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Intermediate French Course 1

B2-Intermediate

This course is designed for students at the intermediate level of French. You will learn language set in common daily life situations and develop a deeper understanding of life and culture in France. 

The Hypochondriac

People with hypochondriacal tendencies can be quite tiring. If you don't think so, then you probably don't know one. But they can serve a great purpose in a language lesson about medical terms because, through the hypochondriac in today's lesson, we will cover a wide variety of symptoms so that you ...

Topics: health, medicine

A Room with a View

Have you ever noticed that when you need to complain at a hotel or a restaurant in France, all of a sudden no one can speak English anymore? Well, after this lesson, you'll have the upper hand. In today's lesson, we learn how to complain and resolve a problem with a hotel reservation in French....

Topics: accomodation, services

Difficult Model

In the last episode of the Belle drama, the socialite, Marseille Ritz, was threatening a lawsuit after the bad perfume insert debacle. Find out in today's lesson what the magazine did to make her change her mind. You'll learn a few words related to make-up in this lesson, as well as how to describe ...

Topics: appearance, beauty

It's Madness!

Where? At the department store during Christmas time, of course. In today's lesson, we listen in on a French couple who have gone down one too many an aisle today. You'll learn in this lesson how to talk about the crowds in French, as well as some other useful expressions you may need on a shopping ...

Topics: shopping, emotions, holidays_and_celebrations, Christmas, gifts

Airport Check-In

Vous avez quelque chose à déclarer? Do you have anything to declare? No... Ok but have you got all your documents? In this lesson, learn how to handle your papers with the check-in agent, just as if you were at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle (Paris main airport)....

Topics: travel, airport, announcement

Deciphering Train Announcements

Train announcements employ a kind of language that often needs both linguistic and cultural deciphering. Luckily you have FrenchPod to come to the rescue! Check out this lesson to learn all about that voice on the intercom in the train station....

Topics: announcement, train_station, trains

Instructions to the Babysitter

In today's lesson, learn how to talk about the daily routine in French as this mother tells the babysitter all they need to know to watch their child. You'll also learn how to warn somebody what to watch out for......

Topics: food, children, habits

Record After the Beep

Deciding which message to record on your answering machine is not an easy task even in your native language. I mean, there are so many possibilities. In today's lesson, we learn how to record a voicemail message in French, and also what the French version of the robotic phone lady will say to you in...

Topics: services

Zoo

Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my! Today's FrenchPod lesson takes listeners to the wilds of the Zoo! Learn to discuss animals and the ethics of keeping them captive....

Topics: animals, opinions

Ice Skating

Ice skating can be one of the joys of the winter season. For those not so comfortable on skates, though, it can be a real challenge. Check out this lesson to learn all about talking about skating in French, and watch out for that slippery patch...!...

Topics: sports, Ice_skating, skating, winter, winter_activities

Trip to the Spa

Are you tired, exhausted, worn out? Do you feel like you've reached the end of the road? Have a hankering for a different lifestyle... or at least a break? Today, let Frenchpod pamper you as we take you to a spa! Join us in this lesson, and enter a world where the words ‘rush, stress, tension or dea...

Topics: health, feelings

Magic

Today's lesson is all about magic. Whether you're planning to go to a magic show, or want to headline your very own performance, this lesson is for you....

Topics: magic, show

Sandwiches à la Carte

Hungry listeners, beware: this lesson is going to make you even more hungry! What would you like on your sandwich? Tuna, chicken, cheese? Learn all the vocabulary you'll need for ordering the sandwich of your dreams...  ...

Topics: food, expressions

Ordering Pizzas

Today's lesson takes us on a culinary adventure: the trip to the pizza parlor! Learn how to order some authentic French pizza pies, as well as some interesting facts about pizza culture in France!...

Topics: food, ordering, pizza

Crepe Party Time

They are delicious, light, sweet and so addicting: crepes. Well today you'll not only learn all about cooking terms in French, you'll also be learning how to make these so-very-French treats!...

Topics: food, crepes, holidays, recipes, traditions

Wine Included

We're going out for a friend's birthday in today's FrenchPod podcast. The kicker is that we have to make all the arrangements! Learn about making reservations (and about getting special deals) in this lesson....

Topics: restaurant, party, eating_out, friends, reservations

I Need My Internet Hooked Up

In today's lesson, we learn some internet lingo in French and how to arrange to set up your internet service over the phone. You'll be talking bandwidth and ADSL in no time...now all you have to do is make sure you're home from twelve to five....

Topics: services, home_and_office

Elevator Breakdown

It's important to know what to do in a crisis, especially if it happens in the French language. In today's lesson, we cover both perspectives. Learn what to say if you need to know how to express your own panic and discomfort in a crisis, and also what to say to someone else who is freaking out when...

Topics: mishaps, elevator, phobias, emergency

My Package Still Hasn‘t Arrived

If you have a problem with the mail, this podcast will show you what to say in French to get it resolved. In today's lesson, through a customer who is evidently unhappy with the postal service, we learn how to make a complaint, to express outrage, and even the language the person at the counter migh...

Topics: transportation, mail, services