Family Zoom Call

"Appel Zoom en famille"
French C1 writing exercise

Laurent tries to coordinate a Zoom call with his mother and grandparents.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to join [someone]", "clearly (obviously)", "a chandelier", "to tilt [something] down", "a mic", "at the bottom of", "to mean to [do]", "to give an impression of [someone]", "pfew (interjection)", "to make it", "to call [someone] in".

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:

- Hi everybody! We're only waiting for Mum [US: Mom] to join us. Last time, I explained to her how to turn on the camera, but clearly, she's still struggling! Grandma, though your chandelier is very pretty, I need you to tilt your tablet down a bit, so that we can see more than the top of your head. Mum [US: Mom], you need to click on the little mic at the bottom of your screen, unless you mean to give us a Marcel Marceau impression! - Pfew! I thought I'd never make it! Can everyone hear me? - Yes, OK, quick, before there's another problem, let's call in the children so that everyone can say hello to each other!

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