French Oral and Exam Structures

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  • Created on: 07-04-13 14:40

Buying Time and Giving Opinions

  • Euh- Um
  • Alors- So
  • Donc-So
  • Je ne suis pas sûr- I am not sure
  • J'estime que- I believe that
  • Je pense que- I think that
  • Je crois que- I think that
  • A mon avis- In my view
  • Il me semble que- It seems to me that
  • Je dirais plutôt que- I would say that
  • A mon sens- In my opinion
  • Autant que je - As far as I know
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To disagree or agree

  • Je m'insurge contre cette opinion- I am very against that opinion
  • C'est évidemment le contraire- It's obviously the opposite
  • Oui, mais il faut également considerer- Yes, but one should also consider
  • Je lance un cri d'alarme contre- The alarm bells are ringing about
  • Ce que m'inquiète- What worries me
  • Il faut qu'on sait prudent- We must be careful
  • Il a été prouvé que- It has been proven that
  • Il a l'air d'être- It seems to be
  • Tout le monde croit que- Everyone thinks that
  • Je ne peux pas m'êmpecher de penser que- I cannot help thinking that
  • Ça pourrait être la cas- That could be the case
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Idiom

  • Avoir le bras long- To have a great influence
  • Couper la poire en deux- To meet in the middle
  • Jeter de l'huile sur le feu- To add fuel to fire
  • Payer les pots cassés- To suffer the consequences
  • C'est ma bête noir- It's my horror
  • C'est le jour et le nuit- It's like chalk and cheese
  • Je donne ma langue au chat- I am stuck for an answer
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Describing an image

  • On peut voir que- One can see that
  • Dans cette image- In this image
  • En revanche- On the other hand
  • Cette image montre- This image shows
  • Cette image affiche- This image displays
  • Même- Similarly
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