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"Les attentats de Paris soulčvent une foule de questions..."

"The attacks in Paris raise many questions..."

The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters 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...… Read More

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

"Skiing?... Let's go... onto the slopes!" (part II)

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

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

"Skiing?... Let's go... onto the slopes!"

One of our listeners asked for a lesson that would include skiing-related vocabulary. In this two-part intermediate 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.… Read More




“Il vendent des recharges…”

“They sell (phone) top-ups…”

This morning, a listener sent us the following question about the test at the end of lesson 36:…… Read More




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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Lesson no: 175, Level: Advanced

"Have you heard of these 'superfoods'?"

This Advanced lesson (all in French) arises from a recent documentary relating to so-called 'superfoods'. Do humble foods like broccoli and quinoa deserve the label of 'superfoods'? Let's hear a conversation about them. C'est parti!

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Lesson no: 174, Level: Intermediate

"C'est un peu trop, là, quand même!"

This is a very short lesson, focusing on the expression quand même which is very common but which has a variety of meanings in English, depending on the context. Several listeners have asked us about this expression. To elucidate, let’s take a couple of very short snippets of conversation.

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Lesson no: 173, Level: Advanced

"Les migrants en Méditerranée, y a-t-il une solution?"

This Advanced lesson focuses on the plight of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to the European mainland, often with disastrous consequences. Let's listen.

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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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