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“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




“J'espère que tu travailles bien en classe…”

“I hope that you are working well in class…”

This morning we received an email from a listener regarding the verb espérer. The question was a simple one, but the answer is not so straightforward…… Read More

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"As-tu suivi les événements récents en Ukraine?"

"Have you been following recent events in Ukraine?"

We had only just finished preparing this lesson on the fragile situation in Ukraine when news broke of the shooting down of a civilian airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur.… Read More




The word plus: how to pronounce it…

Sometimes pluss, sometimes pluzz, sometimes plu

A listener sent us the following question this morning:… Read More

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“C'est confirmé … t'es atteint d'APC !…”

“It's official … you've got CPA !…”

Our new lesson focuses on a modern-day affliction that more and more people seem to suffer from.… Read More

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Recent Lessons

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Lesson no: 175, Level: Advanced

"Have you heard of these 'superfoods'?"

This Advanced lesson (all in French) arises from a recent documentary relating to so-called 'superfoods'. Do humble foods like broccoli and quinoa deserve the label of 'superfoods'? Let's hear a conversation about them. C'est parti!

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Lesson no: 174, Level: Intermediate

"C'est un peu trop, là, quand même!"

This is a very short lesson, focusing on the expression quand même which is very common but which has a variety of meanings in English, depending on the context. Several listeners have asked us about this expression. To elucidate, let’s take a couple of very short snippets of conversation.

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Lesson no: 173, Level: Advanced

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

This Advanced lesson focuses on the plight of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to the European mainland, often with disastrous consequences. Let's listen.

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Lesson no: 172, Level: Advanced

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

"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.

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Lesson no: 171, Level: Intermediate

"Les attentats de Paris soulèvent une foule de questions"

The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris 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...

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