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Letter to my daughter

"Lettre à ma fille"
French C1 writing exercise

Marc writes a love letter to his newborn baby girl.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "a being", "to turn one's world upside down", "blissful", "not to have a minute to oneself", "a nappy [US: diaper]", "to fix a bottle", "to introduce [someone] to [something]", "to have a lie-in [US: to sleep late]".

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

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

Before you were born, I didn't think that such a small being could take up so much space in my life. Before you turned our world upside down, your mother and I lived in the blissful illusion that we never had a minute to ourselves... How naive we were! I didn't know how to put a nappy [US: diaper] on, or to fix a bottle. I couldn't even use the washing machine! Before you introduced me to the joy of three-hour nights, I used to complain that I couldn't have a lie-in [US: sleep late] on Saturdays. And now, I wouldn't exchange any of this for the world.

I'll be right with you...