Financial advice

"Conseils financiers"
French C1 writing exercise

Alicia had a meeting with her financial advisor.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "a financial advisor", "to review (a situation)", "a share (stock)", "to dabble in the stock market", "to give it a go", "to learn the ropes", "to address the issue of", "a mortgage", "(compound) interest", "to switch to (options)", "favourable (terms)", "the paperwork", "to treat oneself to [something]".

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
How the test works

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I had a meeting with my financial advisor Belinda last Tuesday, to review the different shares that I currently own. I had never dabbled in the stock market before Belinda suggested I give it a go, and although I'm still learning the ropes, I must admit I find it all thrilling! We also had to address the issue of my mortgage interest which keeps going up. Ideally, she would like me to switch to a mortgage with compound interest, which would be a much more favourable option for me. After sorting out all the paperwork, which took us the best part of the afternoon, I treated myself to a well-deserved mojito!

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