Quiz on Strasbourg Angèle Ann Andrews www.languagechoices.com

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Quiz on Strasbourg Angèle Ann Andrews http://www.languagechoices.com

1 a) Strasbourg is the capital of the South of France, le Midi de la France.
1 b) Strasbourg is the Capital of the North of France.
1 c) Strasbourg is the capital of the ‘Grand Est’ region, formally Alsace.
1 d) Strasbourg is the capital of the West of France.

2 a) Strasbourg is next to the Polish border
2 b) Strasbourg is next to the Italian border
2 c) Strasbourg is next to the German border
2 d) Strasbourg is next to the Spanish border.

3 a) Strasbourg houses the headquarters of the United Nations
3 b) Strasbourg is the formal seat of the European Parliament.
3 c) Strasbourg is the headquarters of the NATO.
3 d) Strasbourg houses the World Health Organization.

The 15th Cathedral offers tourists astounding views:
4 a) The view from the Astronomical clock is of the Rhine river.
4 b) The view from the Astronomical clock is of the River Seine
4 c) The view from the Astronomical clock is of the Danube.
4 d) The view from the Astronomical clock is of the Thames

5 a) The historic quarter of Strasbourg is called ‘Le petit Strasbourg’.
5 b) The historic quarter of Strasbourg is called ‘ Le Quartier Latin’.
5 c) The historic quarter of Strasbourg is called ‘La Petite France’.
5 d) The historic quarter of Strasbourg is called ‘Le Quartier Français.’

6 Parc de l’Orangerie : Orange Tree Park
Where had the Orange trees come from?
6 a) Spain had gifted the Orange trees to Strasbourg.
6 b) The Orange trees had been confiscated during the French Revolution.
6 c) The Orange trees are artificial, made by Venetian glass blowers.
6 d) The Orange trees were grown in Italy.

7 a) Strasbourg has over 20 mountains
7 b) Strasbourg has over 20 beaches
7 c) Strasbourg has over 20 castles
7 d) Strasbourg has over 20 bridges

8 Tarte Flambée is a popular dish in Strasbourg:
8 a) Tarte Flambée is made of thin pastry with onions, beans and tomatoes.
8 b )Tarte Flambée is made of flaky pastry with ricotta cheese and mustard.
8 c) Tarte Flambée is made of thin pastry with onions, bacon and crème fraîche.
8 d) Tarte Flambée is made of flaky pastry with peas and anchovies.

9 Strasbourg has wonderful architecture for all to enjoy:
9 a) Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg is modern.
9 b) Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg is Norman
9 c) Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg is Gothic
9 d) Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg is a preserved ruin.

10 Alsace is picturesque with half-timbered houses.
How would you refer to houses in Alsace?

10 a) Strasbourgian houses
10 b) Dalmatian houses
10 c) Alsatian houses
10 d) Alsacian houses

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1 a ) Strasbourg is the capital of the South of France, le Midi de la France.
1 b) Strasbourg is the Capital of the North of France.
1 c ) Strasbourg is the capital of the ‘Grand Est’ region, formally Alsace. XXXXX
1 d) Strasbourg is the capital of the West of France.

2 a) Strasbourg is next to the Polish border
2 b) Strasbourg is next to the Italian border
2 c) Strasbourg is next to the German border. XXXXX
2 d) Strasbourg is next to the Polish border.

3 a) Strasbourg houses the headquarters of the United Nations. NEW YORK
3 b) Strasbourg is the formal seat of the European Parliament. XXXXX
3 c) Strasbourg is the headquarters of the NATO. BRUSSELS
3 d) Strasbourg houses the World Health Organization. GENEVA

The 15th Cathedral offers tourists astounding views:
4 a) The view from the Astronomical clock is of the Rhine river. XXXXX
4 b) The view from the Astronomical clock is of the River Seine
4 c) The view from the Astronomical clock is of the Danube.
4 d) The view from the Astronomical clock is of the Thames

5 a) The historic quarter of Strasbourg is called ‘Le petit Strasbourg’.
5 b) The historic quarter of Strasbourg is called ‘ Le Quartier Latin’.
5 c) The historic quarter of Strasbourg is called ‘La Petite France’. XXXXX
5 d) The historic quarter of Strasbourg is called ‘Le Quartier Français.’

