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Une nouvelle année, de nouveaux serveurs!

LFBP is now hosted on new, faster and more efficient servers.

Our site has been hosted on the same server since we created our first lessons in 2006. It was time for an update.… Read More




“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




“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




“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




“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

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Lesson no: 192, Level: Intermediate

Le transfert de Neymar: comment expliquer une telle outrance?

The transfer of Brazilian footballer, Neymar, smashed all records in terms of the colossal sums of money involved. Are such sporting investments really justified? Let’s talk about that.

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Lesson no: 191, Level: Intermediate

Je vais m’offrir un téléphone basique

Our lesson 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!

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Lesson no: 190, Level: Advanced

Le phénomène Macron ... en marche!

Our lesson this time - for Advanced learners – focuses on the stunning rise to the French presidency of the youthful Emmanuel Macron at just 39 years of age. How, exactly, did he manage to pull off such a victory? Let’s discuss.

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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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