A slippery drive
French writing exercise

Un trajet en voiture glissant

Richard struggled to get to work this morning: everything was frozen!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to freeze", "to be covered in", "a layer", "to scrape", "a windshield", "a [driving] wheel", "to salt [the road]", "the main street", "an obstacle course", "safe and sound", "to avoid", "to drive at night", "on top of everything else".

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The temperature went below freezing last night, and this morning, everything was covered in a thick layer of ice. Unfortunately, my car didn't escape (it)! I had to spend half an hour scraping my windshield, and that was only the beginning! Once behind the wheel, I very quickly realised that no one had salted the road which leads to the main street. As a result, the journey that I make every morning turned into an obstacle course! I finally managed to get to work safe and sound, but by driving at a snail's pace. I was an hour late! Tonight, I'll leave earlier in order to avoid having to drive at night on top of everything else!

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