French Writing Challenges - week 54

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A1 French Writing Challenge

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Topic:
“A house in the South of France”
Grammar lessons included in A1 exercise

A2 French Writing Challenge

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Topic:
“Mum [US: Mom]! Julie hit me!”
Grammar lessons included in A2 exercise

B1 French Writing Challenge

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Topic:
“Last Sunday, I went to vote in the presidential elections”
Grammar lessons included in B1 exercise

B2 French Writing Challenge

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Topic:
“At the doctor’s office”
Grammar lessons included in B2 exercise

C1 French Writing Challenge

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Topic:
“Thank you all for coming today”
Grammar lessons included in C1 exercise

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Aurélie Drouard

Aurélie is our resident French Expert. She has created most of the wonderful content you see on the site and is usually the person answering your tricky help questions. She comes from a small village near Chartres in Central France, country of cereal fields and not much else. She left (in a hurry) to study English at the world-famous Sorbonne in Paris, before leaving France in 2007 to experience the “London lifestyle” - and never looked back! She's worked as a professional French teacher, translator and linguist in the UK since.  She loves to share her love of languages and is a self-professed cinema and literature geek!

Laura K Lawless

Laura is Kwiziq's Language and Marketing Coordinator. Online educator since '99, Laura is passionate about language, travel, and cooking. She's American by birth and a permanent ex-pat by choice - freelancing made it possible for her to travel extensively and live in several countries before settling permanently in Guadeloupe. Laura is the author of Lawless French, Lawless Spanish, and other websites and books on French, Spanish, English, and vegetarianism. She spends most of her spare time reading, playing with food, and enjoying water sports.

Comments: 3

Merle Drury

02 May 2017

1 replies

Bonjour. Working through writing challenge 54(B1) this morning I was completely confused by your use of 'avoir' (il y avait) as the translation of 'there were' (être) in question 26. The one huge problem I am having with my learning is getting my head around the use of imparfait/passé composé so to have you bowl a googly like this just confusticated me completely. Why use avoir?
Sorry to try your patience.... Regards, Merle Drury

Laura K. Lawless

06 May 2017

Bonjour Merle,

Do you know how to say "there is"? It's il y a - that last word is the third person singular of avoir. So for the imperfect, you again need avoir in the third person singular.

Lesson on il y a

MattR

03 May 2017

That was a bit brutal, but I'd like to see a lot more. It's very nice to have sentences that are at my level. If I could do a bunch of those every day it would help me immensely. Thanks.

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