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A1: Beginner French writing exercises
- A busy sea holiday [US: vacation]
Aline spends her seaside holiday [US: vacation] enjoying water sports.
- A day in my cat Max's life
Juliette tells about her cat's daily routine.
- A day with my daughter
Marc loves spending the day with his infant daughter!
- A dream
Geoffrey tells us about one of his dreams.
- A favour between colleagues
Brigitte needs a favour from her colleague Sandra.
- A French woman
Élodie tells us about her everyday life as a lawyer specialised in women's rights.
- A love letter
Thomas writes a love letter to his girlfriend Julie.
- A love story
Cécile and Andrew meet in a bar.
- A quiet New Year's Eve
Bastien likes spending New Year's Eve alone at home.
- A romantic Valentine
Henri tells us about his special plans for Valentine's Day.
- A stylish couple
Karim describes a couple's stylish outfits.
- A week of good deeds
Philippe does one good deed every day.
- A week of treats
To treat her mother, Julie organises a week of Mother's Day gifts.
- A winter meal
Bernard has his perfect comfort meal for cold nights.
- Anthony, hairdresser
Anthony tells us about his job as a hairdresser.
Learn more about this iconic character from French culture.
- At breakfast
Émilie and Jérémie are having breakfast.
- At midnight
Sébastien's family celebrates Christmas in the evening of the 24th.
- At the airport
Louis and Lucie are about to get on a plane.
- At the beach Free
Conversation at the beach between an ice cream vendor and a customer.
- At the brasserie
Eve orders food at a brasserie in France.
- At the campsite
Benjamin and Thomas have just arrived at the campsite.
- At the sporting goods store
Alain is buying tennis equipment for his son.
- Baby at the beach
Baby enjoys being at the beach with his family.
- Back to School
Mathieu tells us about going back to school tomorrow.
- Between neighbours
Neighbours Jules and Sarah talk about an upcoming barbecue.
The famous singer introduces herself.
- Board games
Jonathan is playing board games with his family.
- Booking a hotel room
Pierre wants to book a room in a hotel.
- Can I come?
Marie chats with her roommate's friend Damien.
- Clara's list to Santa
Julien's daughter is quite exhaustive in her list to Santa this year!
- Colourful animals
Here's a funny and colourful story about animals.
- Do you like theme parks?
Louis and Zoé give their opposite opinions on theme parks.
- Easter decorations Free
Alice and her sister Zoé are decorating their house for Easter.
- Easter preparations
Today, Daniel and his pupils are getting ready for Easter.
- Exchanging a scarf
Christine is returning a scarf to the shop
- Father's Day
Sophie has a special routine for Father's Day.
- Filling in a form
Olivier answers questions from a form.
- First day at uni
Samuel and Gina meet at university.
- For equality
Hadrien and Sonia explain why they're for gender equality.
- Gardening with Jacqueline
Julia always loves to take care of her aunt's garden with her.
- Going on a diet
Marie has a plan to lose weight this year.
- Going shopping
Annie and Nicolas discuss her upcoming trip to the shop.
- Hanukkah with my family
Rachelle celebrates Hanukkah with her family every year.
- Happy New Year!
Paul loves celebrating the New Year.
- Healthcare in France
Learn about France's healthcare system.
- Hello! I'm Mario!
The famous plumber introduces himself.
- Hello, my name is France!
The country France introduces itself.
- Helping my neighbourhood
Noémie likes helping her neighbours after school.
- Helping the planet
François does his best to help the planet in his everyday life.
- How to make a cake
Brigitte is going to make a cake today.
- How to stay healthy
Matthieu tells us about his healthy habits.
- Hurray for football [US:soccer]!
Annie's brother is a big fan of football [US:soccer].
- Hurray for snow!
Léo loves snow.
- Hurray for the city centre!
Julien tells us why he loves living in the city centre [US: downtown].
- Hurray for the internet!
Amir and Chloë talk about why they love the internet.
