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Le saviez-vous? - Conversation entre étrangers View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

In this video, Patricia plays two strangers in a dentist office waiting room. Her characters use the formal vous form for most of the video, but when they realize they aren't strangers after all, they switch to the informal tu.

Caroline - et l'Express

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Caroline is an international business student with an interest in journalism. In this video, she talks to us about one of her school projects, which involved writing a supplement for the French magazine L'Express.

Le Journal - Charles Jourdan View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Good news for lovers of luxury footwear—but even more so for the work force of the French town Romans: the factory of designer brand Charles Jourdan will reopen its doors (after being forced to close several months prior) thanks to an investment from a Costa Rican firm.

Le Journal - Dilemme des restaurants View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

How should a restaurant owner go about finding the right recipe for passing on the increasing cost of basic ingredients to the customer? By math or by witchcraft?

Gaëlle - Librairie "Livres in Room"

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Gaëlle and François are the proud owners of a bookstore that houses nineteen thousand books. With the stiff competition of chain stores and the internet, a personal touch is essential. Gaëlle is happy to offer advice and comments on her favorite reads.

France 3 - Les conséquences de la crise du beurre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Faced with a butter shortage in France, this bakery is among the few that are choosing to wait in hopes that the price of butter will drop. Apparently, customers are too fond of the bakery's delicious pastries to let a price increase deter them. After all, pastries are some of life's essentials in France...

France 24 - Réchauffement climatique : un danger pour le vin français - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

How will climate change affect wine growing in France? Is the French wine reputation at stake? What can be done about it? Find out in this extensive news report.

Ferme de la Croix de Pierre - La boutique View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

After the farm visit, it's time for our angora rabbit and goat breeder to show us around her boutique, where you can stock up on fluffy angora wool sweaters and super light and warm socks to help you enjoy the winter in comfort.

Salon Eco Habitat - Boisdicy, l'isolation écologique View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this video, a representative at an ecology trade show presents some innovative building materials that are eco-friendly and will allow you to save some money on your energy bills. These materials are made out of gypsum cellulose and are used for insulation.

Salon Eco Habitat - NrGaïa, la ouate de cellulose View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Our eco-friendly home show representative explains the benefits of cellulose wadding versus fiberglass, two insulation materials commonly used in houses.

Alsace 20 - Ouverture du marché de Noël de Colmar View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Despite the cold weather, people are flocking to the opening of the Colmar Christmas market in Alsace. In this video, tourists talk shopping and vendors explain why they like to work at the Christmas market.

Salon Eco Habitat - Primacalc, système anti-calcaire View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

A Primacalc representative introduces a revolutionary eco-friendly device that softens hard water. The device can be installed by a savvy handyman or a plumber.

Salon Eco Habitat - Terres cuites de Courboissy View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

At the Eco Habitat salon, Olivier Brunet from the "Terres Cuites de Courboissy" (Courboissy Terracotta) tile factory explains how they make floor tiles that are both eco-friendly and pleasing to the eye. One of their clients even had his floor tiles made to look three dimensional!

GO! Formations - Présentation du centre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Mathieu and Annabelle give us an overview of their company "Go! Formations," which offers training to businesses on operating construction machinery, workplace safety, and transportation and logistics.

GO! Formations - Le travail d'Annabelle View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Annabelle explains her many duties as a marketing and development professional at a training company. She's a busy woman!

TV Tours - Hollywood sur Loire! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

When a film shoot comes to town, it often brings a lot of jobs along with it, from hiring locals as extras to enlisting the services of caterers, hotels, and other businesses. The numerous film shoots near the town of Saint-Cyr-du-Gault have supported the area's economy and put many people to work.

LCM - Visite du marché de Noël de Marseille View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

A traditional Provençal Christmas would not be complete without the Santons Festival. In Marseille, you can wander through the downtown market and marvel at these Christmas clay figurines and enjoy the true spirit of Christmas.

Le Journal - Voitures de luxe View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Even an economic crisis can’t put a dent in luxury car sales. Looks like when you’re willing to wait that long for your dream, and able to pay for it, nothing can get in your way.

Jean-Marc - Études et travail View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Just how did Jean-Marc get the money for that beautiful car and those fancy ski trips? The answer involves a roundabout trek to the open outcry auction market of the French stock exchange (“la Bourse”). So could we say that Wall Street too resembles a “playground for grownups”?

Le Journal - Les vignobles View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Two women – one French, one American – speak of their new careers as vineyard owners. With the increasing popularity of New World wines, land in the Bordeaux region of France is becoming cheaper.

Le Journal - Champagne View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

What’s in a name? Quite a lot, as it turns out! Thanks to changes in what land is covered by the Champagne Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (or AOC, the French method of labeling foods and wines according to region), some farmers will soon be able to start cultivating official champagne. But not everyone is a winner—some farmers will lose this prestigious appellation.

Le Journal - Contrôle des prix alimentaires - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

French Minister of Finance Christine Lagarde takes a stroll through the aisles of a Parisian supermarket, checking as she goes to see if the actual prices of the store’s dairy products match prices recorded in a recent French consumer’s report. The verdict? It appears that shelf prices are actually lower than what was listed in the report. But the French can rest assured that this won’t stop the government’s investigation into the country’s rising food prices.

Le Journal - Contrôle des prix alimentaires - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The second video on rising food prices in France takes a look at dairy products, in particular yogurt, which has been especially affected by this general trend of skyrocketing prices. So who is responsible? The milk producers? The product manufacturers? The supermarkets?

Le Journal - Contrôle des prix alimentaires - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The first in a trilogy of segments from Le Journal on the same subject, this video discusses the emergency measures called for by the French government, which has brought together a task force to deal with rising food prices in French stores.

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