Composting is awesome!

"Composter, c'est génial !"
French B2 writing exercise

Elsa explains composting to her friend Pierre.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "a pile of waste", "yeah", "to compost / composting", "a recycling process", "to let [something] do", "to decompose [itself]", "a fertiliser", "not only...but also", "an amount of", "a landfill", "to enable to [do]", "chemical (adj.)", "to advise", "a compost bin", "a gardening store", "can't wait to [do]", "to get started".

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

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

- Hi Elsa! I saw that you had a pile of waste in your garden. - Ah yeah, that's what I use to compost. - I've already heard that term before, but I don't know what it means. - It's a recycling process where we let organic waste decompose in order to be able to use it as a natural fertiliser. Not only does it reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, but it also enables me to avoid chemical fertilisers in my garden. - And if I wanted to start, what would you advise me to do? - You could start by buying a compost bin at the gardening store. And if you need help, I will be happy to help you. - Thank you, Elsa. I can't wait to get started!

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