My car is a real beater!

"Ma voiture est une vraie épave !"
French B2 writing exercise

Yann's car has so many problems!

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to fall to pieces", "rear windscreen wipers [US: rear windshield wipers]", "half the time", "front passenger window", "spare tyre [US: spare tire]", "flat (tyre)", "a jack (tyre)", "to name (list)", "a battery", "to die on [someone] (stop working)", "to be dead (battery)", "the side of the road", "jumper cables", "to take pity on".

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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My car is falling to pieces! OK, I bought it at least fifteen years ago, and I don't really take care of it, but still! My rear windscreen wipers [US: windshield wipers] only work half the time, I haven't been able to open the front passenger window for more than three years, my spare tyre [US: spare tire] is flat and I had lent my jack to a friend who never gave it back [to me], to name but the most urgent issues! Last month, I was in the middle of nowhere when suddenly the battery died on me! And obviously, my mobile battery was also dead, out of solidarity! I had to push the car to the side of the road. Then I took my jumper cables out of the trunk, and I waited for a good soul to take pity on me!

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