Teenage issues

A French language assistant, Sylvie has been working in a Scottish school and has been researching teenage issues. She interviews a student about smoking.

Et toi, est-ce que toi tu fumes?

Listen to the student's response and try to answer the questions that follow.

Je ne fume pas car à mon avis c’est dangereux pour la santé et en plus les cigarettes coûtent cher. Je n’ai même jamais essayé de fumer parce que cela me dégoûte tellement. Je trouve ça agaçant que les fumeurs polluent l’air que nous, les non-fumeurs, respirons. C’est tout simplement nuisible à la santé de tout le monde.

Question

Is this person for/against smoking? Justify your response.

She is against smoking. She says it’s dangerous for your health and cigarettes are expensive. Smoking disgusts her. She find it irritating that non-smokers become passive smokers and says smoking is harmful to everyone’s health.

She says c’est dangereux pour la santé, les cigarettes coûtent cher, cela me dégoûte tellement. Je trouve ça agaçant que les fumeurs polluent l’air que nous, les non-fumeurs, respirons, c’est nuisible à la sante de tout le monde.

Translation

And do you smoke?

I don’t smoke because in my opinion it’s dangerous for your health and furthermore cigarettes are expensive. I have not even tried smoking because it disgusts me so much. I find it irritaing that smokers pollute the air that we, the non-smokers breathe. It’s quite simply harmful to everyone’s health.