GCSE French: Conversations: Education & Work

My french tutor has given me several sheets of questions that could come up in the conversation part of the speaking exam. And they are helpful, it's nice to have a pre-made response and all that :-) So I've put some starting points below each question (and the english translation too). Enjoy.

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  • Created on: 12-02-10 22:01

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General Conversation Practice: Education et travail

I can't guarantee that any of these questions will actually come up
in the exam, but you should have a pre-made answer for each one
so there isn't any nasty surprises, preferably something that could
be used for multiple questions.

I'm going to be…

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(I love it!)
Je déteste ça!
(I hate it!)

C'est affreux, difficile, facile, ennuyeux, sensass, interéssante.
(It is awful, difficult, easy, boring, fantastic, interesting) (all are

Décris ta journée typique.
(Describe your typical day)

Je me léve á... heures.
(I get up at... o'clock)

Pour mon petit déjeuner je…

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Je lis
(I read)

Je vais au lit á...heures.
(I got to bed at...o'clock)

Quelles matières fais-tu au collège?
(Which subjects do you do at school?)

Je fais...
(I do...)

(I study...)

(I am learning...)

La physique / la chimie / la biologie / les sciences
(Physics /…

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Car / parce que je pense que c'est...
(Because I think that it is...)

Utiles / facile / formidable / fantastique
(Useful / easy / awesome / fantastic)

J'aime apprendre le/la/les...
(I like to learn...)

Quels devoirs as-tu fait hier soir?
(What homework did you do last night?)

J'ai écrit…

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Décris ton uniforme scolaire. Tu aimes porter l'uniforme?
(Describe your school uniform. Do you like wearing it?)

Je ne porte pas l'uniforme scolaire.
(I don't wear school uniform)

Je déteste porter l'uniforme scolaire.
(I hate wearing school uniform)

J'aime porter l'uniforme scolaire.
(I like wearing school uniform)

Je veux porter…

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(I answered / replied to emails)

J'y ai travaillé pendant...
(I worked there for...)

Le travail était amusant
(The work was fun)

Mes collègues de travail étaient sympathiques, interéssantes,
(My work colleagues were friendly, interesting, boring)

Mes collègues de travail n'étaient pas sympa
(My work colleagues were unfriendly)


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As-tu un petit boulot/emploi?
(Do you have a job?)

J'ai un travail à mi-temps
(I've got a part time job)

Je gagne... par heure
(I earn... per hour)

Ce n'est pas bien payé
(It is not well paid)

C'est bien payé.
(It is well paid)

Je suis sans emploi

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Aussi, je voudrais trouver un petit job.
(Also, I would like to find a job)

And that, is the basics of education and work. Have fun making
some interesting answers :-)




A great list of questions and phrases about school life and work. This would be useful for students of all grades.



this didn't help my Italian work thanks anyway

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