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Bad Movie

Did you wish you knew how to express yourself in the French language when you saw Ishtar or Waterworld? In today’s podcast, learn the French you need to tell your movie companion that you think the movie is not worthy of a César award and that it’s time to go....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: July 03, 2013

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The Rossignols Go to London

In today's lesson, the Rossignols take a trip across the channel to London, and we learn how to talk about les soldes (the sales) and how to give opinions in French on how your vacation is going. Later in the podcast, we have a discussion about the relationship between the Frogs and the Roastbeefs. Not sure who that refers to? Then listen to this podcast and find out....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: July 01, 2013

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Family Affair

Don't you just love those family get-togethers where somebody always starts an argument with someone else? In today's podcast, we witness a family dispute in French and learn some vocabulary about birthdays....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: June 28, 2013

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Red or White?

A language Newbie needs to learn the basics. When it comes to French, that means they must be able to express their wine preferences. In today's podcast, learn how to match wine with food; at the end we'll talk about some cultural aspects of wine consumption in France!...

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: colors, food, wine

Published: June 26, 2013

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I've Really Thought It Over

Rites of passage are always interesting when it comes to different cultures, so today we check out what French people say when they get married. In today's podcast, we are witnesses to the end of a wedding ceremony in France and learn the vows that one makes in French to get hitched....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: June 24, 2013

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Lost in the Mountains

In today's lesson, we join two hikers in the French Alps who are walking around. And around.  And around. You'll learn how to argue with someone in French that you think you are lost and how to respond that, no, you are not. Later in the podcast, we discuss Chamonix Mont-Blanc and give some travel tips on what to do if you want to go hiking up the tallest mountain in Western Europe....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: June 21, 2013

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I Love This Song

It doesn't matter if you're a Linkin Park fan, a lover of Debussy, or maybe Glen Campbell's more your style...the French verbs to talk about what kind of music you like are the same. In today's podcast, we'll learn them along with a little chat about the modern musical industry in France....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: June 19, 2013

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Can You Take a Picture?

Here we learn the French phrases to ask someone to take our picture, and also to say 'Hey! What are you doing?!" What is the connection  between these two things? Listen to today's podcast to find out....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: June 17, 2013

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The Weather Forecast

An important skill when spending time in France is being able to watch the weather forecast. How else will you know what to wear tomorrow? In today's podcast, we analyze la méteo and learn the meteorological words that you'll hear in a French weather forecast....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: weather

Published: June 14, 2013

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The Hunting Trip

Hunting is a controversial topic in these modern times, especially in France. In this lesson, we join some French hunters as they creep through the woods and find the unexpected. Later in the podcast, we discuss gun laws and the hunting debate in France....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: sports, animals
Function: giving_orders

Published: June 12, 2013

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Going Green

Global warming is a frequent topic of conversation these days among earthlings. You might wish to have a chat with your French-speaking pals on conserving energy and looking after the planet someday, so, in today's podcast, we learn some French words to talk about transportation and the environment....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Function: approving

Published: June 10, 2013

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Scary Movie

Whether we are children or adults, our parents usually know what they're talking about. In today's podcast, we follow two children who decide to follow their own desires. Some things we learn in this lesson are how to express disappointment in French and also how to express regret that we should have listened to our parents....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: emotions, film

Published: June 07, 2013

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Too Early for a Drink

What time is too early for a champagne cocktail or a martini (dry, up, two olives)? Well, you're not going to learn that from today's podcast since it's a matter of personal choice. But you will learn how to talk about time in French and even how to invite someone to have a drink with you ....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: time

Published: June 05, 2013

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Don't Laugh This Time

Ever get the giggles?  Sometimes they're great but, when they're a symptom of stage fright, they can come at the worst times and be quite a curse. In this podcast, we'll see what happens when such a person, who is French, of course, applies for a bank loan and just can't control herself....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: emotions
Function: explaining

Published: June 03, 2013

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Scary Noise

It happens to the best of us. Whether it's alone in a dark alley, watching the Blair Witch Project, or hearing an eerie noise, we can't always be heroes and, sometimes, we get scared. In today's podcast, we learn how to say in French that we're scared....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: emotions

Published: May 31, 2013

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The Protest

There's nothing the French love more than a good protest. In fact, you could say that taking to the streets to voice one's opinion is a national pastime. In today's podcast, we witness first-hand one of these French protests and see what it's all about. You'll also learn in this lesson how to ask someone why they are doing something in French and how far they are going....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 29, 2013

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It's Hot

Vive the summer! In today's podcast, we learn the French words to talk about the temperature when it's warm and toasty outside, but even more important than that, how to talk about ice cream!...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 27, 2013

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Belle Magazine: The Great Perfume Mishap

We go back to the world of Fashion magazines in today's podcast, where Belle needs to enter crisis mode. In this lesson, we learn how to talk about smells and lawsuits in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 24, 2013

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