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Aural Exam Focused Listening Technique

This technique is thought to focus the listener even before hearing the tape and thus “subdue panic” and “increase exam productivity”. The technique can be summarised as follows:

  1. Read the instructions carefully (even though they always begin in the same manner, there is usually some information about the piece you will hear included also). Take this information into account when considering the likelihood of your answer.
  2. Read the questions, underlining the key words. Mentally recall or actually jot down the French for these words above the English questions.
  3. Now listen out for these or related words on the tape, your... (More)
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French Oral Exam: Conversation Fillers

Time

  • D’habitude / Normalement
  • Quelquefois / Parfois / Des fois / De temps en temps / De temps Ă  autre Rarement / RĂ©guliĂšrement / Souvent
  • RĂ©cemment / BientĂŽt
  • Tous les jours / Chaque jour / Toutes les semaines / Tous les mois
  • Le soir vs la soirĂ©e / Le jour vs la journĂ©e / L’an vs l’annĂ©e (pendant) Maintenant / Actuellement
  • Hier / Aujourd’hui / Demain / La semaine derniĂšre/prochaine / Le week-end dernier/prochain
  • Avant / AprĂšs / Auparavant

Conjunctions

  • Et
  • Mais
  • Avec
  • Sans
  • Pendant / Durant
  • Tandis que

  • Pourtant / Cependant / Toutefois NĂ©anmoins
  • Enfin
  • Donc / Alors
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Leaving Cert. French Expression Ă©crite: 10 Key Sentences on L’Environnement

1) Tout d’abord, je pense que les questions au sujet de l’environnement font partie de nos prĂ©occupations quotidiennes.

First, I think that questions about the environment are part of our daily concerns.
2) En effet, la pollution est un des problÚmes majeurs de notre société.

Indeed, pollution is one of the main problems of our society.
3) De plus, les mĂ©dias parlent constamment de la pollution de l’eau, de la pollution de l’air, de l’effet de serre, de la dĂ©forestation, des nuisances sonores et encore de beaucoup d’autres problĂšmes Ă©cologiques.

Furthermore, the media constantly talk about water pollution, air pollution,... (More)