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New wallpaper in the dining room

"Le nouveau papier peint de la salle à manger"
French B2 writing exercise

Josiane explains her choice of new wallpaper for the dining room.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "wallpaper", "to need [doing]", "to rub [oneself] against", "solid wood (material)", "to be long overdue (change)", "to contemplate (idea)", "to put up (wallpaper)", "to agree that...(between them)", "to lean towards", "to depict", "a background (design)", "anise green".

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
Start the exercise
How the test works

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I finally convinced Jean-Louis that the dining room wallpaper needed changing. It is true that we'd already replaced it two years ago, but between the dogs who rubbed (themselves) against it and the fact that we bought a new solid wood dining table the style of which doesn't match it at all anymore, this change was long overdue! After contemplating having the wall painted rather than putting up wallpaper again, we agreed that this would be a bit too modern for us! We still have to come to an agreement on the colour but personally I'm leaning towards a pattern I saw last week, (and) which depicted sunflower-yellow flowers on an anise-green background.

Clever stuff happening!