6 Parc de l’Orangerie : Orange Tree Park
Where had the Orange trees come from?
6 a) Spain had gifted the Orange trees to Strasbourg.
6 b) The Orange trees had been confiscated during the French Revolution. XXXXX
6 c) The Orange trees are artificial, made by Venetian glass blowers.
6 d) The Orange trees were grown in Italy.

7 a ) Strasbourg has over 20 mountains
7 b) Strasbourg has over 20 beaches
7 c) Strasbourg has over 20 castles
7 d) Strasbourg has over 20 bridges XXXXX

8 a) Tarte Flambée is a popular dish in Strasbourg:
Tarte Flambée is made of thin pastry with onions, beans and tomatoes.
Tarte Flambée is made of flaky pastry with ricotta cheese and mustard.
Tarte Flambée is made of thin pastry with onions, bacon and crème fraîche. XXXXX
Tarte Flambée is made of flaky pastry with peas and anchovies.

9 Strasbourg has wonderful architecture for all to enjoy:
9 a) Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg is modern.
9 b) Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg is Norman.
9 c) Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg is Gothic. XXXXX
9 d) Notre Dame Cathedral in Strasbourg is a preserved ruin.

10 Alsace is picturesque with half-timbered houses.
How would you refer to houses in Alsace?

10 a) Strasbourgian houses
10 b) Dalmatian houses
10 c) Alsatian houses XXXXX
10 d) Alsacian houses

Why not enjoy looking at other picturesque regions in France? Enjoy the delights of Aveyron!
‘A Glimpse of Aveyron’ by Angèle Ann Andrews has exercises on French town vocab at the back of the book:
http://www.blurb.co.uk/bookshare/app/index.html?bookId=4411202

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Quiz on Nantes

NANTES QUIZ by Angèle Ann Andrews http://www.languagechoices.com

How well do you know France? Here is one in a series of quizzes designed to get you acquainted with France’s lovely cities.

Question 1

Where is Nantes situated in France?

1 a )In the North
2 b )In the South
3 c) In the West
4 d) In the East

Question 2

Which river is ‘L’ile de Nantes’, an island in the centre of the city of Nantes, situated on?

2 a) La Seine
2 b) La Loire
2 c) La Garonne
2 d) Le Rhône

Question 3

How is Nantes compared to other French cities and towns? It is France’s:

3 a) Fourth largest city
3 b) Sixth largest city
3 c) Tenth largest city
3 d) Smallest town

Question 4

‘LIEU UNIQUE’ is a special place, also known as LU.
It used to be a:

4 a) Garden where a French Prince proposed to a Princess.
4 b) Factory where delicious shortbread biscuits were made.
4 c) Magical place where someone once saw a unicorn.
4 d) Military school for lieutenants.

Question 5

Which castle houses the Nantes History Museum?

5 a) Le Château du Roi
5 b) Le Château de la Reine
5 c) Le Château de la Duchesse
5 d) Le Château des Ducs de Bretagne

Question 6

What attraction can tourists enjoy at the ‘Les machines de l’île ’?

6 a) Being transported on an enormous mechanical elephant.
6 b) Being allowed to climb up the Leaning Tower of Nantes
6 c) Being invited into a Pumpkin full of lanterns
6 d) Being allowed to drive a tractor.

Question 7

Which French author was born and spent his childhood in Nantes?

7 a ) Alexandre Dumas
7 b) Jules Verne
7 c ) Victor Hugo
7 d) Guy de Maupassant

Question 8

What is Nantes’ historical shopping Mall called?

8 a )Le Petit Beurre
8 b) Le Grand Beurre
8 c) Le Passage Pommeraye
8 d) Le Passage des Pommes

Question 9

A favourite place of attraction in Nantes is a magnificent Botanical Garden (like Kew Gardens).
What is it called?

9 a) Le Château des Fleurs
9 b) Le Jardin des Plantes
9 c) Les Arbres et les fleurs
9 d) Nantes Botanique

Question 10.

What is Nantes associated with primarily?

10 a) Its port and Industrial Centre
10 b) Its countryside and cattle
10 c) Its universities
10 d) Its volcanic parks

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NANTES QUIZ ANSWERS http://www.languagechoices.com
(Answers marked as XXXXX)

Question 1

Where is Nantes situated in France?

