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Dec

19

2012

“Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année 2013 pour toi et ta famille…”

How to wish someone well as the end of year approaches…

How can we extend our best wishes to someone at the end of the year? Let's see.… Read More

Dec

16

2012

“Ils auront fort à faire pour rembourser leurs dettes.…”

“They will have much to do to repay their debts…”

In our lessons, we have met the verb devoir (= to have to) many times over. Falloir (= to be necessary) often accomplishes a similar task, to convey what must be done, what is necessary, etc.… Read More

Dec

05

2012

“Cela me fait penser à…”

“That makes me think of…”

What expressions can we use when we want to add our voice to a discussion? It's a question which was put to us in recent days.… Read More

Dec

03

2012

“Lagos, la mégalopole du Nigeria entame sa mue

“Lagos, the megalopolis of Nigeria is starting to moult

A feature from La Croix this morning contains an interesting headline relating to the transformation which is taking place in Lagos.… Read More

Nov

16

2012

“Elle s'est vu interdire de quitter la France.”

“She was prohibited from leaving France.”

We received an email this morning with a question about the expression se voir [+ verb]. We have met the verb voir (= to see) many times, but what about the reflexive use of this verb, se voir?… Read More

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Recent Lessons

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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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Lesson no: 184, Level: Intermediate

Les tablettes tactiles en classe : un « canular » très coûteux ?

Digital tablets in the classroom were recently described as a 60 billion dollar hoax. Despite these strong words, it seems we’re on an inexorable drive to place a screen in front of every child in the classroom. But to whose benefit? That’s the subject of our conversation in this lesson.

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Lesson no: 183, Level: Intermediate

La Norvège : 'un pays de cocagne'

This lesson is inspired by our having heard about Norway in Michael Moore’s latest satirical documentary. Now, no country is perfect but Norway certainly seems to have a lot going for it. Let’s start with a conversation.

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Lesson no: 182, Level: Advanced

Les centres d’appel : ‘les ateliers de misère du 21e siècle’?

The title of this Advanced lesson may be controversial. After all, it is a fact that tens of thousands of people – some of whom have been lifted out of abject poverty – work in call centres around the world. However, questions one might ask are: what kind of work do call centre workers actually do? What kind of career prospects can workers realistically expect from such work? Béatrix talks of her friend’s experience in one such call centre. Let’s listen.

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