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À quel ministère travaillez-vous? Quel est le titre de votre poste? Depuis quand travaillez-vous là-bas? Quelles sont vos principales tâches? Parlez d'une journée ordinaire au bureau. Pouvez-vous comparer votre espace de travail à celui de votre patron? Quel le mandat et la mission de votre ministère? Quelles sont les exigences de votre poste? Où habitez-vous? Et dans quel secteur de la ville est situé votre bureau? Quel moyen de transport utilisez-vous pour aller travailler? Pouvez-vous me présenter votre itinéraire du bureau à la maison par exemple
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SIMUL. 3 / STEP 1 / Work related questions
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What department do you work in? What is your job title? How long have you been working there? What are your main tasks? Talk about an ordinary day at the office. Can you compare your workspace to that of your boss? What is the mandate and mission of your ministry? What are your job requirements? Where do you live? And in which part of the city is your office located? What means of transportation do you use to go to work? Can you show me your itinerary from office to home, for example?
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QUESTIONS DE COMPRÉHENSION Pour qui a-t-on laissé ce message? Quelle est la nature du problème rapporté? Quelle est la solution proposée? Quel message d'erreur affiche le système?
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SIMUL.3 / STEP 2 / Short Message 1
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Bonjour Mme Fernandez. C'est Michèle de la section de révision des documents externes. Nous avons quelques difficultés à ouvrir le document que vous nous avez envoyé. Nos ordinateurs affichent le message "fichier corrompu". Auriez-vous une copie sauvegardée localement? Rappelez-nous au plus vite si c'est le cas pour que nous puissions commencer la révision au plus tôt possible. Merci.
QUESTIONS DE COMPRÉHENSION Qui a laissé ce message et... pour qui? Quel est le but du message? Quelles sont les caractéristiques de la nouvelle imprimante?
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SIMUL.3 / STEP 2 / Short message 2
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Bonjour Ali, Vous vous êtes plaint plusieurs fois de votre imprimante personnelle. Un technicien du service informatique viendra vous installer une toute nouvelle machine, plus petite, plus rapide, plus éco-énergétique et surtout, moins bruyante. Il va, à l'occasion, vous présenter toutes fonctionnalités. Il viendra demain en matinée entre 9 heures et midi. Si cela ne vous convient pas, prière de nous rappeler. Merci.
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QUESTIONS DE COMPRÉHENSION Qui est qui dans ce dialogue? Quel est le sujet dont discutent ces deux personnes? Pouvez-vous me résumer l'essentiel cette discussion?
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SIMUL.3 / STEP 2 / Short dialogue 1
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Sophie: Bonjour Guillaume, je peux entrer? Guillaume: Bonjour Sophie. Bien sûr, entre. Quelque chose ne va pas? Sophie: Je veux prendre deux semaines de congé sans solde. C'est pour des raisons familiales... Guillaume: D'accord. Peux-tu attendre quelques jours, le temps que Michel revienne de son congé? Il n'y a que lui qui peut te remplacer. Sophie: Je peux attendre 5 jours au grand maximum. Est-ce que c'est sûr qu'il sera là dans 5 jours au maximum? Guillaume: Il revient dans 4 jours, si je ne trompe pas. Attends un peu. Je vérifie dans le système... Ça y est! J'ai trouvé. En fait, il revient dans 3 jours, à moins d'un accident, bien sûr. Tu seras donc libre, dès son retour...
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SIMUL.3 / STEP 2 / Short dialogue 2
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COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS What are these two people talking about? What is the precise cause of the delay? What is the reason given to justify the urgency of the problem?
Francesca: Bonjour Harold, comment ça va? Harold: Ça va très bien, Francesca. Merci. Et toi? Francesca: Oh! Ça va. Je viens te voir pour voir si tu as fini l'illustration de notre brochure de promotion. Harold: J'ai encore quelques croquis qui restent. J'en aurai fini avec ça d'ici deux trois jours, je crois... Francesca: Pourquoi ça demande tant de temps? Harold: En fait, c’est parce qu’il y a beaucoup trop d’illustrations. Ce sont des dessins techniques déjà sur papier qu'il faut d’abord numériser puis retoucher. Ça demande du temps. Francesca: Dépêche-toi quand même. Prends des heures supplémentaires, si tu veux. Le bureau du ministre ne peut plus attendre. Il faut tout finir d’ici demain. Harold: Je vais faire de mon mieux, Francesca. Compte sur moi.
