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Jan

02

2015

"Faire du ski?... Allons-y, en piste!" (part II)

"Skiing?... Let's go... onto the slopes!" (part II)

This second part of two-part intermediate lesson focuses on other skiing activities including 'snowboarding' and, of course, the very important social aspect of a skiing trip. Let's listen.… Read More

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Dec

26

2014

"Faire du ski?... Allons-y, en piste!" (part I)

"Skiing?... Let's go... onto the slopes!"

One of our listeners asked for a lesson that would include skiing-related vocabulary. In this two-part intermediate lesson, Bertrand plays the role of an experienced skiier while I'm a beginner. I'll soon be joining my friend, Damien for a week in the Alps.… Read More

Dec

16

2014

“Il vendent des recharges…”

“They sell (phone) top-ups…”

This morning, a listener sent us the following question about the test at the end of lesson 36:…… Read More

Nov

24

2014

Il me faudrait un billet pour…”

“I would need a ticket for…”

A listener asked the following question regarding an expression used in lesson 18:…… Read More

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Nov

16

2014

“Bonjour, pouvons-nous nous installer à une table, s'il vous plaît?”

“May we sit at a table, please?”

A recent trip to France highlighted for us just how tricky some 'tourist' vocabulary can be.… Read More

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Lesson no: 170, Level: Intermediate

"Faire du ski?... Allons-y, en piste! (II)

This second part of our two-part lesson focuses on other skiing activities including 'snowboarding' and, of course, the very important social aspect of a skiing trip. Let's listen.

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Lesson no: 169, Level: Intermediate

"Faire du ski?... Allons-y, en piste!" (I)

One of our listeners asked for a lesson that would include skiing-related vocabulary. In this two-part lesson, Bertrand plays the role of an experienced skiier while I'm a beginner. I'll soon be joining my friend, Damien for a week in the Alps. Let's listen...

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Lesson no: 168, Level: Intermediate

"Pouvons-nous nous installer à une table, s'il vous plaît...?"

In this lesson, we take a look at some essential tourist vocabulary that just about everybody needs on a holiday to France. Our conversation is a typical one where a family arrives on the terrasse of a café. It’s very warm and everybody is thirsty. Let’s see how the conversation unfolds with the waitress…

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Lesson no: 167, Level: Intermediate

"Est-ce que tu suis la situation en Ukraine?"

Little did we know when we were preparing this lesson in recent days that the situation in Ukraine would become even more fragile with the shooting down of a civilian airliner. Bertrand gives his views on why the impasse with Russia is so volatile. Let's listen first; then we'll look closely at the key vocabulary...

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Lesson no: 166, Level: Intermediate

"C'est confirmé... t'es atteint d'APC!"

The focus of our lesson this time is something which could be described as a modern-day disorder, afflicting a huge number of people. We're not talking about a physical disorder, per se... more of a social one. Béatrix and I are having a coffee but Béatrix is getting frustrated at my inattention. Let's listen...

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