My sense of direction

"Mon sens de l'orientation"
French B2 writing exercise

Joseph and Sabrina discuss their more or less deficient sense of direction.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to have a good sense of direction", "how many times I...", "a route", "a smartphone", "to drive [someone] mad [US: crazy]", "just the opposite", "to manage to [do]", "to memorise", "a visual landmark", "a brain", "a clue", "to keep in mind", "next time I...".

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

Here's a preview of the text for the writing challenge, when you're ready click the start button above:

- I've never had a good sense of direction. If you knew how many times I've got lost while going somewhere I knew already, just because I'd had to take a different route. Honestly, I would be completely useless without my smartphone! - That would drive me mad [US: crazy]! I've never had that issue, just the opposite. Generally, if I visit a place once, I'll always manage to find it again. You should try and memorise some visual landmarks so that your brain can use them as clues. - I'll keep that in mind next time I'm somewhere new!

I'll be right with you...