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99
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

98
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

97
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

96
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

95
'Les Cantonales', 'Les Régionales', tell me more?

Local and regional elections are about to take place in France. It's all a little complicated, in fact. In this lesson - an advanced lesson completely in French! - let's study at least some of the vocabulary and expressions which will shed a little light on all things political...


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 95
Level: Advanced

94
Hey, Xavier, you've been working out!

This lesson is in response to a listener who asked about getting fit, going to the gym, avoiding fast food and so on. The possibilities are endless but, in this lesson – lesson 94 – we’ll study just some of the key vocabulary. C'est parti!…


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 94
Level: Intermediate

93
Let's count!

This is a short lesson, for Beginners, to recap on one of the basics – numbers and counting. We'll focus on the numbers 1 to 10 and discuss a few points of pronunciation we’ll need to watch out for in relation to these numbers. Allons-y!…


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 93
Level: Beginner

92
Did you hear about the Société Générale Scandal?

It seems that one quick way of becoming a cult hero is to blow over 7 billion dollars on financial trading. That’s what has happened in the case of Jérôme Kerviel, France’s most famous - or most infamous - trader. Let’s hear a role-play between Sévrine and Jérôme about the recent scandal surrounding La Société Générale.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 92
Level: Intermediate

91
A job interview.

This lesson centres on a job interview. We'll study the verbs 'to apply (for)', 'to specialise' and 'to spread oneself too thin'; we'll also discover adjectives we might use about ourselves to emphasise why we're suited to a particular position. Let's get started…


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 91
Level: Intermediate

90
How do I get to the Post Office?

It has been a while since we have had a basic lesson so this lesson - our 90th lesson - is just that. Let’s talk a little about directions. We’ll also learn how to say ‘i don’t speak French well’ and how to ask that someone repeat something again, more slowly.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 90
Level: Beginner

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