Fri, 24 June 2016
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.
Direct download: 180-tas-lair-stresse-final-cut-a.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 9:00am UTC
Fri, 17 June 2016
This time, our lesson centres on the social tensions in France, arising from the proposed introduction of new work laws. 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.
Direct download: 179-loi-travail_mixdown-1.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 11:26am UTC
Fri, 10 June 2016
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.
Direct download: 178-muhammed-ali.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 11:35am UTC
Fri, 3 June 2016
AirBnB has rocked the hospitality industry. For holiday-makers it has proved a boon but hoteliers are up in arms. On the other hand, hoteliers are up in arms, citing 'wild-west' practices and a lack of regulation, not to mention depleted rental accommodation, as property owners turn to this new rental model instead of committing to longer-term tenants. We discuss the service provided by AirBnB in this lesson.
Direct download: LFBP-177-airbnb.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 12:07pm UTC