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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!


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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

145
"Did you hear about the boys who survived in the Pacific?"

What an incredibly uplifting story it was to hear about the three boys rescued in the south Pacific. In case you didn’t hear about them, let’s listen to Gabriel and Énora discussing them. We'll make use of a range of powerful vocabulary and expressions, including 'De quoi s'agit-il?', 'atteindre', 'se dérouler', 'davantage', 'maigrir', and more. Let's get started...


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 145
Level: Intermediate

144
"Do you know that President Sarkozy is on Facebook?"

Since President Obama utilised modern technologies so cleverly en route to the White House, world leaders have come to appreciate the power of social networking sites and services. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is acutely aware of the advantages afforded by these technologies, too. In this lesson – lesson 144 – Julien and Manon discuss President Sarkozy’s ‘web presence’ on Facebook. C'est parti!


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 144
Level: Intermediate

143
"What do you think about the expulsion of the Roma from France?"

In this lesson, lesson 143, we talk about the controversial expulsion of members of the Roma community from France. The tough stance taken by President Sarkozy's government on the matter has been sharply criticised in certain quarters. Let's begin with a conversation between Cédric and Amandine. We'll meet the expressions "ce n'est qu'une tempête dans un verre d'eau", "en faire tout un plat", "éclaboussé dans les médias", and more.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 143
Level: Intermediate

142
"Have you heard about the trapped miners?"

Our lesson, this time, centres on an event that has captured everyone's attention - the situation regarding the trapped miners in Chile. Let's begin with a converstation between Olivier and Béatrix. We'll meet the expressions 'tenir le coup', 'mettre tout en oeuvre', 'faire venir [quelqu'un] sur place' and 'éviter que'. C'est parti!


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 142
Level: Intermediate

141
"What's happening, then, in Greece?"

The economic situation in Greece has slipped off the front pages of newspapers… for the moment. However, Greece's problems and those of Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain are largely responsible for recent instability in the Euro zone. In this lesson, we hear a conversation in response to the question: "Que se passe-t-il donc en Grèce?"


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 141
Level: Advanced

140
"What do you think of the situation in the Gulf of Mexico?"

The subject of this lesson - lesson 140 - is the oil spill which occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. President Obama is adamant that B.P. will resolve the problem and pick up the bill. Nonetheless, it represents another environmental disaster. Let’s hear a conversation on the subject. We will pick up a lot of useful vocabulary, not least of which is the expression 'une nappe de pétrole'.


Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 140
Level: Intermediate

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