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La présidence Trump approche des élections de mi-mandat
The Trump presidency is approaching mid-term elections
The Trump presidency is nearing the mid-term elections in November. Mr Trump – arguably more than any other American president – has polarised opinions.… Read More
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
« 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
« 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
Lesson no: 200, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 199, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 198, Level: Intermediate
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.
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.