On the terrace of a fancy restaurant
French writing exercise

À la terrasse d'un restaurant chic

Jean-Luc and his fiancée are enjoying a meal on the terrace of a fancy restaurant.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"my darling (man)", "a view", "to manage to", "such a + [adjective]", "catering school", "to turn out that...", "to owe a favour to [someone]", "to thank [someone] for [someone]", "a cream of ...soup", "truffles", "I heard that...", "to lean towards", "a salmon tartare", "a partridge pie", "it is to die for", "to make one's mouth water".

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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- Oh Jean-Luc, my darling, what a wonderful view we have from here! How did you manage to book a table in such a chic restaurant? - You remember my friend Alain, whom I've known since catering school? It turns out that his father is this restaurant's manager, and as he owed me a favour... Voilà! - In that case, you'll thank him for me! I really don't know what I'm going to have... That cream of mushroom soup with truffles looks divine, and I heard that it is one of their specialities. - Me, I rather lean towards the salmon tartare for starters, then I absolutely have to try their partridge pie. According to Alain, it's to die for! - Let's do that then! This is making my mouth water !

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