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Les espadrilles françaises – Français Tel Quel

Les espadrilles françaises – Français Tel Quel

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Les espadrilles d'Anne

Les espadrilles françaises - Learn even more French with this very advanced post featuring authentic French and Anne’s worksheets.

Aujourd'hui, le sujet est un conte de fées sur cette petite entreprise française qui a récemment réussi à remettre l'espadrille – cette chaussure de toile si sympa – dans la vie des Français.

Today, the topic is a fairy tale about this small French company that made it recently by bringing the espadrille – this fun cloth shoe – back to life.

In the companion worksheet – 12 pages

    • script
    • translation
    • review patterns terms
    • different types of shoes
    • FAILLIR, a funny verb
    • how to use the infinitive mode in French
    • practice on all of the above

Text excerpt – Transcribe it first and check your answers

Les espadrilles françaises

Kapok, une boutique presque comme les autres à Hong-Kong. Sauf qu’ici, on vend un accessoire de plus en plus prisé par les fashionistas chinoises : l’espadrille ‘made in France’. C’est ...

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être partant pour – French expression

être partant pour - French expression

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Je suis partant pour aller en boite.

What does the French expression ‘ être partant pour ’ mean? How is it used in a sentence?

être partant/e pour – to be leaving for – means to be up for something, to be wiling, to want to do something.

je suis partante, I’d like to do it, count on me for this idea

  • « Tu veux aller au Mont Saint Michel cet été ? Ben ouais, on est partants. »
  • "Do you want to go to the Mont Saint Michel this summer? Yeah, we’re up for it, we’dl love too. "

Tenses and Modes

présent: je suis partant/e, nous sommes partants/es

imparfait*: j’étais partant/e, nous étions partants/es

futur: je serai partant/e, nous serons partants/es

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Le tennis à Roland Garros – Advanced French

Le tennis à Roland Garros - Advanced French

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Le tennis à Roland Garros - Tennis at the French Open. Guess where France is today. She’s at Roland Garros, the French Open. Learn French with Anne’s AUDIO file and companion worksheet.

Guess where France is today. She’s at Roland Garros, the French Open. Her tennis chouchou – her favorite – is Tsonga and she’s reading an article about him, becoming famous in Ouest-France, her regional paper.

Devinez où est France aujourd'hui. Elle est à Roland Garros. Son chouchou est Tsonga et elle lit un article sur lui qui devient célèbre dans "Ouest-France", son journal local.

In the worksheet – 14 pages

  • whole text with lots of colloquial expressions
  • translation
  • list of Tennis terms in French
  • French origin of tennis
  • how to say SINCE in French
  • difference is between ‘un chiffre, un numéro and un nombre, all translated as ‘a number’ in English
  • practice

Text excerpt – challenge yourself a bit: transcribe it and check your answers

Le tennis à Roland Garros
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga a joué la finale de l'Open d'Australie, sa première en Grand Chelem en 2008. Le Français Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 38e joueur mondial, s'était qualifié pour la...

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à la volée – French expression

à la volée - French expression

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à la volée

What does the French expression ‘à la volée’ mean? How is it used in a sentence?

à la volée – at the flight. The word ‘volée – volley’ is also a tennis term that means that the player hits the ball before it bounces on the ground. à la volée means ‘right away’, ‘without previous calculation’. ‘on the fly’.

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Cryptogramme – Le tennis

Le tennis - Cryptogramme

FrenchLe tennis - Cryptogramme - Do you have a little time? Do this fun cryptogramme and learn a bit of French today.

Discover the hidden message about tennis.

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A letter is assigned to each number. Six letters are already given to you.

Bonne chance !

 

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Cryptogramme
Le tennis

 

Solution – Answer

The message to decrypt is

La balle rebondit sur le court de terre battue.

The ball bounces on the clay court.

 

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une roue de bicyclette – French expression

une roue de bicyclette - French expression

FrenchWhat does the French expression ‘une roue de bicyclette mean? How is it used in a sentence? Listen to Anne.

une roue de bicyclette – a bicycle wheel. une roue de bicyclette is also a tennis term meaning a set scoring 6-0.

  • « Après un match acharné, le score était une roue de bicyclette en faveur du joueur suisse. »
  • "After a passionate game, the score was 6-0 for the Swiss player."

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