As a French teacher I am always attempting to make classes a little more interesting. Despite my best efforts I am unfortunately aware that my sole presence can be somewhat monotonous for students- particularly when completing written and oral tasks!
You have just gone back to school after the Christmas holidays. Your French penpal Philippe has sent you a Christmas present. Write a letter in French to Philippe.
In your letter – thank him for his letter and the present – tell him what you did during the Christmas holidays – give him some news about your best friend – tell him about your plans for your birthday – ask him to come and visit you next summer.
It is the month of September and you have just returned to school. Write a letter in French to your penpal, Benjamin. In your letter
You are staying with your French penpal, Valérie. One day, while she is out, you decide to go to town. Leave a note for Valérie. In your note tell her
– that you’re going to town to buy some presents
– that you left the house after lunch
– that you will phone her later.
Translations are a really useful way to practice written French and identify small grammatical errors that may cost you dearly in the exam. Here are some Junior Cert translations to practice. The solutions are underneath! Continue reading “Junior Cert French Translation Practice”
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.