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A last minute request

"Une requête de dernière minute"
French C1 writing exercise

Isabelle's colleague keeps making her miserable...

Pay attention to the hints!

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
Start the exercise

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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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