Saving up for Christmas

"Faire des économies pour Noël"
French B2 writing exercise

Nadia has a plan to save money until the Holidays.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to save money", "to afford [something]", "to cut down on", "superfluous", "expenses", "no more [noun]", "outings", "to feel like [something]", "a brand", "instead", "the supermarket brand", "an item", "to admit", "the nail salon", "all be worth it".

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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This year, I want my family to have a magical Christmas, so I really need to save money to be able to afford what I have planned! To start with, I've cut down on superfluous expenses: no more coffee shop outings with the girls, and I've started to make my own lunch at home, even when I really feel like a burger! I've also stopped buying expensive brands and instead, I've tried the supermarket brand items which, I must admit (it), are often nicer and healthier! I haven't been to the hairdresser or the nail salon for three months, but it will all be worth it when I see my children's smiles!

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