This is a sample letter- not from any particular exam paper but includes points that are typically asked in the question.
I first became familiar with the concept of “foreign language anxiety” as I completed research for my dissertation. My dissertation was not based on this, but it was something that certainly intrigued me. I was an unlikely candidate for French study at university level. Whilst I achieved very good in the subject at school, I tried to avoid speaking in class as much as possible. This was quite easy as we had a large number of students in our Leaving Certificate class so time was quite limited for oral work in the classroom.
C’est le mois de septembre et vous êtes en terminale. Votre école vient d’introduire un nouvel uniforme scolaire. Vous le détestez et vous refusez de le porter. Pourtant, l’école insiste. Qu’est-ce que vous notez à ce sujet dans votre journal intime ?
Bonjour! Below is some useful vocab on the education system. These should be used with the sentences that I’ve written in previous posts to formulate an answer. See a sample answer on education system here. Hope it’s helpful.
This is a really useful app for any teachers trying to reduce time spent marking and giving feedback to written work and tests! It can be used for any subject. Best of all, it’s free!
French videos are obviously a fantastic resource to include in the French classroom. However, I have struggled to find videos suitable for Junior Cert and Senior Cycle level but I eventually managed to find a few! I have another post on other aural resources here.
Continue reading “Authentic French Videos for Junior and Leaving Cert”
The listening section is something that requires a good knowledge of “recognition” vocabulary.
Here are four more sentence constructions that I hope will be of benefit to you for Leaving Cert French.
Below are a few useful sentences that can be manipulated to suit any theme. These are better than other “learned off” sentences because inserting vocabulary relevant to theme makes it more relevant to question, therefore appearing less “learned off.” Hope they are helpful.