At university

"À la fac"
French B2 writing exercise

Léa and Laura bump into each other at their new university.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to expect to [do]", "to register (for a course)", "(French university courses) Art History/Literature/Classic Literature", "to take it that...", "to perfect [something]", "translation skills", "to broaden", "an entrance exam", "to bump into each other".

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:

- Hi Laura! I didn't expect to see you here. What did you register for? - I hesitated for a long time between Art History and Literature, then in the end, my passion for Latin pushed me to pick Classic Literature. And you, I take it that you're studying English? - Yes, that's always been my favourite subject. I chose to do a degree that combines foreign language, literature and civilisation, which will allow me to perfect my translation skills while broadening my cultural references. - I see that you know exactly what you want to do. - My goal is to get my degree so that I can take the ISIT entrance exam in three years. - Good luck! We'll probably bump into each other in the corridors!

Clever stuff happening!