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Comment parler d’un accident de la route?
How to talk about a traffic accident
A listener wondered if we could do a lesson on the basis of a traffic accident.… Read More
Le retrait des États-Unis de l’Accord de Paris sur le changement climatique
The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Accord on climate change
The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Accord on climate change caused consternation worldwide, not least as almost all countries had signed up to its terms.… Read More
‘Un diplôme universitaire, cela en vaut-il la peine ?’
“Is a university degree worth it?”
In some countries, particularly the U.S., a university education has become so expensive that some wonder if it is even worth going to college at all, any more. Let’s start with a conversation.… Read More
‘Est-ce que tu regardes quelque chose d’intéressant à la télé ?’
“Are you watching anything interesting on TV?”
It’s holiday season, a time of year when we might discuss a film or TV series we’ve seen. That’s the subject of our conversation this time.… Read More
Les récifs coralliens menacés de disparition
The coral reefs threatened with extinction
The coral reefs of the world’s oceans are in mortal danger but, as is often the case with environmental concerns, few people seem to appreciate that the dangers are imminent.… Read More
Lesson no: 199, Level: Intermediate
Our conversation this time focuses on people who are referred to as ’les décroissants’. But who exactly are ‘les décroissants’? To find out, let’s start with a conversation.
Lesson no: 198, Level: Intermediate
One of our listeners was taking up a position as a teacher in a pre-school in France and asked if we would put together some expressions and vocabulary that might be used in a dialogue between the teacher and a parent. Let’s consider one such conversation.
Lesson no: 197, Level: Intermediate
Our lesson this time goes back to a joke made by chat-show host Trevor Noah last summer, following the World cup. The only thing is, some people didn’t find his joke funny at all, not least the French ambassador in Washington. So what was it all about, again? Let’s start, as usual, with a conversation to put things in context.
Lesson no: 196, Level: Intermediate
Our conversation this time focuses on President Macron's plan to reintroduce national service in France. Some people are wondering if he is the right man to decide on such matters, given that he himself is the first French president not to have done military service.
Lesson no: 195, Level: Intermediate
The Trump presidency is nearing the mid-term elections in November. Mr Trump – arguably more than any other American president – has polarised opinions. Let’s talk about the first half of his mandate and what has being going on in recent weeks.