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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

Nov

24

2014

Il me faudrait un billet pour…”

“I would need a ticket for…”

A listener asked the following question regarding an expression used in lesson 18:…… Read More

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Nov

16

2014

“Bonjour, pouvons-nous nous installer à une table, s'il vous plaît?”

“May we sit at a table, please?”

A recent trip to France highlighted for us just how tricky some 'tourist' vocabulary can be.… Read More

Oct

20

2014

“J'espère que tu travailles bien en classe…”

“I hope that you are working well in class…”

This morning we received an email from a listener regarding the verb espérer. The question was a simple one, but the answer is not so straightforward…… Read More

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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

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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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