My son's school trip transformation

"La transformation de mon fils lors d'un voyage scolaire"
French C1 writing exercise

Naomi wondered about her son's strange behaviour after his school trip to France.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "behaviour", "he who was...", "to take a deep breath", "to reveal (secret)", "to despair of [doing]".

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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After my son came back from his school trip to France, I noticed that his behaviour had changed. He would no longer leave his room where he listened to music for hours. He, who was usually so chatty, now sat in silence during dinner, and I had to repeat myself several times before getting an answer from him. I was starting to get worried, and I wanted him to know that he could tell me anything, so one day, I sat with him to talk. And then, after taking a deep breath, he revealed to me what had happened in France... He'd met this young French girl with whom he'd fallen utterly in love, and now he despaired of ever seeing her again! Ah! Young love!

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