- I hate the rain!
Annie stays in on rainy days
- I love camping!
Anissa goes camping in the summer.
- I love Hallowe'en!
Gabriel tells us why he loves Hallowe'en.
- I'm hot!
Marc offers tips for dealing with the heat.
- I'm Jean Valjean
At the beginning of Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables", our hero Jean Valjean knocks at a bishop's door.
- I, Louis XIV
The French king Louis XIV tells us about himself.
- In French class
Marc explains what his French lessons consist of.
- In science class
Jérôme's favorite subject is science!
- In the bathroom
Adrien describes his bathroom.
- Job: Veterinarian
What does being a veterinarian entail?
- Juliette Binoche
The famous French actress tells us about herself.
- Learning the guitar
Stéphane tells us about his guitar lessons.
- Mimi the mermaid
Mimi the mermaid introduces herself.
- Moods and colours
Martin likes different colours depending on his mood.
- Mrs Durand's Menagerie
Mrs Durand loves her many animals.
- My afternoons with my friend Lise
Nora and her friend Lise have a nice Saturday afternoon routine.
- My astronaut costume
This year, Hugo is dressing up as an astronaut for Mardi Gras.
- My basketball team
Quentin loves his basketball team!
- My bicycle ride Free
Bastien loves his weekend ride in the woods.
- My children's Hallowe'en
Luc's children are all ready for Hallowe'en.
- My cousin Benjamin
Jonathan talks about his favourite cousin.
- My daughter and books
Patrick's daughter has a passion for books !
- My daughter's birthday
David's daughter Émilie is turning seven today!
- My dog's birthday
Every year, Florian celebrates his dog Max's birthday.
- My favourite instrument
Marc and Véronique tell Sabrina what their favourite musical instruments are.
- My favourite season
Bertrand tells us why he prefers fall to other seasons.
- My favourite summer fruit
Lucas tells what fruit he loves eating in the summer.
- My favourite superheroes
Thomas talks about his favourite superheroes.
- My grandson
Raymond is completely gaga over his first grandson.
- My little sister
Damien's little sister can be pretty annoying.
- My neighbourhood Free
Antoine tells us about his neighbourhood's best features
- My New Year's resolutions
Thierry makes a list of good resolutions for the new year 2020.
- My sister the nurse
Laure tells us about her sister's job.
- My three children
Justine tells us about her three beloved children.
- My turtle Caroline
Daniel tells us about his favourite pet.
- My typical snowy day
Pauline tells us what she likes to do when it snows outside.
- My week of activities
Julien's week is full on activities!
- Opposite siblings
Élodie tells us how different she is from her brother Thomas.
- Profession: Journalist
José tells us about his job as a journalist.
- Quebec City
Olivia loves living in Quebec City.
- Speed dating
Claudine and Marc get acquainted during a speed dating session.
- Summer food and drinks
Léa asks her friends what they like to eat and drink in the summer.
- Thanksgiving with family
James tells us about his Thanksgiving traditions.
- The Hobbies Family
In Raphaël's family, everyone has a different hobby!
- The woman on the train
Every morning, Lisa sees this woman on her commuter train.
- To buy a train ticket
Thomas is buying a train ticket at a French train station.
- What is Francophonie?
Damien explains what francophonie is.
- What's your favourite artistic activity?
Nora and Lucien share their favourite artistic activities.
- When I'm sick
Julien tells us what he does when he's ill.
- Where is the town hall?
James asks Mélanie for directions.
- Which French king am I?
This mysterious French king tells us about himself... do you recognise him?
A2: Lower Intermediate French writing exercises
- A day with Granddad
Bastien went to visit his granddad at his retirement home.
- A few days in Dordogne Free
Monique tells Patrick about her coming holiday.
- A football accident
Anthony had his friend Bruno over to play...
- A great weekend
Henri had a lovely weekend.
- A Hallowe'en party
Amélie's guests are having a Hallowe'en blast!
