Training for a marathon

"S'entraîner pour un marathon"
French B2 writing exercise

Follow our tips to train and run your first marathon.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to dream of [doing]", "a marathon", "if so", "[something] to require [something]", "rigorous", "to achieve a state", "a tip (advice)", "effectively", "a key to success", "gradual", "a training plan", "gradually", "to adapt to", "a demand", "long-distance running", "to make sure not to [do]", "fatigued", "to recover (from effort)", "over-training", "to lead to an injury", "to maintain", "a balanced diet", "nutritious", "a pointer", "very first".

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
How the test works

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Have you ever dreamt of running a marathon? If so, know that it requires a rigorous training. In fact, you'll need to achieve an excellent physical and mental state. Follow our tips in order to prepare yourself effectively for this incredible challenge! One of the keys to success is to build a gradual training plan. You'll need to start running several months before the race. You'll gradually increase the distance each week so that your body is able to adapt to the demands of long-distance running. Moreover, make sure not to push your body too far. In fact, the more fatigued you are, the longer you will need to recover. Don't forget that over-training can lead to serious injuries. Finally, always maintain a balanced and nutritious diet as well as good hydration. With all these pointers, you should be able to run your very first marathon!