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Verbs Relating to Ambition

What do ‘espérer’, ‘élargir’ and ‘gagner’ mean? How would you say, ‘to wish’ or ‘to dream’?

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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.
To dream
Voir
Rêver
Détruire
Mentir
Voir = to see
Détruire = to destroy
Mentir = to lie
2.
To hope
Espérer
Prendre
Épouser
Partager
Prendre = to take
Épouser = to marry
Partager = to share
3.
To count on
Donner sur
Manquer
Compter sur
Monter
Donner sur = to overlook
Manquer = to miss
Monter = to ascend
4.
To save money
Se disputer
Mettre de l’argent de côté
Se mettre en colère
Se rendre compte
Se disputer = to argue
Se mettre en colère = to get angry
Se rendre compte = to realise
5.
To have just (done something)
Avoir tort
S’intéresser à
Venir de
S’inquiéter
Avoir tort = to be wrong
S’intéresser à = to be interested in
S’inquiéter = to worry
6.
To wish / want
Choisir
Vouloir
Féliciter
Ramasser
Choisir = to choose
Féliciter = to congratulate
Ramasser = to pick up
7.
To earn / win
Payer
Disparaître
Produire
Gagner
Payer = to pay
Disparaître = to disappear
Produire = to provide
8.
To receive
Recevoir
Porter
Utiliser
Promettre
Porter = to wear / carry
Utiliser = to use
Promettre = to promise
9.
To widen
Essayer
Éteindre
Étudier
Élargir
Essayer = to try
Éteindre = to switch off
Étudier = to study
10.
To celebrate
Fêter
Permettre
Goûter
Jeter
Permettre = to allow / permit
Goûter = to taste
Jeter = to throw away
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Career choices and ambitions in French

Author:  Graeme Haw

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