1 a )In the North
2 b )In the South
3 c) In the West XXXXX
4 d) In the East

Question 2

Which river is ‘L’ile de Nantes’, an island in the centre of the city of Nantes, situated on?

2 a) La Seine
2 b) La Loire XXXXX
2 c) La Garonne
2 d) Le Rhône

Question 3

How is Nantes compared to other French cities and towns?
It is France’s:

3 a) Fourth largest city
3 b) Sixth largest city XXXXX
3 c) Tenth largest city
3 d) Smallest town

Question 4

‘LIEU UNIQUE’ is a special place, also known as LU.
It used to be a:

4 a) Garden where a French Prince proposed to a Princess.
4 b) Factory where delicious shortbread biscuits were made. XXXXX
4 c) Magical place where someone once saw a unicorn.
4 d) Military school for lieutenants.

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Question 5

Which castle houses the Nantes History Museum?

5 a) Le Château du Roi
5 b) Le Château de la Reine
5 c ) Le Château de la Duchesse
5 d) Le Château des Ducs de Bretagne XXXXX

Question 6

What attraction can tourists enjoy at the ‘Les machines de l’île ’?

6 a) Being transported on an enormous mechanical elephant. XXXXX
6 b) Being allowed to climb up the Leaning Tower of Nantes
6 c) Being invited into a Pumpkin full of lanterns
6 d) Being allowed to drive a tractor.

Question 7

Which French author was born and spent his childhood in Nantes?

7 a ) Alexandre Dumas
7 b) Jules Verne XXXXX
7 c ) Victor Hugo
7 d) Guy de Maupassant

Question 8

What is Nantes’ historical shopping Mall called?

8 a )Le Petit Beurre
8 b) Le Grand Beurre
8 c) Le Passage Pommeraye XXXXX
8 d) Le Passage des Pommes

Question 9

A favourite place of attraction in Nantes is a magnificent Botanical Garden (like Kew Gardens).
What is it called?

9 a) Le Château des Fleurs
9 b) Le Jardin des Plantes XXXXX
9 c) Les Arbres et les fleurs
9 d) Nantes Botanique

Question 10.

What is Nantes associated with primarily?

10 a) Its port and Industrial Centre XXXXX
10 b) Its countryside and cattle
10 c) Its universities
10 d) Its volcanic parks

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Links:
https://www.nantes-tourisme.com/fr/voir-faire
https://francetravelplanner.com/go/loire/nantes/see/LU.html
http://www.loumessugo.com/en/blog/entry/nantes-and-its-fabulous-giant-elephant
https://www.melbtravel.com/5-interesting-things-nantes-france/

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Are you teaching or learning French using Façon de Parler 1? Here’s a test I created on Units 1-6. Angèle Ann Andrews www.languagechoices.com

I have chosen ‘Façon de Parler 1’ by Angela Aries and Dominique Debney (5th Edition) as a course book for Adult beginners of French.

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Test:
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Feel free to send your answers to Angèle Ann Andrews: info@languagechoices.com

Façon de Parler 1 (Test on Units 1-6 by Angèle Ann Andrews)

Exercise 1

Translate into English (21 marks)

1 Monique n’est pas Belge, elle est Maghrébine mais elle est née en Suisse.
2 Son mari est sud-africain. Il est chef et il travaille en plein air.
3 Est-ce que vous avez soif ?
Non, je n’ai pas soif mais ma femme a faim.
4 Nous avons une excellente tarte aux poires maison mais il n’y a plus de glaces aujourd’hui.
5 La cathédrale est située en plein cœur de la ville.
6 On y trouve des boutiques, des restaurants et un bureau de poste.
7 Le bureau de poste se trouve derrière la gare.
8 Ma coiffeuse est étrangère; elle est d’origine polonaise.
9 Malheureusement mon fils n’a pas d’animal familier.
10 Ton oncle n’a pas de vélo mais il a une mobylette, n’est-ce pas?

Exercise 2

Correct the adjectives (that need changing) to agree with the subject. (9 marks)

1 Maria et Carmela sont Italien.
2 Dominique et Antoine sont Corse.
3 Les clients sont étranger.
4 Madame Mc Donald est Canadien.
5 Les jumeaux sont espagnol.
6 La réceptionniste est Ecossais.
7 Ma partenaire est Russe.
8 Jeanne est secrétaire.
9. Est-ce que ton frère est dentiste ?

