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Let's listen to Xavier tell us a little about his home town in this lesson. We'll work with a number of useful expressions which could be used in a wide variety of situations. We'll discover the verb 'appartenir à', the expression 'à la rigueur', as well as the prepositions 'loin de' and 'près de'.
Lesson #: 31
In this lesson, we'll be talking briefly about wine, and the kinds of food we might eat with the various types of wines. We'll meet some useful vocabulary and expressions related to food, too. It's an intermediate lesson because there's quite an amount of new vocabulary. Let's get started!
Lesson #: 30
In this lesson, we'll discover how to say "It's been a while!" or "It's been a long time!" We'll also find out how to ask what someone's been up to recently, and how to say that we've been working very hard...
Lesson #: 29
In this lesson, we'll be dealing with some internet-specific vocabulary. We'll meet some other useful expressions, too, including "I don't want to complicate my life!", "I'm not promising anything" and "it would be good if...". This last expression will require the subjunctive (hence the "intermediate" level of this lesson). Let's take a closer look...
Lesson #: 28
In this lesson, we're talking about someone's new hairstyle. We'll discover some "technical" terms in relation to hairstyling, we'll look at two different uses for "chez", and we'll see how to say we're "bored by" or "fed up with" something. Allons-y!
Lesson #: 27
In this lesson, our goal is to find out how to ask someone to do a favour for us. We'll meet the expression "rendre un service à quelqu'un". We'll also re-visit the expression "il y a" but in the immediate future form. Finally, we'll study how to deal with the english verb "to get".
Lesson #: 26
You're in a restaurant, looking forward to your meal. That menu, however, is a little confusing: what about all those ingredients? And the names of all those dishes! How can we make sense of it?… We'll need to know how to ask about ingredients. Let's find out.
Lesson #: 25
It's a situation we regularly find ourselves in. We're in a bar or an auditorium looking for a seat. But, is the one we have our eye on actually free? How should we ask? Let's find out in this short - but practical - lesson.
Lesson #: 24
In this lesson, we'll discover how to postpone an appointment we've made. We'll study the expression "je ne vais pas pouvoir [+ infinitive]" and we'll examine the verb "décevoir", to disappoint (someone).
Lesson #: 23
In the second part of this two-part episode we'll meet the verb "profiter (de)", we'll use the verb "devoir" to say things like "it must have been [difficult, shocking, fantastic]" and we'll revise the verb "prendre" in the perfect tense, in relation to food.
Lesson #: 22