I miss French food!
French writing exercise

La nourriture française me manque !

Hélène tells Betty how she's coping with missing French food abroad.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to move [somewhere]", "over time", "to get used to [something]", "to import", "frustrating", "to be familiar to [someone]", "the worst thing is", "once", "for double...", "a rip-off".

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:

- Hélène, you moved to England eight years ago. What do you miss the most about France? - Without hesitation, I'd say the food! Over time I got used to English supermarkets, and I learned to find the small shops which import French products, but in the beginning it could be frustrating, because nothing was familiar to me. The first year, I used to go back every six weeks to Toulouse, and every time I'd come back with a suitcase full of food! The worst thing is the price of French wine in London. Once, I saw a bottle of Chablis that I used to buy regularly at home, for double what it used to cost me over there! What a rip-off!

Clever stuff happening!