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May

11

2012

Les étoiles montantes du nouveau gouvernement de François Hollande

That is, the rising stars who will be part of M. Hollande's administration

François Hollande promised a new government, respectful of la parité hommes-femmes (parity among men and women) and open to la jeunesse et la diversité (youth and diversity).… Read More

Apr

30

2012

vachement...

a colloquial alternative to très

One of our listeners asked for more information about the word vachement.… Read More

Apr

22

2012

Les présidentielles

The French are voting for a new president

... and that's the topic of conversation in our lesson just released.… Read More

Apr

13

2012

de nouveaux films, de gros problèmes, de vieilles maisons

... but, des gros mots

One of our listeners wondered about two expressions that surfaced in Lesson 133.… Read More

Apr

03

2012

demi, demie

… sometimes a noun, sometimes an adjective, sometimes an adverb!

demi and demie are very common in French but are also the source of confusion for learners. Let's take a closer look.… Read More

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Recent Lessons

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Lesson no: 192, Level: Intermediate

Le transfer de Neymar: comment expliquer une telle outrance?

The transfer of Brazilian footballer, Neymar, smashed all records in terms of the colossal sums of money involved. Are such sporting investments really justified? Let’s talk about that.

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Lesson no: 191, Level: Intermediate

Je vais m’offrir un téléphone basique

Our lesson this time was inspired by a recent article entitled “Has the smartphone destroyed a generation?” A provocative title indeed, but one that got us thinking. C’est parti!

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Lesson no: 190, Level: Advanced

Le phénomène Macron ... en marche!

Our lesson this time - for Advanced learners – focuses on the stunning rise to the French presidency of the youthful Emmanuel Macron at just 39 years of age. How, exactly, did he manage to pull off such a victory? Let’s discuss.

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Lesson no: 189, Level: Intermediate

Comment parler d’un accident de la route?

A listener wondered if we could do a lesson on the basis of a traffic accident. So that’s what we’ve done : we’ve simulated a discussion on the basis of a minor accident that did actually occur recently at our end. Let’s start with a conversation: then we’ll look closely at the vocabulary.

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Lesson no: 188, Level: Intermediate

Le retrait des États-Unis de l’Accord de Paris

The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Accord on climate change caused consternation worldwide, not least as almost all countries signed up to its terms in 2016. Let’s talk about the decision of the U.S. administration to withdraw. We’ll discover how to make use of a whole range of interesting vocabulary. C’est parti!

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