Sun, 29 April 2007
We'll discover how to discuss a programme from last night's TV schedule in this lesson. In particular, Xavier talks about a documentary he saw on the life of Henri Troyat, a prolific French writer. We'll meet - and practice - new expressions including 'passer à la télé', 'être décédé', 'être crevé' and 'rester éveillé jusqu'à'. Allons-y!
Direct download: LFBP_Lesson_59.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 3:49pm UTC
Thu, 26 April 2007
In our recent discussion of American politics, we mentioned Barack Obama. This time our role-play will focus on whether America is ready for a woman to take the top job at the Oval Office. Let's hear what Caroline, in particular, thinks of Hillary Clinton and her chances of landing the ultimate position in politics. We'll learn some new expressions including 's'exprimer', 'être persuadé que', 'être ouvert d'esprit', and more.
Direct download: LFBP_Lesson_58.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 4:33pm UTC
Fri, 20 April 2007
France will soon have a new President. So, too, will the U.S. In London, Tony Blair will be leaving 10 Downing Street after 10 years as British Prime Minister. In this lesson, let's study some vocabulary and expressions related to the political scene in the U.S. as eyes are turning towards the White House. Allons-y!…
Direct download: LFBP_Lesson_57.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 2:38pm UTC
Tue, 17 April 2007
Hardly a day passes without the terrible conflict in Iraq making the news headlines. In this lesson, lesson 56, we'll study vocabulary which will allow us to offer an opinion on a situation for which a solution seems more elusive than ever.
Direct download: LFBP_Lesson_56.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 12:27am UTC
Tue, 10 April 2007
This time, our dog is in trouble and requires a trip to the vet. We'll learn how to say that something is wrong and we'll study a number of useful verbs, including 'rester', 'se mettre à', 's'attarder' and 'se rétablir'. It's a longer lesson this time, so let's get started...
Direct download: LFBP_Lesson_55.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 9:11pm UTC