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Jul

18

2014

"As-tu suivi les événements récents en Ukraine?"

"Have you been following recent events in Ukraine?"

We had only just finished preparing this lesson on the fragile situation in Ukraine when news broke of the shooting down of a civilian airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur.… Read More

Jul

04

2014

The word plus: how to pronounce it…

Sometimes pluss, sometimes pluzz, sometimes plu

A listener sent us the following question this morning:… Read More

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Jun

06

2014

“C'est confirmé … t'es atteint d'APC !…”

“It's official … you've got CPA !…”

Our new lesson focuses on a modern-day affliction that more and more people seem to suffer from.… Read More

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May

19

2014

“Hier, j'ai assisté à un concert éblouissant…”

“I went to a fantastic concert yesterday…”

If you're interested in music, this new lesson is for you!… Read More

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May

14

2014

“As-tu vu Dallas Buyers' Club?”

“Have you seen Dallas Buyers' Club?

Our lesson this time centres around a film called “Dallas Buyers’ Club”, the story of a Texan cowboy who contracted AIDS at a time when most people had not yet heard of the disease.… Read More

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Recent Lessons

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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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Lesson no: 184, Level: Intermediate

Les tablettes tactiles en classe : un « canular » très coûteux ?

Digital tablets in the classroom were recently described as a 60 billion dollar hoax. Despite these strong words, it seems we’re on an inexorable drive to place a screen in front of every child in the classroom. But to whose benefit? That’s the subject of our conversation in this lesson.

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Lesson no: 183, Level: Intermediate

La Norvège : 'un pays de cocagne'

This lesson is inspired by our having heard about Norway in Michael Moore’s latest satirical documentary. Now, no country is perfect but Norway certainly seems to have a lot going for it. Let’s start with a conversation.

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Lesson no: 182, Level: Advanced

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

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. However, questions one might ask are: what kind of work do call centre workers actually do? What kind of career prospects can workers realistically expect from such work? Béatrix talks of her friend’s experience in one such call centre. Let’s listen.

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