Moving house chores

"Les corvées d'emménagement"
French B2 writing exercise

Sophie had so many chores to do before moving into her new apartment.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "not to have a single minute to oneself", "to move in(to)", "former", "an owner (property)", "in a state", "filthy", "to get rid of [something]", "damaged furniture", "to leave behind", "to hoover [US: vacuum]", "to mop", "not to believe one's eyes", "busy [day]", "to be starving (figuratively)", "a takeaway (food)".

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This weekend, I've not had one single minute to myself because I was moving into my new flat [US: apartment]. I had to clean it entirely as the former owners had left it in a filthy state! On Saturday, I had to get rid of all the damaged furniture which they had left behind (them). Once the flat [US: apartment] was empty, I hoovered [US: vacuumed] and mopped (in) all the rooms. When I saw the disgusting colour of the bucket's water, I couldn't believe my eyes! At the end of this extremely busy day, I was starving so I ordered a delicious takeaway with a nice bottle of wine!