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Summer recipes

"Recettes estivales"
French C1 writing exercise

Marielle shares her favourite summer dishes with us.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to feel like [something] (to fancy)", "to enjoy (food)", "a picnic blanket", "go-to (adj.)", "never fail to [do]", "to fill [someone] with joy", "to love nothing more than", "a mixed salad", "to consist on (=to contain)", "Mediterranean", "to give free rein to", "culinary", "sweet and savoury (adj.)", "cravings", "what better than", "to cleanse the palate", "child-like (adj.)", "bliss".

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

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In the summer, whether I go to the countryside, (to) the sea or (to) the mountains, I always feel like light, colourful and sunny dishes that I can enjoy on a terrace, in my garden or simply on a picnic blanket. Here are some of my go-to summer recipes that never fail to fill me with joy. After spending the day swimming or hiking, I love nothing more than a delicious mixed salad, whether it consists of fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables or Mediterranean herbs. I also love inventing my own shish kebab skewers to grill on the barbecue, which allows me to give free rein to my culinary creativity, by mixing summer fruit and meats to satisfy my sweet and savoury cravings. And of course, what better than a creamy ice cream or a refreshing sorbet to cleanse the palate while leaving it in a state of child-like bliss.