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 bookshop
François needs help choosing a book.
- 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.
- Job: Postman
Philippe tells us about his job as a postman.
- Looking for a job
Patrick is looking for an accounting job.
- My family
Sébastien tells us about his family.
- Professional basketball player
Jordan talks about his job as a professional basketball player.
- Visit to A&E [US: the ER]
Lucie talks to a doctor at the hospital.
- A difficult return
Elizabeth isn't looking forward to going back to work.
- A great cleaning company
Esther talks to Amélie about a great cleaning agency.
- Arriving at the hotel
Aline checks into her Parisian hotel.
- At the allergist's
Pierre went to the allergist to get a diagnosis.
- At the bureau de change
Patrick needs to change some dollars upon arriving in Paris.
- At the grocery store
Julie and Frank need some things from the grocery store.
- Getting to know each other
New colleagues Julien and Olivier get to know each other over a coffee.
- In the fitting room
Sophie needs some help in the fitting room [US: dressing room].
- Quitting a job
Michelle had had enough of her boss's disrespect.
- Retirement drinks
Diane gives a toast to Robert, who's retiring.
- The wigmaker
Geoffrey used to work as a wigmaker at the opera.
- Upgrading your hotel room
Anna would like to upgrade her room for a better view.
- En arrivant à l'hôtel
Check into a French hotel with Mrs Vallée, while practising your A2 French reading and listening comprehension.
- A call to the bank
Philippe is calling his bank about a letter he received recently.
- A professional's cleaning hacks
Listen to Paul, a cleaning expert, giving tips to help you in your everyday chores.
- A well-supplied shop
Nathalie's shop is full of Valentine's Day goodies!
- At the pharmacy
Victor goes to the pharmacy.
- At the till
Peter is at the till [US: cash register] of a French supermarket.
- Booking a taxi from a hotel
Pierre is booking a taxi from his hotel reception for an early start.
- 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.
- FFL Tutor
Thérèse teaches French as a Foreign Language to immigrants.
- Finding an apartment in Orléans
Stéphanie is looking for an apartment in Orléans.
- If I could start over...
Anne wishes she could do things differently.
- 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.
- Paediatrician's appointment
Thierry takes his 2-month-old daughter to the paedatrician for a routine check-up.
- Parity at work
Christine asked the HR manager for a raise.
- Taking your driving test
Inès is taking her driving test today.
Xavier tells us why he likes working in a team.
- C'est quoi les soldes ?
Learn about the specific French sales, "les soldes", in this fun and instructive video, while practising your French listening and reading skills.
- 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 seasonal menu
Daniella and her sous-chef Paul are tweaking their restaurant menu.
- A stark difference
Paula talks about the changes in Catherine's personality after her career change.
- A teacher's back to school
Teacher Alicia tells us how she prepares for going back to school.
- An afternoon of meetings
Amandine announces the schedule for this afternoon's meetings.
- At the florist's shop
Madame Vidal is visiting her florist to order a very special gift.
- At the handmade pottery shop
Pamela chats with the manager of a lovely local pottery shop.
- At the real estate's agency
Adrien is looking to rent an apartment in Angers.
- Doctors Without Borders
Listen to Adrien's experience working for MSF.
- 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.
- Portrait of a suspect
A policewoman describes a burglary suspect to the public.
- Rebooking a flight
Patrice calls Easyplane to postpone his flight.
- 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.
- An outstanding hotel
Looking for an amazing hotel? Hotel Charmant is the one for you!
- At the psychiatrist's
Mme Dupont is talking to her psychiatrist.
- Cleaning job
Monsieur Jacquard explains today's cleaning job to the cleaning team.
- Grape harvest
Florence harvested grapes with her friend Samuel this year.
- In the lives of the writers of French romance novels
Discover what the life of a French writer of romance novels looks like.
- Interview to be an au pair
Jane applies to be an au pair in France.
- Looking for a job
François and Aline share their feelings about their job search.
- New product launch speech
Valérie is giving a thank you speech on the launch of their new product.
- Pension reform
René and Flora talk about France's controversial pension reform.
- Thanking the medical staff
Amélie wanted to thank the hospital staff who took care of her father.
- The Clean Doggie Company
Discover an incredible animal grooming service.
- The French language in the world
Find out about the impact of French in the world.
- 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.
- Working at Disneyland Paris
Émilie talks about her job as a character actor at Disneyland Paris.
- La Fête du Travail du premier mai en France
Learn how May 1st became a public holiday called Labour Day, while practising your French C1 listening and reading comprehension.
- Strasbourg, le plus grand marché de Noël d'Europe !
Discover the enchanting Strasbourg Christmas Market, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Vivre en Suisse : Préparer votre expatriation (1ère partie)
Learn about the (many) advantages to moving to Switzerland in the first part of this informative video, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Vivre en Suisse : Préparer votre expatriation (2e partie)
Learn about the (many) advantages to moving to Switzerland in the second part of this informative video, 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 Simple)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Futur Simple (Indicatif) with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz exercise
- Le mois prochain à New York (Le Futur Simple)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Futur Simple (Indicatif) with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!
- Mon job d'été (Le Futur Proche)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Futur Proche (Indicatif) with this Fill-in-the-Blank kwiz 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
- À la machine à café (Le Passé Composé)
- 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!