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Nouns - Places and Travel

What do ‘sommet’, ‘Maroc’ and ‘chemin de fer’ mean? How would you say, ‘English Channel’, ‘seaside resort’ or ‘holiday camp’?

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

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In this quiz on French nouns we look at the French names for some of the places you might visit, see or use when you travel. It looks at forty French nouns including names for countries, for geographical features, for buildings and for infrastructure like railways or motorways. Knowing these words will help you when it comes to the GCSE exams so have a go and see how many you can get right first time. It’s a great way to both learn and revise French.

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.
USA
L’Espagne
La Suisse
La Tunisie
Les Etats-Unis
L’Espagne = Spain
La Suisse = Switzerland
La Tunisie = Tunisia
2.
Border
L’île
Le lac
La frontière
Le sommet
L’île = island
Le lac = lake
Le sommet = summit
3.
English Channel
La Manche
Le Maroc
Le monde
La montagne
Le Maroc = Morocco
Le monde = world
La montagne = mountain
4.
London
La Belgique
La Grande-Bretagne
Londres
La Méditerranée
La Belgique = Belgium
La Grande-Bretagne = Great Britain
La Méditerranée = the Mediterranean
5.
Germany
L’Allemagne
L’Afrique
L’Algérie
Le Pays de Galles
L’Afrique = Africa
L’Algérie = Algeria
Le Pays de Galles = Wales
6.
Scotland
Les Alpes
L’Angleterre
La Chine
L’Ecosse
Les Alpes = the Alps
L’Angleterre = England
La Chine = China
7.
Play area
L’école primaire
Le terrain de sport
Le jardin zoologique
L’aire de jeux
L’école primaire = primary school
Le terrain de sport = sports ground
Le jardin zoologique = zoo
8.
Road / way
La rivière
La route
L’autoroute
L’aéroport
La rivière = river
L’autoroute = motorway
L’aéroport = airport
9.
Seaside resort
La colonie de vacances
La station balnéaire
Le bord de la mer
Le chemin de fer
La colonie de vacances = holiday camp
Le bord de la mer = seaside
Le chemin de fer = railway
10.
Beach
Le plan de ville
Le parc d’attractions
La plage
Douvres
Le plan de ville = town plan
Le parc d’attractions = theme park
Douvres = Dover
Author:  Graeme Haw

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