Topic specific French practice exercises
What do you want to be when you grow up? Seriously though, there are lots of different professions and jobs and being able to describe yours in French will make for some great conversations. And if you want to work in a French-speaking country, you'll definitely want to learn about some local business customs.
- A French woman
Élodie tells us about her everyday life as a lawyer specialised in women's rights.
- At the newsagent's
Sophie is buying a few items at a French newsagent's.
- Filling in a form
Olivier answers questions from a form.
- Looking for a job
Patrick is looking for an accounting job.
- Ma famille
Sébastien tells us about his family.
- Professional basketball player
Jordan talks about his job as a professional basketball player.
- A difficult return
Elizabeth isn't looking forward to going back to work.
- At the grocery store
Julie and Frank need some things from the grocery store.
- Le perruquier
Geoffrey used to work as a wigmaker at the opera.
- Pot de départ en retraite
Diane gives a toast to Robert, who's retiring.
- A call to the bank
Philippe is calling his bank about a letter he received recently.
- At the pharmacy
Victor goes to the pharmacy.
- Checking out of the hotel
Laëtitia is leaving her hotel.
- Dealing with going back to work after a holiday [US:vacation]
Jean-François gives us some tips to ease going back to work.
- If I could start over...
Anne wishes she could do things differently.
- La parité
Christine asked the HR manager for a raise.
- My gap year
Gaspard has big plans for his gap year before university.
- My post-university plans
Antony wants to move to Paris after his studies
- New recruit
Antoine sums up his first two months in the company.
- Team work
Xavier tells us why he likes working in a team.
- Quand je serai grand
Watch this cute video of kids singing about what they'll do when they grow up, then see the lyrics in our bilingual reader
- A long-awaited promotion
Céline finally got promoted!
- A perfect interview
Léo's just had the best job interview of his life!
- A stark difference
Paula talks about the changes in Catherine's personality after her career change.
- At the florist's shop
Madame Vidal is visiting her florist to order a very special gift.
- At the real estate's agency
Adrien is looking to rent an apartment in Angers.
- Flowers for All Saints' Day
Listen to an ad on where to find flowers for All Saints' Day in France.
- Hiring a new employee
Pierre is looking for a new recruit for his company.
- Rentrée de professeur
Teacher Alicia tells us how she prepares for going back to school.
- Robbery at the bakery
Here's a local news article about a robbery.
- Weekly check-up at the farm
Veterinarian Claire will do her weekly check-up routine at the Durands' farm next Thursday.
- Workaholic's back to work
Arthur hates time off and can't wait to be back at work!
- Demande d'emploi
This audio article about a job letter was specially written to help you prepare for the listening and reading portions of the AP French exam.
- Rentrée de professeur
The start of a new school year is a big deal for students as well as teachers, as heard in this audio article.
- A hard time at work
Érica went through a rough time at work.
- A last minute request
Isabelle's colleague keeps making her miserable...
- A seamstress's memory
Christine recalls visiting the haberdashery [US: fabric store] for the first time.
- A thankful toast
Sylvie thanks professional partners at the end of a successful project.
- At the psychiatrist's
Mme Dupont is talking to her psychiatrist.
- Cleaning job
Monsieur Jacquard explains today's cleaning job to the cleaning team.
- Entretien pour être fille au pair
Interview to be an au pair Jane applies to be an au pair in France.
- Les vendanges
Florence harvested grapes with her friend Samuel this year.
- New product launch speech
Valérie is giving a thank you speech on the launch of their new product.
- Thanks to the medical staff
Amélie wanted to thank the hospital staff who took care of her father.
- Travailler à Disneyland Paris
Émilie talks about her job as a character actor at Disneyland Paris.
- Unforeseen changes!
Liliane asks her partner François for an unforeseen change to their after-work routine.
- Welcome to the team
Barbara welcomes the new member of her professional team.
- Working as a PA
Sophie talks about her career as a personal assistant.
- Strasbourg, le plus grand marché de Noël d'Europe !
Discover the enchanting Strasbourg Christmas Market, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Un métier extraordinaire (Relative Pronouns)
Practise your French relative pronouns with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz exercise
- Vos projets professionnels (Le Futur)
Practise Le Futur conjugations with this fill-in-the-blank kwiz exercise
- Le mois prochain à New York (Le Futur)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Futur Simple with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!
- Mon job d’été (Le Futur Proche)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Futur Proche with this Fill-in-the-blanks exercise
- Une journée de conférence (Telling Time)
Practise how to tell time in French with this Fill-in-the-Blanks exercise
- Au retour du travail (Le Futur Antérieur)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Futur Antérieur with this Fill-in-the-blanks exercise
- Agence de ménage à domicile (Le Présent)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Présent Indicatif with this Fill-in-the-blanks exercise
- Les métiers de ma famille (Vocabulaire)
Practise your French Job vocabulary in French vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blank kwiz exercise !
- Écrire un C.V. (Vocabulaire)
Practise your French CV / Résumé vocabulary in French vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!
- Un petit job en plein air (Vocabulaire)
Practise your Grape Harvest Vocabulary in French with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!
- Garde forestier au Canada (Vocabulaire)
Practise your Nature vocabulary in French with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!