- A holiday [US:vacation] letter
Jacqueline writes about her holiday [US: vacation] to her friend Patricia.
- A love for teaching
Damien's passion for teaching started early.
- A new mother
Rachelle and her boyfriend had to learn how to take care of their baby.
- A new TV
Sébastien tells Yvan about the TV he just bought.
- A nice train journey
Lucie and her boyfriend Marc went to the countryside by train this weekend.
- A noisy hotel room
Bertrand complains to the hotel reception about noises during the night.
- A nostalgic walk
Bernard's neighbourhood has changed a lot over the years.
- A romantic trip to Paris (A2)
Anna took her boyfriend on a romantic trip to Paris.
- A romantic weekend away
Aline and her boyfriend went away for a relaxing weekend.
- A sleeper's story
Amélie used to be a real sleepyhead.
- A Thanksgiving gift
Tammy's family prepared a Thanksgiving meal for a less fortunate family.
- A week of beach activities
Oriane spent the week enjoying beach sports and activities.
- A weekend of chores
Romain and his wife Sabine spent the weekend doing chores.
- Afternoon ice cream (A2) Free
Lucie and Greg feel like an ice cream this afternoon.
- An Italian holiday [US: vacation]
Julia's girlfriends went on an Italian holiday [US: vacation].
- Apple tart
Bruno helped his aunt make her famous apple tart.
- At a Fatals Picards concert
Julien and his friend Matthieu went to see the French band Les Fatals Picards on stage.
- At my best friend's wedding
Patrick gives a toast at Stéphane's wedding.
- At the bar (A2)
Au bar Patricia and Samuel discuss what drinks they want to order.
- At the Chinese restaurant
James is ordering food in a Chinese restaurant.
- At the cinema
Thibault and Aïssa enjoy an evening at the movies.
- At the mountain restaurant
Gérard and Sylvie stop for lunch after their mountain hike.
- At the nail salon
Barbara is at the nail salon.
- At the post office
Christophe has a few errands to run at the post office.
- At the shoe store
Christine is looking for a pair of shoes with the help of a nice sales assistant.
- At the till [US: cash register]
A customer is offered the shop's loyalty card.
- Bastille Day in the South of France
Bernard tells us about celebrating Bastille Day last summer.
- Breakfast in the sun
Sabrina surprised Thomas with a nice breakfast on the balcony.
- Camille Cottin
The French actress introduces herself.
- Chocolate mousse cooking tips!
André gives us some tips to make the perfect chocolate mousse.
- Conversation on the plane
Pascal and Julie get acquainted on a flight to Montpellier.
- Drawing a face
Teacher François asks his pupils to draw a face.
- Easter in France
Learn more about how French people celebrate Easter.
- Finding a Father's Day present
Louna and her brother Nassim went shopping for Father's Day.
Juliette went to watch New Year's fireworks yesterday.
- First Christmas (A2)
This year was baby Tristan's first Christmas.
- First visit to the vet
Sébastien's cat just gave birth to four little kittens!
- Fishing with Dad
Benjamin went fishing with his father last Sunday.
- From the city to the countryside
Marie decided to leave Paris to live in the countryside.
- Gardening : yes or no?
Thibault and Cécile gives their differing opinions on gardening.
- Giving up tobacco
Amélie has stopped smoking and she's so happy about it!
- Gwoka: Guadeloupe's music
Learn about Guadeloupe's traditional music.
- Have you got any dirty clothes?
Bastien and his mother debate the need for a dirty laundry basket.
- Holiday by the sea
Édouard remembers his childhood seaside holidays in the south of France.
- I love autumn!
Jacqueline tells us what she loves to do in the fall.
- I love my grandmother!
Lucas tells us about his lovely grandmother.
- I love the mountains!
Gilles shares why he loves going to the mountains more than going to the seaside.
- I prefer going skiing
Pierre tells us why he prefers going skiing rather than beach holidays.
