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Season 4 – Episode 36 – Coffee Break French

In this latest episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss Matthieu’s latest email reply to Gabrielle. As usual there are a number of interesting language points to be discussed including further examples of the subjunctive with triggers we have seen before, and a brand new situation when the subjunctive is used after a superlative.

Episode 8 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

In this episode we listen to María’s latest diary entry in which she recounts a conversation she has had with her father in which she learns more about the history of her family. As usual the episode is rich in idiomatic expressions and complex grammatical points.

CBI 1-14 | Booking into a hotel in Italian

In this episode you’ll take what you’ve learned so far about ordering food a step further. You’ll learn to deal with dietary requirements and other situations encountered in a restaurant. You’ll also learn about the infinitive of Italian verbs and how you can use this to express a variety of concepts such as talking about what you like to do – or indeed to eat!

Season 4 – Episode 35 – Coffee Break French

In this episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss the latest email from Gabrielle to Matthieu and look in particular at a number of interesting language points contained in the lesson. Expressions in this episode include the expressions ce n’est pas ton fort, prendre peur and rendre des comptes à quelqu’un.

Episode 7 – Season 4 – Coffee Break Spanish

In the latest episode of our advanced Spanish course we eavesdrop on a conversation between María and Rory about their plans for a weekend away, visiting the town of Valldemossa. As usual the episode is rich in idiomatic expressions and complex grammatical points.

In the preview episode available here on the Radio Lingua site, on iTunes and on Soundcloud, you’ll be able to listen to Carmen and Mark’s introduction, to the core text of this episode, and to the summary in English of what happens in the text. For a full analysis of the text and in-depth discussion of the words and phrases contained in the episode, you can subscribe to our premium version. For further information, please see below.

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

  • full-length audio episode: in each episode Mark and Carmen discuss the language covered in each text in depth, providing further examples and testing you on your understanding;
  • transcript: a full transcript of the entire episode including notes on complex language and grammar points;
  • bonus audio episode: test yourself on the key constructions included in the audio episode with this bonus audio translation exercise.

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CBI 1-13 | Visiting an Italian restaurant

In this episode you’ll take what you’ve learned so far about ordering food a step further. You’ll learn to deal with dietary requirements and other situations encountered in a restaurant. You’ll also learn about the infinitive of Italian verbs and how you can use this to express a variety of concepts such as talking about what you like to do – or indeed to eat!

CBI 1-12 | Ordering food in Italian

In this lesson of Coffee Break Italian you’ll learn how to talk about food in Italian. You’ll also learn more about how to use the indefinite article (the word for “a”) and the definite article (the word for “the”) in Italian.

Season 4 – Episode 34 – Coffee Break French

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.