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Feb

06

2013

“Oscars: 'Lincoln' truste les nominations…”

“Oscars: 'Lincoln' monopolises the nominations……”

The recent headline, above, relates to the 'Oscars' which are just around the corner. But watch it! The verbe truster is un faux ami (a 'false friend').… Read More

Jan

30

2013

“Il va falloir que l'on tienne le coup jusqu'à lundi…”

“We're going to have to cope until Monday…”

One of our listeners emailed us this morning, asking about the l' in the above sentence from one of our earlier lessons.… Read More

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

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Recent Lessons

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Lesson no: 201, Level: Intermediate

La covid-19 : une crise inédite

Our conversation this time is about something which has been central to our lives around the world since the beginning of the year. We are speaking, of course, about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lesson no: 200, Level: Intermediate

La crise des opioïdes

The subject of this, our 200th lesson!, is the opioid crisis in the U.S. which has reached quite shocking proportions. How did it come to this? Let’s start with a conversation.

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Lesson no: 199, Level: Intermediate

Les ‘décroissants’, c’est qui?

Our conversation this time focuses on people who are referred to as ’les décroissants’. But who exactly are ‘les décroissants’? To find out, let’s start with a conversation.

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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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