Understanding detailed written French demands a knowledge of vocabulary and an awareness of grammar. With these skills it is possible to find the main message of a text and specific details.
Lisa se dispute souvent avec sa sœur.
What does Lisa do with her sister?
They talk together
Elle fume depuis quelques mois!
How long has she smoked for?
A few months
Je n'aime pas la cigarette car ce n'est pas sain.
Why does she not like cigarettes?
On risque d’avoir le cancer et des maladies cardiaques.
What could we suffer from?
Cancer and heart diseases
Cancer and lung diseases
Quand je vois un paquet de cigarettes, je le mets à la poubelle!
What does she do with cigarettes?
She smokes them
She throws them in the bin
She hides them
Ma sœur et ses amis se moquent de moi car je ne fume pas.
What does her sister and her sister's friends do?
They make fun of her
They want her to smoke
They think it's cool to smoke
Mon meilleur ami avait un problème: il buvait.
What problem did his best friend have?
Un de ses amis qui était plus agé lui a offert un verre et il l'a bu pour l'impressionner.
How did his problem start?
His brother gave him a drink
His older friend gave him a drink
His younger brother gave him a drink
Mon meilleur ami va a des groupes de soutien chaque semaine.
When does his best friend go to self help groups?
Twice a month
Maintenant, il ne boit que pour son anniversaire!
What does his friend do now?
He stopped drinking the day of his birthday
He stopped drinking on his parents' anniversary
He only drinks to celebrate his birthday