.
- Hello! I'm Mario!
The famous plumber introduces himself.
- My week of activities
Julien's week is full on activities!
- At midnight
Sébastien's family celebrates Christmas in the evening of the 24th.
- My New Year's resolutions
Thierry makes a list of good resolutions for the new year 2020.
- Helping my neighbourhood
Noémie likes helping her neighbours after school.
- Do you like theme parks?
Louis and Zoé give their opposite opinions on theme parks.
- My astronaut costume
This year, Hugo is dressing up as an astronaut for Mardi Gras.
- A French woman
Élodie tells us about her everyday life as a lawyer specialised in women's rights.
- What is Francophonie?
Damien explains what francophonie is.
- Juliette Binoche
The famous French actress tells us about herself.
- Easter decorations Free
Alice and her sister Zoé are decorating their house for Easter.
- Board games
Jonathan is playing board games with his family.
- Going shopping
Annie and Nicolas discuss her upcoming trip to the shop.
- Baby at the beach
Baby enjoys being at the beach with his family.
- The Hobbies Family
In Raphaël's family, everyone has a different hobby!
- My bicycle ride Free
Bastien loves his weekend ride in the woods.
- My favourite instrument
Marc and Véronique tell Sabrina what their favourite musical instruments are.
A2: Lower Intermediate French writing exercises
- Have you got any dirty clothes?
Bastien and his mum debate the need for a dirty laundry basket
- Weekend in Lyon Free
Vincent tells us about the weekend he spent in Lyon with his cousin.
- My name is Tintin!
Famous reporter Tintin introduces himself.
- Taking Grandma phone shopping
Marielle took her grandmother to buy a mobile phone.
- When I became a vegetarian
Geoffrey tells us about his journey becoming a vegetarian.
- At the Chinese restaurant
James is ordering food in a Chinese restaurant.
- A few days in Dordogne Free
Monique tells Patrick about her coming holiday.
- My cousin and her accordion
Aurélie tells us about her cousin.
- Who is this writer ?
- At my best friend's wedding
Patrick gives a toast at Stéphane's wedding.
- At the shoe store
Christine is looking for a pair of shoes with the help of a nice sales assistant.
- Bastille Day in the South of France
Bernard tells us about celebrating Bastille Day last summer.
- My trips to the swimming pool with my daughter
Brigitte remembers fondly.
- My weekends with Dad
Alexandre remembers the getaway weekends he used to spend with his father.
- Our new family member
The family is growing bigger with the arrival of Minette, our new cat.
- In the changing rooms
Mélanie is trying on a dress... and testing Pierre's patience!
- I love autumn!
Jacqueline tells us why she loves this beautiful season.
- My weekend's activities
Éric tells us how the weather affected his weekend's activities.
- Muscle ache
Viviane tells her friend Jérôme how going back to the gym left her pretty sore!
- My favourite work of art
Stéphane asks Isabelle, Clémence and Benjamin about their favourite works of art.
- New Year's plans
Yann and Paul are discussing their plans for New Year's Eve.
- Why study French?
Pourquoi étudier le français ? Hugo gives us his reasons to pick up French again.
- Recette de la salade niçoise
Babette teaches us how to make a salad Niçoise.
- I prefer going skiing
Pierre tells us why he prefers going skiing rather than beach holidays.
- A romantic weekend away
Aline and her boyfriend went away for a relaxing weekend.
- At the post office
Christophe has a few errands to run at the post office.
- Movie Date
Luc was nervous for his first date with Belinda.
- Chocolate mousse cooking tips!
André gives us some tips to make the perfect chocolate mousse.
- In a taxi
Magalie needs her taxi to take her for a few errands.
- Last night's party
Pauline and Adrien discuss yesterday's party at Thomas's house.
- Reading Lord of the Rings
Baptiste remembers the first time he read Tolkien's masterpiece.
- I love my grandmother!
Lucas tells us about his lovely grandmother.
- Instructions for a test
Teacher Marc read out the instructions for today's French test.
- Fishing with Dad
Benjamin went fishing with his father last Sunday.
- Giving up tobacco
Amélie has stopped smoking and she's so happy about it!
- A noisy hotel room
Bertrand complains to the hotel reception about noises during the night.
