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(Scary) Bedtime stories

"Des histoires du soir (qui font peur)"
French B2 writing exercise

Jasmine talks to her partner Nicolas about the type of bedtime stories he is telling their son.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to put [someone] to bed", "to tell (story)", "a bedtime story", "to be fast asleep", "to take [something] the wrong way", "to check (verify)", "soaked with sweat", "to quote", "to have nightmares", "nonsense!".

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

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

- Darling, have you put Jérémie to bed? - Yes, I told him his bedtime story, and he was fast asleep before the end of the second page. - Listen, I need to tell you something. Don't take this the wrong way, but I don't think it's a good idea for you to keep telling him horror stories... - Why? He loves my stories, and I love telling them to him! - I know, but the nights when you're not here, he waits for me to check under his bed before switching the light off. Last week, he woke up soaked with sweat because, I quote, a vampire had tried to drink his blood! - I had no idea he was having nightmares! - He didn't want you to be disappointed... - Nonsense! I'll be more careful now.

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