FRENCH NOTES – weekly update 21st of November, 2021

Update on French Notes Content

FRENCH NOTES – WEEKLY UPDATE 21st of November, 2021 First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your continued loyalty to French Notes. We are delighted with the new layout of our site, and hope that you are finding it a lot easier to navigate. As our site is now totally revamped, we…

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COP26 – LAST CHANCE TO SAVE OUR PLANET

COP26 our last chance to save the planet

We are living in very uncertain times with Covid 19 and the threat of destruction to our planet. COP26 begins in Glasgow today, the 31st of October. Please find some useful sentences below that are written in English and French, with a key to the grammatical constructions used. Please note that the full document is…

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FRENCH NOTES – NEW WEBSITE LAYOUT

Elizabeth Hayes-Lyne

FRENCH NOTES – NEW LOOK WEBSITE RATIONALE FOR NEW LOOK WEBSITE In June 2021, we sent out a questionnaire to our members looking for feedback on our site. The overwhelming response was extremely positive. We drilled down into the responses, and it quickly became clear that teachers and students were sometimes finding it difficult to…

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SUEZ CANAL BLOCKED

Suez Canal Blocked

LE CANAL DE SUEZ BLOQUÉ THE SUEZ CANAL BLOCKED   Le canal de Suez bloqué par un embouteillage après l’échouage d’un énorme porte-conteneurs Suez Canal blocked by traffic jam after massive container ship runs aground Un porte-conteneurs géant de la longueur de quatre terrains de football s’est coincé dans le canal de Suez en Égypte,…

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STORMING CAPITOL HILL IN WASHINGTON

STORMING CAPITOL HILL IN WASHINGTON Le 6 janvier 2021, des scènes inimaginables se sont déroulées à Washington alors que les partisans de Donald Trump ont pris d’assaut le Capitole dans le but de perturber le dépouillement du Collège électoral du Congrès qui officialisera la prochaine investiture du président élu Joe Biden le 20 janvier. On…

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KICK START 2021 WITH DAILY FACEBOOK LIVE SESSIONS

FACEBOOK LIVE SESSIONS WITH FRENCH NOTES

KICK START 2021 WITH DAILY FACEBOOK LIVE SESSIONS   2021 will hopefully be kinder to us all. 2020 was horrendous in so many ways. The Corona Virus is still a significant threat to all of us. The best that we can for the moment is to keep our distance, keep washing our hands and try…

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NEW VARIANT OF COVID 19 DETECTED

New Variant of Covid 19 detected

Nouvelle variante de Covid 19 détectée New variant of Covid 19 detected Il existe une nouvelle variante du Covid 19, que l’on pense beaucoup plus contagieuse. Cette nouvelle variante a été détectée en Irlande. Nous ne savons pas combien de temps le Covid 19 restera ici, mais c’est un virus mortel pour beaucoup. La chose…

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FIRE IN REFUGEE CAMP ON ISLAND OF LESBOS

UN INCENDIE SUR L’ÎLE DE LESBOS. Un incendie a dévasté le plus grand camp de migrants de Grèce, sur l’île de Lesbos. A fire has devastated Greece’s largest migrant camp, on the island of Lesbos. En conséquence, plus de 13 000 hommes, femmes et enfants se sont retrouvés sans abri. As a result, over 13,000…

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LEAVING CERT FRENCH READING COMPREHENSION

racism

READING COMPREHENSION ON RACISM & RACIAL DISCRIMINATION READING SECTION COMBATTRE LE RACISME ET LA DISCRIMINATION RACIALE EN EUROPE SECTION I Aujourd’hui, les formes de racisme et de discrimination raciale sont complexes et inquiétantes. En Europe, ces questions sont de plus en plus au cœur des préoccupations politiques et sociales. Pour faire face à cette situation,…

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EXPLOSION IN BEIRUT

Explosion in Beirut

EXPLOSION À BEIRUT AU LIBAN À Beyrouth, deux explosions ont secoué la ville, tuant des dizaines de personnes et en blessant des milliers. In Beirut, two explosions rocked the city killing dozens of people and injuring thousands. De nombreuses personnes se sont retrouvées sans abri, leurs maisons ayant été réduites en ruines. Many people were…

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IRELAND COVID 19 LOCKDOWN

Covid 19 Lockdown Ireland

    Le vendredi 27 mars, notre Premier ministre Leo Varadkar, après des réunions avec le médecin en chef, Tony Holohan, et son ministre de la santé, Simon Harris, a annoncé que l’Irlande allait subir de nouvelles restrictions en réponse à Covid 19. On Friday, the 27th of March our Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, after…

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French Notes from Facebook Livestream

Blog post from Facebook Livestream

Bonjour tout le monde!  As we are still in a very critical situation with Covid 19, I am going to continue doing a Facebook Livestream every evening at 8pm. Thank you for watching yesterday’s livestream. Here are the French notes to accompany it. We focused on the 2016 Diary Entry for Leaving Cert students, and…

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FACEBOOK LIVESTREAM | SAMPLE EMAIL

Junior Cycle French email

Bonjour tout le monde!  Thank you for tuning into our Facebook Livestream. I have decided that the best way to share the content with you, is to put the files into a blog after the Livestream. Our livestreams are attracting a huge number of people and being done to help both Junior and Leaving Cert…

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DOPING IN RUSSIA

doping in Russia

LE DOPAGE EN RUSSIE DOPING IN RUSSIA L’Agence mondiale antidopage a voté à l’unanimité pour interdire à la Russie de participer au sport international pendant quatre ans pour des infractions de dopage. The World Anti-Doping Agency has voted unanimously to ban Russia from international sport for four years for doping offences. Personnellement, je pense que…

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