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Jun

16

2015

"Les migrants en Méditerranée, y a-t-il une solution?"

"The migrants in the Mediterranean, is there a solution?"

Our lesson this time focuses on the plight of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean, often with disastrous consequences.… Read More

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Apr

10

2015

"J'ai vu an excellent film il y a quelques jours…"

"I saw an excellent film a few days ago…"

"Still Alice", the story of a university professor afflicted with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, won an Oscar for Julianne Moore in the starring role. This film is the focus of our attention in this Advanced lesson, entirely in French. If you've been making progress with our Intermediate lessons, this lesson is for you.… Read More

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Mar

11

2015

"Les attentats de Paris soulèvent une foule de questions..."

"The attacks in Paris raise many questions..."

The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters raise many questions. How far does freedom of speech go? Can we simply say whatever we like, whenever we wish? Let's hear a conversation, to start...… Read More

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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

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Lesson no: 180, Level: Intermediate

"Tu as l'air stressé aujourd'hui!…"

A listener asked said he had recently been in France and had heard a few slang words used frequently. In this lesson, our dialogue makes use of a variety of slang words, some of which are very common. Let’s listen…

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Lesson no: 179, Level: Advanced

La Loi travail: une réforme controversée

This time, our lesson centres on the social tensions in France, arising from the proposed introduction of the new employment law. The main protagonists are, on the one hand, the CGT - a very powerful union - and, on the other, the government which insists that there is no alternative to the new measures it is proposing.

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Lesson no: 178, Level: Intermediate

“Mohammed Ali: une personnalité exceptionnelle”

He was the world’s most famous boxer. But, to many, he represented much more than a particular sport. In this lesson, let’s talk about Mohammed Ali.

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Lesson no: 177, Level: Intermediate

"Que penses-tu d'AirBnB? Est-ce sérieux?"

AirBnB has rocked the hospitality industry. For holiday-makers it has proved a boon but hoteliers are up in arms. We discuss the new rental model provided by AirBnB in this lesson.

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Lesson no: 176, Level: Intermediate

"Sur le chemin de l'école", un film émouvant

What exactly does the word ‘education’ mean to you ? Sur le chemin de l’école is a provocative and inspiring documentary from Pascal Plisson. It depicts vividly the insatiable thirst for learning of children in some of the world’s most remote corners. Let’s listen to a dialogue.

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