Category Archives: Coffee Break French

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…

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CBF Lesson 433

Season 4 – Episode 33 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for another episode in our series for advanced French learners. In this lesson we read the latest email from Monique to her daughter Sylvie. Monique is desperate to hear how Sylvie got on on her date with Matthieu, and as usual Pierre-Benoît and Mark are on hand to…

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Season 4 – Episode 32 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for another episode in our series for advanced French learners. In this lesson Mark and Pierre-Benoît are discussing the latest email from Matthieu to Gabrielle. There are many interesting expressions and useful grammar points covered including agreement of preceding direct objects, rien que de + infinitive, en avoir…

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Season 4 – Episode 31 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît for another lesson of our advanced French course. In this episode they’re discussing Gabrielle’s revelations in her most recent email to Matthieu. As usual there are plenty of interesting grammar points and idiomatic expressions to study including the expressions prendre ses clics et ses clacs and aller en…

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CBF Lesson 430

Season 4 – Episode 30 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break French and this week Mark and Pierre-Benoît are discussing the latest email from Sylvie to her mother, Monique. There are lots of interesting language points to talk about including the expressions être pot de colle, faire poireauter quelqu’un and the wonderful word dorénavant.  Listen to the lesson…

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French Challenge 28

Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 028

Put your French vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (= intermediate). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the…

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CBF 429

Season 4 – Episode 29 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît for another episode of Coffee Break French in which they discuss Monique’s latest email to her daughter Sylvie following Sylvie’s visit to Epinal. As usual the text is rich in complex grammatical points and interesting vocabulary and idiomatic expressions including piquer du nez, faire un tabac and…

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French Challenge 27

Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 027

Put your French vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 3 (= tricky). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the…

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Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 026

Put your French vocabulary to the test with this episode of the Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 3 (= tricky). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to the…

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French Challenge 25

Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 025

Put your French vocabulary to the test with this festive episode of the Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (= intermediate). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to…

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CBF Lesson 428

Season 4 – Episode 28 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: Mark and Pierre-Benoît are back with another episode of Coffee Break French, this time working through Matthieu’s latest email to Gabrielle. As usual the email is rich in complex grammatical structures and idiomatic expressions, and through further examples and clear explanations, our two hosts will help you understand everything. Points covered…

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CBF Join Conversation

Newsletter Activity 1 – Quel temps fait-il?

Coffee Break French learners form a worldwide community. Today we’re asking you a simple question: quel temps fait-il? – what is the weather like where you are? If you’ve just started learning French, you could use a simple expression such as the following: à Londres il fait froid – in London it’s cold à Phoenix il…

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French Challenge 24

Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 024

Put your French vocabulary to the test with this festive episode of the Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 2 (= intermediate). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to…

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French Challenge 23

Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge Episode 023

Put your French vocabulary to the test with this festive episode of the Coffee Break French Two Minute Challenge. We’ve rated this episode as difficulty level 1 (= easy). View the video episode It’s over to you! We’d love to hear from you: let us know which words you found by posting a comment below. Subscribe to…

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CBF Lesson 427

Season 4 – Episode 27 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss Gabrielle’s most recent email to Matthieu. She’s giving Matthieu some advice on where he should take Sylvie on their first date, and she also reveals some news about her own love life! Language points covered include some interesting…

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