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Sophie et Patrice - Le tramway View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

In the Porte des Lilas neighborhood, Sophie and Patrice discuss a relatively new form of transportation in Paris: the tram. It's clean and green, though according to Sophie, it could use a bit more charm. Still, it's a great way to get around Paris.

Elisa et Mashal - On mange quoi ce soir? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa and Mashal pore over a recipe book to plan a dinner party. They come up with a delicious three-course menu that will make your mouth water.

Elisa et Mashal - Petit-déjeuner View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa and Masha discuss what they like to eat for breakfast. Besides the traditional fare of baguettes, toast, cereal, and jam, they also enjoy eggs Benedict and hot chocolate.

Elisa et sa maman - Comment vas-tu? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa meets with her mom. They catch up about her projects, her new theater teacher, and her search for a new apartment.

Sophie et Patrice - Les lampes de Sophie - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie explains in greater detail how she makes lamps out of old jam jars. She has some blue ones that make great night-lights, and some brighter ones that are perfect for reading.

Sophie et Patrice - Les lampes de Sophie - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie explains her hobby to Patrice. She makes fun lamps out of vintage American canning jars to which she applies a cold plating solution to make them look aged.

Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Karine Rougier describes the many influences she draws on in her art practice—sixteen millimeter films, poetry, Flemish painting, tribal masks, the ocean, and more.

Elisa et Mashal - Les fringues View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa has just gone clothes shopping and is showing off her purchases to Mashal, who helps her put some outfits together.

Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Karine Rougier invited several artists to participate in her exhibition revolving around the poem "Heart Piece" by Heiner Müller. All the paintings and sculptures are linked together by a common theme, as she explains in this video.

Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Karine explains her creative process and her techniques. She works with wood, rocks, old postcards, stamps, and much else. The result is a mix of surreal creations that will intrigue the eye and puzzle the mind.

Claire et Philippe - La campagne View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Claire talks with Philippe about her holiday in the countryside. Then the conversation drifts to their respective children and their little adventures in the park.

Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

The Espace à Vendre (Space for Sale) gallery in Nice recently presented Karine Rougier's exhibition "Les sables mouvants" (Quicksand). Rougier is an artist who works with various media, including ancient engravings, postcards, and even rocks.

Sophie et Patrice - Après Noël View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie and Patrice question the tradition of the Christmas tree and think it's not very environmentally responsible. They'd like to find of way of conserving the tree they bought and reuse it for next Christmas.

Elisa et Mashal - Maquillage View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa and Mashal put on their makeup and use a lot of cosmetic terms in the process, including rouge à lèvres (lipstick), bouton (pimple), pinceau (brush), and fond de teint (foundation).

Elisa et Mashal - Mon chien Roméo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa and Mashal dote over little Roméo, an adorable Pomeranian (or loulou de Poméranie in French). They want to find him a mate to produce a litter.

Le Figaro - Elle a banni le sucre pendant un an - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Danièle Gerkens, who decided to give up sugar for a year, discovered some unexpected benefits on her health. She claims that she looks younger, feels healthier, and is free of cravings, but she cautions that everyone reacts differently. You can read another interview with her here.

Le Figaro - Elle a banni le sucre pendant un an - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Danièle Gerkens, a journalist working for Elle magazine, decided to eliminate sugar from her diet for a year. She related her experience in her book Zéro Sucre, explaining that sugar is indeed an addiction, similar to a drug addiction. Are you ready to give up your sweet tooth?

Micro-Trottoirs - Rêves et cauchemars View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

"Micro-Trottoirs" is interested in people's dreams and nightmares. Accounts range from pleasant dreams of swimming with dolphins to terrifying nightmares of people being amputated.

Sophie et Patrice - Je viens de perdre mon boulot View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice is feeling down because he lost his job under difficult and unfair circumstances. He discusses his options with Sophie, who tries her best to cheer him up.

Elisa et Mashal - CV View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Elisa and Mashal discuss getting ready for a job interview at an upcoming car show. They talk about being well prepared, finding the right resume format, and dressing appropriately for the interview.

Sophie et Patrice - Les couleurs View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Sophie and Patrice discuss the meaning of expressions involving colors, such as vert de rage and une peur bleue. They have their own theories about their origins.

Sophie et Patrice - La révolution est-elle en cours? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

We live in tumultuous times, but Patrice and Sophie are optimistic, excited even, about the changes that are happening around the world. They're referring specifically to the yellow vests movement (les gilets jaunes), a populist movement that began in France in 2018.

Elisa et sa maman - Le temps qui passe View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Elisa and her mom have a quiet conversation about the passing of time and life in general. Elisa also reveals a secret about her scar, which her mom always thought was caused by an escalator.

Sophie et Patrice - Paris se dépeuple View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Paris is experiencing a population decline, partly due to short-term rentals and extreme commuting. Executives are able to live far out in the provinces while still working in Paris.

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