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At the newsagent's

"Chez le marchand de journaux"
French A1 writing exercise

Sophie is buying a few items at a French newsagent's.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "menthol cigarettes", "of course", "to need", "a pack (cigarettes/gum)", "also", "a local newspaper", "(chewing) gum", "please", "to owe (money)", "the exact change", "perfect", "thank you very much".

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:

- Good morning Madam! How are you today? - Very well, thank you. Do you have menthol cigarettes? - Yes, of course. - I need two packs of twenty, and I would also like the local newspaper and a pack of gum, please. How much do I owe you? - You owe me €23.50. - I have the exact change! - Perfect! Thank you very much!

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