Letter to Santa

"Lettre au Père Noël"
French C1 writing exercise

Timothée writes to Santa, hoping he's been good enough this year...

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "being told what to do", "to push someone's buttons", "to do [something] wrong", "a naughty thing/action (kids)", "given that...", "to take into account", "training wheels", "to throw a tantrum", "good/bad deeds", "to outweigh", "to attach (to a letter)".

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

Here's a preview of the text for the writing challenge, when you're ready click the start button above:

Dear Santa, I don't think that I've been the nicest boy this year. I don't like being told what to do and I know how to push people's buttons. I won't write down here everything that I did wrong. After all, you already know all the naughty things that I'm not proud of, given that you can see everything that's going on. I would appreciate it if you would take into account all the nice things that I've also done this year: I helped Mummy and Daddy carry the shopping bags, I taught my little sister how to ride a bike without training wheels and I never threw any tantrums when I had to go to bed. I really hope that my good deeds outweigh the bad ones, and just in case you feel generous, I'm attaching to this letter the list of presents that would make me happy.

I'll be right with you...