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Dec

09

2013

La Coupe du Monde au Qatar, une décision controversée

If you're interested in sport, the range of vocabulary and expressions in our next lesson will be of interest to you…

The decision to award the 2022 World Cup was a controversial one from FIFA for a number of reasons. The main reason has been the cost… in human terms.… Read More

Dec

04

2013

Seeing, socialising, frequenting, attending, visiting, going to…

A verb to remember is fréquenter

This morning, a listener asked us about the verb fréquenter in the following expression:… Read More

Nov

14

2013

«Il m'a emmené faire une petite promenade en vélo… »

«He brought me on a little cycling trip…»

A listener asked about this sentence, from our lesson 65 ("I'm so stiff today!…")… Read More

Oct

22

2013

« Moi, je n'aime pas du tout regarder des joueurs courir derrière un ballon ! »

«I don't like watching players run (around) after a ball!»

A listener sent us a question about the expression above, from one of our earlier lessons. Specifically, his question was:… Read More

Sep

30

2013

on - a very common pronoun

The pronoun on is used in a wide variety of contexts.

A listener emailed us in the last few days about the pronoun on. Its use is extremely common in French, especially in the spoken language.… Read More

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Recent Lessons

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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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