CG2 2023/24

Oral exam ressources (scroll down to get to the class logbook)

Les écrits du BTS ont lieu généralement un peu après le 15 mai, les oraux une à deux semaine après.

probable questions : 

  1. What can you tell me about your work placement (GB) / internship (US)?
  2. Why did you choose to study accounting?
  3. What are your plans for next year?
  4. What would be your dream job?
  5. What type of company would you like to work in?
  6. Would you choose rather a less-paid job in a small firm in the country or a better-paid job in a big city?
  7. What kind of specialty do you prefer in the vast field of accounting?
  8. Have you ever travelled abroad?
  9. Would you like to travel abroad, and if so, where to?
  10. Would you consider living abroad?
  11. What can you tell about some of your hobbies and interests?

You may need to talk about the consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic: Socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic






suggestion de plan de commentaire

Commenting on a press article

vocabulaire utile

les chiffres, les nombres, la monnaie…


Thursday, November 23rd

Monday, November 20th

written test, present the following document

Always on hi-tech work culture is hitting family life.pdf

Thursday, October 19th

  1. The article sheds light on…
  2. It’s intriguing to see how…
  3. The article provides valuable insights into…
  4. The author skillfully analyzes…
  5. A compelling argument presented in the article is…
  6. The author presents a compelling case for…
  7. An interesting perspective brought up is…
  8. The article raises pertinent questions about…
  9. The author makes a compelling argument regarding…
  10. A strong point made in the article is…
  11. The author provides a nuanced view of…
  12. One aspect that stands out is…
  13. The article thoughtfully considers…
  14. An insightful angle explored in the article is…
  15. The article provides a comprehensive overview of…
  16. The article underscores the significance of…
  17. The author effectively highlights…
  18. The article convincingly argues that…

Possible commentary about text 3

The article presented here comes from the website “”, with the original publication date being April 30, 2020.

The provided text discusses key ideas about what employees want from their workplace in order to be motivated and perform at their best. The content emphasizes that beyond working to earn a living, individuals often seek engagement and motivation from their jobs, particularly if they have a passion for what they do. The workplace is described as a crucial factor in influencing employee morale, motivation, and overall quality of life.

Several factors are highlighted as essential for creating an environment that fosters motivation and productivity. Fair compensation and benefits are identified as fundamental elements that employers should provide. Additionally, the text emphasizes the importance of feedback, expressing gratitude, and creating opportunities for employees to collaborate in a team environment.

Respect is identified as a key component in the employer-employee relationship. Treating employees with dignity and respect is highlighted as a primary desire in the workplace, and the text suggests that demonstrating respect through simple yet powerful actions is crucial.

The role of feedback in a healthy work environment is underscored, with an emphasis on its dual function of benefitting the company by improving processes and showing employees that their careers are valued. The text acknowledges the various forms that feedback can take, from detailed performance reviews to simple expressions of appreciation or constructive criticism.

Recognition and appreciation are portrayed as powerful motivators for employees. The text suggests that publicly acknowledging and highlighting the benefits of an individual’s work during team meetings can contribute to making employees feel valued and motivated.

In summary, the text advocates for creating a workplace that not only provides fair compensation and benefits but also prioritizes elements such as respect, feedback, and recognition to motivate employees and enhance overall workplace satisfaction.

Monday, October 16th (cours annulé)

Thursday, October 12th

Probable oral question 3: What are your plans for next year?

(you may obviously group the answers to send them to me)

Monday, October 16th (method to write the commentary => make a list!)

Monday, October 9th

Exam text 3: Top Ideas About What Employees Want From Their Workplace

Possible commentary about Exam text 2: Telework in the US: before and after the pandemic:

The following text delves into the landscape of telework in the United States both before and after the pandemic. In 2018, around 5% of the U.S. workforce engaged in teleworking, but the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a drastic shift. By May 2020, this figure surged to approximately 35%, with major tech companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Twitter announcing plans to prolong teleworking well into the future. This transformation signifies a sea change that will permanently reshape the American work landscape and corporate practices.

Telework is praised for its various potential benefits, such as heightened productivity, reduced costs for employers, enhanced flexibility, and reduced stress for workers. It also presents advantages like diminished exposure to pollution and alleviated traffic congestion for commuters. Additionally, during the pandemic, telework provided job security for those fortunate enough to engage in it. A study from 2017 underscored the appeal of remote work for job applicants, with many willing to accept lower wages (around 8% on average) for the option to work from home.

The team’s research focuses on exploring the interconnections between the pandemic, urban living and working conditions, and city climate action. Transportation assumes a central role in this investigation due to its significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and the uneven distribution of reliable and affordable transportation, which was further disrupted by the pandemic.

While early research suggested that teleworking could reduce vehicle use and emissions, subsequent studies paint a more nuanced picture. The text suggests that the enthusiasm for embracing telework should be tempered by two prevailing realities: first, an increase in telework may worsen inequality in America, given current economic and social conditions, and second, the climate benefits of teleworking are likely modest, at best.

This text is adapted from and was published on July 22, 2020. It provides a nuanced perspective on the impact of teleworking, emphasizing its potential advantages while cautioning against overestimating its positive environmental impact and considering its potential to exacerbate existing inequalities.

Thursday, October 5

Probable oral question 2: Why did you choose to study accounting?


5 Reasons You Should Be An Accountant

Why be an Accountant | Opportunities in the Accounting Profession

Monday, October 2nd

Exam text 2 : Telework in the US: before and after the pandemic

Thursday, September 28th

Go on writing about your work placement, report to be emailed by September 30th at

Monday, September 25th

Exam text 1: Does telework benefit the environment? and a commentary text 1

Thursday, September 21st

Go on writing about your work placement, report to be emailed by September 30th at

You may find some inspiration here :

Hannah / Amine / Melissa / Alice

Monday, September 18th

Exam text 1: Does telework benefit the environment?

Thursday, September 14th

Go on writing about your work placement, report to be emailed by September 30th at

Monday, September 11th

Exam text 1: Does telework benefit the environment?

Thursday, September 7th

Prepare a work placement report, about 500 words (+/- 10%), use the following document as a guideline and help.