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Unicycle passion

"Une passion pour le monocycle"
French C1 writing exercise

Yvette tells us about the day when her passion for unicycling was born.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to hear of (knowledge)", "a unicycle", "one's jaw dropped", "a contraption", "perplexed", "can't keep one's eyes off [something]", "to flutter (acrobat)", "the ring (circus)", "a fairy", "a unicyclist", "to falter (resolve)", "since then".

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Before that day in July when my mother took me to the circus, I had never even heard of a unicycle. I still remember distinctly how my jaw dropped when this beautiful lady, who looked like she was made of glitter, appeared gracefully on this strange contraption. I turned to my mother, with a perplexed look on my face, and asked her where the second half of the lady's bike had gone. After she'd explained to me what a unicycle was, I couldn't keep my eyes off the artist in front of me, who fluttered around the ring like a sparkling fairy. It was there and then that I decided to become a unicyclist, and my passion has never faltered since then.