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Jan

09

2012

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

Jan

06

2012

un fantoche

'a puppet' (of the political kind)

In this recent article from france24.com, the North Korean press agency is quoted as follows:… Read More

Jan

03

2012

"François Hollande appuie sur l'accélérateur"

That's according to rfi.fr this morning

Their front page article shows a photograph of the presidential candidate at the wheel of his car, smiling and ready for action on the campaign trail.… Read More

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

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Recent Lessons

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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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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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