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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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A day in French – 24 – Tastebuds and Ice cream


Welcome to the twenty-fourth 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, I will share some anecdotes related to taste and ice cream. It’s strange to talk about this in winter but I’m longing for sunny days. In episode A day in French – 21 – A Christmas menu in Paris, we talked about some strange food and I’d like to continue today.

The grammar focus is for A levels as we will review the negative. As for the vocabulary, it will be useful for when we get to travel again during the summer. You’ll become ice cream professionals as we will learn many words that you will hear when you order in France. If you struggled understanding the different possibilities on a menu, listen to today’s episode, study the guide and you’ll be ordering like a native. Don’t forget to download it to get access to the transcription. Stay tuned!



In this Episode

  • Order ice cream like a native
  • Review the negative
  • A challenge for you to shine

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A day in French – 23 – Amelie and the photobooth


Welcome to the twenty-third 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.

Today, we’re going to dive into the world of movies. We’ll learn some useful phrases to describe them. I don’t usually talk about movies I watched because I’m not really into this. I rarely go to the cinema and I don’t even watch that many tv shows. If you’ve listened to episode 5 of “A day in French”, then you know that I like to watch hockey instead. How about you? Are you passionnate about movies? What do you watch? Please tell me in the comment section. I decided to talk about the movie called “Amelie Poulain” because I learnt that one character and what he does were inspired by real events. I couldn’t imagine that anything in that movie was actually real so I was surprised and wanted to share this piece of information with you.

Don’t forget to download the study guide to get access to the transcription. Stay tuned!



In this Episode

  • Cultural nugget about the movie “Amelie Poulain”
  • Review phrases to describe movies
  • A challenge for you to shine

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