Ah, French pronunciation. When I was a student preparing for French oral examinations I used to walk around the house muttering to myself in French in a deranged manner. I was never entirely sure if it was correct or not- I just hoped for the best! Anyway, I made French friends in college and have spent around two years in France working/ studying since that so all is well on the pronunciation front now. That said, I speak regularly to French friends to maintain it.
Here are some resources that may be useful for finding inspiration for oral work in class or preparation for the Classroom Based Assessments.
I completed my dissertation based on the topic of “Dyslexia and MFL learning” two years ago. At the time I was concerned by the number of people getting exemptions from studying MFL, even though I was convinced that these students were exceptionally able.
Saving you that trip to Amazon! Here are a few films that are available online for free. It can be great to show a film in TY and discuss it afterwards. This is great preparation for the Leaving Cert Oral exam where students can discuss a favourite French film! It can sometimes be difficult to find a suitable/ reliable film on the internet so here are a few ideas.
It is the month of May and you are looking forward to the summer holidays.
Write a letter in French to your penpal, Christine.
In your letter
‐ thank her for her letter and birthday present
‐ give her some news about one of your friends
– say something about a film you have recently seen –
say that you are going to spend a week in Italy with your family
– ask her about her plans for the summer.
It’s the last thing you want to hear about. Unless I offer you a free holiday to the French Riveria of course (not this time). However, maintaining French language skills over summer can prove to be hugely advantageous when preparing for Junior Cert/ Leaving Cert. And the good news is that it’s quite easy in the era of broadband! Continue reading “How to effectively study French over summer holidays”
Correct the verb mistakes in the following sentences. The answers are at the bottom.
This is a sample letter- not from any particular exam paper but includes points that are typically asked in the question.
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