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Lockdown shopping

"Shopping de confinement"
French B1 writing exercise

Marguerite's Christmas shopping habits will be a bit disrupted this year.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to go window shopping", "in person", "to browse the web", "to feel the same", "to support [someone]", "a local business", "as a priority", "to deliver to one's door", "to pick up in store", "doable".

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
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How the test works

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Usually, a few weeks before Christmas, I go window shopping for hours in order to find the perfect gift for everyone. But this year will be a bit different, as I won't be able to go to the shops in person. I've already spent several hours browsing the web but it just doesn't feel the same. I'm really trying to support local businesses, so I'm looking at their websites as a priority. Some of them deliver to your door and others offer the option to pick up in store, which should be doable if I go early in the morning. What a strange year!

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