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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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Celebrating 9 years of Radio Lingua

Nine years ago today we published the first episode of Coffee Break Spanish. Since then we’ve gone on to publish courses in 27 languages, and we’ve delivered over 160 million language lessons to learners around the world. Some of the team have spent this weekend in London at the Language Show where we’ve been meeting thousands of language lovers, among them many members of

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Season 4 – Episode 40 – Coffee Break French

In the final episode of the series we join Matthieu who is replying to Gabrielle’s email – for the last time! As ever Mark and Pierre-Benoît are on hand to discuss the episode and it’s finally time to tackle the tricky issue of c’est vs il est among many other language points.  If you’re interested in finding out more about what happens

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Newsletter Activity 8 – si + present tense

Today we are going to practise how to express a hypothesis in French using si, to say for example, “if you come, I’ll make a cake”. There are three possible formulas we can follow: si + present tense, followed by present tense si + present tense, followed by future tense si + present tense, followed by imperative (command form) These

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Season 4 – Episode 39 – Coffee Break French

In the penultimate episode of the series we join Pierre-Benoît and Mark as they discuss Gabrielle’s email to Matthieu. The text gives us the opportunity to look at the complicated pronouns lequel, laquelle, lesquels and lesquelles, negative infinitives, the expression faire des folies and lots more.

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Season 4 – Episode 38 – Coffee Break French

In this episode of Coffee Break French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark discuss Sylvie’s most recent email to her mother Monique. The text gives us the opportunity to talk about a number of interesting grammar points and idiomatic expressions including further examples of the gerund, s’apercevoir de quelque chose, insister pour and the expression brûler les étapes.

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Season 4 – Episode 37 – Coffee Break French

It’s time for another episode of Coffee Break French, and in this episode Mark and Pierre-Benoît discuss the latest email from Monique to her daughter Sylvie. A number of interesting examples of French appear in this episode, including the expressions de mon temps, en faire lourd and further examples of the imperfect tense.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Season 4 – Episode 33 – Coffee Break French

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 discuss the language points contained in the text. In this

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Season 4 – Episode 32 – Coffee Break French

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 l’eau à la bouche, and much more. 

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Season 4 – Episode 31 – Coffee Break French

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 éclaireur. 

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Season 4 – Episode 30 – Coffee Break French

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. 

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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 podcast Don’t miss an episode

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Season 4 – Episode 29 – Coffee Break French

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 how to use the subjunctive with jusqu’à ce que.

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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 podcast Don’t miss an episode

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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 podcast Don’t miss an episode

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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 the podcast Don’t miss an

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Season 4 – Episode 28 – Coffee Break French

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 in this episode include using the subjunctive after avoir peur que