A nice morning surprise

"Une bonne surprise matinale"
French B2 writing exercise

Lucie will serve a delicious breakfast in bed to her fiancée on their anniversary.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "a meeting anniversary", "to feel special", "at the crack of dawn", "breakfast in bed", "the pantry", "to suspect [something]", "a (tea)pot", "to cut in half", "to sprinkle", "caster sugar [US: superfine sugar]", "a buttered slice of bread", "to accompany [something] with", "a jar of jam", "not to believe [one's] eyes".

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Next Sunday, it will be our fifth meeting anniversary, and I really want my fiancée Lisa to feel special on this occasion. So that morning, I'll get up at the crack of dawn to surprise her with a delicious breakfast in bed. I'll have bought everything I need during the week, and I'll have hidden it in the pantry so that she doesn't suspect anything. I'll make a pot of her favourite tea, just for her, before juicing some fresh oranges. Then, I'll cut a grapefruit in half and I'll sprinkle some caster sugar [US: superfine sugar] on top. I will also prepare a few buttered slices of bread, which I'll accompany with an adorable little jar of the raspberry jam that her grandmother sent her. She won't believe her eyes!

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