Intermediate Lessons

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I had a narrow escape this morning!...

The French tendency to drive fast will form the basis of our lesson this time - our conversation will deal with a near miss on the road. We'll learn how to say 'I had a narrow escape', we'll meet the expression 'Il m'a mis hors de moi!' and we'll see how to use the verbs 'doubler' and 'faillir'.

Price: 1 credit(s)
Lesson #: 44

Damn! I've broken it...

An incident in a shop where a customer drops and breaks something is the subject of this lesson. The reaction of the shop assistant will bring up the topic of the subjunctive and one particular situation in which this form of the verb is required.

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Lesson #: 43

I didn't know Paul was religious, did you?

We'll be talking about someone who is quite religious in this lesson. We'll meet the adjectives 'croyant' and 'pratiquant' to describe such a person, we'll see how to use 'ne... jamais', we'll use the verb 'se souvenir de', and we'll practice other interesting expressions, too. Let's get started...

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Lesson #: 41

How am I going to explain it to him?

Relationship problems are the topic of this lesson! We'll learn how to ask someone what's wrong, we'll meet the reflexive verb "se séparer" and we'll ask ourselves the question, "How am i going to explain it to him?" We'll also distinguish between "ne... pas" and "ne... plus".

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Lesson #: 40

My meeting has been cancelled!

In this lesson we'll see what vocabulary is required to cancel or postpone a meeting. We'll discover the verbs "annuler", "reporter" and "modifier", as well as the expression "C'est vraiment pas de chance!" On y va!

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Lesson #: 38

Have you met Léa recently? She's put on weight!

In this lesson, lesson 35, we're going to talk about a topic we'd sometimes prefer not to think about - putting on weight. We'll meet the verbs "grossir" (to put on weight) and "voir" (to see) in the past, as well as the expression "être à deux doigts de faire quelque chose" (to be on the verge of doing something). Allons-y!

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Lesson #: 35

Excuse me... would you have the time?

Whether we like it or not, our modern lives are ruled by the clock. In this lesson, let's study one of the basics: how to tell the time. We'll also meet the expressions: "I'm going to be late!", "I'm going to be early!" and "I'm going to be on time!"

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Lesson #: 33

White, Red or Rosé?

In this lesson, we'll be talking briefly about wine, and the kinds of food we might eat with the various types of wines. We'll meet some useful vocabulary and expressions related to food, too. It's an intermediate lesson because there's quite an amount of new vocabulary. Let's get started!

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Lesson #: 30

Do you have the internet at home?

In this lesson, we'll be dealing with some internet-specific vocabulary. We'll meet some other useful expressions, too, including "I don't want to complicate my life!", "I'm not promising anything" and "it would be good if...". This last expression will require the subjunctive (hence the "intermediate" level of this lesson). Let's take a closer look...

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Lesson #: 28

How was your holiday? [Part II]

In the second part of this two-part episode we'll meet the verb "profiter (de)", we'll use the verb "devoir" to say things like "it must have been [difficult, shocking, fantastic]" and we'll revise the verb "prendre" in the perfect tense, in relation to food.

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Lesson #: 22