un school

french: school vocabulary  ๐Ÿ“š

♡ Basics:

  • une école - school (in general), grade school
  • un écolier, une écolière - grade school student
  • un collège - middle school, junior high
  • un collégien, une collégienne - middle school student
  • un lycée - high school
  • un lycéen, une lycéenne - high school student
  • une université - college, university
  • un étudiant, une étudiante - college student
  • un professeur, un/e prof (informal)* - teacher
  • *In France, the word professeur is always masculine, even if the teacher is a woman. 

♡ School Years and Ages: 

  • Cours Préparatoire (CP) = 6 years old
  • Cours Elémentaire (CE1) = 7 years old
  • Cours Elémentaire (CE1) = 8 years old
  • Cours Moyen (CM1) = 9 years old
  • Cours Moyen (CM2) = 10 years old
  • Sixième = 11 years old
  • Cinquième = 12 years old
  • Quatrième = 13 years old
  • Troisième = 14 years old
  • Seconde = 15 years old
  • Première = 16 years old
  • Terminale = 17 years old

♡ Equipment - Le Matériel

  • un bureau - desk
  • un pupitre - student desk
  • un cahier - notebook
  • une calculatrice - calculator
  • un carnet - notebook
  • une carte - map
  • un classeur - binder
  • une craie - chalk
  • un crayon - pencil
  • des devoirs (m) - homework
  • un dictionnaire - dictionary
  • une gomme - eraser
  • le rétroprojecteur - overhead projector
  • un livre - book
  • la trousse - pencil case
  • le papier - paper
  • une feuille de papier - piece of paper
  • recto verso - front and back, both sides
  • un sac à dos - backpack
  • un stylo - pen
  • un tableau - chalkboard
  • le cartable - school bag

♡ The School:

  • classroom - une salle de classe
  • library - la bibliothèque
  • librarian - le/la documentaliste
  • hall - le hall
  • staff room - une salle des profs
  • cloakroom - le vestiaire
  • toilets - les toilettes
  • laboratory - un laboratoire
  • workshop - un atelier
  • gym - le gymnase
  • the playground - la cour de récréation 
  • sports field - le terrain de sports
  • headmaster - le directeur
  • headmistress - la directrice
  • secretary - la secrétaire
  • dining hall - la cantine
  • corridor - le couloir
  • caretaker - le concierge
  • school yard - la cour

♡ Subjects - Les Matières

  • English - l'anglais
  • Mathematics - les mathématiques
  • Modern Languages - les langues vivantes
  • French - le français
  • Spanish - l'espagnol
  • German - l'allemand
  • Greek - le grec
  • Latin - le latin
  • Physical Science - les sciences physiques
  • Physics - la physique
  • Chemistry - la chimie
  • Biologie - la biologie
  • Technology - le travail manuel éducatif (TME)
  • Woodwork - le travail sur bois
  • Art - le dessin
  • Computing (IT) - l'informatique
  • Music - la musique
  • Geography - la géographie
  • History - l'histoire
  • Physical Education (PE) - l'éducation physique et sportive (EPS)
  • Religious Education (RE) - l'instruction religieuse

♡ School Life

  • lesson - un cours
  • pupil - une élève
  • to spell - épeler 
  • to learn - apprendre 
  • to discuss - discuter
  • essay - la rédaction 
  • school uniform - l’uniforme 
  • bell - le sonnerie
  • homework - les devoirs
  • timetable - un emploi de temps
  • to take notes - prendre des notes 
  • term/semester - un trimestre
  • detention - le retenue
  • study period - l'étude
  • un examen - test

