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Key Phrases 04

What do ‘à bientôt’, ‘au grenier’ and ‘en banlieue’ mean? How would you say, ‘by boat’, ‘for a month’ or ‘a slice of ...’?

In Year 7, 8 or 9 and studying French? This fast and fun revision quiz was written especially to help you.

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This is the fourth and final one of our KS3 quizzes on key phrases in French, so if you haven’t already played the previous three, why not give them a go? In this quiz, as in the others, we look at forty combinations of French words which you will find very useful to know. See how many of the questions you can get right first time and play as often as you can. The more you see French phrases the better they will sink into your mind. It’s a fast and fun way to 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.
By coach
En car
En bus
En train
En voiture
En bus = by bus
En train = by train
En voiture = by car
See you soon
À demain
À bientôt
À demain = see you tomorrow
Allô = hello (on phone)
Bienvenue = welcome
A slice of ...
Une boîte de ...
Une tranche de ...
Une bouteille de ...
Une cannette de ...
Une boîte de ... = a box / tin of ...
Une bouteille de ... = a bottle of ...
Une cannette de ... = a can of ...
250g of ...
Cent grammes de ...
Un demi-kilo de ...
Deux cent cinquante grammes de ...
Un kilo de ...
Cent grammes de ... = 100g of ...
Un demi-kilo de ... = half a kilo of ...
Un kilo de ... = a kilo of ...
On the ground floor
Au deuxième étage
Au grenier
Au rez-de-chaussée
Au premier étage
Au deuxième étage = on the second floor
Au grenier = in the attic
Au premier étage = on the first floor
She is
Elles sont
Il est
Elle est
Ils sont
Elles sont = they are (feminine)
Il est = he is
Ils sont = they are (masculine)
By boat
À pied
En bateau
À vélo
En avion
À pied = on foot
À vélo = by bike
En avion = by plane
On the coast
À la campagne
À la montagne
En banlieue
Au bord de la mer
À la campagne = in the countryside
À la montagne = in the mountains
En banlieue = in the suburbs
Of course / certainly
Bon voyage
Bonne année
Bien sûr
Bonne idée
Bon voyage = have a good trip
Bonne année = happy New Year
Bonne idée = good idea
For a month
Pour un mois
Pour quinze jours
Pour un week-end
Pour une semaine
Pour quinze jours = for a fortnight
Pour un week-end = for a weekend
Pour une semaine = for a week
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - French

Author:  Graeme Haw

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