New vs old technologies

"Les technologies nouvelles contre les technologies anciennes"
French B2 writing exercise

Enzo asks retiree Gertrude her opinion on new technologies.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to adapt to [something]", "to get muddled", "to manage on one's own", "in my time", "to take ages".

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
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How the test works

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What do you think of new technologies? - As a retired [woman], I find it difficult to adapt to all these new devices. I get muddled all the time! Generally, my grandson has to come and help me every time I try and chat online with the rest of the family for I can't manage on my own. In my time, it was much simpler: when we wanted to talk to each other, we either called each other on the phone, or we came in person! - But what did you do to see each other, when you lived thousand of kilometres apart from each other? - We had to send each other pictures by post [US: mail], which took ages! - People must have been much more patient than today!