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La planche à voile – windsurfing.

Nouns - Leisure

What do ‘échecs’, ‘planche à voile’ and ‘travail bénévole’ mean? How would you say, ‘hobby’, ‘weight training’ or ‘horse riding’?

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

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The time we have to ourselves, when we are not at work or at school, is our leisure time. That’s over two-thirds of our lives so it is a subject we will want to talk about a lot. In this quiz we look at forty French nouns related to leisure time activities from games and sports to hobbies and interests. Have a go and see how many of the words you already know – and how many you don’t. It’s a fast and fun way to revise for those all-important GCSE exams.

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.
Ticket
Le basket
Le billet
Les échecs
La forme
Le basket = basketball
Les échecs = chess
La forme = fitness
2.
Weight training
La musculation
L’habitude
Le sommeil
Le skate
L’habitude = habit
Le sommeil = sleep
Le skate = skateboarding
3.
Performance
La promenade
La télé réalité
Le temps libre
La séance
La promenade = walk
La télé réalité = reality television
Le temps libre = free time
4.
Charity
Le travail bénévole
Le casse-croûte
L’association caritative
Le centre sportif
Le travail bénévole = voluntary work
Le casse-croûte = snack
Le centre sportif = sports centre
5.
Winter sports
Le patinage à glace
Les sports d’hiver
La planche à voile
Le ski nautique
Le patinage à glace = ice skating
La planche à voile = windsurfing
Le ski nautique = water skiing
6.
Horse riding
L’équitation
L’escalade
Le cheval
La course
L’escalade = rock climbing
Le cheval = horse
La course = race
7.
Song
La chanson
Le chanteur
La chanteuse
La chorale
Le chanteur = singer (male)
La chanteuse = singer (female)
La chorale = choir
8.
Film star
La voile
Le jeu télévisé
Le volley
La vedette
La voile = sailing
Le jeu télévisé = game show
Le volley = volleyball
9.
Happiness
Le bonbon
Fana de
Le bonheur
Le feuilleton
Le bonbon = sweet
Fana de = fan of
Le feuilleton = soap opera
10.
Hobby
La natation
Le dessin animé
Le passe-temps
L’alimentation
La natation = swimming
Le dessin animé = cartoon
L’alimentation = food
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Free time activities

Author:  Graeme Haw

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