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Season 4 – Episode 34 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson:

Mark and Pierre-Benoît are back with another episode of our advanced French course. In this episode we’re focusing on the latest email from Sylvie in which she updates her mother on her date with Matthieu. As usual the episode is rich in interesting grammar points and idiomatic expressions and our two hosts are on hand to discuss the language used and to help listeners understand the content. Expressions in this episode include il devait y avoir, être désolé de + infinitive and the placement of adjectives in phrases such as il a de grands yeux bleus vraiment magnifiques.

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Accessing the Premium Version

The premium version of Coffee Break French Season 4 provides additional materials which will help you move forward more effectively with your French studies. The premium version includes the following elements:

  • Language Study audio show: in this bonus audio recording we provide a full analysis of the language used in each lesson. Presented in French and English, Pierre-Benoît and Mark will help you to get to grips with all the language covered in the main lesson, and provide further examples of the idiomatic expressions and grammar concepts covered;
  • Transcripts and notes: since so much French is used in this season’s recordings, we’ve decided to include a full transcript of both the main audio lesson and the Language Study lesson. We’ve included vocabulary and language notes to help you master the language more effectively.

Learn more about Coffee Break French Season 4
The members’ version can be accessed through our membership system. You can purchase the course using the links below. Please note that the lessons are published on a regular basis and you will have access to the materials as soon as they are published. Think of this as a “Season Pass”.

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5 Comments

  • Allan

    Reply Reply May 6, 2015

    Really enjoyed the banter and discussion between Mark and Pierre-Benoit at the start of this program. Unlike trying to listen to French radio it was clear, at not too bad a pace and a reasonable level of language to be understood.
    That’s not to say that the rest of the program is not good. On the contrary. But it was a bit more like the conversations I find myself in.
    Many thanks and keep up the excellent work

  • Janette Howard

    Reply Reply May 8, 2015

    Help! I usually access episodes manually via the tables of files on your website.
    However the subscription material for episode 34 hasn’t appeared there yet. I’m desperate for my fortnightly fix!!
    Merci d’avance
    Jan H

    • radiolingua

      Reply Reply May 11, 2015

      Apologies for the delay – we slipped up and forgot to update the members’ page. It has been updated now.

  • Géraldine Martin

    Reply Reply May 8, 2015

    Félicitations à Pierre Benoit il chante si bien, pendant un moment je pensais qu’il était Elton John. Pourquoi ne pas commencer la leçon avec une chanson française de temps en temps, avec Pierre Benoit la chante bien sûr.
    Je profite bien de CBF, il m’a aidé énormément.

    Bonne continuation

    Géraldine Martin

  • Martin Labarthe

    Reply Reply November 11, 2016

    Felicitacion a Pierre Benoit, great voice, great humor, great teacher, and of course mark magnifico as usual.

    I noticed that I had a smile on my face during all the conversations. Thanks.

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