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I have such backache!...

In this lesson we talk about a common physical condition which effects so many people : back pain. We’ll learn how to describe the pain and we’ll talk about the possible solutions to this problem. Should we visit our GP or our physiotherapist ? Let’s find out.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 105
Level: Intermediate

Let's buy costume jewelry for the fancy dress!

In this lesson, lesson 104, we'll discover the vocabulary required to go on a shopping trip for inexpensive jewelry. Sophie wants to buy jewelry which will go with her outfit. Let's hear how her conversation with Jean unravels. The conversation begins at the shopping centre. Jean is starting out on the shopping trip, too, but he may not stand the pace for long...

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 104
Level: Intermediate

"In the kitchen garden..."

This lesson is in response to an idea from Brian living in the Hautes-Alpes who was taking some time out from working in his kitchen garden and wanted to know how to talk about vegetables, manure, compost and more … He also mentioned food shortages and high food prices. This is the subject of today’s lesson – lesson 103.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 103
Level: Intermediate

Let's count! [Part III]

Lessons 93 and 96 dealt with numbers from 1-20 and 21-69, respectively. This Beginner lesson will take us from 70 to 100, and beyond. We will then know virtually everything we need when dealing with numbers generally.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 102
Level: Beginner

Complaining about poor service in a restaurant

One of our listeners asked: 'How do you complain about poor service?' In this lesson we'll see how to say we didn't order something, how to say that food is cold, and how to talk about an error in the bill. It all happened during this outing to a restaurant.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 101
Level: Intermediate

It's our anniversary...

Hard though it is to believe, we have reached our hundredth lesson since we first started in June 2006. So, in this lesson, why not talk about anniversaries... and learn how to never forget an anniversary again! Let's start with a role-play between Marc and Sylvie ...

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 100
Level: Intermediate

Marion Cotillard as Édith Piaf in "La Môme": did you enjoy her interpretation?

"La Môme" was released into French cinemas recently. It is the story of France's best known singer – the artist who made 'Non, je ne regrette rien' an expression familiar to everyone. In this advanced lesson, let's discuss the film that brought French actress, Marion Cotillard, the highest accolade at the Oscars for her role as Édith Piaf.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 99
Level: Advanced

Have you been following the situation in Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe is anxiously awaiting the results of presidential elections. Robert Mugabe, in power for the last 28 years, looks to be in trouble but shows no signs of giving up the reins of power easily. Let’s hear a conversation in this Intermediate lesson which sheds some light on Mugabe himself as well as the challenges facing this country of Southern Africa. Let’s start with a role-play between Carole and Thierry.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 98
Level: Intermediate

What about the Olympics in Beijing?

In this lesson, lesson 97, we’ll hear a brief discussion about the olympics in Beijing. Let’s get started with a role-play between Yves and Olive. We'll talk about the pride of the Chinese Olympic Committee, the views of certain sports delegations and an action taken by one american actor…

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 97
Level: Intermediate

Let's count! [part II]

This short lesson is a follow-on from lesson 93 on the numbers from 1 to 10. This time, we'll proceed as far as the number 69. From 70 onwards, there are another few twists which we’ll deal with in a later lesson. Allons-y!...

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 96
Level: Beginner