All about the “apéritif” in France

If you already live in France or are planning a visit, this interview will be useful to you.

If ever you are invited to a French person’s home for a meal, you will have an apéritif before eating. In this interview, Martin Venzal ask Alexis, Marie, and Laurent about this important social custom. You’ll learn why it exists and how to serve yourself, how to know when the aperitif is over and you are about to move to the table for your meal….

The journalist who recorded these interviews for us is Martin Venzal. Martin is a journalist in Toulouse. He interviewed Alexis, Marie, and Laurent.

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Online step-by-step quizzes
(great if you are new to the site)

Exercise 1 – Apéritif Track 2, part 1

Exercise 2 – Apéritif Track 2, part 2

Exercise 3 – Apéritif Track 3

Exercise 4 – Apéritif Track 4

Exercise 5 – Apéritif Track 5, part 1

Exercise 6 – Apéritif Track 5, part 2

Exercise 7 – Apéritif Track 5, part 3

Exercise 8 – Apéritif Track 6, part 1

Exercise 9 – Apéritif Track 6, part 2

Exercise 10 – Apéritif Track 7, part 1

Exercise 11 – Apéritif Track 7, part 2

Exercise 12 – Apéritif Track 8