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Adjectives to Describe Issues

What do ‘faible’, ‘malsain’ and ‘effrayant’ mean? How would you say, ‘forbidden’, ‘guilty’, or ‘in good health’?

Aged 14 to 16 and studying French? This enjoyable rapid revision quiz was created to help you.

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We use adjectives to describe nouns and we make use of them in a variety of topics. In this quiz we look at forty French adjectives which might be used to describe social or global issues. Words related to health, crime and the environment. The more French words you know, the better-equipped you will be for the GCSE exams so have a go. It’s a fast and fun way to revise French adjectives.

In each question you will be given a word or words in English. All you have to do is choose the French equivalent from the four choices offered.
1.
Correct
Gras
Juste
Grave
Injuste
Gras = fatty
Grave = serious
Injuste = unfair
2.
Heavy / serious
Entouré
Équilibré
Essoufflé
Lourd
Entouré = surrounded
Équilibré = balanced
Essoufflé = breathless
3.
Expensive / dear
Complet
En bonne forme
Cher
En bonne santé
Complet = full
En bonne forme = fit
En bonne santé = in good health
4.
Compulsory
Mondial
Obligatoire
Effrayant
Égal
Mondial = worldwide
Effrayant = frightening
Égal = equal
5.
Empty
Faible
Fatigué
Fort
Vide
Faible = weak
Fatigué = tired
Fort = strong
6.
Poor
Pauvre
Pollué
Pressé
Quotidien
Pollué = polluted
Pressé = in a hurry / rushed / squeezed
Quotidien = daily
7.
Addicted
Accro
Alcoolique
Malade
Malsain
Alcoolique = alcoholic
Malade = ill / sick
Malsain = unhealthy
8.
Guilty
Dégoûtant
Déprimé
Coupable
Désagréable
Dégoûtant = disgusting
Déprimé = depressed
Désagréable = unpleasant
9.
Salty
Sage
Salé
Sain
Sucré
Sage = well behaved
Sain = healthy
Sucré = sugary
10.
Forbidden
Inquiet
Ivre
Interdit
Vrai
Inquiet = worried
Ivre = drunk
Vrai = true
Author:  Graeme Haw

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