French in your own time. At your own pace.
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"... 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
"American Airlines prend du plomb dans l'aile après trois vols désastreux…"
"American Airlines are weakened after three disastrous flights…"
The news headline above is an interesting one, referring to the difficult situation in which AA finds itself following problematic flights, difficult relations with employees, delays, cancellations, etc.… Read More
Les verbes pronominaux, tell me more… Part II
When using reflexive verbs, what about 'agreement'?
As we learn French, let's remember our simple goal: to communicate!… Read More
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
Lesson no: 198, Level: Intermediate
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.
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.