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Jun

24

2016

“T’as l’air stressé aujourd’hui… On dirait que tu as les boules!…”

“You look stressed today… It seems you’re very angry!”

A listener asked said he had recently been in France and had heard a few slang words used frequently. In this lesson, our dialogue makes use of a variety of slang words, some of which are very common.… Read More

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Jun

17

2016

La Loi travail: une réforme controversée

The employment law: a controversial reform

This time, our lesson centres on the social tensions in France, arising from the proposed introduction of new employment laws.… Read More

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Jun

10

2016

Mohammed Ali: une personnalité exceptionnelle

Mohammed Ali: a remarkable personality

He was the world’s most famous boxer. But, to many, he represented much more than a particular sport.… Read More

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Jun

03

2016

“Que penses-tu d'AirBnB? Est-ce sérieux?”

“What do you think of AirBnB? Is it [a] serious [service]?”

AirBnB has rocked the hospitality industry. For holiday-makers it has proved a boon but hoteliers are up in arms. … Read More

Apr

10

2016

“Où est-ce que l’on récupère les bagages?…”

“Where do they collect the luggage?…”

A listener asked us about a sentence from Lesson #4…… Read More

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Lesson no: 200, Level: Intermediate

La crise des opioïdes

The subject of this, our 200th lesson!, is the opioid crisis in the U.S. which has reached quite shocking proportions. How did it come to this? Let’s start with a conversation.

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Lesson no: 199, Level: Intermediate

Les ‘décroissants’, c’est qui?

Our conversation this time focuses on people who are referred to as ’les décroissants’. But who exactly are ‘les décroissants’? To find out, let’s start with a conversation.

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Lesson no: 198, Level: Intermediate

Je viens chercher mon fils!

One of our listeners was taking up a position as a teacher in a pre-school in France and asked if we would put together some expressions and vocabulary that might be used in a dialogue between the teacher and a parent. Let’s consider one such conversation.

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Lesson no: 197, Level: Intermediate

Quand ‘l’Afrique’ a gagné la Coupe du Monde!

Our lesson this time goes back to a joke made by chat-show host Trevor Noah last summer, following the World cup. The only thing is, some people didn’t find his joke funny at all, not least the French ambassador in Washington. So what was it all about, again? Let’s start, as usual, with a conversation to put things in context.

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Lesson no: 196, Level: Intermediate

Le Président Macron réinstaurera le Service national

Our conversation this time focuses on President Macron's plan to reintroduce national service in France. Some people are wondering if he is the right man to decide on such matters, given that he himself is the first French president not to have done military service.

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