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Jun

25

2018

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

France: university entrance reform

Traditionally, French high school graduates have been guaranteed public university places, regardless of the grades achieved in their baccalauréat.… Read More

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Apr

04

2018

« Que penses-tu du Brexit? »

“What do you think of Brexit?”

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.… Read More

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Dec

22

2017

« 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

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Dec

02

2017

« 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

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Jul

11

2017

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

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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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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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