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Oceanopolis is great!

"Océanopolis, c'est chouette !"
French B2 writing exercise

Céline tells you about her visit to the ocean discovery park in Brest, Brittany.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "an aquarium", "over the past x years", "to walk through [a place's] doors", "to be fascinated by", "a sea creature", "so far (past)", "a pavilion (museum)", "Brittany/Breton (French region)", "not to believe one's eyes", "filled with", "along the coast", "a blue lobster", "a seahorse", "translucent", "a moon jellyfish", "at one point", "to press one's nose against [something]", "a sawshark".

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During the Easter holidays, I took my kids to Brest, in Brittany, so that they could visit Océanopolis which is one of the biggest aquariums in France. Over the past thirty years, millions of visitors have walked through its doors. My kids were already fascinated by all the sea creatures that they had seen so far during the visit, but when we entered the "Brittany" pavilion, they could not believe their eyes! In this section of the park, there were around forty aquariums filled with sea animals who live along the Breton coast: (some) Breton blue lobsters, (some) seahorses and (some) translucent moon jellyfish. At one point, the kids had their noses pressed against the glass of an aquarium when suddenly, an enormous sawshark swam above their heads! What an unforgettable experience!

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