My kids' back to school day

"La rentrée de mes enfants"
French B2 writing exercise

Claire is getting ready for the kids' first day back to school.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "as a result", "to iron", "to pack a bag", "a school bag", "French equivalent to secondary school [US: junior high school] / first year of primary school", "to start [school year]", "to keep [one's] fingers crossed", "a fountain pen".

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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CLAIRE: Tomorrow, it's my children's first day back to school! As a result, I haven't stopped once today, for everything to be ready on time. I had to finish washing and ironing the clothes that they chose to wear for this big day, and the kids (had to) pack their schoolbags without forgetting anything important. My daughter Mathilde is starting secondary school [US: junior high school] this year, which makes her a bit nervous. But she also can't wait to know if she'll be in the same class as her best friend. We're all keeping our fingers crossed that this is the case! As for Jonathan, he's starting first grade: therefore, he had to buy his first fountain pen! (As for) me, I just want them to have good teachers!

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