Reasons for going to university

You are preparing a debate about the pros and cons of going to university. Listen to the following conversations and then answer the questions that follow.

You can then use some of the language featured to prepare your own short presentation on the topic.

Et toi, est-ce que tu aimerais aller à l’université?

Moi, j’ai l’intention d’aller à la fac, parce que je m’intéresse au droit afin de devenir avocat plus tard dans ma vie. Donc pour moi, c’est très important d’aller à l’université. C’est nécessaire pour mon choix de métier. Aussi, je pense que j’aurai plus de confiance en moi-même après quatre années à l’université. J’espère apprendre à mieux gérer mon argent et mon temps.

Question

Why does she want to go to university?

She wants to study law (to become a lawyer). She says je m’intéresse au droit afin de devenir avocat plus tard dans ma vie.

Question

Why is university important for her?

She needs the qualification to become a lawyer/for her choice of career. She says c’est très important d’aller à l’université. C’est nécessaire pour mon choix de métier… afin de devenir avocat plus tard dans ma vie.

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What else does she hope to get out of it?

She hopes she can learn to manage her money and time better. She says j’espère apprendre à mieux gérer mon argent et mon temps.

Translation

And would you like to go to university?

I intend to go to university because I am interested in studying law and becoming a lawyer later in life. So for me, it’s very important to go to university as it’s necessary for my choice of career. Also, I think that I will become more self-confident after four years at university. I hope to learn how to manage my time and money better.