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Missed plane!

"Avion manqué !"
French C1 writing exercise

Bastien missed his morning flight to Paris!

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to rent", "a snack", "to break down (car)", "from the start", "to think that...", "by now", "an espresso (coffee)".

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 morning, I missed my flight to Paris! Yet, I'd organised everything perfectly: I'd packed my suitcases two days ago so I wouldn't forget anything, I'd rented a car to go to the airport, and I'd even prepared a snack in case I was hungry! But nothing happened as planned! The car I'd rented broke down: I had to wait for a taxi, which made me late. It's my fault, I should have taken a taxi from the start! By the time we finally made it to the airport, it was too late. My plane was already long gone! To think that by now, I should be drinking an espresso on a terrace, while eating a warm croissant that I would have bought at the bakery.

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