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Sophie et Patrice - Le français tel qu'il est parlé à Paris View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patrice and Sophie have a conversation about the French language. They agree that French people speak too fast for the average learner, and abbreviations and contractions make it even more difficult to understand. Patrice has a few theories as to why Parisians in particular speak so fast.

Dao Evolution - Noël pour les sans-abris

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Christmas is a time of celebrations and a showing of goodwill. This young man followed his heart and started giving out small gifts to the homeless. Find out what prompted him to do so at the end of this video.

Actus Quartier - Devant la SNCF View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A group of people gathered in front of the SNCF (French National Railway Company) headquarters to claim the use of empty buildings owned by the latter. Many people who are homeless or live in unsanitary conditions could greatly benefit from those vacant buildings.

Le Mans TV - Youssef Ben Amar, un rappeur engagé en politique View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Youssef Ben Amar is a rapper and political activist who is running for office in the fourth legislative district of the Sarthe department. He shares his views and urges people to take an interest in politics, which he believes is something that all people do every day.

Micro-Trottoirs - Macron, fais pas l'autruche ! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

After one year in power, President Macron has lost some of his popularity. Opinions are divided as to his performance, but most agree that he is a very shrewd ruler, for better or worse.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Clara and Roger's persistence paid off. She passed her entrance examination to the sports-studies program. But first, she had to confront her father with the truth.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Clara has been taking dance classes for three months now. She's become friends with the other students, who help her prepare for her baccalaureate exam. Roger, her homeless friend, has also been a great help, and he's more educated than she realized!

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Clara's father finally catches up with her after she disappears for the afternoon. He sees her talking to the homeless man he saw earlier and is concerned for her safety. She goes home with her father and things quiet down a little, for now....

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Clara is a step closer to her dream of becoming a dancer. Roger, the homeless man she met earlier, knows a dance teacher who is willing to give her free lessons. But first she will need to bring a signed parental authorization...

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Clara is desperate and considering the unthinkable. She is about to throw herself into the canal, but someone intervenes. It's the homeless man she met earlier, who cares enough to listen to her and bring a smile back to her face.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Clara takes her father's refusal to allow her to become a dancer very badly. After he tears up her dance course enrollment form, she storms off and swears never to come back. Desperate, she thinks she has found a way to put an end to her woes.

Elisa et sa maman - La technologie View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Elisa speaks with her mom about the good old days when technology was not so invasive. Her mom reminisces about the times when you had to write a letter instead of sending an email or text. Still, she admits that modern life has its advantages, now that you can video chat with faraway relatives.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In part one of "My Father Opposes My Passion," we learn the source of the conflict between a teenage girl, Clara, and her father. She dreams of becoming of dancer, but he is totally opposed to her plans. A chance encounter with a homeless man is about to change her life.

Le saviez-vous? - La Cigale et la fourmi - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Patricia recites one of Jean de La Fontaine's most famous fables, "La Cigale et la Fourmi" (The Cicada and the Ant). After spending the entire summer singing instead of storing food, the cicada is starving come winter. She hopes her neighbor the ant can help her....

Banlieues françaises - jeunes et policiers, l'impossible réconciliation? - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In the suburbs of Paris, women have formed an association called "Femmes-Relais" (Women's Relay) to support each other and their children in times of difficulty. Some parents worry their children are being held in police custody whenever they're late coming home. Politicians like Daniel Goldberg are taking an interest in the situation.

Grand Lille TV - Lille contre le massacre en Syrie View Series

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.

Lionel L - Loi travail: Suite et fin View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A very unpopular labor law caused Parisians to protest near the Bastille before it was passed in 2015. President François Hollande invoked Article 49-3 of the Constitution to force this law through. The protests continued after the law was successfully enacted in 2016. For more information, you can visit the Nuit Debout and Convergence des Luttes websites.

Micro-Trottoirs - Brexit View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In this episode of Micro-Trottoirs, people are asked what they think of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. Their opinions run the gamut: some of them agree with the UK's decision, while others believe it will have catastrophic consequences.

Télévision Bretagne Ouest - Abbaye du Relec : Immersion dans un potager du Moyen Âge View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Have you ever eaten an orache or a cardoon? Though popular in the Middle Ages, these vegetables are rarely harvested nowadays. But you'll find them in the garden of the Abbaye du Relec (Relec Abbey), which contains vegetables from many different time periods and countries.

Micro-Trottoirs - Qu’est ce qui vous fait vous lever le matin? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

What gets you up in the morning? That's the question asked of these Parisians in this video. Some answers may surprise you, amuse you, even shock you a little. Apart from basic biological reasons or urges, there are plenty of incentives for getting out of bed... some of them touching and even inspiring.

Micro-Trottoirs - Rêves d’enfants View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In this Micro-Trottoirs episode, people on the street reveal what they wanted to be when they grow up. From fireman to fairy, find out who actually fullfilled their childhood dream.

Télésonne - Micro-trottoir : Les mensonges des Essonniens View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

Pretty much everyone has told a lie, but not everyone is as willing to confess their lies as these pedestrians in France's Essonne department. In this video, you'll hear some falsehoods that range from innocent childhood fibs to more adult-themed exaggerations.

Manif de la semaine - Anti pub, Anti écran

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In a convivial atmosphere, complete with brass bands and good humor, Parisians gather in the streets to have fun and raise awareness about the proliferation of electronic adverstising in the subways. A new citizen movement is spreading throughout France: anyone can join the ranks of "Les Reposeurs" [Redecorators], a group of protesters armed with kraft paper, markers, and whiteboard paint to write anti-advertising messages on posters and billboards.

Actu Vingtième - Fête du quartier Python-Duvernois View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France, West Africa

The Python-Duvernois neighborhood, on the outskirts of Paris, is having its annual neighborhood fair (you can also find coverage of last year's fair here on Yabla). The locals look forward to getting together, meeting new neighbors, having fun, and eating yummy food prepared by some of the residents.

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