Amélie, chef de rayon chez Décathlon


Human relations always seem to be the toughest part of any job. Amélie, a department-manager at Décathlon (a large retail sport equipment chain) spoke to us about the challenges she faced when she took over a sales team that had been undermanaged in the past.

Amélie, chef de rayon, Track 1

Amélie, chef de rayon, Track 2

Amélie, chef de rayon, Track 3

Amélie, chef de rayon, Track 4

Amélie, chef de rayon, Track 5

Amélie, chef de rayon, Track 6

Complete interview with loop tool

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Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer

In 1825, fishermen in Boulogne-Sur-Mer organized an association for rescuing boaters in difficulty. Currently, the National Association of Rescue at Sea has 230 stations spread along the French coasts.

Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer, Track 1

Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer, Track 2

Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer, Track 3

Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer, Track 4

Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer, Track 5

Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer, Track 6

Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer, Track 7

Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer, Track 8

Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer, Track 9

Complete interview with loop tool

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8-second French : Rémy est papa 2-2



Listening tips:
  • 3rd French line: if you don’t hear the une in une dizaine d’années, don’t despair. This sound does not exist in English. Your ears will start to pick it up in the weeks and months ahead.

  • 4th French line: notice that “quand on” sounds like “canton.” Of course “un canton” is a real word, but here, you don’t hear any article. A French listener will therefore not be confused: they hear the sound canton and think, “quand on.”

  • For another difficult-to-hear une and another example of quand sounding like cant, click here.


Another 8-second “Hear every word” exercise