Complete Guide: H1 Leaving Cert French Notes and Sample Answers

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We're very excited to present the French revision notes for Higher Level. See the full contents below. This is a distilled set of notes with A1 past paper answers. It is 238 A4 pages (54,100 words) of only the most relevant insights for your A1. We know how hard it can be, and it is our passion to make it easier for current students. Our team, composed of people who got 625+ points, distilled our own best notes, sample answers and tips, so that you don't have to fight these battles on your own or reinvent the wheel. Whether you want 625 points, or to simply maximise your points, this will - guaranteed - have useful insights to make your life easier.

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Suitable for students sitting the Leaving Cert in 2017 or 2018
  1. Exam overview and general tips
  2. Section 1: Compréhension écrite
    1. Tips and tricks
    2. Grammar revision
    3. 2015 Samples
    4. 2016 Samples
  3. Section 2: Production Écrite
  4. French in 90 words (great for Oral and Written)
    a. What has changed in Ireland in recent years? 
    b. Recession 
    c. Sexism 
    d. Women’s place in society 
    e. School subjects 
       1. English 
          a. I like English 
          b. I dislike English 
       2. Irish 
          a. I like Irish 
          b. I dislike Irish 
       3. Maths 
          a. I like Maths 
          b. I dislike Maths 
       4. French 
          a. I like French 
          b. I dislike French 

    f. Smoking 
    g. Addiction. Alcoholism. 
    h. Addiction. Drugs. 
    i. Health. Obesity. 
    j. Violence, crime and delinquency 
    k. Nuclear energy 
    l. Environment 
    m. Pollution 

    n. Terrorism 
    o. Politics 
    p. Are we dependent on the media? 
    q. What are the advantages of advertising? 
    r. What are the disadvantages of advertising? 
    s. What are the issues that concern you the most? 
      1. The cult of death and mortality in young people 
      2. The threat of the lack of fresh water 
      3. Processed foods 
      4. I miss friendship 
    t. What do you think of the Irish Leaving Cert? 
    u. Is verbal or physical harassment or cyberbullying present in your school/in Ireland? 
    v. Are you dependent on new technologies, such as the internet, iPad, mobile phone, etc? 
    w. Can you live without your mobile phone? 
    x. Culture and art 
    y. Do you do any sports? Do you think everyone should do sports? 
    z. How destructive is doping to the spirit of sports? 
    a1. Fashion
  5. Section 2: Opinion Pieces and Vocab
    1. Useful phrases, tips and tricks
    2. The environment
    3. Immigration
    4. Homelessness and addiction
    5. The media and advertising
    6. The elderly
    7. Terrorism
    8. The government
    9. Technology and social networks
    10. Racism
    11. Recession
    12. Brexit, Trump, Marine Le Pen
    13. Obesity
    14. Advertising
    15. Media
    16. Choosing a career
    17. Flaws of the Irish education system
    18. The economy
    19. Science
  6. Section 2: Shorter Answers
    1. Sample answer 2016 (Science vs languages) 
    2. Sample answer 2016 (Multiculturalism) - can also be used for opinion piece 
    3. Sample answer 2016 (Unexpected email)
    4. Sample answer 2016 (Single child or...)
    5. Sample answer 2016 (Obesity)
    6. Sample answer 2016 (1916 Commemoration, Easter Rising Chronicles) 
    7. Sample answer 2015 (Waking up at night) 
    8. Sample answer 2015 (Nomophobia)
    9. Sample answer 2015 (Voting from age 16)
    10. Sample answer 2015 (Pocket money)
  7. Section 2: Personal pieces
    1. Diary entry: tips and tricks
    2. Diary entry: sample answer (2015)
    3. Diary entry: sample answer (2016)
    4. Informal letter/ Email: tips and tricks
    5. Informal letter/ Email: sample answer (2015)
    6. Formal letter: tips and tricks
    7. Formal letter: sample answer (2015)
  1. Aural exam tips and tricks
  2. Aural: 2015 Sample Answers
  3. Oral exam:
    1. Exam layout
    2. General tips and tricks
    3. The document
    4. Personal Vocab: Myself and family
    5. Personal Vocab: My school and future
    6. Personal Vocab: My pastimes
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Intended to replace a revision course, it is a 238 A4 page (54,100 words) document with only the most relevant material for your French Higher Level A1. You can use it as a reference, or read it start to finish.

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