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Planning mishap

"Problème d'organisation"
French C1 writing exercise

Fabienne and Pascal were to meet Charlotte and Cyril to go to the cinema...except they showed up an hour late! What happened?

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to arrange to meet", "to show up [somewhere]", "all the more that...", "to reach (on the phone)", "my mistake!", "a text (mobile phone)", "it's a good thing (that)...", "how come", "to have bad reception (phone)", "given that...", "how about we...".

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

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- Where were you? We looked for you everywhere! - We were at home, why? We did say seven, right? - No, not at all! We'd arranged to meet at six in front of the cinema, and when you didn't show up, we got worried! - Yeah, especially because we couldn't reach you on your mobiles! - But that's not possible! Cyril told me your text said seven o'clock... - My mistake! That does say six o'clock! I'm sorry, I don't know what happened, I must have read it too fast! - It's a good thing we hadn't bought the seats in advance! The movie started forty-five minutes ago. - But how come we couldn't reach you? - We have bad reception at our place, it's a pain in the ass! - Yes, and we were far from ready anyway, given that we thought we still had time! - Well, now we're all here, How about we go for dinner while waiting for the next screening?

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