♡ Classroom activities and instructions

  • lever la main - to put one’s hand up
  • poser une question - to ask a question
  • écrivez - write down 
  • écoutez - listen to 
  • regardez  - look at 
  • regardez attentivement - look closely
  • lisez - read
  • lisez attentivement - read carefully
  • …le texte - the text
  • …l'enregistrement - the recording
  • …la conversation - the conversation
  • …la vidéo - the video
  • …l'écran - the screen
  • ouvrez - open
  • …votre cahier -  your workbooks
  • …votre livre - your (text) books
  • …le manuel - the textbook
  • cochez la bonne réponse - tick the right answer
  • je vais vous donner un devoir - I’m going to give you some homework
  • c'est pour - it’s for
  • il faut le rendre - you’ve to hand it in
  • …demain - tomorrow
  • …la semaine prochaine - next week
  • …après les vacances - after the holidays
  • allez, c'est parti! - come on, let’s start!
  • faites moins de bruit, s'il vous plaît! - quieten down, please!
  • taisez-vous! - be quiet!
Un brindis.

Un brindis por las estupideces que hicimos
y por aquellas que no nos atrevimos a hacer.
Un brindis por los chicos que rompieron nuestro corazón
y por los chicos que intentaron armarnos de nuevo.
Un brindis por las desveladas, las discusiones y por las malas decisiones.
Un brindis por las lagrimas en nuestra almohada, por los recuerdos, y por las risas guardadas.
Un brindis por los falsos amigos, y por aquellos que quieres tener a tu lado toda tu vida.
Un brindis por esta etapa que esta por terminar.
Y un brindis por todo aquello que puede traer la universidad.

The look you give for the person you like.

E quanti ricordi che restano a galla come fiori di loto.
—  Salmo
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Israel puts on a show for the world’s media by reminding them over and over again how they tell Palestinian civilians to “evacuate” (which is an insult in itself since they’re not allowed to leave Gaza due to the illegal blockade), but the reality on the ground is that they tell Palestinians ‘we will kill you no matter where you go - you are our targets’ by bombing all the places they’re taking shelter in - ambulances, hospitals and UN schools.

life update from ur favourite inactive former artist:

i got accepted into a 3 month long working trainee exchange program so ill be going to jerez de la frontera in september to work at a riding school and learning spanish is such a hoot

INDIVIDUALITY

  • your essay is your opportunity to show something about you that doesn’t come across elsewhere in your application.
  • this is about you as an individual.
  • your essay should have a unique voice to it, making it an essay that only you could have written
  • colleges will often cross-reference your essay with your ACT writing / SAT writing scores for quality, meaning it’s important you write your own essay.

CONVENTIONS

  • clearly address the essay prompt/question.
  • follow all instructions, such as word count (which is strict) and suggested components (if they recommend using multiple paragraphs, etc)
  • triple-check that your grammar, punctuation, and spelling are correct.
  • avoid tangents and stick to your point.
  • at the same time, provide context succinctly. don’t assume your reader knows what you mean when you use specialized language.
  • you probably don’t have the same sense of humor as your reader, so don’t rely on jokes throughout to make it interesting.
  • revise it ruthlessly.
  • ask your english teacher if they can revise it for you (considerately, and if you know they might have time).
  • have your parents and friends revise it too. fresh eyes always help.

CONTENT

  • you don’t have to use a suggested topic, like a hobby. if the essay is asking about a significant turning point in your life, however, and that hobby played a major part in it, then maybe it’s a good idea to talk about when you learned to embroider.
  • use it to explain your application. if there’s a prompt about going through a struggle and your grades dipped when your parents got divorced, talk about how that affected your life.
  • choose a topic that your best friend could recognize you by if she didn’t know who had written the essay.
  • your reader should be able to tell why you picked that topic. show them why it’s special to you.
  • colleges value passion, ambition, and personal dedication to a cause over almost all else. demonstrate that you have that.
  • talk about what happened, but more about why it happened and what it did for your character development.
  • avoid lying. sincerity is hard to convey but easy to detect.

Ma al liceo no ti insegnano come smettere di amare qualcuno, così so che l'universo non smette mai di espandersi e che non si possono uccidere i virus con le pillole ma sto ancora cercando di capire come fare in modo che la mia gola bruci di meno quando ti vedo.