"History is past politics, and politics present history." John Robert Seeley

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." Winston Churchill

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." Aristotle


Junior Cert French

Higher Level French Marks allocation:

  • Listening (44 per cent) – 140 marks Flag of France
  • Reading Comprehension (31 per cent) – 100 marks 
  • Written Expression (25 per cent) – 50 marks 







Guide to Topics in Listening

studying-exams-music-playlistEach section has a number of different topics delivered in a phone call, monologue, dialogue, long conversation and news items. The following are a broad reference to the type of topics that have been covered previously in each section.


Section A: Making/ cancelling appointments/ booking a room or table/ buying a ticket/ issuing invitations /post office

Section B: (2 Monologues): People profiles/ hobbies/ pastimes/ school & subjects/ parents & family/ appearance

Section C: (5 x Conversations): Asking for directions/ booking a room/ shopping/ making a phone call/ ordering food/ leaving phone message

Section D: (1 x Long Conversation): Holidays/ School/ Relationships

Section E: (5- 6 very short news items): weather forecast/ natural disaster/ accidents/ crime/ sports/ politics


Written Expression: salinger-s-letters-to-sheard_wide-32c2ef4bd3d5b2953a09e22494c487c5c9450db6-s4-c85





Vocabulary Topics:


Mon école

Mes copains/ Mes amis

Mon chien/ Mon chat

Mes passe-temps

Numéro 1 – 100

En Vacances


15 Expressions: Argument & Debate

15 Expressions: Likes & Dislikes

15 Expressions: Travelling

15 Expressions: Needs & Wants

Passé Composé: 12 Verbs









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