At the ski resort
French writing exercise

À la station de sports d’hiver

Paul needs to get ski gear for him and his family

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to rent", "equipment", "on-site", "ski sticks", "a package", "a ski suit", "to change [things]", "a shoe size", "a ski instructor", "ski lift", "next door".

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- Hello, we've just got here in La Clusaz this morning, and you've been recommended [to us] by the hotel's receptionist. Though we go skiing every year, my wife prefers that we rent our equipment on-site. We would therefore need outfits for two adults and two children, as well as four pairs of skis and the sticks that go with. - No problem! We have what you need! Our packages include the ski suits, ski boots, skis and ski sticks. - Perfect! The children will need to try the boots on, because they're almost changing shoe sizes every day! - I know what it is, I have a 7 year-old son! - Exactly! By the way, would you know where to go to book ski lessons for the children? - Here's the card of a friend of mine who is a ski instructor. - Thanks! And before I forget, do you also sell ski lift passes? - No, sorry, for that, you must ask the shop next door.

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