Birthday makeover
French writing exercise

Relooking d'anniversaire

"New year, new me" Julia thought on her 20th birthday.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to feel like [doing]", "to change [styles, cars...]", "to book an appointment", "to have [one's] hair dyed [colour]", "a wardrobe (=content)", "baggy (clothes)", "a closet", "to be full of", "a flowery dress", "multicoloured", "embroidered".

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For my birthday, I felt like changing styles. After all, you're only twenty once! To start, I booked an appointment at the hairdresser's, and I had my hair dyed purple. You can imagine my mother's face when I came into the living room with my new haircut! I didn't like the clothes that I had any more, so with the money that I received, my girlfriends and I went to the shopping center [US: mall], and together, we completely renewed my wardrobe! Goodbye baggy t-shirts and beige trousers! My closet is now full of flowery dresses, [of] multicoloured tights and [of] embroidered jeans!

Let me take a look at that...