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Why does Bernadette want a summer job?

To pay for university/studies. She says j’ai besoin de chercher un petit boulot afin de financer mes études à l’université.

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What sort of job would she like? There are four things to identify.

She wants a job that is different. She says mais, moi j’aimerais faire quelque chose de différent.

She wants to be able to work outside as she says et en plein air.

She likes the idea of working with children (as they are generally cute/sweet). She says l’idée de travailler avec les enfants me plaît parce qu’on peut s’amuser et les enfants sont généralement mignons.

She wants a relaxing job (after having studied hard for exams). She says en plus, après avoir étudié si dur pour les examens, j’aimerais bien me détendre un peu.

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What was good/bad about the work experience placement?

Work experience was bad because it was not at all inspiring (every day she had to respond to calls, sort the mail, copy things). She says c’était vraiment nul et ce n’était pas du tout inspirant. (Chaque jour j’ai dû répondre au téléphone, ranger le courier, et copier des choses.)

Work experience was good because it gave her the chance to become more responsible and independent. She says ce stage m’a donné l’occasion de devenir plus responsable et indépendant.

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Why does she think she gets on well with children?

She’s not too serious and she jokes around with them/is silly with them. She says je pense que je m’entends bien avec les enfants car je ne suis pas trop sérieux... et je fais des bêtises avec eux.

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What did she learn by helping at dance club?

She has learnt to be more patient (because the children often didn’t listen to her). She says en les apprenant à danser, j’ai appris à être plus patient (car les enfants ne m’écoutent pas souvent!)

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