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200
La crise des opioïdes

The subject of this, our 200th lesson!, is the opioid crisis in the U.S. which has reached quite shocking proportions. How did it come to this? Let’s start with a conversation.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 200
Level: Intermediate

199
Les ‘décroissants’, c’est qui?

Our conversation this time focuses on people who are referred to as ’les décroissants’. But who exactly are ‘les décroissants’? To find out, let’s start with a conversation.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 199
Level: Intermediate

198
Je viens chercher mon fils!

One of our listeners was taking up a position as a teacher in a pre-school in France and asked if we would put together some expressions and vocabulary that might be used in a dialogue between the teacher and a parent. Let’s consider one such conversation.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 198
Level: Intermediate

197
Quand ‘l’Afrique’ a gagné la Coupe du Monde!

Our lesson this time goes back to a joke made by chat-show host Trevor Noah last summer, following the World cup. The only thing is, some people didn’t find his joke funny at all, not least the French ambassador in Washington. So what was it all about, again? Let’s start, as usual, with a conversation to put things in context.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 197
Level: Intermediate

196
Le Président Macron réinstaurera le Service national

Our conversation this time focuses on President Macron's plan to reintroduce national service in France. Some people are wondering if he is the right man to decide on such matters, given that he himself is the first French president not to have done military service.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 196
Level: Intermediate

195
La présidence Trump approche des élections de mi-mandat

The Trump presidency is nearing the mid-term elections in November. Mr Trump – arguably more than any other American president – has polarised opinions. Let’s talk about the first half of his mandate and what has being going on in recent weeks.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 195
Level: Intermediate

194
France: la réforme de l’accès à l’université

Traditionally, French high school graduates have been guaranteed public university places, regardless of the grades achieved in their baccalauréat. This, however, has resulted in very high drop-out rates. It is hoped that, from 2018, proposed reforms will result in a more efficient means of access to university.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 194
Level: Intermediate

193
Que penses-tu du Brexit?

Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union was widely controversial and continues to be so. Brexit – from a French perspective – is at the centre of our conversation this time.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 193
Level: Intermediate

192
Le transfert de Neymar: comment expliquer une telle outrance?

The transfer of Brazilian footballer, Neymar, smashed all records in terms of the colossal sums of money involved. Are such sporting investments really justified? Let’s talk about that.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 192
Level: Intermediate

191
Je vais m’offrir un téléphone basique

Our lesson this time was inspired by a recent article entitled “Has the smartphone destroyed a generation?” A provocative title indeed, but one that got us thinking. C’est parti!


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 191
Level: Intermediate

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