On 13th June we ran a quiz revising many words and phrases we have used already. Below, are the questions. Later in the post are the answers written alongside them. This is so you could read the first list and parctise the questions without seeing the answers, if you so wished.

There are 6 categories, each having ten questions. Each of the questions in English has to be written down in French. Because our group focuses on spoken French more than written French, we were not too concerned with the spelling, or the gender of nouns (le or la?). We had two teams play against each other for fun.

Quiz questions / Categories :

A.      Shops and buildings:

1.       Butcher shop

2.       Baker shop

3.       Hairdresser’s salon

4.       Church

5.       Car park

6.       Museum

7.       Swimming pool

8.       School

9.       Bike hire

10.   Shop

 

B.      Directions:

1.       Cross the square

2.       At the corner

3.       Traffic lights

4.       Roundabout

5.       Between the bank and the restaurant

6.       Turn left

7.       Go straight ahead

8.       Take the first Right

9.       Take the second Left

10.   Next to the cathedral

 

C.      Common questions and requests:

1.       I would like…

2.       Where is the …?

3.       Can I have…?

4.       Do you have…?

5.       How can I get to …?

6.       What time is it?

7.       How much is that?

8.       What do you want, Madame?

9.       Is that everything?

10.   Have you got…?

 

D.      Colours:

1.       red

2.       blue

3.       green

4.       yellow

5.       black

6.       brown

7.       scarlet

8.       purple

9.       white

10.   grey

 

E.       Relatives:

1.       husband

2.       wife

3.       mother

4.       father

5.       brother

6.       sister

7.       son

8.       daughter

9.       aunt

10.   uncle

 

F.       At the Train station or Airport:

1.       Boarding card

2.       Ticket

3.       Platform

4.       Station

5.       Airport

6.       Single ticket

7.       Return ticket

8.       Flight

9.       Suitcase

10.   Aeroplane

 

 And now for the answers section below. 

You will see the same question with the answer after it. Sometimes the phrase I have shown as the answer is just one possible answer to the question, as sometimes you can say the same thing in different ways. for example, "puis-j'avoir = can I have" and so does "est-ce que je puis avoir"... (In an exam they might want you to faithfully translate it, but in out group we are focussing on simply getting the measing across with what we know).

 

Quiz answers / Categories :

G.     Shops and buildings

11.   Butcher shop = la boucherie

12.   Baker shop = la boulangerie

13.   Hairdresser’s salon = le salon de coiffure

14.   Church = l’église

15.   Car park = le parking

16.   Museum = le musée

17.   Swimming pool = la piscine

18.   School = l’école

19.   Bike hire = la location de vélos

20.   Shop = le magasin

 

H.      Directions:

11.   Cross the square = traversez la place

12.   At the corner = au coin

13.   Traffic lights = les feus

14.   Roundabout = le rond-point

15.   Between the bank and the restaurant = entre la banque et le restaurant

16.   Turn left = tournez à gauche

17.   Go straight ahead = allez tout droit

18.   Take the first Right = prenez le premier à droit

19.   Take the second Left = prenez la deuxième à gauche

20.   Next to the cathedral = à côte de la cathedrale

 

I.        Common questions and requests

11.   I would like… = je voudrais

12.   Where is the …? = où est le ( or la or les )

13.   Can I have…? = est-ce que je puis avoir… ?

14.   Do you have…? = est-ce que vous avoir …? / avez-vous … ?

15.   How can I get to …? = pour aller à …?

16.   What time is it? = quelle heure est-t-il?

17.   How much is that? = c’est combien?

18.   What do you want, Madame? = qu’est-ce que vous voulez, Madame?

19.   Is that everything? = c’est tout?

20.   Have you got…? = avez vous …?

 

J.        Colours

11.   Red = rouge

12.   Blue = blue

13.   Green = vert

14.   Yellow = jaune

15.   Black = noir

16.   Brown = brun or marron

17.   Scarlet = écarlette

18.   Purple = voilet

19.   White = blanc

20.   Grey = gris

 

K.      Relatives

11.   Husband = mari

12.   Wife = femme

13.   Mother = mère or maman

14.   Father = père or papa

15.   Brother = frère

16.   Sister = sœur

17.   Son = fils

18.   Daughter = fille

19.   Aunt = tante

20.   Uncle = oncle

 

L.       At the Train station or Airport

11.   Boarding card = la carte d’embarquement

12.   Ticket = le billet

13.   Platform = le quai

14.   Station = le gare

15.   Airport = un aéroport

16.   Single ticket = un allé simple

17.   Return ticket = un allé retour

18.   Flight = le vol

19.   Suitcase = la valise

20.   Aeroplane = un avion