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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
Wherever we are, whatever we're doing, the weather seems to have an effect on our general state of mind. In this short lesson, we'll meet some expressions which will provide the basics, whether it's a beautiful day or raining cats and dogs.
Lesson #: 11
Learn how to talk about a movie you saw last night - what it was about, where it was filmed, some adjectives to describe the plot, the way in which it was filmed - it's all in this lesson. If you haven't seen a particular movie, study the questions you'll need to put to someone who has.
Lesson #: 10
You watched a match on TV last night with friends and everybody is talking about it today. Your team played well and deserved their victory. But how do we talk about it all in French? Let's learn how to describe last night's atmosphere as well as some sports-specific vocabulary.
Lesson #: 9
How do we propose going to the cinema, or the theatre? Or choosing between thai or chinese food? For that matter, how do we say "I don't mind - that's up to you." Let's find the answers and learn a few colloquial expressions, too.
Lesson #: 8
In our previous lessons, we've confined ourselves mainly to the present tense. But how do we talk about what we'll be doing next week, or for our summer vacation? We'll find out in this lesson.
Lesson #: 7
In French, there are many ways of discussing the things that interest us. In this lesson, we'll meet a variety of verbs which will allow us to do that. We'll also look at "faire", a key verb in a wide range of activities.
Lesson #: 6