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Opinion piece vocab (French)

  • De nos jours – these days
  • À mon avis – in my opinion
  • Je pense – I think
  • C’est vrai que – it’s true that
  • Pour dire la vérité – to tell the truth
  • Il faut – It is necessary
  • Il est nécessaire – it is necessary
  • Tout d’abord – firstly
  • Puis – then
  • Enfin – finally
  • Malheureusement – unfortunately
  • Cependant – however
  • C’est un sujet brûlant – it’s a burning topic
  • D’un autre coté – on the other hand
  • En suite – then
  • En conclusion – in conclusion
  • Pour conclure – to conclude

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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Leaving Cert Oral & Written Expression: L’addiction

You can listen to the above audio recording in order to practice how to say the following words in french.

Part 1: Necessary vocabulary

I. La drogue

  • les drogues – drugs
  • un stupéfiant – a drug
  • la cocaïne – cocaine
  • le haschisch – haschisch
  • le cannabis – cannabis
  • l’héroïne – heroin
  • se droguer – to take drugs
  • un trafiquant – dealer
  • une drogue dure – hard drug
  • une drogue douce – soft drug
  • un toxicomane – drug addict
  • la toxicomanie – drug addiction
  • un joint – joint
  • par voie intraveineuse – intravenous
  • l’accoutumance – addiction
  • l’addiction – addiction
  • la méthadone... (More)
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How to Structure A French Essay

In order to write a good essay, you will need to write structured paragraphs.

General Introduction of the topic

De nos jours, les problèmes de ….

Cette année, le débat sur l’environnement est omniprésent.

En ce moment, l’éducation est au centre des sujets d’actualité

Paragraph 1

Premièrement, il me semble que…

De plus, je pense que…

En effet, la société évolue….

Paragraph 2

Deuxièmement, je crois que ….

Cependant, il est important de noter que…

Il est vrai que le gouvernement pourrait….

Enfin, je suis inquiet/inquiète car ….

Conclusion

Pour conclure, il est essentiel de rappeler que ……

En conclusion,... (More)