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Global Warming (English Enquête)

global_warming_by_teabingFor French class this term, we studied global warming and the effect it is having on the world. We also studied the ways we can fix this problem. Reflecting back on the project, I think it’s safe to say that I learned a great amount of new things about global warming. I’ve always been interested in protecting and respecting the environment, but I hadn’t really studied in depth just how to do that. Doing this study helped me to learn more about an issue I’m very interested in. After all, this world we live in is precious, and we should everything we can to make it healthier and safer, not just for humans, but also for the millions of animals that could go extinct if action is not taken.

During this study we did several different projects, including a list of expressions and words to do with global warming, a short oral presentation, and a 150-200-word brochure. I thought it was a great idea to do lots of little projects rather than one big one, as then the workload was easier to manage. Personally, my favourite part of this global warming study was writing the brochure, as it provided a useful way to condense all the information I’d learned into a few small pages, and it was also a lot of fun to design.

One very interesting thing I discovered was how much France and other French-speaking nations are doing to end global warming. I learnt a lot of my information about France’s international actions on global warming from this very helpful document: http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/IMG/pdf/Brochure_climat-BD-UK.pdf

Bernard Kouchner, the French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs has said ‘We want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.’ France is working hard to reduce their carbon emissions through new technology, green buildings and green eating, and is encouraging the rest of the world to do the same. I didn’t realise how much France is actually doing to stop global warming, and I thought that was a really interesting thing to learn.

Overall, I really enjoyed this study, because I’m interested in global warming and helping to save the planet, and I learnt a lot about how to do that.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

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Ma famille d’acceuil

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For French class we had to write about our ‘famille d’acceuil’, or ‘host family’ in Paris. Of course, I’m not actually living in France nor have I ever visited Paris, but some day I hope I will.

En Francais:

Ma Famille d’Acceuil est très sympa, et très heureux. Nous habitons dans un appartement à Paris, dans le 15ème arrondissement*, à Vaugirard. C’est un petit apartement, mais c’est très beau. Il y a beacoup de fleurs. Mes parents d’accueil avaient une enfant, un enfant, elle s’appellait Amélie (comme le film), et elle a seize ans. Elle a deux chats, et elles sont très adorables!

Nous avons visité magnifiques la Louvre, l’Arc De Triomphe et le Tour Eiffel.

Le matin, nous sommes allés à un petit café le long de la Seine. Nous avons mangé beacoup du pain, de la confiture, le fruits, et la fromage. Miam! La semaine derniére, je suis allée au restaurant, et c’etait beau à l’interieur. La nourriture était délicieux. Nous avons mangée de la bouillabaisse et la ratatouille, et de macarons pour le desert.

Paris est très belle. J’adore les lumières de la ville à nuit. J’adore ma famille d’accueil, ils sont très sympa et heureux. J’adore la nourriture, la musique, et les personnes. J’adore Paris. Je vais visiter de nouveau un jour.

In English:

My host family is very nice, and very happy. We live in an apartment in Paris, in the Vaugirard arrondisement*. It is a little apartment, but it is very beautiful. There are lots of flowers. My host parents have one child, her name is Amélie (like the movie), and she is sixteen years old. She has two cats, and they are very adorable!

We visited the Louvre, the Arc De Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, and they were magnificent.

In the morning, we go to a little café along the River Seine. We eat lots of bread, jam, fruit and cheese. Yum! Last week, we went to a restaurant, and it was beautiful on the inside. The food was delicious. We had bouillabaisse, ratatouille, macarons for dessert.

Paris is very beautiful. I love the lights of the city at night. I love my host family, they are very nice and happy. I love the food, the music, and the people. I love Paris. I will visit again one day.

*Paris is split up into twenty administrative districts called arrondisements. When people in Paris refer to the arrondissements, they usually talk about them by number, and also say the subway station that is closest. For example: “the 15ème arrondissement à Vaugirard”. The one I’m talking about is the largest and most populated.