DIY with Dad
French writing exercise

Bricoler avec Papa

Émilie loved spending time in her father's shed.

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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