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Ailbhe (Higher Level French)

Oh la la, sacrebleu!!

Le Français s’est bien passé, non?

I think this is the one exam I’m actually kind of sad to have put behind me. I really enjoyed French- the people, the accent, the culture, the fashion, the cheese- was, comment-dit, extraordinaire!

I was happy to find an illustration on “le fast food”. I had pas mal d’informations about manger sainement from my oral, as I was anticipating questions about my future career (dietetics).

The comprehensions posed des problémes, the first one about Permet de Conduire was a little difficult…there was no verb question on it either, something I was none too impressed to see!

Le Journal Intime was a highly pleasant venture altogether. Going into the exam I had vocab to express sadness and happiness, any form of anger, love, confusion, fear, would have made me look un peu “retard”.

I choose the emigration Question 1. Nattered on about “C’est un problème primordial de nos jours, qui malgré la croissance économique a continué s’aggraver” …basically any sentence I managed to crowbar into my head last night.

The listening wasn’t too bad but some parts were a bit hazy but that’s the French for you!

Bonne chance pour demain!

Owen (Higher Level French)

Whoop finished all my languages now!! 😀

We’re nearly there… in the last stretch of it now and even though I have two exams left, I couldn’t feel any better!

French today was believe it or not, très bien! 😀

Have to say that I was absolutely dreading this exam as it’s one of my weaker subjects but only for the fact that the social topics can be so unpredictable and I usually find myself, which is unusual for me, stuck for words!

The reading comprehensions were quite do-able, one about the new driving test scheme in France and another about a girl whose husband died and she had no money so reluctantly was being sent to France to find work. There were the odd few questions which required the art of guessing… hopefully with a bit of luck this method proved to be successful!

Now on to the opinion questions, my most feared part of the French paper!

EMIGRATION….. lovely just like in Irish – an open doorway to complain and moan (what us Irish people do best) about the recession and the effects it has on emigration.

I next found myself doing the diary entry… “PARTY, PARTY, PARTY” … oh wait no, the party got cancelled and I was left stuck in on New Year’s Eve in front of the television with my parents! Easy to sympathise with, the emotions came flooding out about how this was the worst thing that could have ever possibly happened in the world…. worse than starvation, worse than dying, dare I even say it worse than the recession!?! I made my point very clear…to my diary anyway!

For my last opinion question, I answered the question on how fashion is just as important to boys as girls. I have to say my French teacher’s love for fashion and Tommy Hilfiger came in handy here! I had a wide variety of vocabulary and phrases to give a satisfactory answer! Let’s hope the examiner will agree! 😀

The listening, never usually my strong point… but for today I did manage to give the Exams Commission a run for their money! Saying that, I also missed a few ones here and there which resorted to my fine art of guessing again, they were good educated guesses though so hopefully it works out!

Now with Biology tomorrow I have a lot to revise and thankfully I have a half day, so I’m going to go and make the most of it!

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