The Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon

"L'Institut Paul Bocuse à Lyon"
French B2 writing exercise

Marie's son dreams of studying at this world-renowned French cooking school.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "the culinary arts", "to have heard of [something]", "world-renowned", "a chef", "a Michelin star", "to be voted [title]", "innovative", "then-...", "the Minister for Culture", "a patron (symbolic)", "to acquire", "to expand", "a campus", "to apply (school)", "the (French) Baccalaureate".

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- My son Léo has always had a passion for the culinary arts, and his dream would be to study at the Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon. Have you heard of it ? - I know who Paul Bocuse is, of course! World-renowned chef, three Michelin stars since 1965, he was even voted "Chef of the Century". - Exactly! And when in 1990, this innovative institute was opened on then-Minister for Culture Jack Lang's initiative, Paul Bocuse naturally became its patron. This school has since acquired a prestigious reputation, and it has even expanded abroad, with 10 international campuses. Léo will apply after his Baccalaureate, and I really hope that he'll be accepted.