A bad matchmaker

French C1 writing exercise

Une mauvaise entremetteuse

Sophie tells us about her failed attempt at matchmaking.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to introduce [someone] to [someone]", "to set one's heart on", "to date (=see people)", "to separate from [someone]", "to break the ice", "amazement (=surprise)", "a matchmaker".

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I don't understand what happened! It had all started so well: Aline had asked us to introduce someone to her and we had set our hearts on Stéphane who felt ready to date again after separating from his partner six months earlier. We knew that they'd already have a few things in common: they both liked science fiction and traveling, which could help break the ice. We then organised a party to which we invited them while telling them there would be single people but without them knowing who would be there. After they arrived and we introduced them to each other, we let them get acquainted. But after about ten minutes, it was with amazement that we saw Aline throw her drink in Stéphane's face! That's the last time we play matchmakers!

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