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AQA French A2 Level - Le Racisme - La Société Multiculturelle

Updated on November 27, 2012

This hub contains the useful vocabulary you need to know in order to do well in the Reading, Listening and Writing sections of the AQA A2 French exam for all of the questions to do with racism.

Be sure to memorise the words so that you can translate and write efficiently, without being surprised about not knowing a key word used in the text!

Links to the rest of the 9 topics are provided at the bottom of the page.

Words to Expect in the Test (Memorise them all!)

Le genre
Malgré tout
Despite everything
Avoir du mal à
To have difficulty in
The unknown
La coutume
Être à l'abri de
To be safe from
To despise
Le défaut
To fight
Se ressembler
To resemble each other/ to be the same
2nd generation North African living in France
La Cour d'appel
Court of Appeal
Le fabricant
Une animatrice/un animateur
Promotions staff
La grande surface
Une amende
Prison avec sursis
Suspended sentence
Les dommages et interêts
Les frais
Une agence d'intérim
Tempting agency
I'inspection (f) du travail
Factory inspectorate
Une équipe
Le fichier
Être le théâtre de
To be the scene of
Le répit
Être pris à parti
To be picked on
Le gamin
To attempt
Le domicile
La croix gammée
Faire l'objet de
To be the subject of
To invade
To move house

Key Phrases that Must be Learned!

Le racisme, c'est la peur de l'autre
Racism, is the fear of others
C'est rejeter quelqu'un à cause de sa couleur, sa nationalité son origine sociale, sa religion
It's rejecting because of their colour, nationality, social background or religion
Les plaisanteries racistes sont très répandues
Racist jokes are widespread
Nous avons tous des clichés en tête
We all have some stereotypes in our minds
On est tous un peu racistes au fond de nous
Deep inside we're all a little racist
Nous avons tous des faiblesses sur lesquelles le racisme peut s'enraciner
We all have weakness which racism can stem from
Le harcèlement physique/verbal
Physical and verbal harrassment
Moi, je suis d'accord avec ...
Me, I agree with...
Je comprends la décision de...
I understand the decision that...
J'aurais fait la même chose
I would have done the same thing
Je refuse/ il est hors de question que...
I refuse/It is out of the question that...
Ce n'est pas juste
It's not fair
Je trouve ça choquant/ inadmissible
I find that shocking/unacceptable
On devrait juger les gens par rapport à leurs compétences, pas par rapport à leur faciès
We should judge people by their abilities, not by their facial features
Il ne fait aucun doute que...
There isn't any doubt that...
On dirait que...
It looks like...
Je me demande si...
I wonder if...
...Que l'on peut comparer à...
... one can compare to...
Il faut régler le problème
We should settle the probleml
Ces incidents sont inacceptables
These incidents are unacceptable
Un tel comportement est inadmissble
Such behaviour is intolerable
Je trouve que...
I find that...
Je ne supporte pas...
I cannot stand
Je suis déçu par...
I'm disappointed by
Je regrette que/ je suis désolé que mon fils ait aggressé Quentin
I regret that/I am sorry that my son attacked Quentin
Je suis étonné que/ je suis surpris que les enfants aient eu un tel comportement
I'm astonished that/I'm surprised that children would behave in such a way
Il faut qu'il prenne conscience de la gravité du problème
He should be aware of the seriousness of the problem

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    • Philanthropy2012 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London

      Thank you Mr Curry, that means a lot :)

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      I was wrong. You are not just talented. You are crazy talented. I had to ruminate before I got your drift. You are very quick witted. You alleviated my boredom. Thanks!


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