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AQA French A2 Level - Richesse et Pauvreté - Problèmes Sociaux Contemporains

Updated on June 11, 2014

All of the vocabulary to do with wealth and poverty that you need to know in order to do well with the related questions of this topic in the writing, reading and listening exam.

Be sure to memorise these words so no surprise vocabulary pop up during the exam and throw you off.

Links to all of the other topics are provided for at the bottom of the exam.

Good luck!

Words to Expect in the Test (Memorise Them All!)

French
English
Le/la SDF: sans domicile fixe
Homeless person
Le chômeur
An unemployed person
Le licenciement
Redundancy
Mendier
To beg
Se ficher de (familiar)
To not give a damn about
Scolariser
To educate
Bosser (familiar)
To work
Défavorisé
Underpriviliged
Actif
(of) Working (age)
Percevoir
To earn
Traité de racaille
Branded as scum
Manifester
To protest
Précaire
Precarious/unsound
 
 
Une embauche
Start/job
La durée déterminée
Fixed term
À temps partiel
Part-time
Remonter à
To reach
Atteindre
To reach
Important
Significant
Plus élevé
Higher
 
 
La marche arrière
The reverse
Véritable
Real
S'imposer
To be assertive/convincing
L'issue (à la dette)
The solution (to debt)
Le révélateur
Indicator
Accorder
To grant/allow
Une association caritative
Charitable foundation/charitable
Aux prises avec
Struggling against
S'efforcer d'apporter
To strive to bring about ...
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Un SDF mendies.Une boîte caritative. Scolariser.
Un SDF mendies.
Un SDF mendies.
Une boîte caritative.
Une boîte caritative.
Scolariser.
Scolariser.

Key Phrases that Must be Learned!

French
English
L'attitude des riches me dégoûte
The attitude of the rich disgust me
Ils sont chanceux/touchent des salaires fabuleux sans contribuer à la société
They are lucky/earn fabulous salaries without contributing back to society
Ils auraient pu partager leur fortune avec les défavorisés
The rich could have shared their wealth with others
La pauvreté entraîne souvent des conséquences terribles
Poverty often leads to terrible consequences
C'est déprimant/honteux/inadmisible/scandaleux!
It's depressing/shameful/unacceptable/outrageous
Les pauvres auraient pu s'intéresser plus au collège
The poor could have paid more attention at school
Les riches ne sont pas responsables des gens en situation précaire
The rich are not responsible for people in vulnerable situations
Si on a aidé à créer la richesse on a le droit de la partager
If we help to create wealth we have a right to take from it
On ne devient pas riche si on ne le mérite pas
We don't become rich if we don't deserve it
 
 
C'est ton opinion, et peut-être la mienne aussi, mais...
That's your opinion, and perhaps mine too, but...
On n'en a pas la preuve
We don't have the proof for it
On ne peut pas dire qu'ils n'avaient pas de libertés civiles du tout
We can't say that they don't have civil liberties at all
Il me semble bien que plus de gens vivaient dans la pauvreté
It seems clear to me that there have been more people living in poverty
Qu'ils bénéficiaient de beaucoup plus de protection sociale
Than those who have been benefiting from social services
C'est sûr qu'ils avaient le plein emploi
It's clear that they had full employment
Que les inégalités sont devenues plus évidentes
That the inequality has become more evident
Il est indéniable que les salaires on chuté
It is undeniable that salaries have fallen
 
 
La réussite du projet est encore possible/inégalement répartie
The success of the project is still possible/unevenly divided
(En Asie) la pauvreté baisse rapidement
(In Asia) poverty has decreased rapidly
Il se peut qu'on n'atteigne pas la cible fixée
It is possible that the set target will not be reached
Je suis optimiste en ce qui concerne l'éducation/la scolarisation/ la réduction de la faim
I am an optimiste when it comes to education/schooling/ the reduction of famine
(L'Afrique subsaharienne) reste à la traîne derrière d'autres régions
(Sub-Saharan Africa) remains behind the other regions
Le problème du chômage des jeunes me semble insurmontable, ainsi que les inégalités entre les sexes
The problem of youth unemployment seems to me to be insolvable, as do the inequalities between the sexes
La déforestation
Deforestation
La pénurie d'eau
Water pollution
La forte prévalence du VIH
The strong prevalence of HIV
Il faut doubler l'aide accordée à L'Afrique
We must double the aid we are currently giving to Africa
L'accès libre au marché global sans condition pour tous les pays en développement est absolument essentiel
Unconditional free access to the global market for all of the developing countries is absolutely essential
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La déforestation.VIH.On n'en a pas la preuve.
La déforestation.
La déforestation.
VIH.
VIH.
On n'en a pas la preuve.
On n'en a pas la preuve.

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