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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
Lesson no: 197, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 196, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 195, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 194, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 193, Level: Intermediate
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.