gardening

A day in French – 26 – Gardening


Welcome to the twenty-sixth episode of this series that will transport you to the daily life of a French woman. We will cover specific vocabulary to increase your fluency while practicing particular grammar points. In this episode, you’ll learn everything, to buy or order what you need for gardening so that if you happen to go to a garden centre in France or to order from a French website, you’ll know what to ask and look for. It’s not the first time I talk about nature. If you’d like to learn about mushrooms, listen to this episode and if you’d like to know more about how olives are processed, click here.

Today, the grammar focus is for A students as we will review simple ways to ask questions. As usual, with this episode comes a study guide that contains the transcription, the vocabulary and the grammar focus. You might want to check it out. Don’t forget to download it. Stay tuned!



In this Episode

  • Learn gardening vocabulary
  • Review the simple ways to ask questions
  • A challenge for you to shine


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A day in French – 25 – Croque-Monsieur


Welcome to the twenty-fifth episode of this series that will transport you to the daily life of a French woman. We will cover specific vocabulary to increase your fluency while practicing particular grammar points. Last time, we talked about ice cream and today we will talk about croque monsieur. If there’s one dish you can make at home that is super easy and really French, it’s the croque-monsieur. With a side of salad, you’ve got yourself a perfect lunch. I encourage you to try. If you do, please let me know. Coincidentally, Marcel Proust will make an appearance again in this episode.

Today, the grammar focus is for B students as we will review the two conditionals, present and past. As usual, with this episode comes a study guide that contains the transcription, the vocabulary and the grammar focus. You might want to check it out. Don’t forget to download it. Stay tuned!



In this Episode

  • How the croque-monsieur was invented
  • Review the conditionals present and past
  • A challenge for you to shine


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articles

Episode 46 – Let’s talk about our shopping habits and articles


Welcome to the forty-sixth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. In this episode, Candice comes back for a chat. We had a nice talk about her dream house in this episode. Today, we will discover her shopping habits. It will be a good opportunity to review how to properly use articles. If you struggle with them, it’s time to listen and download the study guide to practice.



In this Episode

  • Real conversation with real fillers and regional pronunciation
  • Learn or review how to use articles
  • Vocabulary about grocery shopping
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language partner

Episode 45 – How to get the most out of your language partner




Welcome to the forty-fifth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. These last episodes have been a little bit special as they didn’t teach you French per se but they are here to improve your learning environment. Today, I’d like to continue on the topic of finding a language partner to talk to since it’s a big struggle for many of you. In episode 42, I shared my tips to be able to find a conversation partner. If you haven’t listened to it yet, go check it out and grab yourself a French friend. However, finding somebody is only the first step in an efficient language practice. There are some other important things to consider. In this episode, I’d like to share with you a few strategies that you will need to get the most out of your language practice.


In this Episode

  • Why asking for explanations to natives is usually useless
  • The one question you should ask differently
  • The essential thing you should ask your language partner to radically improve your French
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