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Apr

10

2015

"J'ai vu an excellent film il y a quelques jours…"

"I saw an excellent film a few days ago…"

"Still Alice", the story of a university professor afflicted with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, won an Oscar for Julianne Moore in the starring role. This film is the focus of our attention in this Advanced lesson, entirely in French. If you've been making progress with our Intermediate lessons, this lesson is for you.… Read More

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Mar

11

2015

"Les attentats de Paris soulèvent une foule de questions..."

"The attacks in Paris raise many questions..."

The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters raise many questions. How far does freedom of speech go? Can we simply say whatever we like, whenever we wish? Let's hear a conversation, to start...… Read More

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Jan

02

2015

"Faire du ski?... Allons-y, en piste!" (part II)

"Skiing?... Let's go... onto the slopes!" (part II)

This second part of two-part intermediate lesson focuses on other skiing activities including 'snowboarding' and, of course, the very important social aspect of a skiing trip. Let's listen.… Read More

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Dec

26

2014

"Faire du ski?... Allons-y, en piste!" (part I)

"Skiing?... Let's go... onto the slopes!"

One of our listeners asked for a lesson that would include skiing-related vocabulary. In this two-part intermediate lesson, Bertrand plays the role of an experienced skiier while I'm a beginner. I'll soon be joining my friend, Damien for a week in the Alps.… Read More

Dec

16

2014

“Il vendent des recharges…”

“They sell (phone) top-ups…”

This morning, a listener sent us the following question about the test at the end of lesson 36:…… Read More

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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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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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