Police Station Dialogue
French writing exercise

Dialogue de commissariat

Detective Jacques Poireau is interviewing a murder suspect.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"a relationship", "to state [something]", "feelings towards [someone]", "nothing ever...", "to pick [someone] up", "to drop [someone] at home", "in a hurry", "phone records", "to have too much to drink", "to get behind the wheel".

This exercise is available to Kwiziq premium users Premium

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 challenge
How the test works

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

- What was the nature of your relationship with the victim, Jeanne Chancel? - We were friends, nothing more. - Her sister stated that Jeanne had spoken to her about you, and that her feelings towards you seemed more than friendly. - I think she would have liked for us to be more than friends, but I swear [to you] that nothing ever happened between us! - If you say so... When did you last talk to her? - It was two days before she disappeared. She needed someone to come and pick her up at the train station. I had dropped her at home in a hurry because I had to go and meet with a colleague. Call him, he'll confirm it [to you]! - And how do you explain your phone records which show that you called her the night before her disappearance? - I wasn't even home that night! I had visited my brother Patrick and we'd had too much to drink for me to get behind the wheel, so I spent the night on his couch.

Clever stuff happening!