At university
French writing exercise

À la fac

Léa and Laura bump into each other at their new university.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to expect to [do]", "to register (for a course)", "(French university courses) Art History/Literature/Classic Literature", "to take it that...", "to perfect [something]", "translation skills", "to broaden", "an entrance exam", "to bump into each other".

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

Here's a preview of the text for the writing challenge, when you're ready click the start button above:

- Hi Laura! I didn't expect to see you here. What did you register for? - I hesitated for a long time between Art History and Literature, then in the end, my passion for Latin pushed me to pick Classic Literature. And you, I take it that you're studying English? - Yes, that's always been my favourite subject. I chose to do a degree that combines foreign language, literature and civilisation, which will allow me to perfect my translation skills while broadening my cultural references. - I see that you know exactly what you want to do. - My goal is to get my degree so that I can take the ISIT entrance exam in three years. - Good luck! We'll probably bump into each other in the corridors!

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