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Jun

24

2013

‘… ces tout derniers jours’

‘… these last few days’

One of our subscribers asked us about the expression above which appeared in Lesson 157 (‘Dites-moi ce qui ne vas pas’). Our subscriber’s question was: ‘Why is it tout and not tous?’… Read More

Jun

18

2013

‘S'il vous plaît, y a-t-il un distributeur par ici?’

‘Excuse me, is there an ATM around here?’

In English, we call them 'ATMs', or simply 'cash machines'.… Read More

Jun

13

2013

‘J'habite Londres…’

‘I live in London…’

To say that you live in a particular city, French books tell us simply to say either:… Read More

Jun

03

2013

‘Azarenka: droite dans ses bottes

‘Azarenka: cocksure of herself’

The sports headlines from the tennis tournament at Roland Garros (one of which we can see, above) have featured some interesting expressions in the last few days.… Read More

May

31

2013

More about qui and que

Two small French words with many meanings and functions

We already discussed the use of qui and que to ask questions. But these words have other meanings and functions too.… Read More

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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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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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