Fatherly pride

"La fierté d'un père"
French B2 writing exercise

Luc is so proud of his daughter's stage debut.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to drive [someone] [somewhere]", "a drama class", "how much [something]...", "to be the centre of attention", "to bloom (person)", "to happen (event)", "can't wait to [do]", "on stage", "a front-row seat", "to blow away (=amaze)", "with tears in one's eyes", "to give [someone] a standing ovation".

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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When I drove my 13-year-old daughter to her first drama class, I didn't imagine how much it would change her! She had always been very shy and reserved, and she particularly hated being the centre of attention. But after only a few weeks, she started to bloom: she didn't hide her mouth any more when she smiled, and we could now hear her voice clearly when she spoke, which happened more often than before. I couldn't wait to see her on stage, and that evening, I arrived twenty minutes early and I waited patiently in my front-row seat. Her performance blew me away, and it was with tears in my eyes that I gave her a standing ovation.

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