French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
“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
“Personne n'est dupe de tous ces appâts … le marketing, c'est du baratin !”
“Nobody is taken in by all these lures… marketing, it's [all just] hot air!”
An interesting expression came up in some content we were preparing this morning.… Read More
“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
"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
"... 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
Lesson no: 192, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 191, Level: Intermediate
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!
Lesson no: 190, Level: Advanced
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.
Lesson no: 189, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 188, Level: Intermediate
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!