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Fishing with my father

"La pêche avec mon père"
French C1 writing exercise

Julien remembers going fishing with his dad when he was young.

Vocabulaire - Les poissons d'eau douce

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "misty eyes", "at the crack of dawn", "a private pond", "a foldable stool", "to (make a) list", "in freshwater", "to matter", "they're biting (fish)", "a float (fishing)", "to bob (water)", "a ripple".

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It is with misty eyes that I remember those long summer days - I couldn't have been more than 10 - when my dad and I would get up at the crack of dawn to go fishing in the private pond nearby which we had access to thanks to his friend Pierre. After we had set up our foldable stools by the water, he would start listing all the fish that we could catch in freshwater: trout, bass, carp, pike... But in the end, it didn't matter whether they were biting or not. We simply enjoyed sitting next to each other, our fishing rods between our legs, while keeping an eye on the bright red floats that bobbed in the sparkling ripples of the water.

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