Exercise 3

Fill in the right form of the verbs Avoir, Etre or Travailler as applicable.
(10 marks)

1. Mme Muller ________________de Strasbourg.
2. Mon fils ________________ cinq ans.
3. Est-ce que tu ______________ froid ?
4. Vous __________________ le professeur de français, n’est-ce pas ?
5. Nous ne ______________ pas ingénieurs.
6. L’infirmière ______________ a` plein temps.
7. Les pompiers _______________ à temps partiel.
8. Tu ne _____________ pas dans une clinique à Paris mais dans une usine à Grasse, n’est-ce pas ?
9. Quelle _____ votre nationalité ?
10. J’____ un petit appartement à Londres.

Exercise 4

Write out the numbers in full in French (5 marks)

15 glaces, 21 gâteaux , 37 limonades, 42 bouteilles, 59 cocas

Exercise 5

Choose the right form of the Interrogative to form Questions: (10 marks)

1 Comment…
2 Qui est-ce?
3 Combien
4 Qu’est-ce que c’est?
5 Avez-vous…
6 Y a-t-il
7 Est-ce que vous avez du…
8 Qu’est-ce que vous avez comme…
9 Quel
10 Qui

* _____________ est-ce ?
* _____________ est votre métier ?
* _____________ C’est une clé.
* _____________ vous appelez-vous?
* _____________ de verres y’a-t-il dans la cuisine ?
* ____________ viande?
* ____________ saucisson?
* ____________ compris?
* ____________ C’est Jean.
* ____________ une chambre au premier étage

Exercise 6

Fill in the blanks with Du, De la , De l’, Des or De (10 marks)

1 ________ ratatouille
2 ________ légumes
3 ________ riz
4 ________ ail
5 Il n’y a pas ______ mayonnaise
6 Il n’y a plus______ camembert
7 _________ vin
8 ________ confiture
9 _______ eau
10 _______ oeufs

Exercise 7

Underline the odd man out (10 marks)

1 Hôpital, muse, hôtel de ville, théâtre
2 Un kir, un thé, une bière pression, une cantine
3 Un lapin, un poisson, un hamster, un camion
4 Mariés, célibataires, mairies, pacsés
5 Télévision, porte, téléphone, portable
6 Ascenseur, étage, poulet, escalier
7 Oncle, cousin, campagne, grand-père,
8 S’il vous plait, merci, crudités, je vous en prie
9 Yaourts, printemps, omelette , champignons
10 Le palais de Chaillot, Centre Pompidou, Calais, La Défense

Exercise 8 (25 marks)

Writing tasks. Choose ONE of the following topics (Between 12-15 lines)


1)Dialogue : You have met up with a French lady on a train who tells you about her family, and her job. You respond in kind. You might want to expand on the the information by telling her where you went on holiday last year or where you would like to go next year.

2) Write a postcard to a penfriend describing an English town you know. You might want to tell him/her what you saw when you visited France last year or where you would like to go in Paris.

3) Write a dialogue that takes place in a hotel reception. You enquire about the type of room as well as the cafe /restaurant. If you wish, you can discuss the menu. You can also expand by stating what you ate yesterday evening.

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Façon de Parler 1 Test on Chapters 1-6

Are you teaching Façon de Parler 1 or are you an adult student using the text book?
(ISBN 10: 144416841X ISBN 13: 9781444168419 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, 2012).
Here’s a test I devised for my own students. There are many ways to decipher how well you are doing. However a good old percentage mark will give you an idea of whether you are on the right track.
Feel free to e-mail me your answers at angieannandrews@gmail.com for a mark out of 100.

