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Jan

25

2013

“On a tous le droit de s'exprimer…”

“We all have the right to express ourselves…”

One of our listeners wondered about the pronunciation of the word tous, referring to the sentence above which appeared in one of our earlier lessons.… Read More

Jan

09

2013

“Je ne sais pas grand-chose sur ce sujet…”

“I know almost nothing about this subject…”

One of our listeners asked about the expression above which we discussed in Lesson 31, entitled 'Tell me about your home town…'… Read More

Jan

04

2013

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

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

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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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Lesson no: 193, Level: Intermediate

Que penses-tu du Brexit?

Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union was widely controversial and continues to be so. Brexit – from a French perspective – is at the centre of our conversation this time.

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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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