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Oct

22

2013

« 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

Sep

30

2013

on - a very common pronoun

The pronoun on is used in a wide variety of contexts.

A listener emailed us in the last few days about the pronoun on. Its use is extremely common in French, especially in the spoken language.… Read More

Sep

19

2013

ne - it isn't always 'negative'

It is often easier to think of ne as part of a combination

A listener emailed us this morning with the following message:… Read More

Sep

18

2013

dont, whose, of which, of whom

The pronoun dont is used frequently in French.

A listener asked this morning about the word dont. Pronounced don(t), it replaces an object introduced by de.… Read More

Sep

11

2013

C’est vs Il est

How to say It is, He is, etc

We get quite a few questions about C’est and Il est. Sometimes it’s not so clear where we should use one rather than the other.… Read More

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Recent Lessons

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Lesson no: 190, Level: Advanced

Le phénomène Macron ... en marche!

Our lesson this time - for Advanced learners – focuses on the stunning rise to the French presidency of the youthful Emmanuel Macron at just 39 years of age. How, exactly, did he manage to pull off such a victory? Let’s discuss.

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Lesson no: 189, Level: Intermediate

Comment parler d’un accident de la route?

A listener wondered if we could do a lesson on the basis of a traffic accident. So that’s what we’ve done : we’ve simulated a discussion on the basis of a minor accident that did actually occur recently at our end. Let’s start with a conversation: then we’ll look closely at the vocabulary.

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Lesson no: 188, Level: Intermediate

Le retrait des États-Unis de l’Accord de Paris

The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Accord on climate change caused consternation worldwide, not least as almost all countries signed up to its terms in 2016. Let’s talk about the decision of the U.S. administration to withdraw. We’ll discover how to make use of a whole range of interesting vocabulary. C’est parti!

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Lesson no: 187, Level: Intermediate

Un diplôme universitaire, cela en vaut-il la peine?

In some countries, particularly the U.S., a university education has become so expensive that some wonder if it is even worth going to college at all, any more. Let’s start with a conversation. Then we’ll come back and look more closely at some key vocabulary.

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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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