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Jan

01

2012

Bonne année à toutes et à tous!

Happy New Year!

We're greatly looking forward to 2012. We've made changes to our site and encourage you, in particular, to contribute to our blog posts which will appear regularly.… Read More

Dec

31

2011

"Dix ans après sa mise en circulation, l'euro suscite toujours la méfiance"

susciter – 'to arouse' (hatred, envy, jealousy, distrust, suspicion, etc)

This morning's article from france.24.fr discusses the public's continuing mistrust of the euro, ten years on from its introduction.… Read More

Dec

31

2011

"Faire silence au seuil de 2012"

How to say 'on the threshold of'

This article from this mornings la-croix.fr talks of an aspiration to greater calm in 2012.… Read More

Dec

24

2011

"Joyeux Noël !"

What to say at Christmas

The key expression is Joyeux Noël !. Hot on the heels of Christmas comes New Year, at which time you'll want to say Bonne Année ! to your friends and acquaintances.… Read More

Dec

23

2011

Lesson 58, minor update

la leur - 'their'

In LFBP lesson 58, page 3, in the possessive pronouns grid, the last item in the middle column should be la leur, not les leurs. La leur refers to their [whatever], when referring to a feminine singular noun. For example, we might say:… Read More

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Lesson no: 187, Level: Intermediate

Un diplôme universitaire, cela en vaut-il la peine?

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. Then we’ll come back and look more closely at some key vocabulary.

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Lesson no: 186, Level: Intermediate

"Est-ce que tu regardes quelque chose d'intéressant à la télé?"

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. First, let’s talk about a French production called ‘Spiral’.

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Lesson no: 185, Level: Intermediate

Les récifs coralliens menacés de disparition

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. That is the focus of our lesson this time.

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Lesson no: 184, Level: Intermediate

Les tablettes tactiles en classe : un « canular » très coûteux ?

Digital tablets in the classroom were recently described as a 60 billion dollar hoax. Despite these strong words, it seems we’re on an inexorable drive to place a screen in front of every child in the classroom. But to whose benefit? That’s the subject of our conversation in this lesson.

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Lesson no: 183, Level: Intermediate

La Norvège : 'un pays de cocagne'

This lesson is inspired by our having heard about Norway in Michael Moore’s latest satirical documentary. Now, no country is perfect but Norway certainly seems to have a lot going for it. Let’s start with a conversation.

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