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Bridge the gap to fluency

Welcome to our French podcasts. The aim of these podcasts is to bridge the gap between what you learnt at school and audio cds and speaking French fluently and naturally. We're Paul and Marie, a Franco-English couple, living in a small town near Lyon in France.

We have 2 bilingual children, Sam and Antoine who go to school here in France but are fluent in English.


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Learning French
A little bit of motivation (in English!). Learning French!***New***

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Les restaurants***New***
Restaurants***New***

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Les surnoms!***New***
Nicknames!***New***

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Body language***New***
Le langage corporel!***New***

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Sleep***New***
Le sommeil!***New***

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Betty Fleur: learning English***New***
Betty Fleur: l'apprentissage de l'anglais***New***

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A silent disco***New***

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Les rêves***New***
What do you dream about? ***New***

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Qu'est-ce que vous aimez?***New***
What do you like ?***New***

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Les Lyonnais***New***

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Les types de Français***New***
What are the different types of French people ? The "nouveaux-riches", "BCBG", the "baba-cools" ? ***New***

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Jess: la lecture ***New***
Jess talks in French about her passion for reading***New***

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Jérôme parle avec Kate de son métier: le cresson ***New***
Jérôme talks to Kate about his job: his watercress business ***New***

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Champagne and tripe! French specialities on the menu tonight ***New***
Le champagne et l'andouillette ***New***

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2 mini conversations on leisure time and holidays. ***New***
2 mini-conversations sur les loisirs et les vacances ***New***

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What can you do ? What can't you do ?***New***
Qu'est-ce que tu sais faire ? Qu'est-ce que tu ne sais pas faire***New***
Another natural, authentic conversation in French

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Keith talks more about his experience in France, typical French expressions and racism.***New***

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Keith talks about learning Arabic, and his time in France***New***

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Keith talks about the Meisner technique and acting***New***

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Marianne discusses her time in England***New***

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Le marché du travail en France***New***
The job market in France. What is a CDD ? What is a CDI ?***New***

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Le café***New***
Coffee!***New***

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David talks about learning French and living in France ***New***
David parle de sa vie en France, et d'apprendre le français ***New***

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Richard talks about his experiences in France - part 2***New***
Richard parle de ses expériences en France - 2ème partie

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Richard talks about his experiences in France - part 1 ***New***
Richard parle de ses expériences en France - 1ère partie

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Serial killers
Les tueurs en série
Lauriane talks about what she's interested in: serial killers!***New***

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What did you do for your last holiday ?
Qu'est-ce que tu as fait pour les dernières vacances ?
Our 2 guests this week answer questions about what they did for their last holiday.***New***

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What did you do last Christmas ?
Qu'est-ce que tu as fait pour Noël dernier ?
Our 2 guests this week answer questions about what they did last Christmas.***New***

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What did you do yesterday ? What did you do last weekend ?
Qu'est-ce que tu as fait hier ? Qu'est-ce que tu as fait le weekend dernier ?
Our 2 guests this week answer questions about what they did yesterday and last weekend***New***

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Random questions
Questions pour Audrey
Audrey answers our random questions. Enjoy!***New***

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Random questions
Questions pour Virginie
Virginie answers our random questions. Enjoy!***New***

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Spain
L'Espagne
This week's conversation is all about Spain.

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France
This week, Paul talks to Yolène about France, and stereotypes about France.

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Les machons
This week, Paul talks to Alex about bouchons lyonnais (typical restaurants from Lyon).

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Les faux amis!
French false friends
Do you sometimes get confused with a French word that sounds like an English word, but doesn't have the same meaning ?
Our conversation this week is on false friends.

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L'argot français
French slang!
Slang! What words should you use if you really want to sound French ? Here are some examples of words you can use.

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Le premier mot!
The first word
This week, we discuss theories about when the first human word was pronounced.

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Profil de personalité - 1ère partie
Paul and Marie explore their personalities through searching questions!

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L'anglais à l'université en France
English at university in France
There's a new bill currently going through French parliament about teaching other subjects like maths, science and history in English (and other non-French languages) at university.

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Le bac en France
The "bac" exam in France
Marie talks to Camille, her niece, about the baccalaureate exam, that is taken at the end of high school in France

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Gérard Depardieu, les impots, et les autoentrepreneurs
Gérard Depardieau, income tax and the autoentrepreneur system
Paul and Marie talk about Gérard Depardieu's decision to leave France for Russia, income tax and money, with the new auto-entrepreneur system for starting a business.

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La galette des rois
Paul and Marie discuss the 6th January and the pastry that is made for the occasion.

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Noël en France
Christmas in France
What's Christmas like in France ? Find out in this French podcast.

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Interview avec Marie Claude
Interview with Marie Claude
Paul talks to Marie's mum about what has changed in France since she was young.

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Le mariage homosexuel
Gay marriage
Paul and Marie talk about the new bill that is going through French parliament on gay marriage

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Systeme D
Paul and Marie talk about what "system D" means to French people

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Podcast Special 2
Paul talks to Sam and Bérénice about holidays, school and what they like to do.

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Les Langues
Languages
Paul and Marie discuss languages.

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Les expressions (1)
French expressions (1)
Paul and Marie discuss some typical French expressions

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Le ski et le golf!
Golf and skiing
Paul and Marie discuss these 2 pastimes.

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Lyon
Paul and Marie talk about France's 2nd (or 3rd) city - near where they live.

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Tango
Paul talks to Marianne about her passion - Tango!

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Podcast special!
Marie talks to her children.

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