olive oil

A day in French – 22 – Olive Oil


Welcome to the twenty-second 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. I hope you’re hungry because we’re going to talk about food, my favourite topic. In the previous episode, we talked about food as well but about a very strange Christmas menu. I wonder if there were any vegetarians who listened to that episode. Today, nothing disgusting I promise, it will be about olive oil. I will share a story about last summer and a tour that I did with my family. Don’t forget to download the study guide to get access to the transcription. Stay tuned!



In this Episode

  • Cultural nugget about olive oil
  • Review the object pronoun “les”
  • A challenge for you to shine

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A day in French – 21 – A Christmas menu in Paris


Welcome to the twenty-first 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. What is the weirdest or most disgusting thing you have ever eaten in your life? For me, it was silkworm pupae, that I ate when I was in Korea. I put it in my mouth a bit reluctantly. I really thought it was going to be disgusting but to my surprise, I enjoyed it. I won’t say it was delicious but it was edible and somewhat interesting. Today, we’re going to travel back in time and we will be heading towards Paris during a hard time the town had to face. Since, it was Christmas not a very long time ago, I would like to talk about a very strange Christmas menu that was found in restaurants at that time. Stay tuned!



In this Episode

  • Historical nugget about a crazy time in Paris
  • Animal and food vocabulary
  • Review the passive voice with the present tense
  • A challenge for you to shine


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A day in French – 20 – Snow


Welcome to the twentieth 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 new episode, we’ll be talking about snow and the dangers of winter. I don’t particularly like snow and I would like to tell you why in this episode. I will also share a painful anecdote about my relationship with winter. Don’t forget to download the study guide to get access to the transcription. Stay tuned!



In this Episode

  • Winter and snow vocabulary
  • Review the subjunctive with feelings
  • A challenge for you to shine


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A day in French – 19 – The postman Cheval


Welcome to the nineteenth 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. Did it ever happen to you that you woke up in the middle of the night and an idea popped into your mind, for no reason whatsoever. That’s exactly what happened to me for this episode. I got up and suddenly this idea knocked on my door. She said (because idea is a feminine word in French) “ Caroline, in your next episode you’re going to talk about this famous French postman and you will do a special beginner episode”. I said ok. Now we’re here together, dear listeners, and I’m going to talk about M. Cheval. Stay tuned!



In this Episode

  • Amazing story of Ferdinand Cheval
  • A story to review the beginner basics
  • A challenge for you to shine


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