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Grand Lille TV
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Find out the latest goings-on around Lille, the fourth-largest urban area in France (after Paris, Lyon, and Marseille).

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Grand Lille TV - Sondage: le voile intégral

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

These brief interviews on the streets of Lille were conducted in order to test the waters of the tricky dispute over the banning of burqa-wearing in public.

Grand Lille TV - Visitez le cimetière de Roubaix

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

A cemetery might not top your list of places to visit in a city. But actually, cemeteries are a treasure trove of information on a city’s history and architectural taste. The cemetery in Roubaix is particularly rich, with Gothic and art deco tombs side by side.

Grand Lille TV - Des photos contre l'abandon des animaux

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Alice is fighting for a great cause: animal abandonment. She rescued her dog, Gadoue, named after the muddy terrain where he was found, through "Réflexe Adoption," an organization dedicated to animal welfare.

Grand Lille TV - Marques d'Amour: Quand Florence Cassez écrit une chanson

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The rock group La Jarry has set to music a text written by Florence Cassez, a French woman who was imprisoned in Mexico in 2005 for her alleged involvement with a Mexican kidnapping ring. Cassez's case has provoked diplomatic tensions between Mexico and France in the years following her arrest.

Grand Lille TV - Plantes = Air intérieur sain, une idée reçue?

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Some people believe that plants contain pollution-reducing properties. However, a study by a group of researchers in Lille debunked that theory.

Grand Lille TV - Visite des serres de Tourcoing

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The greenhouses at the Tourcoing botanical garden contain a lot of exotic greenery, from banana trees to cacao and coffee plants. Visitors can take a guided tour of the garden to see where some of the foods they eat every day come from.

Grand Lille TV - Des vélos insolites

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Eight-person bicycles, reversed tandems... Why not try them on your next trip to Lille? If you don't know how to ride these unusual bicycles, rest assured—someone will be there to give you a lesson. Just be careful not to fall off!

Grand Lille TV - Un piano dans le métro!

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Lille Piano Festival is taking place in a subway station, where pianists bring music to the train commuters for their enjoyment and perhaps a gentle introduction to jazz and classical music.

Grand Lille TV - Focus: la tradition de Saint-Nicolas

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In keeping with northern European traditions, Saint Nicholas visits local French schools to bring good cheer and some treats! Luckily, his partner Père Fouettard, who usually hands out coal to naughty children, is away looking after his sick donkey today.

Grand Lille TV - Réussir sa table de réveillon

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to think of decorations and a festive table. Adélaïde will show you how to fold a napkin in the shape of a flower, which is sure to dazzle friends and family. Do try this at home!

Grand Lille TV - Louane, meilleur espoir féminin

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

This news clip features the multi-talented Louane Emera, who recently won her first César Award for her role as Paula in the movie "La Famille Bélier" (The Bélier Family). She is also a young singing talent who was a semi finalist in the talent show "The Voice."

Grand Lille TV - Clap de fin pour la maison dite hantée

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Making the news in Grand Lille is the end of an urban legend in the town of Villeneuve D'Ascq. A house that is supposedly haunted is being torn down, along with the stories and the rumors surrounding it. The demolition of the house is fairly uneventful, but will the legend live on?

Grand Lille TV - Prévisions Météo (Juin)

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

What's the weather in Lille in northern France? Listen to a French weather forecaster and learn some very useful vocabulary. Soon, you will be able to make up your own forecast and test your skills... as a French speaker and a forecaster!

Grand Lille TV - Un jeune champion de BMX

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In this video, BMX champion Alexis Bonnay talks about his passion for his sport. Alexis recently came in second in the BMX World Championships in Zolder, Belgium. A pretty impressive feat for a fourteen-year-old!

Grand Lille TV - Lille contre le massacre en Syrie

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Martine Aubry, the mayor of Lille, is part of a vast citizen mobilization to stop the massacres in Syria. Aubry's deputy director of human rights reflects on the mayor's speech during an official ceremony at the Lille city hall.

Grand Lille TV - L'huile de friture transformée en carburant

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

This news report explores the possibilities of new biofuels. The company Gecco is testing biofuels made from coffee grounds and cooking oil on service vehicles and a school bus in hopes of converting waste from schools and other institutions.

Grand Lille TV - Des animaux pour égayer le quotidien des enfants handicapés

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Meet Françoise, a social worker specializing in animal mediation. She visits children with developmental disabilities and introduces them to her four-legged friends. Health management students Noémie and Clémence work alongside Françoise and enjoy seeing the children flourish.

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