At the garage sale
French writing exercise

À la brocante

Patrick explains to Amelle how to find bargains.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to be interested in [something]", "discrete", "a garage sale", "to haggle", "solid oak", "an owner (object)", "to get rid of [something]", "to manage to [do]", "a third of", "actual value", "a master stroke".


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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- So, you remember what we said? - Even if I see something that I'm really interested in, I have to be discrete. - Exactly! At a garage sale, one must always haggle. Most of the time, people have no idea of the value of what they're selling. Last year, I discovered a beautiful table in solid oak whose owner needed to get rid of, and I managed to buy it off him for a third of its actual value. - What a master stroke! I hope that we'll be as lucky today...