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Feb

22

2014

“Nelson Mandela: comment se fait-il que l'on parle autant de lui?”

“Nelson Mandela: how is it that people speak so much of him?”

If ever the term 'great statesman' were relevant, it could surely be attributed to Nelson Mandela. In our conversation this time, Bertrand puts some questions to Béatrix to discover why, exactly, Mandela became such an icon.… Read More

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Jan

24

2014

“As-tu entendu parler des ouvriers migrants au Qatar?”

“Have you heard about the migrant workers in Qatar?”

Our lesson this time focuses on working conditions as Qatar develops its infrastructure for the football World Cup in 2022.… Read More

Jan

09

2014

“Dépêchons-nous de rentrer avant qu’il ne pleuve…”

“Let's hurry home before it rains…”

Today, a listener sent us the kind message below… with an interesting question. Let's take a closer look.… Read More

Dec

25

2013

Joyeux Noël!...

... et une bonne année 2014!

À tous les utilisateurs de LFBP… nous vous souhaitons un joyeux Noël et une très bonne année 2014!… Read More

Dec

15

2013

“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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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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Lesson no: 195, Level: Intermediate

La présidence Trump approche des élections de mi-mandat

The Trump presidency is nearing the mid-term elections in November. Mr Trump – arguably more than any other American president – has polarised opinions. Let’s talk about the first half of his mandate and what has being going on in recent weeks.

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Lesson no: 194, Level: Intermediate

France: la réforme de l’accès à l’université

Traditionally, French high school graduates have been guaranteed public university places, regardless of the grades achieved in their baccalauréat. This, however, has resulted in very high drop-out rates. It is hoped that, from 2018, proposed reforms will result in a more efficient means of access to university.

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