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Abbreviations

What do these French abbreviations stand for: ‘TGV’, ‘SNCR’ and ‘VTT’? What are the abbreviations for ‘secondary school’ or ‘emergency medical services’?

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In each question you will be given some words in English. All you have to do is choose which abbreviation has the equivalent meaning in French.
1.
Information and resource centre
CDI
IRC
DRC
DRI
Centre de documentation et d’information = Centre for Documentation and Information
2.
National Rail Service
RSNF
NRSF
SNCF
FNCS
Société nationale des chemins de fer français = National Society of French Railways
3.
Homeless person
PSM
SDF
PSD
SFD
Sans domicile fixe = Without a Fixed Address
4.
Social housing accommodation
SHA
HAS
MLH
HLM
Habitation à loyer modéré = Low-income Housing
5.
Emergency medical services
SAMU
SMEA
MASU
MEAS
Service d’aide médicale d’urgence = Emergency Medical Aid Service
6.
Mountain bike
VDM
VTT
VAM
VDT
Vélo tout terrain = All Terrain Bike
7.
High-speed train
THV
THS
GVT
TGV
Train à grande vitesse = Train of Great Speed
8.
Physical education
PET
SEP
EPS
PES
Éducation physique et sportive = Physical Education and Sport
9.
Secondary school
SEC
CES
ESC
HSE
Collège d’enseignement secondaire = College of Secondary Teaching
10.
Value Added Tax
TVA
VAT
TAV
VTA
Taxe sur la valeur ajoutée = Tax on the Value Added
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