- My driving licence [US: driver's license]
Jean-Pierre is taking his driving test tomorrow.
- Conversation on the plane
Pascal and Julie get acquainted on a flight to Montpellier.
- A nice train journey
Lucie and her boyfriend Marc went to the countryside by train this weekend.
- A romantic trip to Paris (A2)
Anna took her boyfriend on a romantic trip to Paris.
- Instagram love
Julien and Sandra became famous thanks to their Instagram account.
- My head in the stars
Thomas has always had one passion: the stars.
- What a change!
Émilie moved from a small village to Paris, and that's a big change!
- A sleeper's story
Amélie used to be a real sleepyhead.
- At the mountain restaurant
Gérard and Sylvie stop for lunch after their mountain hike.
- Phone call from the bank
Mr Dupuy gets a phone call from his bank.
- My kids' letter to Santa
Julia's twins wrote their first letter to Santa.
Juliette went to watch New Year's fireworks yesterday.
- Moving in: Calling the electric company
Bruno sets up the electricity account for his new place.
- At the bar (A2)
Au bar Patricia and Samuel discuss what drinks they want to order.
- My afternoon at the funfair
Sébastien spent last Saturday afternoon at the funfair with his friend Matthieu.
- A football accident
Anthony had his friend Bruno over to play...
- Lockdown solidarity Free
Clément and his neighbours organised to help each other.
- Movie night at home
Pauline and Alex are getting ready to watch a movie at home.
- Breakfast in the sun
Sabrina surprised Thomas with a nice breakfast on the balcony.
- Afternoon ice cream (A2) Free
Lucie and Greg feel like an ice cream this afternoon.
- Holiday by the sea
Édouard remembers his childhood seaside holidays in the south of France.
- My weekend with Mum [US: Mom] Free
Claire spent quality time with her mother last weekend.
- It's not my fault!
Teacher Émilie lists her students' funny excuses.
- The birth of my son
Geoffrey remembers the first time he saw his son.
- Working from home - an opinion
Patrick tells us about trying WFH a few months ago.
B1: Intermediate French writing exercises
- Family holiday car trip
Let the squabbles begin!
- Trip to Paris Free
Mélanie's sister and her husband went to Paris last year
- What literary hero would you be?
Michel and Lisa discuss what character from a novel they'd like to be.
- Interview with a jewellery creator
French B1 Freeform Writing Exercise
- I've always loved French
Emily has always had a fascination for the French language.
- I miss French food!
Hélène tells Betty how she's coping with missing French food abroad.
- The best concert ever!
Laura tells us about the great concert she went to yesterday
- Cathy's future holiday in Montpellier Free
We learn about Cathy's plan to spend her holiday in Montpellier
- I love swimming!
Thomas tells us about his love for swimming and his hope to one day dive from up high!
- My brother and his wife
Marielle tells us about her brother's great relationship
- If I were Wonder Woman
Juliette imagines what it would be like to be Wonder Woman
- Busy Schedule
Isabelle recaps what everyone will have to do on Saturday!
- My new flat [US: apartment]
Franck is moving soon in a much nicer flat [US: apartment].
- Rebooking a flight
Patrice calls Easyplane to postpone his flight
- My ideal day
Anna tells us how she would spend her ideal day
- My post-university plans
Antony wants to move to Paris after his studies
- If I could start over...
Anne wishes she could do things differently...
- When I'm retired
Bernard tells us what he'll do once he retires.
- A Horror Story
On a dark October night, Emma received a disturbing call...
- Getting ready for autumn
Rosalie won't get caught up by the arrival of autumn this year.
- At the amusement park
Thomas will go to the amusement park with his friend Samia for their birthday this year.
- At the doctor
Robert goes to the doctor for a consultation.
- A family day at the park
Benoît will spend this Saturday at the park with his daughter Mia.
- Giving up smoking
François tells us how he managed to stop smoking.
- If I were a chef
Benjamin tells us of his dream of being a chef.
- Splitting the bill (B1)
Lisa, Julien and Manon have to split the bill at the restaurant.
- Going to the bank
Flora and her father need to go to the bank.
- The brass band
Alice can't wait to go and see the brass band on Sunday!
- Going back in time
Marine asks Amanda, Bruno and Sébastien what they would do if they could go back in time.
