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Chapitre 11 – Ils avaient les nerfs à fleur de peau

We have reached the first chapter in Part 2 of our drama, La Vérité éclate toujours, for advanced learners of French. So far, in Part 1, we have learned that James is on a mission to find out what happened to his best friend Max who is in a critical condition in hospital. Upon meeting Max’s daughter Yvette, he

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CBF To Go 2.04 | Qu’as-tu fait hier ? – What did you do yesterday?

In this episode of Coffee Break French To Go, Pierre-Benoît asks the question, qu’as-tu fait hier ? (What did you do yesterday?). You can use the answers of our interviewees to help you answer this question in French. In the first part of the video, watch the interviews without subtitles and try to understand. Access

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Chapitre 10 – James clique sur l’icône de la vidéo…

In the latest instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours, we hear another dialogue between James and Yvette before they decide to look at the contents of the USB stick and James clique sur l’icône de la vidéo. What will they discover? There’s only one way to find out! We hear a variety of colloquial structures and

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Chapitre 9 – Le moment propice était arrivé

It’s time for Chapter 9 of La Vérité éclate toujours and this week, we hear how James reacts when he discovers the identity of Yvette and the reason behind her visit. Will he reveal the secret he’s been keeping to himself? Listen to the episode to find out and pay attention to further examples of

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Chapitre 8 – Vous êtes la fille de Max !

It’s time for the next instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours and this week, there’s a huge rebondissement (plot twist) as we discover the identity of the mystery visiter. Chapter 8 is based on a dialogue between James and new character, Yvette, so we hear some everyday, informal French in this week’s episode. Listen out

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Chapitre 7 – Tout à coup on frappa à la porte

The plot thickens in the latest instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours! In Chapter 7, James is questioned further by the police before an unexpected visitor appears at his hotel. Listen to the episode to find out more – c’est parti ! Welcome to our new podcast for advanced French learners. In each episode of

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Chapitre 6 – Il se sentit perdu, désemparé, désespéré

After James suspects he was being followed when leaving the hospital, he carefully reflects on his every move since arriving in Paris, in an attempt to work out who this mysterious person may be. His friend’s life is at stake and for the first time in his career as a journalist, he feels powerless –

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Terminer en beauté – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 10

As Lara and Noah reach the end of their trip around the south of France, they make the most of the rest of their time in the alpine village of Aime-la-Plagne before heading back to Paris. In the tenth and final episode of this series of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries, we encounter the

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Chambres d’hôtes – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 9

Lara and Noah round off their time in Albertville by getting to know the locals at une chambre d’hôtes (a guesthouse), before travelling further into the mountains to the ski resort of Aime-la-Plagne. Listen out for an example of the construction, afin de + infinitive, the origin of the verb héberger, as well as some

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Chapitre 5 – Max était bien un battant …

The mystery continues in Chapter 5 of La Vérité éclate toujours as James arrives at the hospital to see Max, only to discover that he is in a critical condition. As James tries to make sense of what has happened, he wonders what Max has got himself involved in. Sur quoi donc travaillait Max ?

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Destination : montagnes – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 8

Le voyage continue ! In this week’s episode, Lara and Noah are heading to the outskirts of Chambéry as they are en route to Albertville, home of the 1992 Winter Olympics. Find out what they get up to and learn when to use the phrase il s’agit de in Episode 8 of the Coffee Break

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En route pour Chambéry – Coffee Break French Travel Diaries Episode 7

We’re back for another episode of the Coffee Break French Travel Diaries! In this week’s travel diary, Lara describes their time in Valence before making the journey to Chambéry where they discover what the Alpine town has to offer. Do you know the difference between nager and faire de la natation? Listen to the episode

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Chapitre 4 – James se sentit pris de panique

It’s time for the next instalment of our crime novel, La Vérité éclate toujours, for advanced learners of French. Following a stressful interrogation from the Police, James returns to his hotel in turmoil, wondering whether to start investigating what has happened to Max. Is his friend not the person he thought he was? What might