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Season 2 – Lesson 40 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: We’ve arrived at the final episode in our series of Coffee Break French. In lesson 40, we reach the end of the meal in which our friends Christina, David, Sophie and Jean-Jaques have been getting to know each other. As usual we cover a range of topics and constructions in…

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Season 2 – Lesson 39 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: After an enjoyable meal our two couples are about to enjoy a coffee and un petit digeo. The conversation continues between David, Christina, Sophie and Jean-Jacques in this penultimate episode of the series. Expressions covered include ça te dirait de faire quelque chose, aussitôt que, and further examples of the…

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Season 2 – Lesson 38 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: In our long-awaited 38th episode of the course, we continue our radio play featuring David and Christina who are having dinner with their new friends Sophie and Jean-Jacques. This lesson introduces the pluperfect tense and also looks at a few examples of avoir expressions, including avoir l’habitude, avoir besoin de…

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Season 2 – Lesson 37 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: In lesson 37 our radio play continues and Sophie, Jean-Jacques, David and Christina are talking about what they will be doing in the coming days. We’ll therefore be taking a look at the future tense. Please note that lesson 37 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 77 of…

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Season 2 – Lesson 36 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: In this lesson of Coffee Break French, our radio play continues. Sometimes it’s difficult to know when to use tu and when to use vous when speaking to people in French. In this lesson, Jean-Jacques suggests that he and David should tutoyer each other – ie. use the tu form. This…

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Season 2 – Lesson 35 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: Our radio play continues in lesson 35 as David and Christina get to know Jean-Jacques and Sophie a bit more. They talk about their children and pets, and about the food they’re going to order. The conversation includes some examples of the conditional tense, the comparative, and the use of…

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Season 2 – Lesson 34 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: In episode 34 of Coffee Break French David and Christina decide to join Jean-Jacques and Sophie for dinner in the latest instalment of our ‘radio play’. Topics covered include a review of ‘beaucoup de’ and a very brief introduction to the subjunctive mood. Please note that lesson 34 of Season…

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Season 2 – Lesson 33 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: In episode 33 of Coffee Break French our conversation between David, Christina and Jean-Jacques continues, and they are joined by Jean-Jacques’ wife, Sophie. Topics covered include the use of ça vous dirait de + infinitive to suggest an activity. We also take a look at negatives in the form of…

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Season 2 – Lesson 32 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: In episode 32 of Coffee Break French we’ll hear the next instalment of the conversation between David, Christina and Jean-Jacques. Please note that lesson 32 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 72 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to…

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Season 2 – Lesson 31 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: One of the main things learners seem to be finding difficult is the idea of making conversation with people. It’s easy enough to order a coffee, or book into a hotel, and saying the words and phrases you’ve learned at the appropriate time is great, but sometimes it’s not enough.…

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Season 2 – Lesson 30 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: In this 30th episode of Coffee Break French, Mark and Anna look at one activity which learners traditionally find difficult in a foreign language: using the telephone. Please note that lesson 30 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 70 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons…

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Season 2 – Lesson 29 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: This week’s Coffee Break French deals with hiring a car in a French-speaking area. Like our last episode, this lesson focuses on using the language we’ve been working on recently in a practical context. Please note that lesson 29 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 69 of Coffee…

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Season 2 – Lesson 28 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: Coffee Break French is back! In Lesson 28 it’s time to put the language we’ve been learning into practice and return to some transactional situations, this time equipped with a thorough understanding of how the language works. In this week’s show Mark and Anna discuss travelling by taxi in French,…

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Season 2 – Lesson 27 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: In Lesson 27 we’re building on the verbal constructions we’ve been learning over the past few weeks and introducing the phrase après avoir fait quelque chose. This lesson also explains what happens when an être verb is used with this construction. Please note that lesson 27 of Season 2 was…

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Season 2 – Lesson 26 – Coffee Break French

Coming up in this lesson: In Lesson 26 we’re covering two constructions which will help to increase your range of expression: venir de faire quelque chose (to have just done something) and avant de faire quelque chose (before doing something). Please note that lesson 26 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 66 of…

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