Back pain

"Mal de dos"
French B1 writing exercise

Flora tells the doctor how she hurt her back.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to do some gardening", "to feel (pain)", "sharp (pain)", "lower back", "to spend time doing", "the rest of the day", "to rest", "stretching exercises", "to relax (muscles)", "to stand upright", "to do well to [do]".

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:

- Doctor, I really need your help. Yesterday morning, I was doing some gardening when I felt a sharp pain in my lower back. I immediately stopped what I was doing and I spent the rest of the day resting and doing stretching exercises to relax my muscles. I was feeling a bit better in the evening, but when I tried to get up this morning, the pain was worse than before and I couldn't stand upright! - You did well to come today. Let's see what we can do for you.

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