BTS CG1 2018-19

Thursday, May 16th

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Thursday, May 2nd

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Thursday, May 2nd

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Monday April 29th

2018 exam document n°5

Thursday, April 4th

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Monday April 1st

2018 exam document n°10

Thursday, March 28th


Commenting on a press article

suggestion de plan de commentaire

vocabulaire utile

les chiffres, les nombres, la monnaie…

Monday, March 25th


Thursday, March 21st

A BBC English Learning series: English at Work

episode 00: an introduction => the video on YouTube

episode 01: The Interview => the video on YouTube

Monday, March 18th


Thursday, March 14th

Use this form to present the video document in French just as you would for the exam.

Monday, March 11th


Thursday, March 7th

Reading Comprehension

Thursday, February 14th

BBC Learning English, the complete lower intermediate syllabus, explore the course.

Thursday, February 7th

Listening comprehension

The Bear and The Dragon by Tom Clancy (American accent, extract from a spy novel)


Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling  (British accent, extract from the first chapter of the first volume)

Monday, February 4th

EXAM text case study : Healthy workplaces make for happy and effective employees

Thursday, January 31st

How to Start an Accounting Business

Select 20 phrases (French = expressions) which you find interesting to learn for your studies and list them here, the send them to me.

Monday, January 29th

From the word to the paragraph.

1. Durrells / the / holidays / on / be
2. Corfu / they / on / be
3. They /a / large / live / villa/ in
4. receive / they / a / letter
5. a / it / long / be / letter
6. Hermione / it / great / be / from / Aunt
7. and / she / come /want / to / with / stay / them
8. not / she / in / good / be / health
9. advise / a / doctors/ her / climate / warm

Monday, January 22nd

Why Study Accounting

Thursday, January 17th

Translate these CVs and Résumés into French and write down the interesting vocabulary. Use and try to avoid automated translations to properly think about what you read and write.

  1. Accounting Assistant Résumé
  2. Accounts Clerk Résumé

Monday, January 14th

The Paperless Office

Thursday, January 10th

Quizzes about your relationship to technologies:

The quizzes are not interesting in themselves but they offer plenty of useful vocabulary and colloquialism often used to talk about the use of technologies in the office which is a common theme in the texts of the exam, so take notes!

Monday, January 7th

1. Rachel a travaillé chez Ford comme comptable pendant 7 ans. Rachel WORKED at Ford as an accountant for 7 years.

2. Rachel a travaillé chez Ford comme comptable pendant 7 ans avant de trouver une opportunité intéressante chez Google. Rachel HAD WORKED at Ford as an accountant for 7 years before finding an interesting opportunity at Google.

3. En ce moment, Ellen habite New York, avant de déménager pour Tokyo pour travailler sur un tout nouveau projet. Right now Ellen IS LIVING in NYC before moving to Tokyo to work on a new project.

4. John habite à Seattle, il adore cette ville. John LIVES in Seattle, he loves this city.

5. Pendant les vacances, il va souvent dans les Montagnes Rocheuses.He often goes on holiday in The Rocky Mountains.

6. Summer habite à Cupertino depuis 2 ans. Summer HAS LIVED in Cupertino for 2 years.

7. Summer habite à Cupertino depuis 2015. Summer HAS LIVED in Cupertino since 2015.

8. Summer habite à Cupertino depuis qu’elle a trouvé du travail chez Apple. Summer HAS LIVED in Cupertino since she found some work at Apple.

9. Summer a habité à Chicago pendant 3 ans. Summer LIVED in Chicago for 3 years.

10. Patrick a surtout fait de la saisie de données pendant son stage qui a duré 6 semaines. Patrick mostly did data input during his work placement which lasted 6 weeks.

11. Lucinda va aller vivre à Londres pendant 5 ans pour faire des études de comptabilité afin de devenir expert comptable. Lucinda is going to live in London for 5 years to study accountancy to become a chartered accountant.

With My very Best Wishes for 2019


Thursday, December 20th

about irregular verbs and exercise

Monday, December 17th

Thursday, December 12th

  1. comparatives and superlatives
  2. Adjectifs composés: réfléchir à leur formation
  3. Affixes et suffixes

Monday, December 3rd

Test: describe a picture using the worksheet 

Thursday, November 29th

Go back to the work from November 15th!

You may use some inspiration from the Wikipedia article about Gender pay gap:

The gender pay gap or gender wage gap is the average difference between the remuneration for men and women who are working. Women are generally paid less than men. There are two distinct numbers regarding the pay gap: unadjusted versus adjusted pay gap. The latter takes into account differences in hours worked, occupations chosen, education and job experience. For example, someone who takes time off (e.g. maternity leave) will likely not earn as much as someone who does not take time off from work. Factors like this contribute to lower yearly earnings for women; while the pay gap has narrowed over time, a gender pay gap still exists, even when controlling for these external factors.[1][not in citation given][2] Unadjusted pay gaps are much higher. In the United States, for example the unadjusted average female’s annual salary has commonly been cited as being 78% of the average male salary, compared to 88-93% for the adjusted average salary for college graduates.[3][4]
The reasons for lower pay include both individual choice and other innate and external factors. An example of a voluntary choice is choosing to work part-time when full-time employment is available. An example of an involuntary choice is working a low-skill job because of an inability to access higher education. An example of an external factor is discrimination.
The gender pay gap can be a problem from a public policy perspective even when the reason for the gap is entirely voluntary, because it reduces economic output and means that women are more likely to be dependent upon welfare payments, especially in old age.

Monday, November 26th

Thursday, November 22nd

STAGE BTS CG : liste des entreprises

Gary Larson (describing a document with the help of the survival kit : how to talk about any document)

Monday, November 19th

The Circle on IMDB

Thursday, November 15th

Use this form to comment upon the picture above.

Monday, November 12th

The Circle on IMDB

Thursday, November 8th

  1. Read this text which makes abundant use of the passive.
  2. Do this exercise (read this first for some background)
  3. Finish the worksheet

Monday, November 5th

Thursday, October 18th

Prepare a little speech about something that you really like and know about.

It may be about a film, a TV series, a music band, a computer game, a sport, a country or place, a car, anything really …

The only condition is that you do your research in English and you take notes, I don’t want a translation from the French, so choose a subject about which you know you are going to find information in English. A good starting point can be which you need to set to give you results in English (choose UK or US) in both Region and Language and then use the search bar at the top of the page.

Monday, October 15th

Suits (TV series) on Wikipedia.

Thursday, October 11th  – Group A/B

Use these handouts as reference : Simple Tense Chart / Complete Tense Chart


Monday, October 8th

Text 2 : The disadvantages of Technology in the Workplace

Thursday, October 4th  – Group A/B

English for emails: skip some of the first items or tasks if you find them too easy and/or too repetitive but do as many units as you can!

Monday, October 1st 

Text 1 : Tips on Being Productive Working from Home

Thursday, September 27th – Group A/B

  1. possible correction for last week’s exercise
  2. numbers and figures
  3. comparatives and superlatives
  4. useful vocabulary

Monday, September 24th 

Text 1 : Tips on Being Productive Working from Home

Thursday, September 20th – group A/B

The BTS CG oral exam is based on the presentation of a document, here is a worksheet on how to be able to talk about any kind of document. 

Use this form to comment upon the picture above.

Monday, September 17th

Thursday, September 13th – group A/B

Check you English with Brian – don’t just rush through the questions, THINK and TAKE some NOTES!

Monday, September 10th

Thursday, September 6th – group A/B

General introduction and an outline of the history of the English language

=> reading :