Première classe A1 Breakthrough

Culture: the postcard conventions

Remettez les phrases dans l'ordre pour reconstituer la carte postale.
Put the sentences back in the correct order to reform the sentences.

Cannes, le 12 août
Coucou papi et mamie
Nous sommes arrivés à Cannes.
Le soleil brille et la mer est chaude, ce sont de super vacances !
Some sentences are in the correct order. These will be carried over to the next step of the exercise.
Watch out !
Well done !

Culture(s) / Postcard writing conventions

In your country, in your culture, do you write postcards? Do you always send a postcard when you're on holiday away from home? Who do you send a postcard to? To an older family member, to friends, to neighbours? Can you send a card to say thank you? What are the postcard writing conventions in your culture?   In French-speaking countries, there are a few classic elements that are more or less always used, as you can see in Émilie's postcard to TV5MONDE. 1. Date: the day, the month (spelled out), the year. 2. Greeting: "Chers amis, Chère maman, Chers vous tous, Salut (Sophie)" [Dear friends, Dear mother, Dear you all, Hi (Sophie)], always followed by a comma or possibly an exclamation mark for "Salut". 3. You specify the place where you are: "Nous sommes en vacances dans un endroit de rêve, au bord de la mer, on se repose à la campagne, je suis aux sports d’hiver dans les Grisons, etc." [We are on vacation in a dream place, by the sea, resting in the countryside, I am skiing in the Grisons, etc.] 4. You say how you are (physical fitness and/or mood): " Je vais très bien, nous sommes en pleine forme, cela fait beaucoup de bien, on s’ennuie, etc." [I'm fine, we're in great shape, it feels very good, we're bored, etc.] 5. You write about what you're doing / you did, you let people know about your usual schedule while on holiday: " On lit, on se promène, on se baigne tout le temps, la gastronomie locale est formidable, etc." [We read, we go for walks, we go swimming all the time, the local cuisine is amazing, etc.]6. You talk about the weather: "Il fait beau, chaud, un temps splendide, épouvantable, il pleut, le ciel est toujours bleu, etc." [The weather is nice, it's warm, beautiful weather, terrible weather, it's raining, the sky is always blue, etc.] 7. Announcing when you're coming back: "À bientôt, on rentre le 10, on se retrouve à la fête de Tante Henriette, à plus, etc." [See you soon, we'll be back on the 10th, we'll meet at Aunt Henriette's party, see you later, etc.] 8. Personal closing line: "Affectueusement, tendrement, je t’embrasse bien fort, bises, bisous, etc." [Affectionately, tenderly, lots of love, hugs and kisses, etc."] 9. Signature: First name

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