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175
"Have you heard of these 'superfoods'?"

This Advanced lesson (all in French) arises from a recent documentary relating to so-called 'superfoods'. Do humble foods like broccoli and quinoa deserve the label of 'superfoods'? Let's hear a conversation about them. C'est parti!


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 175
Level: Advanced

174
"C'est un peu trop, là, quand même!"

This is a very short lesson, focusing on the expression quand même which is very common but which has a variety of meanings in English, depending on the context. Several listeners have asked us about this expression. To elucidate, let’s take a couple of very short snippets of conversation.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 174
Level: Intermediate

173
"Les migrants en Méditerranée, y a-t-il une solution?"

This Advanced lesson focuses on the plight of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to the European mainland, often with disastrous consequences. Let's listen.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 173
Level: Advanced

172
"J'ai vu un excellent film il y a quelques jours…"

"Still Alice", the story of a university professor afflicted with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, won an Oscar for Julianne Moore in the starring role. This film is the focus of our attention in this Advanced lesson, entirely in French. If you've been making progress with our Intermediate lessons, this lesson is for you.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 172
Level: Advanced

171
"Les attentats de Paris soulèvent une foule de questions"

The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris raise many questions. How far does freedom of speech go? Can we simply say whatever we like, whenever we wish? Let's hear a conversation, to start...


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 171
Level: Intermediate

170
"Faire du ski?... Allons-y, en piste! (II)

This second part of our two-part lesson focuses on other skiing activities including 'snowboarding' and, of course, the very important social aspect of a skiing trip. Let's listen.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 170
Level: Intermediate

169
"Faire du ski?... Allons-y, en piste!" (I)

One of our listeners asked for a lesson that would include skiing-related vocabulary. In this two-part lesson, Bertrand plays the role of an experienced skiier while I'm a beginner. I'll soon be joining my friend, Damien for a week in the Alps. Let's listen...


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 169
Level: Intermediate

168
"Pouvons-nous nous installer à une table, s'il vous plaît...?"

In this lesson, we take a look at some essential tourist vocabulary that just about everybody needs on a holiday to France. Our conversation is a typical one where a family arrives on the terrasse of a café. It’s very warm and everybody is thirsty. Let’s see how the conversation unfolds with the waitress…


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 168
Level: Intermediate

167
"Est-ce que tu suis la situation en Ukraine?"

Little did we know when we were preparing this lesson in recent days that the situation in Ukraine would become even more fragile with the shooting down of a civilian airliner. Bertrand gives his views on why the impasse with Russia is so volatile. Let's listen first; then we'll look closely at the key vocabulary...


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 167
Level: Intermediate

166
"C'est confirmé... t'es atteint d'APC!"

The focus of our lesson this time is something which could be described as a modern-day disorder, afflicting a huge number of people. We're not talking about a physical disorder, per se... more of a social one. Béatrix and I are having a coffee but Béatrix is getting frustrated at my inattention. Let's listen...


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 166
Level: Intermediate

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