FRENCH NOTES COPYBOOK

French Notes copybook

FRENCH NOTES COPYBOOK If you follow my Snapchat or Instagram accounts, then you may have heard me going on and on about the importance of organising yourself for French. Students are on holidays all over Ireland, but as we all know, time flies and before we know it we will be back in the classroom.…

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LEAVING CERT & JUNIOR CERT FRENCH PAPERS REVIEW

Leaving Cert & Junior Cert

  Leaving Cert & Junior Cert French papers review. Leaving Cert Exams are the pinnacle of the Irish Educational System…. There was definitely a mixed reaction to the French papers, at both Leaving & Junior Cert level. Overall I think that the papers for both Junior and Leaving cert French were very much in line…

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Illegal Downloading – Leaving Cert French Sentences

Illegal Downloading – le téléchargement illégal. C’est un fait avéré que le piratage des œuvres musicales par Internet semblait en voie d’affaiblir l’industrie à un point tel, qu’on commençait à craindre pour sa survie. It is a well-established fact that illegal downloading of music files from the Internet seemed to be undermining the industry to…

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LEAVING CERT FRENCH | GENERAL SENTENCES FOR WRITTEN SECTION

Leaving cert French general sentences

GENERAL SENTENCES TO USE IN FRENCH LEAVING CERT WRITING The following are examples of sentences that you can use in either an opinion piece or a diary entry. They will give a richness and depth to your written expression. Please note that the full version runs to almost 19 pages and is available to subscribed…

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FRENCH LEAVING CERT WRITING SKILLS

Leaving cert French Revision Course

LEAVING CERT FRENCH – WRITING SKILLS What is it with students writing French? They freeze up and find the whole process so daunting. It really doesn’t have to be! Once a student has an idea of their tenses and how to use them properly, the rest should be plain sailing! However, this is not the…

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FRENCH LEAVING CERT

FRENCH LEAVING CERT ORDINARY LEVEL WRITING TASK Can you Fill in the Blanks?   Are you doing the French Leaving Cert ordinary level paper? Do you usually complete the filling in the blanks exercise? If you have been having difficulty with it, then we have the solution for you. As I am sure many of…

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FOOD WASTAGE

Food wastage

FOOD WASTAGE | LE GASPILLAGE ALIMENTAIRE  Here, you will find a sample of sentences on the issue of Food Wastage, and how it is impacting negatively on our environment. This may be a good choice for a leaving cert document.   Il faut savoir que le gaspillage alimentaire peut avoir des répercussions négatives sur l’environnement. We…

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VOCABULARY WORKSHEET EDUCATION

Vocabulary worksheet Education

Worksheets focusing on Vocabulary are a great way of learning and practicing new words, that you meet in French. In this worksheet, you are presented with a sample of words on the theme of Education. You should learn the words either before or after attempting the worksheet. FRANÇAIS ANGLAIS HOW TO PRONOUNCE Un lycée A…

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A GREEN CHRISTMAS

DES ASTUCES POUR UN NOËL ÉCOLO TIPS FOR A GREEN CHRISTMAS Cette année de plus en plus de gens essayent d’éviter la consommation éfrénée de Noël. Ils veulent faire leur part en vue d’améliorer la situation inquiétante de la planète. Je suis complètement de l’avis qu’il faut absolument changer nos habitudes afin de rendre la…

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STUDY GUIDE – 2018 LEAVING CERT

Study Guide for the 1st Reading Comprehension, Leaving Cert French Exam, 2018. This study guide is to be used with the exam papers. We have devised this study guide to help you answer the reading comprehensions, without giving the answers, as that, in our opinion, would be pointless, and there would be no evidence of…

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VERBS, WHICH CAUSE CONFUSION

French verbs

VERBS, WHICH CAUSE CONFUSION The French have a verb for everything. Their use of language is so articulate, that they simply have to use the correct verb in the correct context. When students are learning to write in French, they often use the correct verb, but then it is marked “incorrect” by the teacher and…

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LEAVING CERT FRENCH READING PRACTICE STRATEGY

I find that reading comprehensions contain an absolute wealth of information that students could use to great effect. If reading comprehensions were really used to their absolute potential, they would provide a very rich training ground for our students. I know that in the Leaving cert exam, students must read a text for understanding, but…

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The Narrative Question or Récit Leaving Cert French

The Narrative Question or Récit  In order to do well in this type of writing, students need to have a very clear understanding of the use of “Past” tenses such as the passé composé, the Imparfait and the plus-que-parfait. According to the 2016 Chief Examiner’s report, the narrative or récit question is generally not a…

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FRENCH LEAVING CERT ORAL EXAM – PART 2

This is the 2nd part of a five part series of blog entries on the oral. please check through the blog for our other entries. https://www.frenchnotes.ie/french-leaving-cert-oral-exam-part-1/ GENERAL POINTS TO REMEMBER AND THE DOCUMENT The oral examination is common to both Higher and Ordinary Level. It consists of a conversation of approximately twelve minutes duration. Candidates…

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