Final Review Sheet

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Français 3—Final Exam Review Sheet

I would recommend that you concentrate your preparation for the final exam in the following areas:

I.

Vocabulary:

you should understand all vocabulary: what words and expressions mean and how to use them in context. Try repeating them so that you become familiar with how they sound. You could make flashcards or lists with 2 columns (English/French). This will help you in all areas of the exam. You will be expected to understand vocabulary and expressions in both listening and reading sections of the exam. You will also have

questions personnelles

and two short written sections.

Make sure that you are able to understand relationships between expressions…typical answers to particular questions, for instance.

The main topics of vocabulary were: things you read, write and say; verbs (see below), cinema vocabulary, movie opinions, invitations, diversity.

II.

Grammar:

Review the following: a.

Verbs:

study especially these verbs:

dire, écrire, lire, envoyer, connaître

. Be able to form these verbs in the present,

passé composé ,

with infinitives (

Je vais dormir…)

and the

negative

of all of these forms. Know the

passé composé

(regular and irregular) of the b.

c.

verbs we have studied.

Verbs :

review some of the basic verbs for the writing parts:

avoir, être, faire, aller, vouloir (

especially

je veux tu veux)

Be able to answer

questions personnelles

using any of these grammar points.

III.

Culture:

a.

In your notebook, review your notes on culture b.

c.

d.

Cinema

Communication (in class)

Diversity in France, including:

1.

Articles:

La France-une mosaïque

and notes ; table with percentages of

2.

immigrants ; article on Djamila

Movie

Entre les murs

(The Class)

IV.

Speaking:

Be prepared to answer

questions personnelles

. Be prepared to answer questions about French culture (see Part III). The best preparation is your speaking French on a regular basis in class and your review for the exam in general.

V.

Reading/Writing:

a.

b.

Reading will encompass all aspects of what we have done this semester. Prepare well for everything mentioned above and you will do fine on the reading section.

Writing: subjects that would be good to review: writing invitations, French diversity, reading/writing.

VI.

Tips for preparing for the final exam.

a.

b.

c.

d.

e.

f.

Start studying now.

There is too much information on this exam for you to be able to review it in one night. Also, by repeating some things over and over, you will remember them better. This exam counts 10% of your final grade. Take it seriously.

Use the following materials to study: your notes, vocabulary/grammar sheets, my worksheets (these are especially helpful). You may also sign out your journal or your quiz folder.

Bring in questions. By studying early, you can identify where you need help.

Repeat, repeat, repeat. Write things out for practice. Study with a friend; you can quiz each other.

Remember that language acquisition is accumulative. You are also responsible to know what your learned in French 1, French 2 and first semester French 3.

If you would like to sign out your test folder, you may do so. You must return it by

Friday, June 13, 2014.

VII.

During the final exam

a.

b.

c.

d.

e.

f.

It is Tuesday, June 17, 2014

from 9:50 to 11:50

in Room 109 (our regular classroom).

Be on time!

Do not be late

. The exam will start immediately. (If you are late, you must have a pass from the office. We will be starting with the listening exercises. These will not be repeated once complete.

Anyone arriving late will receive a zero for sections missed.)

No food or drink (besides water and water-based drinks) is allowed during the exam

. Eat breakfast before the exam, and bring a snack for the break between the two exams (9:35 – 9:50).

Bring your own writing utensil

(and eraser)

.

None will be provided for you.

Take care of personal business before the scheduled exam time.

No one will be allowed to leave during the exam.

Bring something quiet to do in case you finish early.

Suggestions: appropriate book or magazine, study materials for another class, paper to write a letter, etc. No electronics will be allowed during this period (Example: MP3, Walkman, ipods, personal organizers….).

VIII.

Bon courage !

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