French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
“Dépêchons-nous de rentrer avant qu’il ne pleuve…”
“Let's hurry home before it rains…”
Today, a listener sent us the kind message below… with an interesting question. Let's take a closer look.… Read More
... et une bonne année 2014!
À tous les utilisateurs de LFBP… nous vous souhaitons un joyeux Noël et une très bonne année 2014!… Read More
“Ça fait trois semaines qu‘on en parle…”
“We‘ve been talking about it for three weeks…”
Today, a listener asked about the function of the word ‘en’ in the context below, from LFBP Lesson 23.… Read More
La Coupe du Monde au Qatar, une décision controversée
If you're interested in sport, the range of vocabulary and expressions in our next lesson will be of interest to you…
The decision to award the 2022 World Cup was a controversial one from FIFA for a number of reasons. The main reason has been the cost… in human terms.… Read More
Seeing, socialising, frequenting, attending, visiting, going to…
A verb to remember is fréquenter
This morning, a listener asked us about the verb fréquenter in the following expression:… Read More
Lesson no: 167, Level: Intermediate
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...
Lesson no: 166, Level: Intermediate
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...
Lesson no: 165, Level: Intermediate
Our lesson this time focuses on a concert Béatrix attended, a classical concert. Bertrand wonders what makes the difference between a concerto on the one hand and a symphony on the other. Béatrix gives him a very basic music lesson. Let's listen. Then we'll come back and take a closer look at the key vocabulary.
Lesson no: 164, Level: Intermediate
Our lesson this time centres around a film called “Dallas Buyers’ Club”, the story of a Texan cowboy who contracted AIDS at a time when most people had not yet heard of the disease. Let’s listen. Then we’ll take a closer look at the key vocabulary.
Lesson no: 163, Level: Intermediate
If ever the term 'great statesman' were relevant, it could surely be attributed to Nelson Mandela. In our conversation this time, Bertrand puts some questions to Béatrix to discover why, exactly, Mandela became such an icon. Let's listen.