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Typical Conversations with host families

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Vous trouverez ici une conversation typique avec une bande sonore et quelques questions de compréhension. Apprenez le vocabulaire utile. Pratiquer la lecture et l’écoute et tester votre compréhension avec ce quiz. Tout cela vous aidera vraiment à vous préparer pour votre année Au Pair.

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Si on ne comprend pas, voici quelques phrases utiles.

  • Sorry, I don’t understand, can you repeat that please?
  • I didn’t catch that.
  • Pardon?
Si on n’est pas certain de ce que l’on a compris, il est mieux de résumer la partie que l’on a comprise et de demander une clarification.

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Voici la liste de vocabulaire à apprendre par coeur.

Laundry - la lessive
Practice - Soit entraînement (sport) soit répétition (musique)
‘Pick up around the house’ - organiser la maison un peu
Pick up (someone) - récupérer (quelqu’un)
Drop off (someone) - déposer (quelqu’un)
Laundry Detergent - la lessive
‘Do a load of laundry’ - faire une lessive
‘Walk the dog’ - promener le chien
Backyard: jardin (intérieur)
Which of the following is not one of the names of the kids? *This question is required.
At what time do you pick up the kids from school? *This question is required.
What is Todd allergic to? *This question is required.
When the family is out of the house, what are your responsibilities? *This question is required.
When the kids arrive from practice, what should you do with them? *This question is required.
Conversation typique avec votre famille d'accueil

  • Hi, I’m Lucie, how are you?
  • Very well and you? We are so glad to meet you!
  • I am also doing very well and am glad to meet you. 
  • How was your trip? Was the flight was okay?  
  • Yes, it went well. 
  • Great! We’ll show you your room and introduce you to the kids.
  • Okay.
  • Here’s Todd, Matt, and Rachel.
  • Great to meet you. 
  • Here’s where you’ll be sleeping.
  • Okay.
  • Now, we’ll explain your schedule. Do you have any questions before we start? 
  • No thank you. 
  • Alright, so you’ll drop off the kids at 8. You will have to pick them up from school at 4 and take them to practice. While they’re gone, you’ll cook them dinner and then pick them up from practice at 6 and feed them. Does that make sense?
  • Yes, thank you. Also, what time will you be home?
  • We should both be back around 8.
  • Okay, is there anything I need to do in the meantime? 
  • It’d be great if you could put in a load of laundry and take the dog for a walk. 
  • What should I do with them before dinner? 
  • You can give them a snack and you can take them out to play in the backyard, if you like. 
  • Also do they have any allergies or other health problems? Is there anything I should watch out for? 
  • Todd is allergic to tomatoes so make sure not to put those in his meals. 
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