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Verbs Relating to Social Issues

What do ‘soigner’, ‘espérer’ and ‘tousser’ mean? How would you say, ‘to be well’, ‘to train’, or ‘to avoid’?

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

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The term ‘social issues’ covers a very broad range of topics and in this quiz we will look at forty French verbs which are related to them. It is a fast and fun way to learn and revise French words for terms such as ‘to train’, ‘to hate’, ‘to care for’ or ‘to hope’ plus many more besides. Have a go and see how many you know. You’ll be glad you did when you come to take your 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 care for
Suivre
Surveiller
Soigner
Tenter
Suivre = to follow
Surveiller = to watch
Tenter = to attempt
2.
To cough
Tousser
Travailler
Tuer
Vomir
Travailler = to work
Tuer = to kill
Vomir = to be sick
3.
To avoid
Fumer
Garder
Mener
Éviter
Fumer = to smoke
Garder = to look after
Mener = to lead
4.
To warn
Avertir
Arrêter
Sentir
Agir
Arrêter = to stop
Sentir = to feel
Agir = to act
5.
To train
Faire un régime
S’entraîner
Se détendre
Se relaxer
Faire un régime = to be on a diet
Se détendre = to relax
Se relaxer = to relax
6.
To hope
Respirer
Rester
Réussir
Espérer
Respirer = to breathe
Rester = to stay
Réussir = to succeed
7.
To be well
Aller mieux
Aller bien
Avoir sommeil
Préférer
Aller mieux = to be better
Avoir sommeil = to be sleepy
Préférer = to prefer
8.
To hate
Devenir
Dormir
Épuiser
Détester
Devenir = to become
Dormir = to sleep
Épuiser = to exhaust
9.
To get drunk
Se droguer
Désintoxiquer
S’enivrer
Renoncer
Se droguer = to take drugs
Désintoxiquer = to detox
Renoncer = to give up
10.
To hide
Combattre
Croire
Cacher
Dépenser
Combattre = to combat
Croire = to believe
Dépenser = to spend (money)
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Social and global issues

Author:  Graeme Haw

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