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« Le transfert de Neymar : comment expliquer une telle outrance ? »
“The Neymar transfer: what can explain such an excess?”
The transfer of Brazilian footballer, Neymar, smashed all records in terms of the colossal sums of money involved. Are such sporting investments really justified?… Read More
« Je vais m’offrir un téléphone basique »
“I’m going to buy myself a basic phone”
Our conversation this time was inspired by a recent article entitled “Has the smartphone destroyed a generation?” A provocative title indeed, but one that got us thinking. C’est parti!… Read More
Le phénomène Macron ... en marche !
The Macron phenomenon ... up and running!
This Advanced lesson focuses on the stunning rise to the French presidency of the youthful Emmanuel Macron at just 39 years of age.… Read More
Comment parler d’un accident de la route?
How to talk about a traffic accident
A listener wondered if we could do a lesson on the basis of a traffic accident.… Read More
Le retrait des États-Unis de l’Accord de Paris sur le changement climatique
The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Accord on climate change
The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Accord on climate change caused consternation worldwide, not least as almost all countries had signed up to its terms.… Read More
Lesson no: 197, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 196, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 195, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 194, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 193, Level: Intermediate
Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union was widely controversial and continues to be so. Brexit – from a French perspective – is at the centre of our conversation this time.