The new French stamp unveiled by the president Francois Hollande as part of Bastille Day celebrations has caused quite a stir in France this week… Each French president gets to choose an illustration of ‘La Marianne’ for the stamp decorations and this tradition goes back nearly 50 years. Marianne was not a real person but[…]
Video 3 Talk about your work Hey French Speak-ers, Here is a short interactive video filled with practical sentences to help with talking about ‘le travail’ (work), you learn how to: – Tell people what you do and since when – Talk about your working hours using the 24 hour clock – Explain whether you[…]
Video 2 Names and How to spell them! Hey French Speak-ers, Here is a short interactive video filled with practical sentences to help with saying new words and spelling them: – Recognise some common French acronyms – Say the alphabet – Spell your name (vital skill- if only to ask for your hotel room) – […]
The Atlantic magazine’s web site has published some stunning photos from the first few stages of the Tour de France 2012. I strongly encourage you to visit the site here. Have you been watching the Tour this year? What has been your favourite part of the ride so far?
Even more so than the “average” Australian, I am very much aware of the stereotypical French waiter (and catch myself often apologising for them): they are rude, mock your attempts to speak French and treat you like you are … English! Therefore I was delighted to find out that in an effort for France to[…]
If you have been house-hunting lately, this may be of interest to you… You might be able to buy an entire village for the same amount that it costs to buy a house here. The small village of Courbefy, in the Limousin region (central France), has been put up for sale for €330,000. The hamlet[…]