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Nov

24

2014

Il me faudrait un billet pour…”

“I would need a ticket for…”

A listener asked the following question regarding an expression used in lesson 18:…… Read More

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Nov

16

2014

“Bonjour, pouvons-nous nous installer à une table, s'il vous plaît?”

“May we sit at a table, please?”

A recent trip to France highlighted for us just how tricky some 'tourist' vocabulary can be.… Read More

Oct

20

2014

“J'espère que tu travailles bien en classe…”

“I hope that you are working well in class…”

This morning we received an email from a listener regarding the verb espérer. The question was a simple one, but the answer is not so straightforward…… Read More

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Jul

18

2014

"As-tu suivi les événements récents en Ukraine?"

"Have you been following recent events in Ukraine?"

We had only just finished preparing this lesson on the fragile situation in Ukraine when news broke of the shooting down of a civilian airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur.… Read More

Jul

04

2014

The word plus: how to pronounce it…

Sometimes pluss, sometimes pluzz, sometimes plu

A listener sent us the following question this morning:… Read More

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Lesson no: 172, Level: Advanced

"J'ai vu un excellent film il y a quelques jours…"

"Still Alice", the story of a university professor afflicted with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, won an Oscar for Julianne Moore in the starring role. This film is the focus of our attention in this Advanced lesson, entirely in French. If you've been making progress with our Intermediate lessons, this lesson is for you.

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Lesson no: 171, Level: Intermediate

"Les attentats de Paris soulèvent une foule de questions"

The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris raise many questions. How far does freedom of speech go? Can we simply say whatever we like, whenever we wish? Let's hear a conversation, to start...

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Lesson no: 170, Level: Intermediate

"Faire du ski?... Allons-y, en piste! (II)

This second part of our two-part lesson focuses on other skiing activities including 'snowboarding' and, of course, the very important social aspect of a skiing trip. Let's listen.

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Lesson no: 169, Level: Intermediate

"Faire du ski?... Allons-y, en piste!" (I)

One of our listeners asked for a lesson that would include skiing-related vocabulary. In this two-part lesson, Bertrand plays the role of an experienced skiier while I'm a beginner. I'll soon be joining my friend, Damien for a week in the Alps. Let's listen...

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Lesson no: 168, Level: Intermediate

"Pouvons-nous nous installer à une table, s'il vous plaît...?"

In this lesson, we take a look at some essential tourist vocabulary that just about everybody needs on a holiday to France. Our conversation is a typical one where a family arrives on the terrasse of a café. It’s very warm and everybody is thirsty. Let’s see how the conversation unfolds with the waitress…

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