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Season 2 – Lesson 21 – Coffee Break French

Lesson 21 marks the beginning of Level 2b of Coffee Break French. In this week’s lesson we look at two tiny pronouns which can cause some confusion for French learners: y and en. Please note that lesson 21 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 61 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Season 1 – Lesson 30 – Coffee Break Spanish

In Lesson 30, Mark and Kara bring you a cultural lesson. You will have the chance to hear some conversations with Spanish football supporters. Please note that lesson 30 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 130 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Lesson 30 – Show Time Spanish – Verano Español

It’s time to return to our telenovela, Verano Español. In this sixth instalment, we’ll find out the latest about what’s happening in the Laura – Ángel – Ramón love triangle, and we’ll also hear if things are still ok between Antonio and Iona after Antonio’s the plumber’s visit! In Act II, Mark will help listeners understand the story by working through a series of questions and answers about what happens in this episode.

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Season 2 – Lesson 20 – Coffee Break French

In this lesson, we check whether Anna has done her homework by taking a look at her diary entry using avoir verbs, être verbs and reflexive verbs. In doing so, we review everything we have covered in Lessons 29-21. Please note that lesson 20 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 60 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

One Minute Italian – Premium pack now available

We’re delighted to announce the premium version of One Minute Italian. The premium version includes four elements which are not available in the public feed:

  • pdf lesson guide – a full list of all the words and phrases contained in each of the lessons, helping you to learn how to read and write the words and phrases contained in the One Minute Italian course;
  • enhanced podcasts – enhanced versions of the podcasts which can be played on iPods, iTunes and QuickTime Player, showing synchronised flashcards as you listen to the audio;
  • the Take-Off Time podcast – in response to listeners’ requests, we’ve created a special 17-minute recording which brings together all the phrases covered in the ten lessons of One Minute Italian, perfect for loading on to your iPod before you board your flight to Italy;
  • the Quick Quiz podcast – test yourself with one minute of translations from Italian to English and one minute of English to Italian, based on the words and phrases contained in the lessons.

The premium materials are available for £10.00 GBP and can be purchased for immediate download. Our new one-click access allows you to download all the premium materials in iTunes with one click, ready to load them straight onto your iPod.

Until 16 August 2009 you can use coupon code SUMMER2009 to get a 20% discount on the premium version of One Minute Italian – just £8.00 GBP. If you need to check what this is in your currency, use the currency convertor on our Pricing page.

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Season 2 – Lesson 19 – Coffee Break French

This week we look at demonstrative adjectives: different ways of saying “this”, “these”, “that” and “those”. We will also have the chance to practise the perfect tense. Please note that lesson 19 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 59 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Lesson 29 – Show Time Spanish

In this week’s episode, Alba and Mark are en la cocina, making a Spanish tortilla. The episode is slightly different from our usual episodes as the audio was recorded live in the kitchen rather than in the studio. There’s no “Act II” this week as the conversation follows the entire process of making the tortilla.

Have a look at the photos of our culinary exploits below, and why not try making a tortilla yourself and send us your photos to network [at] radiolingua.com.

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Season 1 – Lesson 29 – Coffee Break Spanish

In Lesson 29, Mark and Kara talk more about aches and pains and cover more useful language for a visit to a Spanish pharmacy, including symptoms and remedies. They also take a look at demonstrative adjectives as well as antes de and después de + infinitive. Please note that lesson 29 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 129 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Lesson 28 – Show Time Spanish

The topic for this week’s episode of Show Time Spanish is food, or tapas in particular. Alba has recently had a bad experience in a tapas restaurant in Scotland, compared with her normal experiences of tapas in Spain. Mark and Alba talk about different tapas and their experience of eating Spanish food in Spain and elsewhere. Language points covered include ojalá, the word cobrar and si clauses. In this week’s intermedio, José introduces a couple of phrases which help you disagree with people emphatically.

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Season 1 – Lesson 28 – Coffee Break Spanish

This week Mark and Kara look at the language required for a visit to the pharmacy or doctor’s. They cover parts of the body and some common remedies. The verb doler is covered, along with tener dolor de + body parts. There’s even a little music for good measure! Please note that lesson 28 of Season 1 was originally known as lesson 128 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

Season 2 – Lesson 18 – Coffee Break French

In this week’s lesson, we take our knowledge of the perfect tense a stage further by looking at reflexive verbs. Please note that lesson 18 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 58 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.