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A nightmare journey

"Un trajet cauchemardesque"
French B2 writing exercise

Josiane and Robert explain why they're an hour late to their friends' place.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "traffic was murder", "to end up stuck", "the homebound holiday [US: vacation] traffic line", "to backtrack (car)", "the motorway [US: highway]", "to top it all off", "to squabble", "guest room", "to give it a try", "to give a hand", "to perk [someone] up (drink)".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into French

  • I’ll show you where you make mistakes
  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
  • Change my choices if you want
Start the exercise

Here's a preview of the text for the writing challenge, when you're ready click the start button above:

- How come you're late? I thought you'd left around 1pm? You should have been here at least an hour ago! - I know, but the traffic was murder! We ended up stuck in the homebound holiday [US: vacation] traffic line, and of course, we couldn't backtrack on the motorway [US: highway]! - And to top it all off, the children spent their time squabbling! Marie and Paul screamed the whole way, which prevented Juliette from taking her nap. - Do you want me to make the bed in the guest room so that she can rest there a bit? - We can give it a try. Let me give you a hand! - Robert, come and have a drink, it will perk you up!