Sentence constructions are essential for opinion pieces. The trick is to learn a variety of sentences that you can use for any topic. I hope you find these helpful.
2012 Question: Il y a trop d’émissions sportives à la télé : le tennis, le golf, le rugby……… ! Et cette année, avec EURO 2012 et tous les matchs de football, c’est encore pire. Ça m’énerve ! » Solange, 22 ans
2013 Question: L’influence des célébrités sur les jeunes
Aujourd’hui, les célébrités représentent des idoles pour les jeunes, et leur influence estconsidérable. Certaines célébrités peuvent inspirer aux jeunes des ambitions, maisd’autres célébrités peuvent avoir une mauvaise influence sur eux.
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No more of those hideous Netflix and chill suggestions. I’ve tracked down a variety of French films on Youtube. The perfect way to passer un weekend, non?
Having alternative terms to express yourself in French will impress your examiner and improve your communication marks. C’est très très très très facile. Or should I say vraiment énormement facile…
What is a document?
The document is an optional element of the oral exam. Basically, students can bring in a document (a photograph, a literary text or an illustration) if they wish but this is at the discretion of the student.
Je sais. A few hours of French a week is enough torture without it filtering into your iPods, am I right? However, I’m pleased to share some French music that’s genuinely enjoyable without an accordion in sight. Useful for dancing a jig between revising the conditional tenses. I’m still searching for a French “One Direction”, but these will suffice in the meantime….
(i) It is the month of July and you have just returned home from two weeks holidays in Portugal. Write a letter in French to your penpal, Annette. In your letter
– describe the hotel where you stayed in Portugal
– mention some of the activities you did at the beach
– ask her if she is going to work during the holidays
– tell her about your plans for your birthday in August
– send your regards to her parents.
The subjunctive is the grammar clause that probably (unnecessarily) causes Leaving Cert French students with the most panic. Indeed, the Chief Examiner noted at the recent French Teacher’s Association Annual Conference that many students seem to be suffering from “subjunctivitis” and leave it out completely in their work. Other students tended to hope for the best and used it in their written work- regardless or not if it related to their topic.