At the repair shop
French writing exercise

Chez le réparateur

Sabrina needs help with her laptop.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"laptop", "to cause problems", "to type", "a screen", "to turn (=become)", "to turn [something] off and on again", "to plug [something] in", "to charge [itself] (battery)", "in vain", "to find out", "the reason why...", "to be able to afford [something]", "to buy again", "under warranty".

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How the test works

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- Hello! My new laptop, that I bought less than one month ago, has already started to cause (me) problems. Yesterday afternoon, I was typing an article when suddenly the screen turned completely black. - Did you try turning it off and on again? - Yes of course, I even plugged it in so that the battery could charge. I then tried to turn it back on again, but in vain. I really need you to find out the reason why it's not working any longer, because I can't afford to buy a new one again! - Don't worry, it should still be under warranty, but let's see what we can do!

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