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Having a penfriend is a brilliant way of making friends and learning a language at the same time. Have you ever thought of getting one? This exercise will help you learn the vocabulary for getting started sending emails or letters.

Reading question: Penfriends

Here is a typical exam question. You need to read and understand the short article about Christophe then identify some facts about him. In an exam this question should take you about 20 minutes.

Question

Christophe habite en Suisse. Il cherche un correspondant français. Voici sa petite annonce dans un magazine:

Je m'appelle Christophe Lenoir et j'aurai 16 ans le dix-sept septembre. Je n'ai ni frère ni soeur, mais j'ai un hamster, un chat et un chien.

J'adore les pâtes, mais je ne supporte pas les légumes, surtout les épinards.

Quand j'ai du temps libre, je fais de l'équitation et je joue de la batterie.

A l'école, je déteste l'anglais et l'allemand, mais par contre, j'aime bien les sciences et la musique.

Mon père était professeur au Québec, où je suis né, mais maintenant il est agriculteur. Il a 22 vaches, 6 chevaux et 17 veaux. J'aimerais devenir dentiste, comme ma mère. Ecris-moi vite!

Find:

  1. What food Christophe likes: __________
  2. His mother's job: __________
  3. Christophe's favourite musical instrument: __________
  4. The date of his birthday: __________
  5. A subject, other than music, that he likes at school: __________

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