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Se disputer - to argue.

Verbs Relating to Global Issues

What do ‘harceler’, ‘gâter’ and ‘se mettre en colère’ mean? How would you say, ‘protect’, ‘destroy’, or ‘tolerate’?

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

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One of the most common topics of conversation is the things in the news. Global issues, such as protecting the environment, are something you will wish to talk about so you will need to be equipped with a broad range of French verbs relating to the subject. In this quiz we take a look at forty of these. It’s a fast and fun way to revise and learn, expanding your French vocabulary for those 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.
To prevent
Empêcher
Endommager
Gâter
Gêner
Endommager = to damage
Gâter = to spoil
Gêner = to annoy
2.
To switch off
Éteindre
Expliquer
Faire du recyclage
Gaspiller
Expliquer = to explain
Faire du recyclage = to recycle
Gaspiller = to waste
3.
To flood
Jeter
Lutter
Mentir
Inonder
Jeter = to throw away
Lutter = to struggle
Mentir = to lie
4.
To get on / get along
Se disputer
S’entendre
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 protect
Protéger
Ramasser
Plaindre
Séparer
Ramasser = to pick up
Plaindre = to complain
Séparer = to separate
6.
To tolerate / put up with
Supprimer
Utiliser
Supporter
Voler
Supprimer = to suppress / eliminate
Utiliser = to use
Voler = to steal
7.
To believe
Cultiver
Croire
Dire
Disparaître
Cultiver = to grow
Dire = to say / tell
Disparaître = to disappear
8.
To destroy
S’inquiéter
Sauver
Détruire
Harceler
S’inquiéter = to worry
Sauver = to save
Harceler = to bully / harass
9.
To despise
Mourir
Partager
Mépriser
Produire
Mourir = to die
Partager = to share
Produire = to provide
10.
To attack
Allumer
Améliorer
Augmenter
Agresser
Allumer = to switch on
Améliorer = to improve
Augmenter = to increase
Author:  Graeme Haw

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