As you are aware, you've got a lot going on in your life at the moment. Not only exams, but also decisions have to be made about the future. So, you're probably used to being asked, "What are you going to do next year?"
As luck would have it, you may also be asked this question in your French speaking exam! In this topic, we are going to look at the vocabulary and structures you must know to talk about careers and also about part-time / weekend jobs and how to talk about your plans for the future.
We are going to start with some useful words for jobs. The list could be endless, so here are just a few examples:
If you want to say, "I am a... nurse, carpenter, lawyer, etc." you say:
"Je suis... infirmier/chapentier/avocat, etc."
Note: There is no "un or une" in front of the word for the job.
The same is true for other people.
Mon père est conducteur de bus = My father is a bus driver.
Ma mère est dentiste = My mother is a dentist.
Here is a list of some jobs:
|employé de banque||bank employee|
|homme d'affaires||business man|
Check how well you know the words for jobs by trying out the following exercise.
Drag five of the names onto the corresponding image to label the jobs correctly. Mark your answer to see how well you got on. Be careful! Look at the pictures. Is it a man or a woman?
In this exercise, drag the blue boxes onto the correct image and then mark your answer:
Here is the list of work places. Use however many you can:
|dans un garage||in a garage|
|dans une banque||in a bank|
|à une ferme||on a farm|
|à un chantier||on a building site|
|dans une usine||in a factory|
|dans un magasin||in a shop|
|dans un hôtel||in a hotel|
|dans un hôpital||in a hospital|
|pour la police||for the the police|
|dans un restaurant||in a restaurant|
|dans un collè||in a school|
|chez le coiffeur||at the hairdresser's|
Remember: being able to express opinions will gain you extra marks in your spoken and written work. In the table below, we will look at the sorts of things that can be said about a job. Many of them you can use in other situations, so they are useful to know...
|C'est intéressant||It is interesting||C'est ennuyeux||It is boring|
|C'est amusant||It is fun||Ce n'est pas amusant||It isn't fun|
|C'est bien payé||It is well paid||C'est mal payé||It is badly paid|
|C'est créatif||It is creative||C'est stressant||It is stressful|
|J'aime le travail||I like the work||Je déteste le travail||I hate the work|