Intermediate Lessons

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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

At the dentist's [Part II]

In our last lesson, a trip to the dentist resulted in a filling. The dentist and patient had a brief chat at the end of the appointment. Let's see how their conversation ended up. We'll study the expressions "to finish [doing]", "to be in agony" and "to find it difficult [to do]". We'll also discuss using the imperfect tense to describe physical states in the past. Allons-y!

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Lesson #: 54

At The Dentist's [Part I]

In our last lesson, we saw how to make an dental appointment. This time, we’re in the dentist’s chair… The drill, fillings, injections, cavities – we’ll meet them all in this first part of a two-part lesson.

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Lesson #: 53

I'd like to make an appointment to see the dentist

We'll see how to make an appointment to see the dentist in this lesson. We'll meet a variety of useful expressions, including "prendre rendezvous avec quelqu'un", "ressentir (une douleur)" and "le plus rapidement possible". To see what all these mean - and how to use them - let's get started!

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Lesson #: 52

I'd like to reserve a table for four, please…

In this lesson, lesson 51, our task is a simple but common one - to make a restaurant reservation. We'll learn to recognise some common questions which are likely to be put to us by the receptionist and we'll revise how to spell some words, including one or two surnames.

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Lesson #: 51

I'd like to hire a pair of ski-boots, please…

A ski-wear shop is the setting for this, our 50th Learn French By Podcast lesson. We'll see how to make effective use of the verbs "aimer", "suivre", "passer" and "essayer" and we'll also revise the object pronouns "le", "la" and "les".

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Lesson #: 50

There's a problem in my hotel room…

In this lesson, lesson 49, a hotel guest makes contact with the front desk in relation to a problem in his room. We'll discover how to say "I can't get it to work". we'll also practice using several verbs, including "se mettre en marche", "appuyer" and "arriver à". We meet a noun, too, which can either refer to a technical fault - or a flaw in one's character.

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Lesson #: 49

I'd like to book a room for this evening, please...

We'll learn how to carry out a common task in this lesson - to book a hotel room. We'll see how to ask the receptionist how we should pay, if we can have our luggage taken up to our room, if we can be called early for breakfast, and more.

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Lesson #: 48