Façon de Parler 1 Test on Units 1-6 Angèle Ann Andrews


Exercise 1

Translate into English (21 marks)

1 Monique n’est pas Belge, elle est Maghrébine mais elle est née en Suisse.
2 Son mari est sud-africain. Il est chef et il travaille en plein air.
3 Est-ce que vous avez soif ?
Non, je n’ai pas soif mais ma femme a faim.
4 Nous avons une excellente tarte aux poires maison mais il n’y a plus de glaces aujourd’hui.
5 La cathédrale est située en plein cœur de la ville.
6 On y trouve des boutiques, des restaurants et un bureau de poste.
7 L’araignée se trouve sur le balcon.
8 Ma coiffeuse est étrangère; elle est d’origine polonaise.
9 Malheureusement mon fils n’a pas d’animal familier.
10 Ton oncle n’a pas de vélo mais il a une mobylette, n’est-ce pas?

Exercise 2

Correct the adjectives (that need changing) to agree with the subject. (9 marks)

1 Maria et Carmela sont Italien.
2 Dominique et Antoine sont Corse.
3 Les clients sont étranger.
4 Madame Mc Donald est Canadien.
5 Les jumeaux sont espagnol.
6 La réceptionniste est Ecossais.
7 Ma partenaire est Russe.
8 Jeanne est secrétaire.
9. Est-ce que ton frère est dentiste?

Exercise 3

Fill in the right form of the verbs Avoir, Etre or Travailler as applicable.
(10 marks)

1. Mme Muller ________________de Strasbourg.
2. Mon fils ________________ cinq ans.
3. Est-ce que tu ______________ froid ?
4. Vous __________________ le professeur de français, n’est-ce pas ?
5. Nous ne ______________ pas ingénieurs.
6. L’infirmière ______________ a` plein temps.
7. Les pompiers _______________ à temps partiel.
8. Tu ne _____________ pas dans une clinique à Paris mais dans une usine à Grasse, n’est-ce pas ?
9. Quelle _____ votre nationalité ?
10. J’____ un petit appartement à Londres.

Exercise 4

Write out the numbers in full in French (5 marks)

15 glaces, 21 gâteaux , 37 limonades, 42 bouteilles, 59 cocas

Exercise 5

Choose the right form of the Interrogative to form Questions: (10 marks)

1 Comment…
2 Qui est-ce?
3 Combien
4 Qu’est-ce que c’est?
5 Avez-vous….
6 Y a-t-il
7 Est-ce que vous avez du…
8 Qu’est-ce que vous avez comme…
9 Quel
10 Qui

• ______________est-ce ?
• _____________ est votre métier ?
• ______________C’est une clé.
• _____________ vous appelez-vous?
• _____________ de verres y’a-t-il dans la cuisine ?
• _____________viande?
• _____________saucisson?
• ____________ compris?
• ____________ C’est Jean.
• ____________ une chambre au premier étage

Exercise 6

Fill in the blanks with Du, De la , De l’, Des or De (10 marks)

1 _________ ratatouille
2 ________ légumes
3 ________ riz
4 ________ ail
5 Il n’y a pas ______ mayonnaise
6 Il n’y a plus______ camembert
7 _________ vin
8 ________ confiture
9 _______ eau
10 _______ oeufs

Exercise 7

Underline the odd man out (10 marks)

1 Hôpital, muse, hôtel de ville, théâtre
2 Un kir, un thé, une bière pression, une cantine
3 Un lapin, un poisson, un hamster, un camion
4 Mariés, célibataires, mairies, pacsés
5 Télévision, porte, téléphone, portable
6 Ascenseur, étage, poulet, escalier
7 Oncle, cousin, campagne, grand-père,
8 S’il vous plait, merci, crudités, je vous en prie
9 Yaourts, printemps, omelette , champignons
10 Le palais de Chaillot, Centre Pompidou, Calais, La Défense

Exercise 8 (25 marks)

Writing tasks. Choose ONE of the following topics (Between 12-15 lines)

1)Dialogue : You have met up with a French lady on a train who tells you about her family and her job. You respond in kind. You might want to expand on the information by telling her where you went on holiday last year or where you would like to go next year.

2) Write a postcard to a penfriend describing an English town you know well. You might want to tell him/her what you saw when you visited France last year or where you would like to go in Paris on your next visit.

3) Write a dialogue that takes place in a hotel reception. You enquire about the different types of room on offer as well as the cafe /restaurant menu. You can also expand by stating what you enjoyed eating in the region the evening before. Add an opinion.

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It’s time for social poetry: In Assembly and Other Poems by Angèle Ann Andrews offers a variety of poems for every mood. Enjoy!

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