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Actu Vingtième - La burqa View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Interviewees on the streets of Paris protest the banning of the burqa in public places in France and offer their perspectives on this controversial issue.

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Il s'agit de se cacher le visage là quand même.

Actus Quartier - Repair Café View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

People flock to the Repair Café to have their broken devices repaired. The concept was introduced in Holland by a journalist who decided it was much better to fix things rather than throw them away. In a convivial atmosphere, volunteers fix items while you watch or you can fix it yourself with some assistance.

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Il s'agit pas de déposer son objet de re'... de revenir. Voilà.

France 24 - Découvrez le parcours du médicament : Du laboratoire à la pharmacie View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

In this video you will learn about the process of developing and marketing new medications in France. After numerous trials on animals, then humans, a drug is finally put on the market once the price is set by the European Medicines Agency.

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il s'agit d'évaluer les effets indésirables

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 13. Stephenson - Part 6 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

This next part of the Il était une fois series on George Stephenson deals with the Rainhill Trials, a competition that determined what kind of trains (steam engines or locomotives) would be used on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

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Et il s'agit de décider maintenant qui va entreprendre ce projet.

Il était une fois... la vie - 6. Les petites plaquettes - Part 4 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Watch the blood platelets in action in this fun cartoon. Moral of the story? Always listen to your mother.

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Il s'agit d'héparine ou agents anticoagulants;

Le Jour où tout a basculé - À la recherche de mon père - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Enzo meets Angèle's dad Brice again and seizes the opportunity to take a picture of him by pretending to admire his tattoo. His hopes of finding his real father are dashed when he shows his mother the photograph, and she doesn't recognize the face. The only bright spot in all this is that Angèle may not be his sister after all.

Le Journal - Opérateurs virtuels de portables View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Virtual service providers hope to provide a cheaper alternative to the French mobile phone market. Debitel, a German company, hopes to reach would-be cell phone users who have not yet purchased a phone.

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Il s'agit d'entreprises sans réseau propre
Il s'agit seulement d'un premier pas.

Le Journal - Saint-Exupéry - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A Lockheed P-38 Lightning, last piloted by noted writer Saint-Exupéry, who presumably went down with it on July 31, 1944, has been found and identified off the coast of Marseille. This gives credence to a local fisherman who, six years ago, claimed to have netted the author’s ID bracelet.

Le Journal - La grippe aviaire - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Five of the nine districts of Lyon, the second largest French city, are being monitored for the H5N1 virus, better known as “Bird Flu”.

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Mais en ville ce sont aussi les oiseaux de passage qu'il s'agit de surveiller,

Le Journal - Au Liban View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

This news report documents a trek by UNIFIL into Hezbollah territory in Lebanon for a mission of observation.

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Il s'agit de... de savoir, euh... d'où est-ce qu'on peut assurer notre mission

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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Il s'agit de voir où sont les abus,
il s'agit de déterminer ce qui est dû dans la hausse des prix
Il ne s'agit donc pour l'instant que de mesures ponctuelles pour analyser l'évolution des prix.

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.

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Il s'agit de savoir à qui profite la hausse des prix.

Le Mans TV - Mon Village - Malicorne - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Olivier takes us inside Malicorne's "Espace Faïence" (Earthenware Space), where permanent exhibits can be found as well as temporary ones like the current animal display. Set up like a treasure hunt, this exhibit is very popular with children.

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ou d'ouvriers. Il s'agit d'abord d'une initiative locale,

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 3 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Canada

The situation of the French language in Quebec is controversial and complex. Montreal was an English-speaking city until 1920, and it wasn't until the passage of Law 101 in 1977 that French became the official language of Quebec. According to some of the interviewees in this video, Québécois French is in a precarious position once again, with municipal signage and corporate names in Montreal reverting to English, as well as shopkeepers who refuse to speak French.

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Il s'agit pas de haïr la langue anglaise, autant en Amérique on est conscient de ça,
il s'agit de... de nœud tonique à la langue française.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 9 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

Canada, France

Quebec may never answer the vexing question: Should Quebec remain part of Canada or not? While opinions are divided, Quebecois don't necessarily show the same passion as the French when debating hot issues.

Le saviez-vous? - La Marseillaise - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Part two of this video on "La Marseillaise" explains how it evolved from a song of war and freedom to its current status as the French national anthem. The fact remains that it still stirs up controversy for its violent content, which some find offensive.

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Il s'agit du texte et plus particulièrement d'une strophe dans le refrain.

Le saviez-vous? - Les homonymes View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this lesson, you will learn the difference between homonyms, homophones, and homographs illustrated with amusing examples. Challenge yourself by repeating the words that sound the same and see if you can spell them correctly. Good luck!

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En fait, quand il s'agit de mots qui ont la même prononciation

Le saviez-vous? - Les expressions à ne pas prendre au pied de la lettre - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the second installment on French expressions not to be taken literally, Patricia discusses the phrase se faire l'avocat du diable (to play devil's advocate).

Les zooriginaux - Repos corsé - Part 3 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Now that Leon has taken over Alca's zookeeper's job, things are going haywire. Both Alca, the workaholic penguin, and Leon, the slacker, have to go through intensive training. A specialist in laziness is in order for Alca, and a special electronic organizer for Leon should do the trick!

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Et Léon, si vous ne voulez pas que le zoo ferme, il s'agit de vous racheter.

Lionel - Voyage en train - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

If you wish to travel in France by train, you will find Lionel's video very useful. He will teach you the necessary vocabulary for buying a train ticket from a ticket machine. Happy travels!

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