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Discovering Guadeloupe

"À la découverte de la Guadeloupe"
French C1 writing exercise

Alicia takes us on a tour of some of Guadeloupe's tourist spots.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "a sub-prefecture", "to set off for", "a peninsula", "to jut out into (land)", "a cliff", "breathtaking", "to spot", "in the distance", "flora and fauna", "anywhere else", "to delight [someone]", "of all ages", "to soak up (beauty)", "to soak up the sun", "a coconut tree".

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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After landing at the airport in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe's sub-prefecture, you'll set off for the south-east end of Grande Terre island where the Pointe des Châteaux peninsula juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. From Morne Pavillon's cliff, you'll be able to admire the breathtaking panorama in which you'll spot in the distance Marie-Galante, the peaks of the island of Dominica, Désirade and the two islands of Petite Terre. You'll then discover Basse Terre island by exploring the Mamelles zoological and botanical park, whose natural beauty, tropical flora and fauna as well as the countless species of wildlife that you won't see anywhere else, will delight visitors of all ages. Finally, after soaking up all the sumptuous landscapes, you'll enjoy a day of soaking up the sun on the beach of Grande Anse, one of Guadeloupe's most beautiful beaches with its postcard white sand and coconut trees.

I'll be right with you...