I'm Jean Valjean

"Je suis Jean Valjean"
French A1 writing exercise

At the beginning of Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables", our hero Jean Valjean knocks at a bishop's door.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "free (person)", "in jail", "to walk", "a bed", "for the night", "to pay", "Sir", "to stay", "here".

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
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How the test works

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

Hello, my name is Jean Valjean. I'm a galley slave. I am free now after nineteen years in jail. I'm coming from Toulon and I've been walking for four days. I am very tired and I am very hungry. I need a bed for the night. I have some money, I can pay. - Sir, you can stay here.

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