- In a taxi
Magalie needs her taxi to take her for a few errands.
- In the changing rooms
Mélanie is trying on a dress... and testing Pierre's patience!
- Instagram love
Julien and Sandra became famous thanks to their Instagram account.
- Instructions for a test
Teacher Marc read out the instructions for today's French test.
- It's not my fault!
Teacher Émilie lists her students' funny excuses.
- Jacques Brel
Gaston is a big fan of the Belgian singer-songwriter.
- Last night's party
Pauline and Adrien discuss yesterday's party at Thomas's house.
- Lockdown solidarity Free
Clément and his neighbours organised to help each other.
- Mister Snowman
Mister Snowman was born this morning.
- Mother's Day presents
Eve and Ornella compare their Mother's Day presents.
- Movie Date
Luc was nervous for his first date with Belinda.
- Movie night at home
Pauline and Alex are getting ready to watch a movie at home.
- Moving in: Calling the electric company
Bruno sets up the electricity account for his new place.
- Muscle ache
Viviane tells her friend Jérôme how going back to the gym left her pretty sore!
- My afternoon at the funfair
Sébastien spent last Saturday afternoon at the funfair with his friend Matthieu.
- My cousin and her accordion
Aurélie tells us about her cousin.
- My driving licence [US: driver's license]
Jean-Pierre is taking his driving test tomorrow.
- My electric car
François is really happy to have bought an electric car, despite a few disadvantages.
- My favourite team won!
Yesterday, Anna celebrated her team's victory.
- My favourite work of art
Stéphane asks Isabelle, Clémence and Benjamin about their favourite works of art.
- My gratitude journal
Benoît gets a lot out of his gratitude journal.
- My Hallowe'en costume
Daniel tells us how hard it can be to pick one's Hallowe'en costume.
- My head in the stars
Thomas has always had one passion: the stars.
- My kids' letter to Santa
Julia's twins wrote their first letter to Santa.
- My name is Tintin!
Famous reporter Tintin introduces himself.
- My trips to the swimming pool with my daughter
Brigitte fondly remembers her weekly trips to the swimming pool with her young daughter.
- My weekend with Mum [US: Mom] Free
Claire spent quality time with her mother last weekend.
- My weekend's activities
Éric tells us how the weather affected his weekend's activities.
- My weekends with Dad
Alexandre remembers the getaway weekends he used to spend with his father.
- My work experience placement
Thomas worked in an office as part of his work experience placement.
- New Year's plans
Yann and Paul are discussing their plans for New Year's Eve.
- On the first floor of the Eiffel Tower
Visitors Jenny and Sam chat on the first floor of the famous Eiffel tower.
- One day in Father Christmas's workshop
Let's peek through the window to see what the elves are doing.
- Our new family member
The family is growing bigger with the arrival of Minette, our new cat.
- Paying bills
Roommates Émilie and Judith discuss bills.
- Phone call from the bank
Mr Dupuy gets a phone call from his bank.
- Picking an outfit
Emma is choosing an outfit with the help of her friend Lucie.
- Reading Lord of the Rings
Baptiste remembers the first time he read Tolkien's masterpiece.
- Salad Niçoise recipe
Babette teaches us how to make a salad Niçoise.
- Segway in the park
Noémie and her friend Manon went for a Segway ride in Versailles's royal gardens.
Learn more about this Francophone country.
- Taking Grandma phone shopping
Marielle took her grandmother to buy a mobile phone.
- The birth of my son
Geoffrey remembers the first time he saw his son.
- Tom's first day back to school
Émilie tells us about her son Tom's first day of school.
- Weekend in Lyon Free
Vincent tells us about the weekend he spent in Lyon with his cousin.
- What a change!
Émilie moved from a small village to Paris, and that's a big change!
- When I became a vegetarian
Geoffrey tells us about his journey becoming a vegetarian.
- Who is this writer ?
