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 are some translation exercises to prepare you for the written section. The solutions are underneath! 😉
It is the month of June. The school holidays have just started. Write a letter to your French penpal Bernard in which you – thank him for his letter and birthday present – tell him something about your school exams – say what you did last weekend – ask him about his summer holiday plans – give him some news about your family.
I have compiled a thirty page booklet containing vocabulary from all of the essential topics for Junior Certificate French.
Remember- vocabulary knowledge is worth 75% of your grade at Junior Cert French!
As well as this, the booklets also include the phonetic pronunciation of each word so that you can recognise them aurally.
Below is a sample postcard from the 2011 paper! Remember- find postcard notes here!
Ensure that you know the below verbs for the Junior Cert exam!
A step by step sample Junior Cert letter! 🙂
The Junior Cert French letter question is worth 50 marks.
It is typically more difficult to predict than the postcard or note.
However, I have done my ultimate best in condensing it as much as possible for you !
Either a note or a postcard question will appear on the Junior Cert French paper every year. One year they afforded you the liberty of a choice between them but this rarely occurs so you must be prepared for both!