Back to school sale Save 20% on Premium annual »

A slippery drive
French writing exercise

Un trajet en voiture glissant

Richard struggled to get to work this morning: everything was frozen!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to freeze", "to be covered in", "a layer", "to scrape", "a windshield", "a [driving] wheel", "to salt [the road]", "the main street", "an obstacle course", "safe and sound", "to avoid", "to drive at night", "on top of everything else".

Premium This exercise is available to Kwiziq premium users and users with refer-a-friend credits

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 challenge
How the test works

Here's a preview of the text for the writing challenge, when you're ready click the start button above:

The temperature went below freezing last night, and this morning, everything was covered in a thick layer of ice. Unfortunately, my car didn't escape (it)! I had to spend half an hour scraping my windshield, and that was only the beginning! Once behind the wheel, I very quickly realised that no one had salted the road which leads to the main street. As a result, the journey that I make every morning turned into an obstacle course! I finally managed to get to work safe and sound, but by driving at a snail's pace. I was an hour late! Tonight, I'll leave earlier in order to avoid having to drive at night on top of everything else!

Clever stuff happening!