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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

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

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Recent Lessons

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Lesson no: 198, Level: Intermediate

Je viens chercher mon fils!

One of our listeners was taking up a position as a teacher in a pre-school in France and asked if we would put together some expressions and vocabulary that might be used in a dialogue between the teacher and a parent. Let’s consider one such conversation.

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Lesson no: 197, Level: Intermediate

Quand ‘l’Afrique’ a gagné la Coupe du Monde!

Our lesson this time goes back to a joke made by chat-show host Trevor Noah last summer, following the World cup. The only thing is, some people didn’t find his joke funny at all, not least the French ambassador in Washington. So what was it all about, again? Let’s start, as usual, with a conversation to put things in context.

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Lesson no: 196, Level: Intermediate

Le Président Macron réinstaurera le Service national

Our conversation this time focuses on President Macron's plan to reintroduce national service in France. Some people are wondering if he is the right man to decide on such matters, given that he himself is the first French president not to have done military service.

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Lesson no: 195, Level: Intermediate

La présidence Trump approche des élections de mi-mandat

The Trump presidency is nearing the mid-term elections in November. Mr Trump – arguably more than any other American president – has polarised opinions. Let’s talk about the first half of his mandate and what has being going on in recent weeks.

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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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