Episode 13 – Don’t forget your raincoat in Ireland – Let’s talk about the weather

Coucou tout le monde,

Welcome to the thirteenth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. In this new episode we will continue our trip to Dublin with Candice. This time, she will talk about the weather . Through our conversation, we’ll learn how to talk about the weather but also we will study some fluency tips to improve your listening skills. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • Bad French English accent
  • Learn the vocabulary of the weather
  • Tips for a better pronunciation
  • A challenge for you to shine

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Episode 12 – Dublin is so cool – How to describe your city

Bonjour à tous,

Welcome to the twelfth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. This episode is a bit special, I’ve decided to have a chat with my little sister and we talked about her last holidays in Dublin. Through our conversation, we’ll learn how to talk about our city. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • Bad French English accent
  • Learn the vocabulary of the city
  • Tips for a better pronunciation
  • A challenge for you to shine

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Episode 11 – The real French etiquette in shops

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Welcome to the eleventh episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. This episode is once again inspired by one of my advanced student who told me a story of an embarrassing situation she experienced in a shop in Paris. She was shocked that nobody told her about that. Today we’re going to study together the real French manners when you go to shops so that you don’t have to experience what my student did. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • A common French attitude
  • Learn the real French etiquette
  • Stop saying “je voudrais”
  • Some listening practice

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L’heure du conte – Le petit chaperon rouge et le passé composé

Coucou à tous,

I hope everything is going as great for you as for me. I’m thrilled to introduce you with this post to a new segment of my podcast. I will, of course, continue to do the normal episodes with my tips to improve your fluency. I have, however, decided to expand a bit and to create a new series that will teach you French. We will start with the three parts Fairy tale series that will help you master the past tenses. Today, we start with le passé composé. For each part, you will find the audio of the story and a study guide with everything you need from grammar to exercises to learn these tenses.

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Episode 10 – The guide to love

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Welcome to the tenth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. This episode is inspired by one of my Conversation student who keeps using the phrase “je l’aime”. I realized that even though the verb “aimer” is one of the first we learn and seems very easy to use, it can be tricky to master. This verb has a lot of nuances and we will study them today so that you can really express your feelings accurately. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • Learn how to avoid this common mistake
  • The multiple shades of aimer
  • A cheat sheet with bonus phrases
  • A challenge for you to shine

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Improve your French in just 5 minutes a day

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There’s no episode today, I wanted to share with you a gem I found a few days ago. I don’t know about you but I really like to give gifts to people I like, whether it’s their birthday or not. I was browsing the internet a few days ago and stumbled upon a page listing diaries that were a bit different from our childhood journal. There was one in particular that caught my attention. I’ve always liked the idea of journaling but despite many attempts I always lacked either time or things to say. I’ve always felt that what I was writing was too childish. For these reasons, I haven’t kept any diaries.

The one I saw that particular day is a bit different. It doesn’t ask you to write a full page nor does it ask you to come up with your own ideas. Each day, you have a new question and you just need to answer it in two lines.

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