A Horror Story

"Une Histoire d'horreur"
French B1 writing exercise

On a dark October night, Emma received a disturbing call...

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "emergency services", "to receive a call", "disturbing", "to breathe", "joke", "voice", "to keep calm", "to trace a call", "a mobile [US: cellphone]", "landline".

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:

- Hello, emergency services? I've just received an extremely disturbing call. I first heard someone breathing and I believed it was a joke from my friends, but then a man's voice that I didn't know started to speak... - Could you repeat to me what he said to you? - He said I'd be dead before midnight! - OK, keep calm... Did he call you on the number with which you're calling us now? - Yes, he had my personal mobile [US: cellphone] number! - Very good, we should be able to trace his call... Emma, get out of your house immediately! The call that you received came from your landline!

Clever stuff happening!