- Spanish cooking
Jean-Luc cooked a Spanish meal for his friends, with mixed results!
- A special Monday
Anna is looking forward to a lazy Easter Monday!
- I, Lucky Luke
Christophe imagines what he would do if he were the fastest shooter in the West.
- Animal emergency (B1)
Julien's cat is stuck in the tree!
- New recruit
Antoine sums up his first two months in the company.
- Exams revisions
Julie, Matthieu and Laurent discuss their revision strategies.
- My next holiday [US: vacation]
François has his holiday [US: vacation] to Canada well planned!
- Asking about a hotel room
Catherine has a few questions about the hotel room she's booked.
- A greener future
Julien is seeing a future where people are more eco-conscious.
- Police check
Janine is stopped for a routine police check.
- Flying anxiety
Jean-Luc has a plan to deal with his fear of flying.
- My European trip
Jonathan is planning a mini tour of Europe for next year's holiday [US: vacation].
- The year of the Baccalauréat
Laurent is planning the year ahead to prepare his end-of-high school exams.
- Birthday makeover
"New year, new me" Julia thought on her 20th birthday.
Marc considers the photographic phenomenon of the selfie.
- A game of hide and seek
Linda and Christian are watching from afar a game of hide and seek between the children.
- New in town
Caroline writes in her diary about her plans to make new friends in a new town.
- A childhood passion
Vincent and his brother loved video games growing up.
- The play
Lucie just joined an after work drama class.
- Christmas in the mountains
Antoine will spend Christmas at his dad's house in the Alps, if he can get there!
- An amazing New Year's Eve meal
Henriette is planning a dazzling meal for New Year!
- The new dad
Christophe wants to share so much with his newly born daughter.
- Looking for my phone
Jonathan lost his phone on the train...
- Dreaming of Paris
Grégory imagines his ideal Valentine's Day's proposal.
- The best carnivals in the world
Simon asks Mathieu and Lydia what carnival they'd love to go to.
- I want to help! (B1)
Suzanne wishes she had more time to help others.
- My favourite things at Easter
Alain talks about the things he loves about this time of year.
- Our Parisian holiday
Anthony has his Paris holiday all planned out.
- Sailing in the Caribbean
Patrick and Sébastien are planning a sailing tour of some of Caribbean islands.
- Let's go back to the gym!
Olivier and Victoria discuss going back to the gym after the winter.
- A friend's apology
Gaston apologises for hurting his friend Miriam.
- If I were Céline Dion
Ornella imagines what it would be like to be the French Canadian star.
B2: Upper Intermediate French writing exercises
- My kids' back to school day
Claire is getting ready
- Welcome to Bordeaux's Tourist Office Free
Bordeaux's Tourist Office introduces us to the city's best touristic attractions
- The adventures of Fantômette
Marie has always loved the character of Fantômette!
- High cost of cigarette packaging change
French B2 Freeform Writing Exercise
- My plan for the day of my exam
French B2 Freeform Writing Exercise
- A nice table "à la française"
Jacqueline explains the intricacies of setting the table the French way.
- My mother's favourite singer
Patricia tells us about her mum's passion for French singer Serge Lama and what she would love to be able to do for her
- A day in the countryside Free
Marie tells about spending last weekend in the countryside with her daughters
- My grandmother's rosebushes
Lucie tells us about her grandmother's beloved and reknowned rosebushes
- Pre-date stress
Luc was really nervous last week ahead of his date with the amazing Olivia !
- The worst holiday [US: vacation] ever!
Amandine tells us about her very disappointing holiday [US: vacation]!
- Family Reunion
At a family reunion, Lea sees her aunt Patricia for the first time in years.
- My dream invention
Sonia asks Sylvie what invention she'd dream to see becoming a reality.
- Congratulations on your degree!
Thomas's aunt and uncle send him an email to congratulate him on getting his Master degree.
- I can't find my shirt!
Claire and Julien are almost ready to go out...except for Julien's missing shirt!
- Visiting my best friend
Rendre visite à mon meilleur ami Juliette wants to visit her best friend Pierre who moved away last year.
A weather forecast on one of the hottest days of the year.
- Mice invasion
Invasion de souris Lisa and Paul are discussing options to get rid of Lisa's mice.
- Giving back
Especially during the holiday season, it's good to give back to those less fortunate than us...
