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Le Journal - iDTGV - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Paris to Marseille for just 19 euros. Passengers are thrilled, but the ticket agent unions are not. These internet-only sale prices are putting their jobs at stake. Onboard, passengers can get a massage, or rent a DVD player, making for a more relaxing trip. Book your seat today!

Le Journal - Les navigateurs du Vendée Globe - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Racing around the world by yourself often means a Christmas at sea. We drop in to the cabin of race leader Jean Le Cam, which has been decorated for the occasion, right down to a little tree.

NoJazz - DJ Mike

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

DJ Mike, from the electronica band NoJazz, tells us about one of his teachers, who suffered from two rather unfortunate problems…

M - Ma mélodie

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Matthieu Chedid, better known as M, comes from a long line of talented artists. Mathieu is the eldest son of famous French singer Louis Chedid and the grandson of the writer Andrée Chedid.

Corneille - Comme un fils

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Canada

After finding early success in his native Rwanda in ’93, Corneille was forced to flee his country. “Comme un fils” (“Like a Son”) is representative of his soul roots and affinity for emotional melodies.

Le Journal - Le mur de Berlin s'écroule View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

On the 9th of November, 1989, the wall that divided the German city of Berlin began to fall along with the East German state that built it. Claudia Rusch, a young Francophile, was one of the first to scramble over what remained of the divide, meeting up with a French friend on the western side. She’s recently recounted her story in a book, which is a best-seller in her native Germany.

Le Journal - Les navigateurs du Vendée Globe - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Sailing around the world in a boat by yourself might seem like the ultimate in machismo, but the Vendée Globe is not only a man’s game.

Le Journal - Réchauffement de l'Arctique View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

It’s been suggested by some that global warming is a myth, but a large scientific study suggests otherwise. The first to suffer will be the animals that call the northern icecap home, such as polar bears and seals.

Le Journal - Les navigateurs du Vendée Globe - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

The Vendée Globe single-handed around-the-world race is one of the most grueling tests of man’s endurance against nature, with a little help from technology. The race starts, and ends, in the Bay of Sables d’Olonne.

Le Journal - Les Français de Côte d'Ivoire View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Long-time French residents of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) have been forced to flee the country due to political and racial unrest. Returning to France, they often feel like strangers in a strange land. Many of them, not so young, find that they have to start their lives again from scratch.

Le Journal - Opéra et musique pop View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Buoyed by the wild success of “Les Choristes,” these young performers are having the time of their lives. Musicians, music directors, and music halls are all hoping their show will be appreciated by this audience.

Le Journal - Marée verte en Bretagne View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Excessive algae blooms are causing what is known as “green tides” off the coast of Brittany, affecting ten percent of its coastline. Agriculture is the culprit, due to its extensive use of fertilizers and production of animal wastes, both of which make their way to the ocean and feed the algae.

Le Journal - Le football - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Fans are boycotting Olympique de Marseille (OM), whose record hasn’t been stellar of late. Organizers say the team doesn’t deserve support and that the owners shouldn’t expect fans to continue filling the stands if something isn’t done to improve the level of play.

Le Journal - Randy, le dauphin français View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Randy enjoys swimming in the bay of French coastal town La Rochelle. He enjoys accompanying boats and making friends with other swimmers. Experts, fearing he may get hurt in a propeller or harm someone accidently, are trying to persuade him to act a little less like Flipper and little more like the wild dolphin that he is.

Le Journal - La Martinique View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Martinique

Hurricanes are of course some of the most powerful and dangerous storms known to man, but they are also an occasion to enjoy the thrill of nature. As Hurricane Ivan approached Martinique, surfers took to the reefs and people gathered at the water’s edge to witness the approaching fury.

Le Journal - Saint-Exupéry - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Sixty years after the disappearance of literary great Saint-Exupéry, a commemoration is held on the Mediterranean Sea at the spot where his airplane fell.

Verane Pick - Promotion

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Verane explains Yabla’s world to you, and all in under two minutes! Don’t worry if you don’t speak French. It’s all subtitled, with plenty of features to help you soak up any new language tout de suite! What are you waiting for? Fire up the video!

Le Journal - La chasse aux loups View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Two hundred sheep jumped to their death in the French Alps. Even though no predator was seen, wolves in the Alps have been causing a lot of controversy lately. Should we just allow Mother Nature to maintain the circle of life? Or should wolves be hunted and killed to protect the sheep and their shepherds?

Le Journal - Milady View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

“The Three Musketeers” is one of the greatest tales of brotherhoood in the Western canon, but this new movie from José Daillant shifts the focus to a female character, Milady, the story’s femme fatale. Look for the lovely and inimitable Arielle Dombasle in the starring role.

Le Journal - Joëlle Aubron libérée View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Joëlle Aubron, who died in 2006, was freed in 2004 after more than sixteen years in prison. She was a member of Action Directe, a movement which was responsible for a variety of violent events in the 1980s, most notably the assassination of the head of Renault in 1987.

Le Journal - Préjugés chez les employeurs View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

“What’s in a name?” asks Shakespeare’s Juliet. Apparently quite a lot for the French, who consistently pass over job candidates whose names aren’t “ethnically French” – particularly those of African origin.

Le Journal - Opérateurs virtuels de portables View Series

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.

Le Journal - Hôpital ultra-moderne à Burkina Faso View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

The French government has charitably given the people of Burkina Faso a new hospital, stocked with the most high-tech and up-to-date medical gear and patient facilities. The problem is, almost none of the local people can afford such a hospital.

Le Journal - Le rôle de sa vie View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

French movie star Agnès Jaoui talks about playing a French movie star in the film Le rôle de sa vie. The film, which explores relationships between movie stars and average folk, is the directorial debut for François Favrat, who may become a celebrity in his own right if the film is a success.

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