Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon
Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

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Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

2.11.2 Revision: directions and dates

Activité 58

In Extract 74 we asked some Avignonnais for directions. Listen and match the places, times and means of transport, according to their answers.

Écoutez et reliez les expressions.

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le commissariat 5 minutes en voiture
l'office du tourisme est à environ 7 minutes à pied
l'hôpital 10 minutes en bus
la gare 15 minutes
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  1. Make up four phrases to express where the destinations are. Here's how:

    Faites quatre phrases.

    Le commissariat est à environ ______minutes_______.

Answer

1/2 Le commissariat est à environ sept minutes à pied.

L'office du tourisme est à environ quinze minutes à pied.

L'hôpital est à environ dix minutes en voiture et à environ vingt minutes en bus.

La gare est à environ cinq minutes en voiture.

You may have noticed that the last speaker said à cinq minutes environ, which is also correct.

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Activité 59

Match the French words in the left-hand column with their English equivalents in the right-hand column.

Trouvez les équivalents.

1 un parking (a) trainers
2 un pull (b) shampoo
3 un camping (c) a car park
4 les baskets (d) a jumper
5 un self (e) a camp site
6 le shampooing (f) a coach
7 un car (g) a self-service restaurant
8 une phrase (h) exchange
9 un voyage (i) change
10 la monnaie (j) fantastic
11 le change (k) a sentence
12 formidable (l) likeable
13 sympathique (m) a journey

Answer

1 (c), 2 (d), 3 (e), 4 (a), 5 (g), 6 (b), 7 (f), 8 (k), 9 (m), 10 (i), 11 (h), 12 (j), 13 (l)

Activité 60

  1. Say these dates.

    Dites ces dates.

    • 04/04/2004

    • 25/01/1963

    • 01/07/1978

    • 16/09/1999

  2. Say the date you were born.

    Votre date de naissance?

Answer

1 You should have said:

  • le quatre avril, deux mille quatre

  • le vingt-cinq janvier, mille neuf cent soixante-trois

  • le premier juillet, mille neuf cent soixante-dix-huit

  • le seize septembre, mille neuf cent quatre-vingt-dix-neuf

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