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155
Mahler... interrompu!

We’ve all been there, in an auditorium, a church, a meeting where a phone has gone off. But few interruptions are as dramatic as a recent one in New York. Let’s hear what happened, exactly.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 155
Level: Intermediate

154
Les présidentielles

Two men are at the forefront of the race to become the next president of the French republic. As is the case with all political battles, things often take an ugly twist on the campaign trail. Let’s find out more.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 154
Level: Intermediate

153
What are your thoughts on the Facebook flotation?

Facebook is about to float on the stock market. In the business community, it has been one of the most talked-about events of recent years with its massive valuation. Can it possibly be as valuable as people are suggesting ? Let’s hear a dialogue between Geneviève and Bertrand. As someone with an interest in the stock market, Bertrand has strong views on the whole subject of the Facebook flotation.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 153
Level: Intermediate

152
'The situation has changed on the Korean peninsula…'

The situation on the Korean Peninsula changed dramatically in December 2011 with the death of Kim Jong Il. Our conversation in this lesson focuses on the harsh communist regime of North Korea, long dominated by the 'personality cult' of its 'Dear Leader'.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 152
Level: Intermediate

151
'Que penses-tu de la monarchie?'

The very existence of the monarchy is something which arouses strong feelings. Some think it is an institution to be cherished, others think it is an absurdity. Arnaud, sees it from two points of view. Against the backdrop of the recent marriage of William and Kate, let's listen to a role-play, quite a long one this time, between Arnaud and Yasmin...


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 151
Level: Intermediate

150
"Do you know the Château of Versailles?"

Paris boasts some wonderful sites for visitors but, surely, the Château of Versailles is the jewel in its crown. Even for visitors who don't get to see inside the castle, the majestic gardens won't disappoint. Let's hear a conversation - quite a long one this time - between Philippe and Céline. Céline has just returned from a trip to Paris...


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 150
Level: Intermediate

149
'Do you have information on the computer classes in town?'

In this era of information technology, we’ll need to know some basic internet-related expressions. Those will be the basis of this Beginner lesson. Let’s first listen to a short role-play between Jeanne and Gérard. Jeanne is looking for some information.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 149
Level: Beginner

148
"Est-ce le début de la fin du 'Projet européen'?"

Europe is in crisis. The euro, too, is going through a turbulent phase. Are those who predict the end of the 'European project' simply being pessimistic? Let's hear a discussion on the matter.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 148
Level: Advanced

147
Pronunciation: another look at the French alphabet

This lesson takes another look at the alphabet, and concentrates especially on the distinction between the letters 'E' and 'I', as well as between 'G' and 'J'. There's a particular focus, too, on the 'u' sound in French which often poses problems for learners. This lesson complements Lesson 5, which we prepared a good while back. Let's get started!


Price: 0 credit(s)
Lesson #: 147
Level: Beginner

146
"It's really cold this morning!"

We had some very cold weather in Europe this winter. In this lesson – lesson 146 – let’s talk about cold weather, icy roads … and a way of guarding against a fall on treacherous footpaths. To get started, let’s listen to Caroline and Alain.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 146
Level: Intermediate

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