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Coffee Break French Live – 19 septembre 2016

Join us for Coffee Break French Live – Q&A with Mark and Pierre-Benoît Questions featured in this episode: When do you pronounce the ‘s’ at the end of the word plus? How do you know whether ‘ll’ is pronounced as an L or a Y sound? Can you give me some phrases to use when…

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Episode 35 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

Rory and María take a trip to the village of Valldemossa and, while enjoying an ice cream, they talk about the possibilities open to them for their future plans which will undoubtedly involve a trip to Argentina where Rory hopes to continue his studies. Of course, Mark and Carmen are on hand to discuss the…

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Episode 34 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

In this episode we’re listening to Alejandro’s email. He’s continuing his travels around northern Europe before returning to Argentina, and he’s desperate to hear about all the updates from Rory and María in Mallorca. The episode contains a range of useful and interesting expressions, along with some tricky language including dudar que + subjunctive, the…

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Coffee Break Italian – Earthquake Appeal

A 6.2M earthquake caused significant damage in central Italy. So far more than 290 people have been killed and the town of Amatrice is in ruins. Survivors need access to emergency supplies. Here at Radio Lingua we’ve been trying to come up with a way in which we can help. For many visitors to Italy…

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Coffee Break French Live – 24 août 2016

Join us Coffee Break French Live In this episode: feedback for our Facebook community the expression tenir quelqu’un au courant / au jus the idiom faire la grasse matinée news about Coffee Break French on Instagram Make sure you’re following us on Facebook to find out exactly when we’re broadcasting our live shows.

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Coffee Break Spanish Live – 25 de agosto 2016

Join us for Coffee Break Spanish Live. In this episode: feedback for our Facebook community the expression echar una cabezadita answering the question ¿qué llevas a la playa? news about Coffee Break Spanish on Instagram Make sure you’re following us on Facebook to find out exactly when we’re broadcasting our live shows.

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Episode 33 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

Alejandro has left for London and in this episode we’re reading an email from Rory with the latest updates on the story. Rory is thinking about the future and his plans for his PhD which perhaps will take him to Argentina. As usual, there is a huge range of complex grammar and advanced vocabulary covered,…

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Episode 32 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

In this latest episode of Coffee Break Spanish Season 4 we join María for another diary entry in which she recounts the latest happenings in the story of finding the treasure and the aftermath. She’s now told her parents about the events, and she’s delighted to report that Rory is going to be rewarded for…

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Episode 31 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

In the latest lesson of Coffee Break Spanish, Rory and María are discussing their next steps. Rory has had good news from both the Spanish and Scottish governments which will have a role to play in his future studies. This episode provides another opportunity to consider advanced grammar and vocabulary, including the difference between dondequiera…

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CBI 1:40 | Abbiamo imparato molto!

It’s time for the final episode of Coffee Break Italian in this season, and the team is back in the studio reflecting on what they’ve done in Italy. This gives us the opportunity to think about how you talk about the past in Italian. Mark and Francesca also test Katie on what she’s learned in…

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CBI 1:39 | Ho l’acquolina in bocca!

In this week’s episode, we’re joined by a special guest: la mamma di Francesca! Katie is drafted in to help make the tiramisù and Mark is on hand to explain everything. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of Coffee Break Italian. Use the audio player…

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Episode 30 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

Over the last few lessons of Coffee Break ​Spanish Season 4, we’ve seen Rory, María and Alejandro figure out what to do with the treasure they found at the bottom of the ocean. Their discovery has now made the newspapers in Mallorca, and in lesson 30 we’re taking a look at one of the newspaper…

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CBI 1:38 | La mia amica non si sente molto bene

Hopefully you’ll not have to visit the doctor or the pharmacy while you’re in Italy, but in case you do, this lesson will help you prepare! Katie hasn’t been feeling too well and she visits the pharmacy in this lesson. We’ll listen in to the conversation and Mark is on hand to explain everything. Listen…

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CBI 1:37 | Ho qualche domanda…

When you’re travelling, one of the most common situations encountered is that you need to ask for information. In this episode of Coffee Break Italian Mark is asking for information in his hotel in Stresa. You’ll review some of the language areas already covered and learn new words and phrases through the conversation. Listen to…

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CBI 1:36 | Cercate qualcosa in particolare?

In this episode Mark is buying “delle cartoline” and Katie and Francesca are shopping for clothes. Join them and practise your language skills and learn new words and phrases associated with shopping. Listen to the episode The audio lesson is free, as are all the main audio lessons of Coffee Break Italian. Use the audio…

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