From the city to the countryside

"De la ville à la campagne"
French A2 writing exercise

Marie decided to leave Paris to live in the countryside.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to grow up (person)", "the capital (city)", "a crowd", "to bother [someone]", "a monument", "to fall in love with", "to go back [somewhere]", "to stand [someone] (=to bear)", "a flat [US:apartment]", "Parisian (adj.)", "in the middle of", "to regret", "a decision".

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Marie was born in Paris, and she grew up in the capital. The noise and (the) crowd didn't bother her and she liked the museums and (the) beautiful monuments. But one day, she went on holiday [US: vacation] in Dordogne, and she fell in love with this region. When she went back to Paris, she couldn't stand the hustle and bustle any more, so she decided to leave! She sold her Paris flat [US: apartment], and she bought a little house in a village in the middle of the countryside. She never regretted her decision!

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