Fighting lockdown blues
French writing exercise

Combattre le blues du confinement

Samia did everything she could to cheer up her grandmother Janine during lockdown.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to near (a birthday)", "to blush", "a thirty-something", "to expend (energy)", "the last few", "isolated", "to communicate", "to be allowed to", "a connected tablet", "to keep one's distance", "daily (adj.)", "to keep one's spirits up".

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Although my grandmother Janine is nearing her 80th birthday, believe me, she could make some thirty-somethings blush with the energy that she expends every day. These last few months have been particularly difficult for her, but I did everything that I could so that she wouldn't feel too isolated. For example, I absolutely wanted her to be able to communicate with her friends whom she wasn't allowed to visit, so I gave her a connected tablet which I taught her to use while keeping my distance of course! As a result, their little group was able to organise daily meetings, which helped them keep their spirits up.

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