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Sorting out my office

"Ranger mon bureau"
French B2 writing exercise

Jean-Pascal's office needed a good clean.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "it'd been too long since...", "it was about time I...", "to tackle a task", "to sort [objects] out", "in piles", "in every corner", "to dust [something]", "wall shelves", "to put [furniture] together", "a compressed air can", "to get rid of", crumbs", "to be stuck", "cardboard packaging", "it looks like...".

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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It had been way too long since I cleaned my office, and it was about time (that) I tackled this task! To start with, I had to sort out all the DVDs and video games that I had left in piles in every corner of the room. I had to empty and dust the wall shelves before filling them with my precious collections. I also went to buy a new bookcase that I spent more than two hours putting together! Then, I used a compressed air can to get rid of the dust and little crumbs that were stuck between the keys of my keyboard. And finally, I took out all the cardboard packaging and I hoovered [US:vacuumed]. It looks like a brand-new office!