SIMUL.3 / STEP 3 / Choice of TOPIC
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Est-il nécessaire de responsabiliser les employées et employés subalternes?
Raconter une présentation (ou une prise de parole) que vous avez faite à l'extérieur de votre environnement habituel.
Est-il nécessaire pour un patron d’être un leader (une sorte de "meneur d'hommes" comme on dit en langage populaire)?
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TRANSLATION OF QUESTIONS/TOPICS Is it necessary to empower subordinate employees? Tell about a presentation (or a speech) you made outside of your usual environment. Is it necessary for a boss to be a leader (a kind of "leader of men" as we say in popular parlance)?
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Presenting time You have chosen topic number 2 . You now have 3 minutes (maximum) to present this topic. This stopwatch wil help with that At the end of the countdown, click NEXT to continue to follow-up questions. Click on the button to start the stopwatch.
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"Est-il nécessaire de responsabiliser les employées et employés subalternes?"
Avez-vous déjà responsabilisé certains de vos employés? Si oui, raconter votre expérience. Si cette expérience se présentait de nouveau un jour, que feriez-vous? Pourquoi a-t-on besoin d'un patron si les employés peuvent être responsabilisés? Quels sont les avantages et les inconvénients du chef qui contrôle tout lui même? Et... les avantages et les inconvénients de celui ou celle qui délègue tous ses pouvoirs?
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FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS Have you already empowered some of your employees? If so, share your experience. If this experience ever presented itself again, what would you do? Why do we need a boss if employees can be empowered? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the chef who controls everything himself? And ... the advantages and disadvantages of the one who delegates all his powers?
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"Raconter une présentation (ou une prise de parole) que vous avez faite à l'extérieur de votre environnement habituel"
Quelle leçon avez-vous tirée de cette expérience? Est-ce que les grands timides peuvent devenir des grands orateurs? Certains disent que le fait d'être à l'aise de parler en public est un talent. Qu'en pensez-vous? D'autres disent que c'est une question de préparation. Le talent, c'est juste un petit bonus... Dans quelle mesure les nouvelles technologies peuvent-elles nous aider dans nos présentations? Quels conseils donneriez-vous à un jeune employé se préparant à faire sa 1ère présentation à l'extérieur de son environnement habituel?
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FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS What lesson did you learn from this experience? Can the great timid become great speakers? Some say being comfortable with public speaking is a talent. What do you think? Others say it's a matter of preparation. Talent is just a little bonus ... How can new technologies help us in our presentations? What advice would you give to a young employee preparing to make their first presentation outside of their usual environment?
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"Est-il nécessaire pour un patron d’être un leader (une sorte de "meneur d'hommes" comme on dit en langage populaire)?"
In a few words, tell the story of a person who had exceptional leadership qualities. And briefly .. the story of a person who lacked these qualities, if you know any ... What is the difference between a leader and a manager? To what extent does a middle manager need to have leadership qualities? What do you think of the leadership of your boss? If you were asked to suggest changes in your management style, what would you suggest?
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FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS In a few words, tell the story of a person who had exceptional leadership qualities. And briefly .. the story of a person who lacked these qualities, if you know any ... What is the difference between a leader and a manager? To what extent does a middle manager need to have leadership qualities? What do you think of the leadership of your boss? If you were asked to suggest changes in your management style, what would you suggest?
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QUESTIONS DE COMPRÉHENSION Pourriez-vous me résumer ce dialogue? En un mot, quel est le problème qui réunit ces deux personnes? Et la solution négociée? Que doit faire Denise en attendant la réponse du grand patron?
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COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS Could you summarize this dialogue for me? In short, what is the problem that unites these two people? And the negotiated solution? What should Denise do while waiting for the big boss's answer?
Denise: Bonjour Pierre. J'ai les trois devis concurrents pour ma formation linguistique et j'ai déjà choisi celle que je vais prendre! Pierre: Bonjour Denise. J'espère que tu as choisi la moins chère des trois institutions de formation linguistique. Denise: Non. Au contraire, j'ai choisi la plus chère... Regarde d'abord et compare. Pierre: Attends un peu. Je vois... mais tu sais que nous n'avons d'autre choix que de prendre la moins chère des trois. Denise: Oui, je sais. Mais... entre la moins chère des écoles et la plus chère, il y a à peine 500$ de différence qui s'explique par le plus grand nombre d'heures en formation privée.. . Pierre: Mais qu'est-ce qui a dit que la meilleure formation linguistique est celle qui comporte le plus grand nombre d'heures en formation privée? Certains disent, même que la formation en groupes