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Jun

13

2013

‘J'habite Londres…’

‘I live in London…’

To say that you live in a particular city, French books tell us simply to say either:… Read More

Jun

03

2013

‘Azarenka: droite dans ses bottes

‘Azarenka: cocksure of herself’

The sports headlines from the tennis tournament at Roland Garros (one of which we can see, above) have featured some interesting expressions in the last few days.… Read More

May

31

2013

More about qui and que

Two small French words with many meanings and functions

We already discussed the use of qui and que to ask questions. But these words have other meanings and functions too.… Read More

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May

23

2013

“Est-ce que tu twittes souvent?!”

“Do you often send tweets?...”

Millions of people around the world 'tweet' every day. But how do we talk about it all in French?… Read More

May

21

2013

Du coup...”

As a result...”, and so...

The expression Du coup... is extremely common, especially in spoken French. So, how should we use it?… Read More

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Recent Lessons

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Lesson no: 189, Level: Intermediate

Comment parler d’un accident de la route?

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.

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Lesson no: 188, Level: Intermediate

Le retrait des États-Unis de l’Accord de Paris

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!

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Lesson no: 187, Level: Intermediate

Un diplôme universitaire, cela en vaut-il la peine?

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.

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Lesson no: 186, Level: Intermediate

"Est-ce que tu regardes quelque chose d'intéressant à la télé?"

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’.

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Lesson no: 185, Level: Intermediate

Les récifs coralliens menacés de disparition

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.

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