If I were a chef

"Si j'étais chef cuisinier"
French B1 writing exercise

Benjamin tells us of his dream of being a chef.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "a culinary school", "a skill", "actual", "a recipe", "to make [someone] [something]", "a cook", "to work one's way up the professional ladder", "demanding", "to consist of", "to bother", "passionate about [something]".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into French

  • I’ll show you where you make mistakes
  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
  • Change my choices if you want
Start the exercise

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- I would love to be a chef! I'd start by studying in a culinary school, which would bring me the basic skills, but I'd then need to practise in an actual kitchen. I'd go and work in several countries, where I could discover different methods and recipes. These experiences would make me a better cook, and little by little, I would work my way up the professional ladder. I know that this is a demanding job which consists of long working hours, but that wouldn't bother me, for I'd be passionate about what I'd be doing! - So! What are you waiting for?

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