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Google duplex - an advanced podcast
Didier and Bernadette discuss google duplex, a technology using the google assistant, which will mean that google makes an automatic phone call to reserve a restaurant or book an appointment at the hairdresser's. It's usually better to learn languages with high interest content. Get the full transcript at https://www.thefrenchpodcast.com/subscribe.php
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L'assistante de direction - An advanced podcast
The P.A.
L'assistante de direction
This week, a 9 minute 'interview like' podcast with a personal assistant (P.A.) about her job (except that 'tu' is used instead of 'vous'). Get the bilingual transcripts by signing up for only 12 euros per year at https://www.thefrenchpodcast.com/subscribe.php
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Les hommes et les femmes - An advanced podcast
Men vs women: stereotypes
Les hommes et les femmes
Our topic this week is men vs women: stereotypes. Enjoy!
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Artificial insemination - an advanced podcast
L'insémination artificielle
Artificial insemination
Valérie and Sylvie discuss artificial insemination, which is currently illegal in France. Learn vocabulary like 'un tas de' which means a pile of or a lot! For example, I read a pile/heap of books during the holidays = j'ai lu un tas de livres pendant les vacances. (I read a lot of books). Enhance your learning by going premium!

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The gift - an advanced podcast
Le don
The gift
Once you listen to this podcast, you'll never forget the word for 'pregnant' - enceinte.

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An advanced podcast
What do you buy ?
Quest-ce que vous achetez ?
What do you buy and why ? In French - and full of slang (or informal language). You might notice that Roger has an accent from the south of France.

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What annoys you - an advanced podcast
What annoys you ?
Qu'est-ce qui t'énerve ?
Nadège, Sylvia and François discuss what annoys them.

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Memory techniques - an advanced podcast
Les moyens mnémotechniques
Memory techniques
Listen to Nadège and Sylvia discuss what they do to not lose their car in the undergound car park, and what they do to remember their passwords on their computer. (high quality audio). Get the full bilingual transcripts - sign up for only 12 euros at https://www.thefrenchpodcast.com/subscribe.php

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Automatic cars - an advanced podcast
Les voitures automatiques
Automatic cars
What will the world be like in 10 years ? Will there be automatic cars ? Gilles and Daniel discuss this question.

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The bull and the swimming pool - an advanced podcast
Le 'toro-piscine' (ou le taureau-piscine)
The bull and the swimming pool
This is a story about a bunch of potes (mates/buddies) on a camping (campsite/camping ground). It is also a story about a taureau (a bull) and a piscine (swimming pool). Enjoy the story!

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An advanced podcast
Les 35 heures
The 35 hour working week
Listen to this debate about the 35 hour working week. Terms include 'CDD' - contrat à durée déterminée - a fixed term contract, CDI - (contrat à durée indéterminée) - a permanent contract, bosser - a slang term for work.

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An advanced podcast
La limitation de vitesse
The speed limit
The speed limit in France is being reduced from 90 km/hour to 80km/hour on country roads. Get 2 native French speaker's take on this. One of them is fed up (she says: "j'en ai ras-le-bol" or "ras-la-casquette") - lit. I've had it up to here. Follow along with 52 bilingual transcripts for only 12 euros/year.

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An advanced podcast
Le permis de conduire
The driving licence
This week's podcast is packed full of slang. From "une caisse", a slang term for car, to "bosser", a slang term for work, to "bouquin", a slang term for a book. Learn all this whilst listening in context. Follow along with the bilingual or monolingual transcripts. Sign up here: https://www.thefrenchpodcast.com/subscribe.php

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An advanced podcast Johnny Hallyday
Listen to this discussion between Erick and Caroline about Johnny Hallyday, the famous French singer.

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An advanced podcast
A job interview
Un entretien d'embauche

Listen to this typical French job interview
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An advanced podcast
A trip to Paris
Un voyage à Paris

It's better to learn with interesting content. This week's podcast is all about the story of a trip to Paris. When people express emotion, it's so much better for language learning
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An advanced podcast
Air BnB

The topic of this week's podcast is experience with Air BnB. Listen to two native speakers talk about what is important when thinking about renting out their home
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An advanced podcast
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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An advanced podcast
Are the French pessimistic ?
Le français est-il pessimiste ?
Are the French pessimistic ? Is this linked to the education system ? Learn vocabulary about the education system in this podcast (which also contains lots of linking words)

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An advanced podcast
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!

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India
L'Inde
Slums, cremations and Chaï tea. Listen to this podcast about 2 people's experience in India.

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Fear of heights - 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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Learning to drive with the 'accompanied driving' system in France - an advanced podcast
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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Money (dough, bacon) - an advanced podcast
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
Le sens de la vie
Are you just here by chance ? Or do you have a 'raison d'être' ?

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The Presidential election - an advanced podcast - 30/04/2017
L'élection présidentielle
We discuss next week's presidential election. Enjoy!

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The Spanish speaking language event - an advanced podcast - 23/04/2017
L'espagnol: l'échange
In this advanced podcast, Jean talks about his experience at a Spanish-speaking event. This podcast contains lots of colloquial French

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Capitalism- an advanced podcast - 02/04/2017
Le capitalisme
A discussion about adhering to the system which is capitalism. Could there be another point of view ?

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Feelings (2)- an advanced podcast - 26/03/2017
Les sentiments (2)
Maud and Anne discuss anecdotes related to their feelings. This week's podcast is jam-packed with useful expresssions.

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Feelings (1)- an advanced podcast
Les sentiments (1)
Anne and Maud discuss how they've felt at different times in this advanced podcast. Get the full 6-page bilingual transcript

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Accents - an advanced podcast
Les accents
What do you think about foreign accents ? Should you try and take on a foreign accent when you speak a foreign language ? Why are there different accents ?

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Dating websites - an advanced podcast
Les sites de rencontre
Have you ever used a dating website ? It's by listening to stories that we learn to tell stories in a foreign language (B1/B2) Here is a story about dating!

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What is a "dérive" ? - an advanced podcast
Qu'est-ce qu'une dérive?

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The education system - an advanced podcast
Le système d'éducation

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Oscar on languages: part 2
Oscar: les langues: partie 2

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FREXIT ?

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La laïcité
Secularism in France

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Le BREXIT
Brexit

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La Chine! - avec un accent de Toulouse
China! with a Toulouse accent

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Toulouse - with an accent

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Profil de personalité - 1ère partie ***New***
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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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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Les Langues
Languages
Paul and Marie discuss languages.

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