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 members of our Leaving Cert or Teacher plans.
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TO STATE THAT SOMETHING IS TRUE OR INEVITABLE
Devenir de plus en plus évidente – To become more and more evident.
C’est incontestablement vrai que – It is undeniably or undoubtedly true that
TO STATE THAT SOMETHING WILL HAVE A HUGE IMPACT
Avoir un effet planétaire – To have a global impact
Un phénomène universel. – A universal phenomenon
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EXPRESSING WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
Il faut trouver une solution à cette question – we must find a solution to this question.
Il est nécessaire que + subjunctive – it is necessary to…
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EXPRESSING POSITIVE EMOTION OR ACTION
Être féru de – to be passionate about
Donner feu vert à quelque chose – To give the go-ahead for something.
EXPRESSING NEGATIVE EMOTION OR ANGER
La progression alarmante – The alarming rate of
Une triste réalité = A sad reality.
Entraîner de sérieuses conséquences – Lead to serious consequences
Selon = According to (useful word to use when writing about a contemporary issue, as you
can say for example : selon une étude menée par…(According to a study conducted by…)
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HOW TO EXPRESS THAT YOU REALISE/CONSIDER OR REMEMBER SOMETHING
Se rendre compte de quelque chose – To realise something
EXPRESSIONS TO SAY THAT SOMETHING IS CAUSED BY
Le stress est généré par – Stress is caused by
Le taux de – the rate of
Suite à – following or as a result of
GENERAL FRENCH EXPRESSIONS
Chercher des noises = look for an argument
Une foire d’empoigne = a free for all