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L’énergie renouvelable - renewable energy.

Nouns - Global Issues

What do ‘pauvreté’, ‘emballage’ and ‘témoin’ mean? How would you say, ‘deforestation’, ‘greenhouse effect’, or ‘global warming’?

In Year 10 or 11 and studying French? This fun rapid revision quiz was written for you.

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Global issues are forever in the news. Deforestation, global warming, exhaust fumes, poverty, homelessness, refugees and much more besides. That means that, to do well in your GCSE exams, you need to know the French terms for all these issues. This fast and enjoyable quiz will help you to learn and revise them.

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.
Flood
L’incendie
Le niveau
L’immigré
L’inondation
L’incendie = fire
Le niveau = level
L’immigré = immigrant
2.
Peace
La guerre
Le réfugié
L’état
La paix
La guerre = war
Le réfugié = refugee
L’état = state
3.
Dustbin
La boîte en carton
La poubelle
Le centre de recyclage
Le chauffage central
La boîte en carton = cardboard box
Le centre de recyclage = recycling centre
Le chauffage central = central heating
4.
Poverty
La pauvreté
Le sans-abri
Le souci
L’ennui
Le sans-abri = homeless person
Le souci = worry / concern
L’ennui = problem / worry (also boredom)
5.
Exhaust fumes
Le gaz carbonique
La couche d’ozone
Le gaz d’échappement
Le pétrole
Le gaz carbonique = carbon dioxide
La couche d’ozone = ozone layer
Le pétrole = oil
6.
Gang
La bande
Le chômage
Le harcèlement
Le voyou
Le chômage = unemployment
Le harcèlement = bullying / harassment
Le voyou = yob / hooligan
7.
Green products
L’environnement
La piste cyclable
Les produits bio
Le sac en plastique
L’environnement = environment
La piste cyclable = cycle lane
Le sac en plastique = plastic bag
8.
Packaging
Le charbon
Les déchets
L’emballage
Les ordures
Le charbon = coal
Les déchets = waste / rubbish
Les ordures = rubbish / waste
9.
Deforestation
L’effet de serre
Le déboisement
L’énergie renouvelable
Le réchauffement de la Terre
L’effet de serre = greenhouse effect
L’énergie renouvelable = renewable energy
Le réchauffement de la Terre = global warming
10.
Witness
L’attaque
La manifestation
La campagne
Le témoin
L’attaque = attack
La manifestation = demonstration
La campagne = campaign (also countryside)
Author:  Graeme Haw

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