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Mister Grumpy

"Monsieur Grincheux"
French A1 writing exercise

Meet Mister Grumpy who hates jokes, humour and pranks!

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to be in a bad mood", "to be funny (person)", "to find", "humour", "boring", "a prank", "annoying", "a stand-up show", "to stand (=to bear)", "a comedy", "someone", "to tell a joke", "never", "to laugh", "plus...(=besides)", "nervous", "so (=therefore)", "a surprise", "strange (=odd)", "a character".

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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Do you know Mister Grumpy? He is always in a bad mood and he is really not funny! He finds humour boring and he thinks that pranks are annoying. He hates stand-up shows and he can't stand comedies. When someone tells a joke, he never laughs! Plus, he is very nervous so he doesn't like surprises! He is a strange character!

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