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This week's podcast - an advanced podcast - 19/11/2017
What are you doing for Christmas ?
Qu'est-ce que tu fais pour Noël ?
Learn about the kind of things that French people eat for Christmas

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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.

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A beginner's podcast - 12/11/2017
Changing a train ticket
Changer un billet de train
Do you want to learn a typical way to book/change a train ticket in France ? There are lots of different ways of speaking but here you can learn expressions and different ways to ask

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An advanced podcast- 05/11/2017
Are the French pessimistic ?
Le français est-il pessimiste ?
Are the French pessimistic ? Is this linked to the education system ? Learn how to talk about the education system in this podcast (which also contains lots of linking words)

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An intermediate podcast - 29/10/2017
How does thefrenchpodcast.com work ?
Comment est-ce que thefrenchpodcast.com fonctionne ?
Have you wondered how we get the recordings for thefrenchpodcast ? Find out in this week's podcast

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An advanced podcast with lots of slang* - 22/10/2017
A problem at work
Un problème au travail
Learn French slang in context with this podcast. Pascale talks about a problem she had at work today! You can buy a book on slang for a few euros or you can learn slang in context with our podcasts.

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An intermediate podcast - 15/10/2017
The United States
Les Etats-Unis
By listening to French, you train your reactions! Here, try this one - "c'est génial" - that's great. This week, hear about Lisa's trip to the United States

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An advanced podcast - 08/10/2017
India
L'Inde
Slums, cremations and Chaï tea. Listen to this podcast about 2 people's experience in India.

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An intermediate podcast - 01/10/2017
An appointment at the doctor's
Un rendez-vous chez le médecin
Listen to this typical appointment at the doctor's. Try and pick up on the expressions used.

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An intermediate podcast - 24/09/2017
Lost: a story
Perdu: une histoire
'Pour aller à Paris, s'il vous plaît ?' How do I get to Paris ? Listen to this interesting story about some people getting lost in 'the middle of nowhere'.

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An intermediate podcast - 17/09/2017
How to order at the market
Commander au marché
Listen to this intermediate dialogue of 2 people ordering at a French market. Get the bilingual transcript absolutely free

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Mobile phones
Les téléphones portables
This week, 2 mothers discuss when their children should have mobile phones.

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The car accident - 03/09/2017 - an intermediate podcast
L'accident de voiture
Listen to this surprising story about someone seeing a (luckily harmless) car crash. Try and pick up on the most frequent expressions.

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Ordering in McDonald's - 27/08/2017- a beginner's podcast
Commander chez McDo
McDonald's in affectionately known in France as McDo. Here's how to order in McDonald's. You could also use some of the language in other restaurants. The full, bilingual transcript is free.

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What do you think of the English ? - 19/08/2017- an intermediate podcast
Qu'est-ce que vous pensez des anglais ?
We're online 2 days early this week - what do you the French think of the English ? Find out in this podcast. Follow along with the full, free bilingual transcript!

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Australia - 13/08/2017- an intermediate podcast
L'Australie
France and Mélodie, 2 native French speakers discuss Australia

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Fear of heights - 06/08/2017- an advanced podcast
La peur du vide
Listen as Alain and Mélodie, two native French speakers discuss something they have in common, a fear of heights

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A story about Barcelona - 30/07/2017- an intermediate podcast
Barcelone
Listen as Alain tells his story about his crazy adventure in Barcelona

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Ordering at the baker's - 23/07/2017 - an intermediate podcast
Commander à la boulangerie
Listen to someone ordering at the bakery. This is jam-packed with useful expressions you can also use while ordering at the baker's or completing another transaction in France

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Introducing yourself- 16/07/2017
Se présenter
Back to basics. Listen to some people talking about their what their name is, their e-mail addresses, their phone numbers and where they live.

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A trip to Japan - an intermediate podcast - 09/07/2017
Un voyage au Japon
Listen to Nicolas talking about his trip to Japan, whilst at the same time improving your French vocabulary. Do you know what the term "carré" - square means ?

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Learning to drive with the 'accompanied driving' system in France - an advanced podcast - 02/07/2017
La conduite accompagnée
When you learn a language, you also learn the culture. How can you learn to drive in France ?

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Car sharing - an intermediate podcast - 25/06/2017
Le covoiturage
Listen as two people car share and introduce themselves to each other

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Colombia - an intermediate podcast - 18/06/2017
La Colombie
Rosalie talks about her trip to Colombia

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A story about Poland - an intermediate podcast - 11/06/2017
La Pologne
Listen to this story about celebrating New Year in Poland

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Getting lost - an intermediate podcast - 04/06/2017
Se perdre
Listen to Laetitia telling a story about how she got lost in the south of France

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Money (dough, bacon) - an advanced podcast - 28/05/2017
Le fric
Is having money shameful in France ? That's the subject of this week's podcast

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The meaning of life - an advanced podcast - 21/05/2017
Le sens de la vie
Are you just here by chance ? Or do you have a 'raison d'être' ?

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Cannabis: a story - an intermediate podcast - 14/05/2017
Le cannabis: une histoire
Listen to this story about taking cannabis

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