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You're just back from a fantastic holiday. The first question you'll be asked, of course, is "How did it go?" There's so much to talk about: the weather, the food, the people, the location. Let's try out some of the vocabulary you're likely to need.
Lesson #: 21
A trip abroad can often lead to some unexpected physical condition – an upset stomach, itching from insect bites, blistered feet, and more. That, in turn, can lead us to the local pharmacy. But, what do we say when we get there? Let’s find out in this lesson.
Lesson #: 20
In this lesson we’re going to see what we’ll need to say if we take something to a shop to have it repaired. First we’ll need to describe the problem. We'll also find out how long it will take to resolve our problem.
Lesson #: 19
In this lesson, let's find out how to buy a train ticket. The vocabulary we'll meet will be just as useful when purchasing inter-city bus tickets, plane tickets, and so on. Let's see, also, how to say we'd prefer a window or aisle seat, or travel in the smoking or non-smoking section. Allons-y!
Lesson #: 18
You make a phone call but the person you're looking for isn't there. Should you leave a message? Or maybe that's not necessary. Let's see, in this lesson, how the conversation might unravel.
Lesson #: 17
People are often very accommodating when we wish to take a photo with them in it. But it's usually advisable to ask first. Let's see how to do that in this lesson. We'll also see how to have them take our picture, using our camera.
Lesson #: 16
If you've been in France or another French-speaking country, chances are that you've found yourself asking for something in a shop, in French. It sounds so simple, but how, in fact, do we say "I'll have that one... no, sorry... the one on the right..."? In this lesson, let's learn some of those essential phrases.
Lesson #: 15
Whether you're an avid creator of wonderful four-course dishes or incapable of boiling an egg, you'll find in this lesson a range of vocabulary which will take a meal through from preparation to completion. Don't worry - Amélie will tell us what to do!
Lesson #: 14
You're on vacation in France but, unfortunately, you develop an earache while you're there. There's nothing for it but a visit to the doctor. But how will you explain the problem? Furthermore, will you be able to understand what the doctor is saying to you?! Let's find out.
Lesson #: 13
Type the word "hangover" into google and it will return millions of hits. Remedies, cures, avoidance strategies, explanations - someone out there has all the answers. We can't pretend to have the ultimate cure, but we can, on the other hand, provide some vocabulary to discuss that unpleasant feeling in French.
Lesson #: 12