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Nov

02

2012

“Sandy : ‘Beaucoup de gens sont partis car il n’y a ni chauffage ni électricité’”

“Sandy : ‘Many people have left because there is neither heating nor electricity’”

After the devastating passage of 'Sandy', resumption of normality is still a way off for many people on the U.S. east coast.… Read More

Oct

19

2012

"Les résultats financiers de Google déçoivent les marchés financiers"

"Google's financial results disappoint the financial markets"

The news headline above related to the fall in Google's share price, following a leak which revealed that the search giant's quarterly profits had fallen by 20 percent.… Read More

Oct

11

2012

"... et Lance Armstrong a déjoué les tests"

"... Lance Armstrong eluded/evaded the tests"

The world of cycling is trying to come to terms with the damning report which found Lance Armstrong guilty of leading a sophisticated doping conspiracy over many years.… Read More

Oct

03

2012

"American Airlines prend du plomb dans l'aile après trois vols désastreux…"

"American Airlines are weakened after three disastrous flights…"

The news headline above is an interesting one, referring to the difficult situation in which AA finds itself following problematic flights, difficult relations with employees, delays, cancellations, etc.… Read More

Sep

27

2012

Les verbes pronominaux, tell me more… Part II

When using reflexive verbs, what about 'agreement'?

As we learn French, let's remember our simple goal: to communicate!… Read More

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Recent Lessons

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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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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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