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'La situation vient de changer dans la péninsule coréenne...'
New intermediate lesson
The situation on the Korean Peninsula changed in December 2011 with the death of Kim Jong Il. Our conversation in this lesson (accessible from the Intermediate category under Lesson Guides, above) focuses on the harsh communist regime of North Korea, long dominated by the 'personality cult' of its 'Dear Leader'.… Read More
The French word personne
It has two functions… let's take a look
The pronoun personne, accompanied by ne allows us to say 'nobody'.… Read More
beaucoup and bien
One of our site users asked for clarification regarding a point in our Lesson 79: 'Tu veux du café?' ('Would you like coffee?').… Read More
le, la, les
… not just the French words for 'the'!
The words le, la and les are potentially confusing for beginners. Often they mean simply 'the', as in the following:… Read More
The verb vouloir...
... used with se
We're used to using the verb vouloir when expressing wishes, desires and so on. We might ask someone if they'd like a beer in which case we'd have:… Read More
Lesson no: 194, Level: Intermediate
Traditionally, French high school graduates have been guaranteed public university places, regardless of the grades achieved in their baccalauréat. This, however, has resulted in very high drop-out rates. It is hoped that, from 2018, proposed reforms will result in a more efficient means of access to university.
Lesson no: 193, Level: Intermediate
Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union was widely controversial and continues to be so. Brexit – from a French perspective – is at the centre of our conversation this time.
Lesson no: 192, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 191, Level: Intermediate
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!
Lesson no: 190, Level: Advanced
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.