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Taking the driving license test

"Passer le permis de conduire"
French C1 writing exercise

Irène is taking her driving license test.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to adjust [something]", "a rear-view mirror", "a field of vision", "the gearshift", "to be in neutral", "to release the handbrake", "to depress the clutch", "to shift into (1st) gear", "lights turn green", "to parallel park", "a speed bump".

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

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

- OK, I must adjust my seat and the rear-view mirrors so that I can reach the pedals and have the widest field of vision possible. - Yes, and remember that the gearshift has to be in neutral before you release the handbrake. Now please gently depress the clutch and shift into first gear. - Where do you want me to go ? - Drive to the end of the street. After the lights turn green, you'll go and park in the car park on your left. - Do I have to parallel park ? - Yes, I'd like to see you do one. Beware the speed bump straight ahead! - I would have never thought I would pass [it] so easily!