- Garip Ay's amazing paintings
Les peintures extraordinaires de Garip Ay Jean-Pierre tells us about the work of this fascinating Turkish artist.
- Building a snowman
Faire un bonhomme de neige Martine and Bastien enjoyed building a snowman.
- My passion for French cuisine
Ma passion pour la cuisine française James presents some of the reasons why he loves French cooking
- A slippery drive
Un trajet en voiture glissant Richard struggled to get to work this morning: everything was frozen!
- In a clothes store
Dans un magasin de vêtements Patrick complains to the sales assistant about a defective item.
- The Nice Carnaval
Le Carnaval de Nice Guillaume plans on going to the famous Nice Carnaval this year.
- Women's vote in France
Le vote des femmes en France Catherine and Blanche tell us about the first time they were allowed to vote in 1945.
- Bad Movie Review
Mauvaise critique de film Bernadette delivers a scathing movie review.
- New vs old technologies
Les technologies nouvelles contre les technologies anciennes Enzo asks retiree Gertrude her opinion on new technologies.
- My car is a real wreck!
Yann's car has so many problems!
- My first Easter memory
Alexandre remembers the first time he went egg hunting.
- Going lily-of-the-valley picking
Jean-Pierre's family goes to pick lily-of-the-valley every year.
- Conversation between friends
Friends Simon and Isabelle are catching up.
- A perfect interview (B2)
Léo's just had the best job interview of his life!
- At the football [US: soccer] game
Henri took his dad to a football [US:soccer] game for Father's Day.
- Getting ready for the holiday [US: vacation]
Bastien and Alicia are getting ready for tomorrow's departure.
- The best hotel booking
Olivier had the most amazing hotel experience!
- Trouble on the way to holiday [US: vacation]
On the road to go on holiday [US: vacation], Christophe and Laure's car engine overheated.
- British National Museums
National museums are free in the UK, as Paul happily found out.
- Train mishap
Lisa missed her stop on her way to work!
- Finding the perfect anniversary gift
Jean-Paul is listing his gift ideas for his wife on their anniversary.
- My life is a hashtag
Sébastien explains why hashtags are so important in his life.
- Public Transport
François discovered the joys of public transport when moving from a small village to Paris.
- A busy weekend ahead
Olivier sums up his busy schedule for the weekend.
- What monster would you be?
Suzanne asks David, Agathe and Hugo what monsters they'd like to be.
- Playing video games
Quentin and Lise are playing a racing video game together.
- My sister the future pianist
Lucas's sister has always dreamed of playing piano.
- Our new house's renovations
Jacques and his partner Louise are planning their new house's renovations.
- Long time no see! (B2)
Marina and her cousin Tom catch up after quite a while.
- On Valentine's Day, beware of faux pas!
Henri gives us tips to pick the right Valentine's Day's present.
- Water damage
Noémie and Samuel investigate a water leak in their flat [US: apartment].
- Louise Bourgeois
Marie-Claire tells us about her favourite French artist.
- A little lost dog
Sébastien helped a lost dog find his home.
- A nightmare journey Free
Josiane and Robert explain why they're an hour late to their friends' place.
- Our "grown-up" hobbies (B2)
Viviane and Luc tell us about their respective hobbies: adult colouring and homebrewing.
- Bouldering in Fontainebleau
Irène loves spending the day rock-climbing in Fontainebleau.
- Happy Father's Day!
Sabrina has prepared the perfect Father's Day for her dad.
- Holidaying abroad: pros and cons
Sébastien weighs up his pros and cons of going abroad for the holiday.
C1: Advanced French writing exercises
- Engagement surprise
An unexpected visit
- Pompidou Centre Free
History of this unique building
- Writer's Block
Lucille talks about coping mechanisms to circumvent the dreaded writer's block.
- Review of the iPhone 8 Plus
French C1 Freeform Writing Exercise
- A sudden reappearance
French C1 Freeform Writing Exercise
- Gastronomical review
French C1 Freeform Writing Exercise
- Camping in the woods Free
Nathalie enjoys camping in the middle of the woods.
- The benefits of music
Mathieu tells us about the benefits of music
- In the lives of the writers of French romance novels
Discover what the life of a French writer of romance novels looks like
- A bad matchmaker
Sophie tells us about her failed attempt at matchmaking.
