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Workaholic's back to work

"La rentrée d'un bourreau de travail"
French B2 writing exercise

Arthur hates time off and can't wait to be back at work!

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "can't wait for...to be over", "to take time off (work)", "as it happens", "otherwise", "to drive (someone) insane", "from...onwards", "to count", "going back to work/the office", "long-awaited", "to go over files", "first day back".

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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I can't wait for the holiday [US:vacation] to be over! Every summer, my company closes for a few weeks and they insist that I take some time off. It would be fantastic if I was fed up with my job, but as it happens, I love working! On holiday [US:vacation], I have to be busy all the time, otherwise it drives me insane. From the first day of holiday [US:vacation] onwards, I literally start counting the hours that separate me from going back to the office. And the night before the long-awaited return, I spend my evening going over the files that I had left before the holiday [US:vacation]. I must be the only person smiling on the first day back!

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