Fun French interview – a French ‘fleuriste’ confides that some of her customers drive her crazy

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French Listening Comprehension exercise: renting a country cottage in Provence

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Hello French learners!
Welcome to this week’s listening comprehension exercise, you have the 3 versions of recordings that members get when they download this interview: original, slooowed-down 25% and what I call ‘pronuniciation focus.’ (To feel it work for you, repeat after the speakers.)

  • First, read through the transcript/translation.
  • Scroll back up to the “play button” to play the sound.
  • Listen for the words you see in the transcript. Listen over and over, until you hear every word – that should take 15 to 20 listens.

Original :

Slowed-down 25%

Pronunciation focus (listen and repeat)



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Complete interview: Louer un gîte rural en France.
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French Listening Comprehension exercise: how the Popes ended up in France

Hello French learners!
Welcome to this week’s listening comprehension exercise, from the Papal Palace in… Avignon. (That’s right, Avignon and not Rome.)

  • First, read through the transcript/translation.
  • Scroll back up to the “play button” to play the sound.
  • Listen for the words you see in the transcript. Listen over and over, until you hear every word – that should take 15 to 20 listens.
  • If you haven’t taken the ‘How-to-listen‘ course, sign up by clicking here.

Original :

Slowed-down 25%

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French Listening Comprehension exercise: les talons aiguille

Hello French learners!
Welcome to this week’s listening comprehension exercise, from our interviews with Jean-Michel and Monique.

  • First, read through the transcript/translation.
  • Scroll back up to the “play button” to play the sound.
  • Listen for the words you see in the transcript. Listen over and over, until you hear every word – that should take 15 to 20 listens.
  • If you haven’t taken the ‘How-to-listen‘ course, sign up by clicking here.

Original :

Slowed-down 25%

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French Listening Comprehension exercise: le poisson rouge

Hello French learners!
Welcome to this week’s listening comprehension exercise, from our interviews with Jean-Michel and Monique.

  • First, read through the transcript/translation.
  • Scroll back up to the “play button” to play the sound.
  • Listen for the words you see in the transcript. Listen over and over, until you hear every word – that should take 15 to 20 listens.
  • If you haven’t taken the ‘How-to-listen‘ course, sign up by clicking here.

Original :

Slowed-down 25%

Get this whole interview (and many others)!
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Already a paying member? Here is the link for the complete interview. Bêtises d’enfance with Jean-Michel and Monique

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