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Joyeux Noël 2016

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Here is our special Noël video for 2016.

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Alexa meets Géraldine from Comme Une Française

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Alexa asks Géraldine from the Comme Une Française YouTube channel some of life's most important questions...

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French Slangcast - Episode 2

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This is the second of a ten-part audio lesson looking at French slang with two friends: Mimi and Momo.

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French Slangcast - Episode 1

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This is the first of a ten-part audio lesson looking at French slang with two friends: Mimi and Momo.

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Tintin

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Here is one of our old Reading and Listening Comprehension audio exercises on the subject of Tintin.

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Why the funny paint names?

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Fancy paint names have never been so fashionable nowadays but do paint industries think of us when they ask us to remember which colour is 'Je m'appelle Missy' or 'Bonjour!'? Put it this way, I can only say that my 50 shades of grey searching was not as exciting as the book (unfortunately, wink, wink). 

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Vive la révolution!

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To celebrate the 14th of July I am asking you to have a go at this listening exercise.

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5 minute quizzes to revise the French auxiliary verbs!

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Ok today I would like you to take a couple of quizzes. You have 10 questions to answer in all so it shouldn't  take you too long... (unless you decide to make yourself a cuppa in between and feed the dog).

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Alexa live Q&A - 18 May 2016

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Thought we would share our recent live Q&A session.

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Famous Bank Holidays in France in May

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We have an expression in France which is 'faire le pont'. This expression literally means 'to do the bridge' but actually mean to bridge the gap between two non-working days, in order to have an extra long weekend break.

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Top 10 French films that changed my life...

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Ok here I am again and I still do not know what to write on my blog. There are only so many necklaces made out of paper clips that one can make ... Ok, let's sit still for a minute and come up with something interesting... The top 10 French films that changed my life....for the best.... I think... well I will come back to you on this one!

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If only I knew what to write in my blog!

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Get an idea of what goes on in Alexa's head!

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Find out your French level!

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Do you want to find out your level in French? Then take this test NOW!

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April Fools Day (the French way!)

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Did you know that April's fools day is called poisson d'Avril in France? It is traditional to cut a fish shape out of a piece of paper and stick it on someone's back without them seeing it.

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La cigale et la fourmi

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Bonjour! We thought we'd give you something a bit challenging this week in the blog. Here is an audio of me reading a famous French fable called La cigale et la fourmi (the cicada and the ant) by Jean de La Fontaine (1621 – 1695).

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100,000 YouTube Subscribers!

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A little present arrived in the post from YouTube! Can you guess what it is??!

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Au clair de la lune

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Au claire de la lune is a popular children's song in France. It dates back to the 18th Century and nobody knows who composed the music or wrote the lyrics. We recorded this version of the song with my sister Lo Polidoro.

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Top 20 French Verbs

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Here is a useful little video showing you 20 of the most frequently used French verbs such as être (to be), avoir (to have), faire (to do/make), dire (to say) etc. Underneath I have conjugated them for you in the present tense.

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Le week-end de ma sœur

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Bonjour! Here is our very first blog entry. We thought we'd give you a free French dictation exercise to help you practise your listening and comprehension skills. Watch out for the French passé composé tense. It's called le week-end de ma sœur - my sister's weekend.

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