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Dec

25

2013

Joyeux Noël!...

... et une bonne année 2014!

À tous les utilisateurs de LFBP… nous vous souhaitons un joyeux Noël et une très bonne année 2014!… Read More

Dec

15

2013

“Ça fait trois semaines qu‘on en parle…”

“We‘ve been talking about it for three weeks…”

Today, a listener asked about the function of the word ‘en’ in the context below, from LFBP Lesson 23.… Read More

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Dec

09

2013

La Coupe du Monde au Qatar, une décision controversée

If you're interested in sport, the range of vocabulary and expressions in our next lesson will be of interest to you…

The decision to award the 2022 World Cup was a controversial one from FIFA for a number of reasons. The main reason has been the cost… in human terms.… Read More

Dec

04

2013

Seeing, socialising, frequenting, attending, visiting, going to…

A verb to remember is fréquenter

This morning, a listener asked us about the verb fréquenter in the following expression:… Read More

Nov

14

2013

«Il m'a emmené faire une petite promenade en vélo… »

«He brought me on a little cycling trip…»

A listener asked about this sentence, from our lesson 65 ("I'm so stiff today!…")… Read More

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Recent Lessons

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Lesson no: 163, Level: Intermediate

"Nelson Mandela: comment se fait-il que l'on parle autant de lui?"

If ever the term 'great statesman' were relevant, it could surely be attributed to Nelson Mandela. In our conversation this time, Bertrand puts some questions to Béatrix to discover why, exactly, Mandela became such an icon. Let's listen.

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Lesson no: 162, Level: Intermediate

"As-tu entendu parler des ouvriers népalais au Qatar?"

Our conversation this time focuses on working conditions as Qatar develops its infrastructure for the football World Cup in 2022. The tournament is some years away but the controversy surrounding the plight of workers is current, and real. Let’s listen to a conversation between Béatrix and Rémy.

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Lesson no: 161, Level: Intermediate

"Suivez-vous l'affaire Snowden?"

Just recently, Edward Snowden was living a normal life. Now, however, he is a hunted man with a future that is very uncertain. Once he revealed that U.S. authorities were monitoring the daily communications of ordinary citizens, his life effectively changed forever. In this lesson, Zoë and Jules discuss the Snowden affair. Let's listen.

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Lesson no: 160, Level: Intermediate

"Que penses-tu de la loterie?"

Florida was home to a recent winner of the Powerball jackpot of around 400 million dollars. As always, there was a media frenzy. In this lesson, Lucien and Zara discuss lotteries in general. Zara thinks they're scandalous. Lucien, on the other hand, thinks that Zara needs to lighten up. Let's listen...

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Lesson no: 159, Level: Intermediate

"Es-tu sur Twitter?"

Today, several hundred million people around the world are 'tweeting'. In this lesson, let's hear a conversation between Bertrand and Amandine. Bertrand is a regular Twitter user, but Amandine is not. Let's listen...

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