Trouble on the way to holiday [US: vacation]

"Problème sur la route des vacances"
French B2 writing exercise

On the road to go on holiday [US: vacation], Christophe and Laure's car engine overheated.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "the engine (car)", "to overheat (engine)", "to know about [things] (knowledgeable)", "by any chance", "to help oneself [to something]", "that goes without saying", "the least I can do", "to run (shop)".

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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- Hello, do you need help? - Yes, thank you very much for stopping! I think the engine overheated because of the heat, and I really don't know what to do! - I know a bit about engines, let me see what I can do... - Thank you! Would you have a bottle of water by any chance? The kids finished the ones we'd brought, and I'm worried they might be too dehydrated... - Of course, in this weather, I always bring my cooler with me. They can go and help themselves if they want to. - That's very generous of you! We'll compensate you, that goes without saying... - Don't worry, it's the least I can do! If you really wish to thank me, stop and have a drink at the village café, it's my brother-in-law who runs it! - It will be our pleasure, and we'll buy you a round!

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