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Have you ever had a look through the small advertisements in the back of your local paper for a second hand bike or computer? This exercise will show you the right places to look for the items you want.

Reading question: Small ads

Here is a typical exam question. You have to read and understand the small ads in the back of a French local newspaper. Then you need to identify in which section of the paper the different adverts would be found. It should take 5 minutes.


Find the right section (catégorie) for each of the adverts below.

Les catégories:

  • A. Offres d'emploi
  • B. Cours et leçons
  • C. Animaux
  • D. Vêtements
  • E. Cycles
  1. Vends vélo cross et demi-course, 9 à 12 ans, bon état. Tél: 67 45 11 89. Catégorie: __________

  2. Collection cuir 2010, modèles haut de gamme, coupe unique, blouson, jupe, pantalon, veste. €350. Tél: 67 31 35 85. Catégorie: __________

  3. A placer: des chatons siamois, un chat siamois, des chatons tigrés. Tél: 67 09 43 43. Catégorie: __________

  4. Cherche dame, 45 à 60 ans pour ménage, cuisine, surveillance dame handicapée. Nourrie, logée. 12 km de Béziers. Tél: 67 88 31 55. Catégorie: __________

  5. Rock, tango, salsa, disco etc. Ecole de danse, J. Grava, 5 rue de la Poste, Béziers. Catégorie: __________


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