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“Ça fait trois semaines qu‘on en parle…”

“We‘ve been talking about it for three weeks…”

Today, a listener asked about the function of the word ‘en’ in the context below, from LFBP Lesson 23.… Read More

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La Coupe du Monde au Qatar, une décision controversée

If you're interested in sport, the range of vocabulary and expressions in our next lesson will be of interest to you…

The decision to award the 2022 World Cup was a controversial one from FIFA for a number of reasons. The main reason has been the cost… in human terms.… Read More




Seeing, socialising, frequenting, attending, visiting, going to…

A verb to remember is fréquenter

This morning, a listener asked us about the verb fréquenter in the following expression:… Read More




«Il m'a emmené faire une petite promenade en vélo… »

«He brought me on a little cycling trip…»

A listener asked about this sentence, from our lesson 65 ("I'm so stiff today!…")… Read More




« Moi, je n'aime pas du tout regarder des joueurs courir derrière un ballon ! »

«I don't like watching players run (around) after a ball!»

A listener sent us a question about the expression above, from one of our earlier lessons. Specifically, his question was:… Read More

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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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Lesson no: 181, Level: Intermediate

‘Tu’ ou ‘vous’?

A listener asked about ‘tu’ and ‘vous’. In English, we simply use the pronoun ‘you’ but, in French, things are more complicated. In this conversation, we talk about when to use ‘tu’ and ‘vous’… and how to ‘make the switch’ between the two when our relationships have evolved over time. Let’s listen.

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Lesson no: 180, Level: Intermediate

"Tu as l'air stressé aujourd'hui!…"

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. Let’s listen…

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