Intermediate Lessons

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I gave blood today!

A good deed - giving blood, to be precise - is the topic of this lesson, lesson 64. We'll study a variety of expressions, including "I did a good deed..." and "It's for that (very) reason that...". We'll also learn the meaning of an amusing expression: 'tomber dans les pommes'. At first sight, it appears to have something to do with falling into apples but, in fact, means something quite different! Let's get started...

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 64

Do you know anyone who can help me with electrical work?

We're looking for someone to help us with a specific task, once again, in this lesson. The job in question is electrical work: we'll discover some electricity-related vocabulary and we'll revise some key expressions from previous lessons including: 'venir de (+ infinitive)', 'avoir besoin de', and 'falloir (+ infinitive)'. We'll also learn how to say 'When it comes to...' and 'You mustn't joke about that!' Allons-y!

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Lesson #: 63

Do you know anyone who can help me create a website?

We're looking for someone to help create a website in this lesson - lesson 62. We'll learn some useful computing-related vocabulary. In addition to this, we'll study the useful expressions 's'y connaître en', 'donner un coup de main (à quelqu'un)' and 'se débrouiller'. Let's get started...

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Lesson #: 62

What've you been up to this last month?!

When we bump into someone we haven’t met for a while, we’ll commonly ask them what they’ve been up to. That’s the topic of this lesson. we'll work with a variety of useful expressions including: 'Ça fait…?', 'pas mal de' and 'Ça a mis…'. We'll also see how to make use of the verbs 'devenir', 'intervenir' and 'se permettre de'.

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Lesson #: 61

How is your course going?

In this lesson, we'll study the vocabulary needed to ask someone how he or she is progressing at an art course. We'll examine a range of useful expressions, including 'avoir peur de', 'il y a toutes sortes de' and 'se moquer de (quelqu'un)'. We'll also look at 'plaire (à)', a common verb but one which is often the cause of errors for learners of French.

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Lesson #: 60

I saw something interesting on TV last night

We'll discover how to discuss a programme from last night's TV schedule in this lesson. In particular, Xavier talks about a documentary he saw on the life of Henri Troyat, a prolific French writer. We'll meet - and practice - new expressions including 'passer à la télé', 'être décédé', 'être crevé' and 'rester éveillé jusqu'à'. Allons-y!

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Lesson #: 59

So, who do you think will make it to the Oval Office?

In our recent discussion of American politics, we mentioned Barack Obama. This time our role-play will focus on whether America is ready for a woman to take the top job at the Oval Office. Let's hear what Caroline, in particular, thinks of Hillary Clinton and her chances of landing the ultimate position in politics. We'll learn some new expressions including 's'exprimer', 'être persuadé que', 'être ouvert d'esprit'… and more. Let's get started.

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Lesson #: 58

Have you been following the political situation in the U.S.?

France will soon have a new president. So, too, will the U.S. in London, Tony Blair will be leaving 10 Downing Street after 10 years as British prime minister. In this lesson, let's study some vocabulary and expressions related to the political scene in the U.S. as eyes are turning towards the White House. Allons-y!…

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Lesson #: 57

What are your thoughts on the situation in Iraq?

Hardly a day passes without the terrible conflict in Iraq making the news headlines. In this lesson we will study some vocabulary which will allow us to offer an opinion - and ask the opinion of others - on a crisis for which a solution seems more elusive than ever.

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Lesson #: 56

I think my dog may have eaten poison

This time, our dog is in trouble and requires a trip to the vet. We'll learn how to say that something is wrong and we'll study a number of useful verbs, including 'rester', 'se mettre à', 's'attarder' and 'se rétablir'. It's a longer lesson this time, so let's get started…

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Lesson #: 55