- The "Veuve Clicquot"
Here's the story of how widow Barbe-Nicole Clicquot created one of the most famous champagne brands in the world.
- Gardening weekend
Jean-Pierre tells about his busy weekend he spent taking care of his garden.
- Holidaying in July
July is a hard time to organise holiday [US: vacation] for, as Martine and Sam found out!
- In the bathroom
Bruno and Sonia are having a chat in the bathroom.
- Complaining about a hotel room
Gérard is not happy with the state of his hotel room and complains to the receptionist
- French Mobile Phone Habits
We're taking a look at the importance of mobile phones in French people's life
- First day back to school
Sabrina tells us what she'll do on her children's first day back to school.
- My Son's School Trip Transformation
Naomi wondered about her son's strange behaviour after his school trip to France...
- A lovely encounter
On her daily walk, Audrey met a furry little friend in need of help...
- Californian dream
Olivia had always dreamt of discovering California...why wait any longer? In this text, use Le Passé Simple when appropriate.
- Planning mishap
Fabienne and Pascal were to meet Charlotte and Cyril to go to the cinema...except they showed up an hour late! What happened?
- A ghost story
Hugo is visiting his mother on All Saint's Day.
- Advice for new pet owners
Laurent asks people for their advice on welcoming a new pet at home.
- Engagement dinner's speech
The bride's father thanks the guests for attending and announces the evening programme.
- At uncle Robert's 70th birthday
Laura catches up with her cousin Charlotte at a family event.
- Gustave Moreau Museum
Claire tells us about her fascination for 19th-century symbolist painter Gustave Moreau.
- An animal tale
By a lovely winter morning, Henri the hare meets poorly Lili the rabbit.
- Coco Chanel
A short biography of this extraordinary woman who became a fashion icon.
- At the ski resort
Paul needs to get ski gear for himself and his family.
- Letter to my daughter
Marc writes a love letter to his newborn baby girl.
- Édith Piaf
Here's a short biography of one of France's most beloved singers.
- Playground battle
Thomas and Alex fought an epic battle in the school playground.
- Moana's French voice-over's interview
Paul interviews Cerise Calixte, the French actress who gave her voice to Disney's Moana (Vaiana in the French version).
- Alice and the Caterpillar (Alice in Wonderland)
Alice meets the mysterious Caterpillar in this adapted excerpt from "Alice in Wonderland"
- A last minute request
Isabelle's colleague keeps making her miserable...
- Paris Catacombs Visit: Juliette's review
Juliette reviews her visit of Paris's Catacombs.
- Gluten-free living
Alexandre tells us how he dealt with his newly discovered gluten allergy.
- Paris's Haussmannian revolution
Learn about the architectural revolution that took place in Paris in the 19th century.
- Coping with the heatwave
Emma asks how Simon and his pregnant girlfriend Christelle coped with the extreme heat.
- Missed plane!
Bastien missed his morning flight to Paris!
- Drôme provençale, a little piece of heaven
Vincent tells us about this beautiful region in the South of France.
- Back to School shopping
Viviane and Christian try and get everything on their children's school supply list.
- The city of the future
Yann asked people what they imagine cities will look like in the future.
- Taking the children to the park
Overwhelmed dad Luc tells us about the challenge that is taking the kids to the park.
- My family's Hallowe'en
Martin tells us about his family's Hallowe'en traditions.
- The Lumberjack - Part 1
Here's an original Christmas story about a lumberjack who lived in the North Pole...
- The Lumberjack - Part 2
Who left those tiny footprints? Here's the end of our original Christmas story!
- Last-minute hesitations
François is torn between his love for Marianne and his duty to the Duchess who he's about to marry.
- The feminist revolutionary (C1)
Bastien tells us about this extraordinary humanist writer from 18th century France.
- Police Station Dialogue
Detective Jacques Poireau is interviewing a murder suspect.
- Anna's birthday party
Clément discusses the organisation of his daughter's birthday party with his friend Charlotte.
- What's a good mother?
Julie has been getting much contradictory advice since she became a mother.
- Fishing with my father Free
Julien remembers going fishing with his dad when he was young.
- Not the festival type
Jean-Marc discovered that outdoor festivals were really not his thing!