Long time no see!

"Ça fait un bail !"
French B2 writing exercise

Marina and her cousin Tom catch up after quite a while.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "it's been so long since...", "...right?", "time flies", "do you ever...", "to hear from [someone] (news)", "to give no sign of life", "to lose touch".

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

Here's a preview of the text for the writing challenge, when you're ready click the start button above:

- Hi Tom, it's been so long since we've seen each other! The last time was at Paul and Lucie's wedding, right? - I wouldn't have thought that it'd been so long! It's true what they say : time flies! - And do you ever hear from Tatiana ? Because she hasn't really given any sign of life since she and Patrick moved to the South. - Not really. We lost touch after Clara's christening. That's life, you know, my poor Marina! - We absolutely must go for a drink so that you can tell me everything.

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