Oral Exams

The Oral exam is a significant part of the Leaving Certificate French programme - these links will help teachers give pointers to students when preparing to speak en français at the Oral.

Tips for the Oral
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What should you do to prepare for the exam? What things should I look to do?

French Oral Leaving Cert 2016

https://prezi.com/wnwf7wcjemjr/french-leaving-certificate-oral-2013/ Added: 09 Apr 2016 Contributor: Valérie David-McGonnell Resource type: Presentation

Advice about the Leaving Certificate French Oral examination in the form of a Prezi presentation. Includes the full transcript.

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French

Strand: Speaking

Suggestions for use: This presentation can be shown and developed in class.

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Language: English
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Common Errors in the French Oral

http://www.elc.ie/OralCourse/FrenchOralCommonErrors.aspx Added: 23 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Comprehensive listing of errors committed by students in the Oral Exam. Covers three specific areas - pronunciation errors, gramatical problems and vocabulary errors. The information is provided by a commercial language school.

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French

Strand: Speaking

Suggestions for use: Excellent resource to refer students to.

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Language: English
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Le Document

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12491/12128.pdf Added: 24 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Explores the use of 'Le document' in the French Oral exam. Looks at the types of documents that are acceptable and the advantages of using them in the exam. Also gives suggestions on preparation and tips for how to handle them in the actual exam.

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French

Strand: Speaking

Suggestions for use: Invaluable guide that can be printed out and given to students.

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Language: English
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Le document in the French oral

http://www.leavingcertificatefrench.com/le-document.html Added: 09 Apr 2016 Contributor: Valérie David-McGonnell Resource type: Guide/notes

Advice in English about presenting a document in the Leaving Certificate French oral examination.

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French

Strand: Speaking

Suggestions for use: This link can be given a few months before the oral examination to students who are considering presenting a document.

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Language: English
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Meeting and Greeting

http://www.transparent.com/learn-french/phrases.html Added: 09 Jun 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video / Other

French words, phrases and dialogues with translation.
Click on each item to hear it said by a French person.

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French

Strand: Speaking

Strand unit: Meeting & Greeting

Suggestions for use: An extra aid to introduce 1st years to French.
Make up new dialogues with the students based on the template given.

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Language: English
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RTÉ Getting it Right: The Oral Exam

http://www.rte.ie/podcasts/2008/pc/...-v-200508-17m10s-gettingitright.mp3 Added: 23 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Podcast of the RTÉ radio programme aimed at Leaving Cert students. This programme talks about preparation for the French and German Oral exams.

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French

Strand: Speaking

Suggestions for use: Excellent for exam prep. Play to class and sit back!

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Language: English
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LC Oral Help - Rugby

http://essentialfrench.ie/2011/03/lc-oral-help-le-sport-et-le-rugby Added: 24 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Audio / Video

Audio clip and script featuring a conversation between two people about playing sport. Includes a glossary of key terms and suggested sentances to use for opinion pieces. The page comes from a Language school website and also includes suggested guidelines on how to use this resource.

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French

Strand: Speaking

Strand unit: Sport

Suggestions for use: Excellent audio clip and useful glossary. Can be downloaded and played repeatedly.

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Language: English , French
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Le Bal des Débutants

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12492/12129.pdf Added: 24 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Mind map with possible discussion points for use in the Leaving Cert Oral exam when talking about the Debs.

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French

Strand: Speaking

Suggestions for use: Perfect to print out and give to class. Lots of ideas here for use in the Orals.

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Language: French
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La Santé

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12494/12131.pdf Added: 24 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Mind Map of possible discussion areas for the Oral exam or project ideas for TY. Covers points about health, food quality, lifestyle, exercise and obesity.

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French

Strand: Speaking

Strand unit: Health

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to class. Get the students to talk around these topics. Coulld also be used as project for TY.

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Language: French
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Mon Équipe de Foot

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12496/12133.pdf Added: 24 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Mind map of possible discussion areas on your football team that could be used in the Oral exam. Covers points about your favourite team, the players, the competitions and so on. Might also be used as a TY project.

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French

Strand: Speaking

Strand unit: Sport

Suggestions for use: Print out for students doing the Oral. Get them to discuss these points.

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Language: French
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Mon Année de Transition

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/12497/12134.pdf Added: 24 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Mind map with possible discussion points about a transition year away from your normal school. Could be used in the Oral exam and covers points like what you did, where you went, how many students were there, and how your parents felt.

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French

Strand: Speaking

Strand unit: School

Suggestions for use: Print out and get students to discuss around the points listed.

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Language: French
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Ma région-speaking activities

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebi...peakingh/h01_conv_region_rev1.shtml Added: 24 Jun 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Lesson Plan

Site for oral conversation revision of my town topic with simulated oral tests with virtual examiners.

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French

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Neighbourhood

Suggestions for use: Best for individual revision by students as homework or in computer room, but could be used as whole class revision activity.

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Language: English
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Ma chambre: Vocabulaire

http://www.expresse.fi/extra/pajaree/talo/Lachambrevocabulaire.htm Added: 27 Nov 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Image of a bedrooom with lots of vocabulary. Ideal to help students describe their bedroom. Has links to other resources. Great for Leaving Certs to prepare for the oral exam.

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French

Strand: Vocabulary

Strand unit: House

Suggestions for use: - project the picture onto the board
- click on 'travailler le vocabulaire' and you will find more useful links ('mots croisés' & 'la chambre de Van Gogh')
- great for working at home or in

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Language: French
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Useful phrases for general conversation.

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/fre...aking/revise-it/speaking-vocabulary Added: 12 Nov 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Features a list of phrases useful for general conversation or discussion for Leaving Certificate oral examination.

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French

Strand: Speaking

Suggestions for use: Students should use these phrases to react to a news item.

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Language: English
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