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What's a good mother?

"Qu'est-ce qu'une bonne mère ?"
French C1 writing exercise

Julie has been getting much contradictory advice since she became a mother.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "advice", "to give birth to", "everything and its opposite", "to drive [someone] mad", "to breastfeed", "to swear by", "formula milk", "unthinkable", "not know which way to turn", "it's a good thing...", "in any way, shape or form".

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
How the test works

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I don't think you can imagine the kind of advice that people have been giving me since I gave birth to my daughter two months ago! There's everything and its opposite, it's driving me mad! Between those who tell you that you absolutely have to breastfeed, and those who swear only by formula milk, those who think you should let baby cry, and those for whom this is unthinkable, I don't know which way to turn any more! It's a good thing I can always count on my own mother to help me figure out what works best for me, without my ever feeling judged in any way, shape or form.

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