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AS level oral booklets

I wrote a booklet of vocabulary and practice questions for the AQA AS level speaking test some time ago and was well used by our students at Ripon Grammar. We would use a relevant page from it either to round of a sequence of lessons or, more often, to introduce a topic.

Anyway, I have now done versions for the Edexcel and WJEC exam boards. They in the same format, but cover the Edexcel and WJEC topics which are not all the same as AQA's. Interestingly, Edexcel's are arguably a little more challenging, but, in my humble opinion, not quite as good. I found the sub-topic title Sex, drugs and alcohol a shade naff! No rock and roll? WJEC's a similar to Edexcel's.

Here is a sample page from the Edexcel version (apologies for formatting - does anyone know any tricks for copying and pasting from Word to Blogger?)



L’alcool, la drogue, le sexe

l’alcoolisme (m)             alcoholism                         un héroïnomane              heroin addict
une boisson alcoolisée    alcoholic beverage            l’héroïne                         heroin
un spiritueux                  spirit                                  le cannabis                     cannabis
l’abus de l’alcool             alcohol abuse                  un joint                           joint
être accro (de)               to be hooked                     s’injecter                        to inject oneself
être adonné (à)              to be addicted                    la cocaine                      cocaine
une addiction                 addiction                        le tabagisme          tobacco abuse, smoking
excessivement               excessively                         une e-cigarette (fam)      E cigarette
le binge drinking            binge drinking                    l’âge legal                       legal age
la biture express            binge drinking                    la consommation            consumption
le foie                            liver                                   la vie sexuelle                 sex life 
une gueule de bois         hangover                           la masturbation               masturbation
ivre                               drunk                                des rapports sexuels        sexual relations
l’ivresse (f                     drunkenness                       l’amour (m)                    love
saoul (fam)                    drunk                                 vivre en couple               to live together
se saouler                     to get drunk/p***ed           vivre en solo                   to live alone
avec modération            in moderation                    entamer une relation       start a relationship
sans alcool                    non-alcoholic                      s’entendre (avec)           to get on with
non alcoolisé                  non-alcoholic, soft             la pilule contraceptive     pill
un apéritif                      aperitif                                un préservatif                 condom
un digestif                     after meal drink                   faire l’amour                  to make love
une drogue douce          soft drug                             platonique                      platonic
une drogue dure            hard drug                             tomber amoureux (de)    to fall in love
un stupéfiant                 drug                                     le coup de foudre           love at first sight
un drogué                     drug addict                          l’orientation sexuelle       sexual orientation
un toxico(mane)           drug addict                          homo(sexuel)/gay          gay



1.       Que penses-tu du binge-drinking ?
2.       Quels sont les dangers pour la santé de boire à excès ?
3.       Quels sont les dangers sociaux de l’alcoolisme ?
4.       Quelles boissons préfères-tu en général ?
5.       Penses-tu que les e-cigarettes soient une bonne idée ?
6.       Que pourrait-on faire pour réduire la consommation du tabac ?
7.       Es-tu pour la dépénalisation du cannabis ? Pourquoi ?
8.       Que penses-tu de la politique anti-drogue (la « guerre contre la drogue ») ?
9.       Quels sont les avantages et les inconvénients de vivre en solo ?
10.     Que penses-tu de l’âge de la majorité sexuelle ?
11.     Est-il facile d’être gay dans les pays occidentaux ?

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