Missed plane!

French C1 writing exercise

Avion manqué !

Bastien missed his morning flight to Paris!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to rent", "a snack", "to break down (car)", "from the start", "to think that...", "by now", "an espresso (coffee)".

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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This morning, I missed my flight to Paris! Yet, I'd organised everything perfectly: I'd packed my suitcases two days ago so I wouldn't forget anything, I'd rented a car to go to the airport, and I'd even prepared a snack in case I was hungry! But nothing happened as planned! The car I'd rented broke down: I had to wait for a taxi, which made me late. It's my fault, I should have taken a taxi from the start! By the time we finally made it to the airport, it was too late. My plane was already long gone! To think that by now, I should be drinking an espresso on a terrace, while eating a warm croissant that I would have bought at the bakery.

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