It is the month of May and you are preparing for the Junior Certificate. Write a letter in French to your penpal Claudine. In your letter – apologise for not writing sooner and give an excuse – thank her for the invitation to spend two weeks in St Malo next summer – tell her what you hope to do during your time in St Malo – ask for news about her family – tell her what you did during the Easter holidays.
Here is a general opinion piece about the Irish Education System. Hope you find it helpful! 🙂
« En politique, il nous faut des hommes et des femmes qui disent ce qu’ils pensent et qui font ce qu’ils disent ! » Qu’en pensez-vous?
Here are some more translation exercises based on the diary entry.
Here are some translation exercises to prepare you for the written section. The solutions are underneath! 😉
Bonjour! Here are a few translation exercises for Leaving Certs. They are based on my voting vocabulary here. The solutions are at the bottom of the page 😉
VOTING/ LA POLITIQUE
Voter: To vote
Avoir le droit de: To have the right to
Here are some more translations designed for diary entries. These are suitable for fifth and sixth years. The solutions are at the bottom!
Translations are vital to get the little things correct in French that really count for high marks, for example tenses and prepositions. Practising translation tests the vocabulary that you are (or should be) familiar with and helps to actually put the vocabulary that you have learned to use.
Practise the below yourself. The solutions are below them- but ensure that you practise them yourself before checking! They are relatively basic sentences intended for a diary entry.