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You read an article where young people talk about fashion.

LA MODE - QU'EN PENSES-TU?

Jean-Christophe - Fontenay-sous-Bois

"Pour convaincre tes parents, essaie de leur demander à un bon moment, quand ils n'ont pas de problème..."

Anne-Gaelle - Paris 5e

A young woman posing in French fashion clothes

"Vraiement, je trouve que c'est un peu idiot de suivre la mode pas à pas. Il faut innover et créer de petits détails pour te donner de la personnalité"

Paul - Ile de la Réunion

"Si tu as un copain qui porte une boucle d'oreille, invite-le chez toi. Tes parents vont mieux comprendre..."

Raphael - Paris, 4e

"Moi aussi j'aime bien être à la mode, mais pas complètement. Si quelque chose dans la mode ne me plaît pas, je ne l'achète pas..."

Emmanuelle - Marseille

"Ma mère était contre les vêtements à la mode. Alors, un jour, je suis allée discuter le pour et le contre. Elle a vu que ce n'était pas si ridicule."

Question

Who has made these comments? Write the name of the person opposite each comment.

Student
1. "Don't just follow fashion, create your own style"
2. "Choose the right time to discuss things with your parents"
3. "Persuade your parents by discussing advantages and disadvantages"
Answer

StudentExplanation
1. "Don't just follow fashion, create your own style"Anne Gaelle Most of the passages contain the word "mode", so this does not give you a clue to the answers required. Look for other keywords, related to the English in the questions. You cannot translate word for word here.
2. "Choose the right time to discuss things with your parents"Jean-Christophe The key phrase here is "à un bon moment."
3. "Persuade your parents by discussing advantages and disadvantages"Emmanuelle The term "discuter" is almost identical to the English "discuss". The expression "le pour et le contre" can mean "advantages and disadvantages", so this makes it clear that the statement comes from Emmanuelle.
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