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Jul

29

2016

Les centres d’appel: ‘les ateliers de misère du 21e siècle’?

Call centres: ‘the sweatshops of the 21st century’?

The title of this Advanced lesson may be controversial. After all, it is a fact that tens of thousands of people – some of whom have been lifted out of abject poverty – work in call centres around the world.… Read More

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Jul

21

2016

‘Tu’ ou ‘vous’ ?

‘Tu’ or ‘vous’ ?

A listener asked about ‘tu’ and ‘vous’. In English, we simply use the pronoun ‘you’ but, in French, things are more complicated.… Read More

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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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Lesson no: 202, Level: Intermediate

Ton jardin, ça pousse?!

One of our listeners asked that we would prepare a lesson with some gardening vocabulary and that’s what we did, over WhatsApp! We have lots of interesting vocabulary to learn – let’s start with a conversation.

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Lesson no: 201, Level: Intermediate

La covid-19 : une crise inédite

Our conversation this time is about something which has been central to our lives around the world since the beginning of the year. We are speaking, of course, about the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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