Exam-style Questions: Writing

  1. On n'attache pas assez d'importance à ce qu'on mange. Discutez.

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 1

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  2. Un repas sans vin est comme un jour sans soleil. Qu'en pensez-vous?

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 2

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  3. Devrait-on interdire le tabac?

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 3

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  4. Si l'on introduisait les enfants à l'alcool plus jeunes, on n'aurait pas tant de problèmes plus tard.

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 4

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  5. La fin de la famille traditionnelle est responsable de beaucoup de problèmes sociaux.

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 5

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  6. Une famille monoparentale n'est pas vraiment une famille.

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 6

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  7. Que peut-on faire pour améliorer le système d'enseignement en Angleterre?

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 7

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  8. Le système d'enseignement en Angleterre a beaucoup à apprendre du système français.

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 8

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  9. Les transports en commun ne remplaceront jamais la voiture particulière.

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 9

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  10. Transport = pollution.

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 10

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  11. On ne devrait pas encourager le tourisme.

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 11

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  12. Comment voyez-vous le tourisme dans dix ans?

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 12

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  13. La télévision - fléau de notre société.

    (Marks available: )

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 13

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  14. On devrait introduire une loi pour protéger la vie privée.

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 14

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  15. Pourrait-on jamais défaire la destruction à l'environnement?

    (Marks available: )

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 15

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.
  16. L'avenir de la planète, est-il aussi mauvais qu'on ne le dit?

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    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 16

    Grade: Standard of language:
    A Excellent response. Question answered fully; extremely clear and effective structure; excellent knowledge of French-speaking country; language virtually flawless with very few errors.
    B Very good response. Question answered very well with very good structure and knowledge of country; Very accurate - few errors, usually minor.
    C Good relevant answer; clear logical organisation; sound accuracy but errors in more difficult language.
    D Satisfactory answer; lacks clarity in places or relies heavily on any source material; accuracy is variable with some very basic errors.
    E A few relevant points are made. Frequent defects in organisation; limited knowledge of country concerned; high number of basic errors which hampers understanding.
    N Very limited answer - largely irrelevant and disorganised. Very limited knowledge of France. Frequent basic answers with only a few parts accurate.
    U Question not really understood. Virtually no knowledge of country. No real appropriate language.