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, bloquant l’une des routes commerciales les plus fréquentées du monde.
A giant container ship the length of four football pitches has become wedged across Egypt’s Suez Canal, blocking one of the world’s busiest trade routes.
Une tentative de renflouer un méga-navire bloquant le canal de Suez en Égypte a échoué, obligeant les entreprises à réorienter les services de cette voie de navigation vitale pour l’Afrique.
An attempt to refloat a megaship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal has failed, forcing companies to re-route services from the vital shipping lane around Africa.
Huit remorqueurs s’efforcent de libérer un grand porte-conteneurs bloqué dans le canal de Suez en Égypte, interrompant le trafic maritime sur l’une des voies navigables les plus fréquentées et les plus importantes du monde.
Eight tug boats are working to free a large container ship stuck in Egypt’s Suez Canal, halting marine traffic through one of the busiest and most important waterways in the world.
Full version available to members of our Leaving Cert or Teacher Plans
As a member of the Leaving Cert or Teacher Plan, you would have immediate access to:
- Over 900 sample topic sentences on a wide-range of topics
- NEW LISTENING SECTION
- Sample lessons for students from 1st to 6th year
- Approximately 70 sample opinion pieces.
- Diary Entries
- Narrative or Récit samples from past exam papers
- Tips on how to compose the Récit question
- Alternative past exam paper listening exercises
- Grammar section
- Grammar exercises
- Reading comprehensions
- Verb drills
- Study guides
- Comprehensive oral section with videos
- Expressions & key constructions
- Letters and much more…
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KEY VOCABULARY & GRAMMATICAL CONSTRUCTIONS
LE CANAL DE SUEZ BLOQUÉ
Un embouteillage – A traffic jam
L’échouage – The grounding
Une route commerciale – A commercial or trade route
Renflouer – To refloat
Une voie de navigation – A shipping lane
S’efforcer de faire quelque chose – to endeavour or try to do something
If you were to sign up for our one year Junior Cert plan, you would have access to:
- Audio section
- Oral questions & Role-plays
- Powerpoint presentations
- Comprehensive vocabulary lists
- Verb drills
- Grammar section
- Reading Section
- Written section with postcards, notes & letters
Please see some of our sample Junior Cert revision notes here
Members of the Teacher Plan have automatic access to both Leaving Cert & Junior Cert revision notes. Also we are constantly adding new files to the site, so whatever is put up for the duration of your membership, you have access to it. While we do put up some of our material on social media, it is only a fraction of what you will find on our site.
FRENCH ONLINE CLASSES – TERM TIME
If you would be interested in learning about our on-line classes, please click on this link. We cater for students in 3rd/5th and 6th year. Our classes are held once a week and are transmitted via Zoom. Our classes cover important facets of your course, whether at Junior or Senior cycle French. Please note that these classes will not be recorded in accordance with GDPR regulation.
A student can do as many or as few lessons as they need.
Due to Covid 19, students all over Ireland have missed out on valuable learning time. Here at French Notes, we have put together an online French summer programme, to get you ready for the year ahead.
Our classes are held every morning over either 5 or 10 days, and cover important facets of your course, whether at Junior or Senior cycle French. We offer classes to all years from 1st to 6th year. The classes will be one hour per day. This includes any notes provided from www.frenchnotes.ie. A student can choose to do either one or two weeks. Those who choose to do the 2 week course will benefit from a discount of 20%. The lessons will be transmitted through Zoom.
The first year French program is a gentle introduction into what students can expect in First year. The emphasis will be on vocabulary, but there will be a little bit of light grammar also, as the course has to be a true reflection of what 1st year French will be like. We will be going through topics that students can expect to cover in their first year doing secondary level French, such as Greetings, Describing oneself, classroom, pastimes etc.
In 2nd year, the classes will concentrate on the acquisition of key vocabulary and grammar. There will also be a focus on your first CBA (Classroom Based Assessment), which takes place in 2nd year. We will consider topics such as, My family, weather, modes of transport etc.
In 3rd year, the classes will be a blend of vocabulary, grammar and exam paper preparation. There will also be a focus on the 3rd year CBA (Classroom Based Assessment) as well as portfolio work. In 3rd year, students will look at topics such as Directions, buying clothes, Sport etc…
For TY/ 5th years, classes will focus on showing students how to engage with the senior level syllabus. Students will learn how to express themselves both orally and through written exercises. They will also be shown how to properly approach the Reading and Listening components of the exam.
The TY/5th year class is a gentle introduction to Leaving Cert French. I will be guiding them through the paper and showing them how to tackle the skills of Reading, writing and listening. We will do a bit of oral work, but the emphasis is really on gaining mastery over the grammar and approach to the paper, so that by September your student will not be daunted by the prospect of Leaving Cert French.
For students starting 6th year in September, this course will consolidate the parts of the course that they will need to gain mastery over. They will be given tips on how to write opinion pieces, diary entries and narratives. They will practice sample oral questions and answers, engage with sample reading texts and learn how to approach the listening section through an active listening methodology. Students will look at topics that are frequently asked in the Leaving Cert exam such as The Environment, Sport, Health, Social Issues among others.
The 6th year Course will take place for two weeks in June and will be repeated in July/August.
This course is either a one or two week course. Different material is covered each week.