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Archive for July, 2012

La Fontaine’s Fable: “Le Lièvre et la Tortue” (The Hare and the Tortoise) Posted by on Jul 11, 2012

This non-exclusively French fable is about one of the most famous running races that ever took place in the history of the world—and probably the most unlikely! Most bookmakers didn’t think twice before picking their winner, between the overconfident “fast and furious” lièvre (hare) and the “slow and steady” tortue (tortoise.) Le Lièvre et la Tortue (The Hare and the Tortoise) is…

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Spider-Man is Real—And He is French! Posted by on Jul 9, 2012

If you thought that climbing the stairs everyday was tiresome, then please meet a (very real) superhero: Monsieur Alain Robert, aka “The French Spider-Man”! Although he suffers from le vertige (vertigo), Alain achieved global fame for climbing the world’s tallest buildings— with no safety whatsoever. To you, they may just seem like buildings. To him, however…

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Smile My Friend! Le Meilleur est à Venir (The Best is Yet to Come) Posted by on Jul 8, 2012

From the Southern city of Toulouse hails the powerful sound of French Rock group SIDILARSEN. Their message is simple yet efficient: Standing up against all forms of haine (hatred) and xénophobie, while exposing the subtle “scare tactics” used to exert control over our human societies. Above all, they are very optimistic about life: For them…

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Top 10 Best Movie Quotes of All Times – In French Posted by on Jul 7, 2012

Everyone in the world knows at least one réplique culte (classic quote) from Hollywood movies that eventually became casual catchphrases. But ever wondered how these sound in French? Today, you’re invited to discover the Top 10 Best Movie Quotes of All Times—en Français. The selection was made in 2005 by the American Film Institute (See “AFI’s 100…

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Learning tip: Reading! Posted by on Jul 6, 2012

Many of you may frown upon the idea of reading so let me tell you a bit of my story. I started teaching at 17 and as a non-native teacher I decided to improve my English by reading and listening. Luckily I worked at a school that had a lot of books in English, by…

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Talking about movies in French Posted by on Jul 2, 2012

Salut! Comment ça va? I hope you had a great weekend and let’s kick off today with some very useful sentences used to talk about movies in French. On y va?! Quel type de film vous aimez? [What kind of movies do you like?] Je n’aime pas trop les films d’horreur. [I don’t like horror…

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