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Pre-test Unit 1B



 
Listening Comprehension: Formel ou informel?
Listen to each word or sentence twice. Then, write whether it reflects formal, informal, or neutral language.  (To listen to the recording, open the audio file in a new window by right clicking on the audio icon and select “open link in new window”.)
A.
formal
C.
neutral or both formal/informal
B.
informal
 

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Vocabulary
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 11. 

Comment ça va?
A.
Salut!
C.
À bientôt.
B.
Pas mal.
D.
Je m’appelle Julien.
 

 12. 

Comment allez-vous?
A.
Je vais très bien. Et vous?
C.
Bonjour. Ça va?
B.
C’est Marina.
D.
Enchanté.
 

 13. 

Au revoir!
A.
Allô?
C.
Très bien, et toi?
B.
Bonjour.
D.
Salut ! À bientôt.
 

 14. 

Bonjour monsieur. Comment allez-vous?
A.
Je m’appelle Bruno.
C.
Ça va comme ci, comme ça. Et vous?
B.
Au revoir.
D.
À demain.
 
 
Vocabulary
Identify one or more choices that best answer the question or statement.
 

 15. 

Ça va?
 A.
Pas mal. Et toi?
 C.
À bientôt.
 B.
C’est ma copine.
 D.
Comme ci, comme ça.
 

 16. 

Comment allez-vous?
 A.
Très bien. Et vous?
 C.
Pas mal.
 B.
Très bien. Et toi?
 D.
Salut.
 

 17. 

À demain!
 A.
Salut!
 C.
Bonjour.
 B.
À demain!
 D.
Au revoir.
 

 18. 

Bonjour, Monsieur Millet. Comment allez-vous?
 A.
Bonjour. Je vais très bien. Et vous?
 C.
Enchanté.
 B.
Au revoir. À bientôt.
 D.
Ça va bien. Et vous?
 
 
Vocabulary
Complete each statement.
 

 19. 

If you were to ask your professor how he/she is doing, you would say “...”, monsieur/madame?
 

 

 20. 

You would say “...” to your friend, Khaled, to tell him that you will see him tomorrow.
 

 

 21. 

If you were to ask your best friend how s/he is doing, you would ask “...”?
 

 
 
Vocabulary
Choose the phrase that you would use in each situation
A.
To ask how your friend is doing.
D.
To say See you tomorrow.
B.
To say Good bye to your teacher.
E.
To say See you later.
C.
To introduce someone to a friend.
F.
To say Hi to an adult you don’t know very well.
 

 22. 

Bonjour, monsieur/madame.
 

 23. 

Ça va?
 

 24. 

Au revoir.
 

 25. 

À demain.
 

 26. 

À bientôt.
 

 27. 

Je vous présente Luc.
 
 
Culture
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 28. 

Unlike American students, French students don’t go shopping for school supplies; the schools provide the notebooks and pens.
 

 29. 

Schools in France must allow their students a minimum of 30 minutes for lunch.
 

 30. 

Inhabitants of Belgium, Switzerland, and Monaco speak French also.
 

 31. 

People from Switzerland speak only French.
 

 32. 

The Maghreb region is composed of Algeria, Mali, and Tunisia.
 

 33. 

French is seen as the langue d’ouverture in North Africa.
 

 34. 

North African artists refuse to use French language, culture, or traditions in their art.
 
 
Culture
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 35. 

In France, back to school is referred to as “....”
A.
un cartable
C.
la rentrée
B.
au revoir
D.
la langue
 

 36. 

The European Union is headquartered in....
A.
Liege
C.
Brussels
B.
Geneva
D.
Lausanne
 

 37. 

Approximately.... million people in Europe speak French.
A.
55
C.
85
B.
75
D.
95
 

 38. 

Un cartable in French is a....
A.
book bag
C.
pencil case
B.
notebook
D.
cafeteria
 

 39. 

Other ways to say Au revoir include:
A.
Bye
C.
Ciao
B.
Salut
D.
all of the above
 
 
Culture
Complete each statement.
 

 40. 

In France, la rentrée is the beginning of....
 

 

 41. 

The largest city in Morocco is....
 

 

 42. 

The capital of Algeria is....
 

 

 43. 

Une langue d'ouverture is known as a... in English.
 

 



 
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