A last minute request
French writing exercise

Une requête de dernière minute

Isabelle's colleague keeps making her miserable...

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to get along with [someone]", "yeah", "even further", "at the latest", "to take a lunch break", "a pile of files", "the cafeteria", "by the end of", "that sucks!", "to be gutted [ticked off]", "downright!", "to have a choice".

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
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How the test works

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- Do you remember the girl from the office I told you about? - The one you don't get along with? - Yeah, the one who's always asking me to stay late... This week, she went even further ! I had warned everyone that I was going away on holiday [US: vacation], and that therefore, if they wanted me to do anything, they needed to tell me [it] by Tuesday at the latest, so that I would have time to take care of it. When I took my lunch break on Friday, I had managed to finish off everything I had to do, and I was already starting to feel like I was on holiday [US: vacation]. And then, she comes to sit across from me in the cafeteria with a pile of files telling me that she needs them by the end of the weekend! - No! That sucks! You must have been gutted [US: ticked off]! - Damn right! But I had no choice: I stayed until midnight to finish them!

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