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Les verbes pronominaux, tell me more…
'Reflexive' verbs are the subject of many emails we receive…
We receive many questions on the subject of les verbes prononominaux. So, what is a verbe pronominal, exactly?… Read More
"Les ouvriers ont repeint la façade…"
"The workers painted the facade…"
To use new French words and expressions effectively, we need to be able to recognise and distinguish between direct and indirect objects.… Read More
"Les filles sont arrivées…", "Les desserts sont servis", "Le jeu est décidé"…
"The girls have arrived", "The desserts are served", "The game is decided"…
Our site visitors often ask us questions about verbs. You will know, if you are following our lessons, that we place a lot of emphasis on verbs and how they behave.… Read More
Il y a de quoi en perdre la boule !
It's enough to drive you crazy!
There is an episode in The Bourne Legacy, released recently in cinemas, where a laboratory technician 'flips (out)' and assassinates his colleagues.… Read More
"Virez-moi la boxe et pendant qu'on y est, le tae kwon do, la natation synchronisée, le cricket et j'en passe…"
"Throw out boxing and, while we're at it, taekwondo, synchronised swimming, cricket… and you name it…"
Events at the Olympics have provoked wide-ranging commentary, some positive and some negative.… Read More
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!
Lesson no: 187, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 186, Level: Intermediate
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’.