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C'est quoi, le Front national?

If you aren't already familiar with the 1jour1question videos from Milan Presse they are easy to find on YouTube. Each one gives a brief summary supported by cartoons of a topical event or interesting issue. These authentic resources are aimed at French children aged about 10-14 which means the language and content is simplified somewhat, but don't let that put you off. The content is clear and interesting.

Here is a worksheet I just posted on frenchteacher.net based on a video clip about the Front national. (Don't you just love them?)

Répondez

1.         En quelle année le Front national a-t-il été créé ?   
2.         Quel mouvement politique était à l’origine du FN ?  
3.         Quelles idées défendait ce mouvement ? 
4.         A quoi fallait-il donner la priorité, selon ce mouvement ? 
5.         Que s’est-il passé en 2002 ?
6.         Depuis quand Marine Le Pen est-elle présidente du parti ?
7.         Quelle est la principale idée du FN ?
8.         Dans quels domaines est-ce que les Français devraient être prioritaires ?
9.         Qu’est-ce que le FN veut arrêter, selon le reportage ?
10.       Expliquez cette politique.
11.       Quelle est leur politique envers l’Euro ?
12.       Aux dernières élections européennes combien de personnes ont voté pour                  le FN ?
13.       Quel facteur économique pousse les électeurs vers le FN ?
14.       Qu’est-ce que ces électeurs espèrent ?

Ecoutez et traduisez

1.         They had to give priority to the French nation
2.         To the extent of rejecting foreigners.
3.         The party wants French people to come first.
4.         It’s for this reason that the FN wants to stop immigration.
5.         For the FN immigrants threaten our national identity.
6.         A European common currency.
7.         Lots of electors disappointed with the left and right are attracted by the                      FN.
8.         According to several polls the FN is thought to be in the lead.



Réponses

1.         1972
2.         ordre nouveau
3.         idées nationalistes et d’extrême droite
4.         à la nation française
5.         le parti s’est retrouvé au second tour des élections présidentielles
6.         2011
7.         préférence nationale
8.         accès aux emplois, aux logements, aux aides de l’Etat
9.         l’immigration
10.       les immigrés ont d’autres traditions, une autre langue ou une autre                         histoire. Alors ils menacent la culture française.
11.       ils veulent la suppression de l’Euro et le retour au franc
12.       25%
13.       la crise
14.       que le FN fera baisser le chômage et l’insécurité

Traductions
1.         Il fallait donner la priorité à la nation française.
2.         Au point de rejeter les étrangers.
3.         le parti souhaite que les français aient la priorité.
4.         C’est pour cette raison que le FN veut arrêter l’immigration.
5.         Pour le FN les immigrés menacent notre identité nationale.
6.         Une monnaie européenne commune.
7.         beaucoup d’électeurs déçus de la gauche et de la droite sont attirés par le               FN.
8.         Selon plusieurs sondages le FN serait en tête.

(Note use of serait to mean « is thought to »)

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