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A girl smokes

Useful vocabulary

FrenchEnglish
fumerto smoke
être au chômageto be unemployed
chercherto look for
boireto drink
construireto build
essayerto try
arrêterto stop
résoudreto solve
la pauvretépoverty
la toxicomaniedrug abuse
l’alcool (m)alcohol
le chômageunemployment
les sans-abris (m)the homeless
un SDF (sans domicile fixe)a homeless person
un emploia job

Opinions on social issues

Read these young people’s opinions on social issues. Which issue is being mentioned?

Social issues
Apoverty
Bdrug abuse
Cbinge drinking
Dsmoking
Eunemployment
Fhomelessness
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1. Il y a des milliers de gens qui vivent dans la pauvreté et qui n’ont pas assez à manger.

The answer is A - poverty.

There are thousands of people who live in poverty (vivent dans la pauvreté) and who don’t have enough to eat.

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2. Mon oncle est au chômage, mais il cherche un emploi.

The answer is E - unemployment.

My uncle is unemployed (au chômage) but he is looking for a job.

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3. J’essaie d’arrêter de fumer, mais c’est difficile.

The answer is D - smoking.

I try to stop smoking (J’essaie d’arrêter de fumer) but it’s difficult.

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4. Mon ami a un grand problème. Il boit trop d’alcool.

The answer is C - binge drinking.

My friend has a big problem. He drinks too much alcohol (Il boit trop d’alcool).

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5. Il faut construire plus de maisons pour résoudre le problème des sans-abris.

The answer is F - homelessness.

You have to build more houses to resolve homelessness (le problème des sans-abris).