Lockdown letters (B2)
French writing exercise

Lettres de confinement

Alexandre has been sending letters to his grandmother during lockdown.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"lockdown", "handwritten", "on [one's] own", "that's how...", "weekly (adj.)", "a correspondence (post/mail)", "to bring [people] closer", "I can't wait to [do]".

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A few weeks after the beginning of lockdown, I sent a nice handwritten letter to my grandmother who lives on her own 200km from my home. I wanted her to know that I was thinking about her. It made her very happy, and she replied to me two days later. That's how we started a weekly correspondence, which allowed her to feel less isolated, and which gave me the motivation to keep active. Indeed, I had to do things to be able to tell her about them in my letters. This correspondence brought us much closer, and I can't wait to be able to hug her again.

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