New in town

"Nouvelle en ville"
French B1 writing exercise

Caroline writes in her diary about her plans to make new friends in a new town.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "dear diary", "to be determined to [do]", "new people", "to leave a message", "hopefully", "nice (people)", "a colleague", "to join (a class)", "to resist [someone]".

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
Start the exercise
How the test works

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Dear diary, last week, I moved to Lyon. I don't know anyone in this town but I'm determined to meet new people. I'll leave a message on Facebook for my friends tonight. Maybe they will know someone here who will then be able to introduce me to other people. And I'll start my new job next Monday, where hopefully, I'll meet nice colleagues. I must also join a yoga class, and I'd love to learn how to cook. It shouldn't be too hard to make new friends, after all, who could resist me?