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Taking the children to the park

"Emmener les enfants au parc"
French C1 writing exercise

Overwhelmed dad Luc tells us about the challenge that is taking the kids to the park.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "no small feat", "to face (challenge)", "challenging (negative)", "a heart attack", "both of them", "to be on [one's] knees (exhaustion)", "to escalate (situation)", "a slide (kids)", "head first", "insistently", "to go pee pee", "not knowing which way to turn".

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

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Taking care of children is no small feat! I've faced many challenges since I became a parent, but park outings remain amongst the most challenging ones! I took both my children there last week, and I thought I was going to have a heart attack! Every time I turned around to see where Matt was, Isabelle would start running in the opposite direction! By the time I managed to keep an eye on both of them, I was on my knees ! And that's when the situation degenerated. Matt called me from the top of the slide: "Daddy, look at me! I'm going to go down the slide head first!" I was about to tell him not to do that, when I felt Isabelle's hand tugging insistently at my sleeve... "Daddy, I need to go pee pee!" I didn't know which way to turn anymore!

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