DIY with Dad

"Bricoler avec Papa"
French B2 writing exercise

Émilie loved spending time in her father's shed.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "a way to [do]", "to do DIY", "neatly (carefully) organised", "to nail [object] in", "a hook", "at the time", "to climbed on top of", "a hammer", "to hammer [something] in", "to take [something] seriously", "an apprentice", "to cherish", "a toolbox".

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My favourite way to occupy my weekends when I was young was to do DIY with my father. We used to spend whole afternoons in the garden shed where he kept all his tools neatly organised on the wall. I remember the day I helped him nail in the little hooks there, I couldn't have been more than four at the time. I had climbed on top of the work surface from which I'd used my kids' hammer to hammer them in. I always took my tasks very seriously, and my father would proudly tell everyone that he would be lost without his little apprentice. I still cherish the red metal toolbox that he gave me for my 13th birthday.

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