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TEST & STRETCH YOURSELF
Quick revise
TEST YOURSELF 
What do these mean in English?
J’aime me reposer dans le jardin.
Je n’aime pas aller en Espagne. C’est trop loin.
How do you say these in French?
I went to Portugal on holiday.
I like doing winter sports.
What do these mean in English?
Tournez à gauche aux feux.
Je n’aime pas voyager en voiture, c’est fatigant.
How do you say these in French?
I’d like a return ticket to Nice.
My car broke down on the motorway. 
What do these mean in English?
En vacances je veux simplement me relaxer.
J’ai bronzé, et puis j’ai nagé dans la mer.
How do you say these in French?
I’d like to spend three weeks in Spain. 
My friend loves shopping but I like visiting monuments.
What do these mean in English?
Ma ville est polluée à cause de la circulation.
Il faut recycler le verre et le papier.
How do you say these in French?
I go to school on foot.
The pupils go to school by bus. 
What do these mean in English?
Il faut sauver les pandas et les tigres.
Il est important de réduire le réchauffement de la terre.
How do you say these in French?
I think that solar power is useful.
We must protect the planet.
What do these mean in English?
Je veux protester contre le chômage.
Tu veux participer à la manifestation contre la guerre?
How do you say these in French?
I intend to do some voluntary work.
We need to combat discrimination.
  
STRETCH YOURSELF 
Say or write in French:
‘I love Italy. I’m going there in May.’
‘The cinema is expensive but we go there twice a month.’
‘Don’t watch TV. Let’s go for a walk.’
‘Change in Bordeaux and don’t forget to phone me. 
‘After arriving at the beach, she swam in the sea before sunbathing.’
Make these sentences passive:
Maman écrira une lettre.
Sophie a fait une tarte.
Say or write in French
‘In my town,paper is recycled by everyone.’
‘If we wanted, we could protect threatened species.’
‘If we did nothing, many animals would be threatened with extinction.’
Write this sentence in French
‘It would be a good idea if one could use more renewable energy.’
Say or write in French
‘We should collect money in order to fight poverty.’

BOOST YOUR MEMORY
Try putting weather expressions to music.
This song is to the tune of ‘Here we go’
Il fait beau, il fait beau, il fait beau, 
Il fait chaud, il fait chaud, il fait chaud,
Il fait froid, il fait froid, il fait froid,
Il pleut et il neige.

Some exam questions ask you to identify speakers’ opinions, and to say if they have positive, negative or mixed views on a topic. If the speaker has mixed views, often you will hear them use an expression that indicates they have both positive and negative views. An obvious example is mais (but).  In your revision, make sure you also note and revise words like cependant (however), pourtant (yet), tandis que (whereas), d’autre part (on the other hand)
 
If you would like to use the conditional tense in your work but find it tricky, learn a set expression that you can adapt for most topics, for example Si c’était possible, je voudrais… (If it was possible, I would…):
Si c’était possible, je voudrais aider les pauvres. - If it was possible, I would like to help poor people.
Practise using this phrase in different contexts, for example:
Si c’était possible, je voudrais habiter dans une grande maison.
Si c’était possible, je voudrais aller à l’université. 

 

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