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"Chafni et Perruaux se rabibochent"
From this morning's Nouvel Observateur
In relation to an incident of alleged racism between a football player from Auxerre, Kamel Chafni, and line judge Johann Perruaux, the pair were keen to say the matter was now closed.… Read More
"Joli cadeau de Noël pour les chantiers navals de Saint-Nazaire"
Adjectives ending in -al
Note the heading of this post. It's the title of an article from Libération this morning.… Read More
'Nous, on n'a pas les moyens de partir en vacances'
It's not an exaggeration to say that the pronoun on is very common in French. It has many meanings, including 'one', 'people', 'you' (in an informal context), etc.… Read More
An expression in the news in recent days
Se durcir veut dire devenir de plus en plus dur. … Read More
Le mot du jour
La rengaine de la semaine
Une rengaine refers to a refrain, that is, in expressions like: 'it is a common refrain from politicians before elections', etc.… Read More
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.
Lesson no: 189, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 188, Level: Intermediate
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!
Lesson no: 187, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 186, Level: Intermediate
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’.