The Lumberjack - Part 2

"Le Bûcheron - seconde partie"
French C1 writing exercise

Who left those tiny footprints? Here's the end of our original Christmas story!

As this is a story, use Le Passé Simple when appropriate.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to come out into [somewhere]", "a clearing", "a hut", "hairy (face)", "to mean no harm", "in a [...] voice", "crystal-clear", "an elf (Santa)", "to rise up (voice)", "to collect dust (expression)", "What if...?", "overjoyed".

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

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The continuation and conclusion of the old lumberjack's story. After walking for a few minutes, our lumberjack and his reindeer came out into a clearing in the middle of which stood a marvellous tree. On each of its branches, there were little huts at the windows of which tiny hairy faces looked preoccupied. "We mean you no harm," the lumberjack declared in a reassuring voice. "May I ask (you) who you are and what you do here?" Then, a crystal-clear voice rose up: "We are elves who build marvellous objects. But unfortunately, they collect dust where no one ever sees them." The elves showed him their treasure and the lumberjack had a brilliant idea: "What if you came and lived with me ? We could distribute your delightful creations to children, which would bring them much happiness." The elves, overjoyed, accepted and moved in the very next day. And that's how our lumberjack never felt lonely ever again!

I'll be right with you...