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Nouns - Occupations and Work

What is a ‘boulanger’, a ‘patronne’ or a ‘dessinateur de mode’? How would you say, ‘lawyer’, ‘builder’ or ‘interview’?

Aged 14 to 16 and studying French? This rapid revision quiz was created to help you.

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Once you have completed your education then you will have to enter the world of work. There are many different occupations and in this quiz we look at the French names for several of the most common. But not only those, we will also learn and revise some other terms to do with work, such as interview, company and boss. It’s a great opportunity to practice French words which will be useful in your exams and beyond.

In each question you will be given a word or words in English. All you have to do is choose the French equivalent from the four choices offered.
1.
Builder
Le mécanicien
Le maçon
L’outil
Le pombier
Le mécanicien = mechanic
L’outil = tool
Le pombier = plumber
2.
Female boss
Le patron
Le petit job
Le rêve
La patronne
Le patron = male boss
Le petit job = part-time job
Le rêve = dream
3.
Pound (money)
Le policier
Le directeur
Le salaire
La livre
Le policier = policeman
Le directeur = headteacher
Le salaire = wage / salary
4.
Interview
L’avenir
Le candidat
L’espoir
L’entretien
L’avenir = future
Le candidat = candidate
L’espoir = hope
5.
Nurse
L’infirmier
Le vétérinaire
Le docteur
Le coiffeur
Le vétérinaire = vet
Le docteur = doctor
Le coiffeur = hairdresser
6.
Baker
Le boucher
Le boulot
Le boulanger
Le facteur
Le boucher = butcher
Le boulot = job
Le facteur = postman
7.
Lawyer
L’avocat
L’agent de police
Le comptable
L’interprète
L’agent de police = policeman
Le comptable = accountant
L’interprète = interpreter
8.
Newspaper
La journaliste
Le fermier
Le journal
L’idée
La journaliste = journalist
Le fermier = farmer
L’idée = idea
9.
Company / firm
L’employé
L’entreprise
L’employeur
Le débouché
L’employé = employee
L’employeur = employer
Le débouché = prospect / opportunity
10.
Fashion designer
L’informaticien
L’ingénieur
Le dessinateur de mode
La croisière
L’informaticien = IT worker
L’ingénieur = engineer
La croisière = cruise
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Jobs, career choices and ambitions

Author:  Graeme Haw

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