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French

The environment

Worked answer with examiner's comments

Answer

Your friend gives a presentation about the environment.

Task A

Which five issues does she address?

Tick the appropriate boxes.

 

IssuesListen out for:Examiner's Comments

the reduction in the quantity of drinking water on earth

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Reading through these questions before you hear the tape will help to give you an idea of the sorts of things you need to be listening out for. Use the five minutes reading time at the start of the exam to read through all the questions, and make short notes if necessary.

doing the washing up

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acid rain

an oil slick

the amount of drinking water on earth

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Although you may write at any time while the tape is playing, it is a good idea to listen to the whole section the first time it is played, especially for passages like this where you need to have a good understanding of the content of the whole extract.

the consequences of wasting our reserves of drinking water

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sea pollution

the value of water

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Task B

 

TrueFalseListen out for:Examiner's comments

Today is World Bicycle Day

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Be careful - 'vélo' and 'l'eau' sound very similar, but the fact that the subject of the whole recording is water should help you decide.

There are only three litres of drinking water on earth.

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Although you may write at any time while the tape is playing, it is a good idea to listen to the whole section the first time it is played.

It takes a hundred and fifty litres of water to have a bath.

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Our reservoirs are filling up little by little.

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Be careful - 's'emplissent' and 's'épuisent' sound very similar, but the fact that the recording is talking about the exhaustion of water reserves should prevent you making a mistake.

Water is called 'blue gold.'

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