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Christmas in the mountains

"Noël à la montagne"
French B1 writing exercise

Antoine will spend Christmas at his dad's house in the Alps, if he can get there!

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "a chalet", "to be located", "the French Alps", "to move (in)", "to lack", "public transport", "a real ordeal", "still (nonetheless)", "without [doing]", "snow tyres [US:tires]", "up to".

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Like every year, I'll go and spend Christmas at my father's house. He lives in a big chalet which is located in the French Alps. He moved there a few years ago: it's a magical place in the middle of the mountains, but it lacks public transport! As usual, the journey will be a real ordeal ! First, I'll take the plane to the nearest big city, which is still forty kilometres away from the chalet! Then, I'll have to rent a car, without forgetting to ask for snow tyres [US: tires]! But I won't be able to drive up to the chalet itself: I'll leave the car one kilometre away from the house, and I'll walk the rest of the way! What I wouldn't do for my daddy!

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