The Alsace wine route

"La route des vins en Alsace"
French B2 writing exercise

Henri is finding out about Laura's trip to Alsace.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to discover", "a wine route", "Alsace / Alsatian", "not only...but also", "to sample (wine)", "such as", "a vineyard (wine-producing domain)", "to be tucked away [somewhere]", "hilly", "to sound + [adj.]", "to experience [something]", "to advise [someone] to [do]", "a wine expert", "wine-making process", "as well as", "a particularity", "the soil", "to make [something] [adj.]", "a half-timbered house", "a travel agent".

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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How the test works

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- Hello Martine, how did your trip to Alsace with your family go? Have you finally discovered the Alsace wine route ? - Yes, and I didn't think that it would be so interesting! Not only did we sample delicious wines, such as Riesling and Gewurztraminer, but we also visited small vineyards tucked away in the hilly countryside. I learned so many things about Alsatian culture and its wines! - That sounds incredible! I'd love to experience it one day! - I advise you to find a guide who is also a wine expert, so that he can explain the wine-making process to you, as well as the particularities of the soil which make Alsace wines so special. - Which place did you enjoy the most during your visit? - I preferred the village of Ribeauvillé whose beautiful half-timbered houses delighted me. - It's decided! I will call my travel agent tomorrow to book my next holiday [US: vacation] there!