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206: De retour au bureau - à temps partiel

After nearly two years, we are seeing a gradual return to the workplace. Working from home...

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205: Le monde appartient à ceux qui se lèvent tôt!

Some people are early-risers while others are night owls. In this lesson, we discuss an adage...

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204: Prendre - un verbe polyvalent

One of our Beginner listeners asked about the English verb ‘to get’ which made us...

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203: L'indice de réparabilité - un petit pas dans la bonne direction

This lesson centres on an interesting initiative which should see manufacturers pull up their...

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202: Ça pousse, ton jardin?!

One of our listeners asked that we would prepare a lesson with some gardening vocabulary and...

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201: La covid-19 - une crise inédite

Our conversation this time is about something which has been central to our lives around the...

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200: La crise des opioïdes

The subject of this - our 200th lesson! - is the opioids crisis in the U.S. which has reached...

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199: ‘Les décroissants’, c’est qui?

Our conversation this time focuses on people who are referred to as ‘les décroissants’. But who...

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198: Je viens chercher mon fils!

One of our listeners was taking up a position as a teacher in a pre-school in France and asked if...

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197: Quand l’Afrique a gagné la Coupe du Monde

Our lesson this time goes back to a joke made by chat-show host Trevor Noah last summer,...

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196: Le Président Macron réinstaurera le Service national

Our conversation this time focuses on President Macron's plan to reintroduce national service in...

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195: La présidence Trump approche des élections de mi-mandat

The Trump presidency is nearing the mid-term elections in November. Mr Trump – arguably more than...

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194: France: la réforme de l'accès à l'université

Traditionally, French high school graduates have been guaranteed public university places,...

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193: "Que penses-tu du Brexit?"

Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union was widely controversial and continues to be...

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192: Le transfer de Neymar : comment expliquer une telle outrance ?

The transfer of Brazilian footballer, Neymar, smashed all records in terms of the colossal sums...

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191: “Je vais m’offrir un téléphone basique”

Our lesson this time was inspired by a recent article entitled “Have smartphones destroyed a...

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190: Le phénomène Macron ... en marche!

Our lesson this time - for Advanced learners – focuses on the stunning rise to the French...

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189: Comment parler d’un accident de la route?

A listener wondered if we could do a lesson on the basis of a traffic accident. So that’s what...

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188: Le retrait des États-Unis de l’Accord de Paris sur le changement climatique

The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Accord on climate change caused consternation...

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187: Un diplôme universitaire, cela en vaut-il la peine?

In some countries, particularly the U.S., a university education has become so expensive that...

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