French in your own time. At your own pace.
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‘… Suivez-vous l'affaire Snowden?’
‘… Are you following the Snowden affair?’
The affair which surrounds former National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, is still in the news.… Read More
Parler du présent
Speaking of the present
This morning, a listener asked about the present tense in French. In English, we frequently use two forms of the present but in French, one present tense is usually all that we need.… Read More
“Que penses-tu de la loterie?…”
“What do you think of the lottery?…”
Florida was home to a recent winner of the Powerball jackpot of around 400 million dollars. As always, there was a media frenzy.… Read More
‘… ces tout derniers jours’
‘… these last few days’
One of our subscribers asked us about the expression above which appeared in Lesson 157 (‘Dites-moi ce qui ne vas pas’). Our subscriber’s question was: ‘Why is it tout and not tous?’… Read More
‘S'il vous plaît, y a-t-il un distributeur par ici?’
‘Excuse me, is there an ATM around here?’
In English, we call them 'ATMs', or simply 'cash machines'.… Read More
Lesson no: 189, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 188, Level: Intermediate
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!
Lesson no: 187, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 186, Level: Intermediate
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’.
Lesson no: 185, Level: Intermediate
The coral reefs of the world’s oceans are in mortal danger but, as is often the case with environmental concerns, few people seem to appreciate that the dangers are imminent. That is the focus of our lesson this time.