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At the garage sale

"À la brocante"
French B2 writing exercise

Patrick explains to Amelle how to find bargains.

Pay attention to the hints!

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
Start the exercise

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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...