Guess who this French writer is!
- Why I learned German
Sabrina tells us why she first decided to learn German.
- Why study French?
Pourquoi étudier le français ? Hugo gives us his reasons to pick up French again.
- Working from home - an opinion
Patrick tells us about trying WFH a few months ago.
B1: Intermediate French writing exercises
- A childhood passion
Vincent and his brother loved video games growing up.
- A dinner invitation
Sabrina invites her friends Louise and Manon to dinner.
- A family day at the park
Benoît will spend this Saturday at the park with his daughter Mia.
- A friend's apology
Gaston apologises for hurting his friend Miriam.
- A game of hide and seek
Linda and Christian are watching from afar a game of hide and seek between the children.
- A gem of a restaurant
Gilles and his wife Martine discovered a little Italian restaurant in town last weekend.
- A greener future
Julien is seeing a future where people are more eco-conscious.
- A Horror Story
On a dark October night, Emma received a disturbing call...
- A luxury holiday [US: vacation] with friends
Alain has the perfect luxury holiday [US: vacation] planned for when he wins the lottery!
- A special Monday
Anna is looking forward to a lazy Easter Monday!
- A wonderful job
Guillaume loves his job as an A&E [US: ER] doctor.
- An afternoon in the fall
Zoë is planning to meet her friend Quentin for a nice October afternoon.
- An amazing New Year's Eve meal
Henriette is planning a dazzling meal for New Year!
- An awful new boyfriend
Grégory finds his aunt's new boyfriend quite repulsive!
- An opinion on football [US:soccer]
Théo has a nuanced take on football [US:soccer].
- Anger management
Lucie talks about her techniques to manage her anger.
- Animal emergency (B1)
Julien's cat is stuck in the tree!
- Around the world on motorcycle
Joël would love to travel the world on his motorcycle.
- Asking about a hotel room
Catherine has a few questions about the hotel room she's booked.
- At the amusement park
Thomas will go to the amusement park with his friend Samia for their birthday this year.
- At the coffee machine
Cyril, Pauline and Eve catch up by the coffee machine on Monday morning.
- At the doctor's
Robert goes to the doctor for a consultation.
- Back pain
Flora tells the doctor how she hurt her back.
- Beatrice's baby shower
Emma and her sister organised their cousin's baby shower.
- Becoming an astronaut
Élodie dreams of becoming an astronaut.
- Belgian food facts
Discover some interesting food-related facts about Belgium.
- Birthday makeover
"New year, new me" Julia thought on her 20th birthday.
- Busy Schedule
Isabelle recaps what everyone will have to do on Saturday!
- Cancelling a purchase
Justin calls Bokado's customer service to cancel his order.
- Cathy's future holiday in Montpellier Free
We learn about Cathy's plan to spend her holiday in Montpellier
- Choosing a travel pass in Paris
Susan needs (travel) tickets to visit Paris.
- Christmas at my parents' house
Quentin spent a classic Christmas with his parents.
- Christmas in the mountains
Antoine will spend Christmas at his dad's house in the Alps, if he can get there!
- Christmas specialities (B1)
Paul tells us about some traditional French Christmas dishes.
- Credit card fraud
Josiane calls her bank about a suspicious transaction.
- Dreaming of Paris
Grégory imagines his ideal Valentine's Day's proposal.
- Family holiday car trip
Let the squabbles begin!
- Flying anxiety
Jean-Luc has a plan to deal with his fear of flying.
- Getting ready for autumn
Rosalie won't get caught up by the arrival of autumn this year.
- Giving up smoking
François tells us how he managed to stop smoking.
- Going back in time
Marine asks Amanda, Bruno and Sébastien what they would do if they could go back in time.
- Going to the bank
Flora and her father need to go to the bank.
- Guadeloupe's Carnival
Discover this colourful Guadeloupe tradition.
- How do you like to keep up with the news?
Vanessa and Ludovic tell us how they stay informed.
- I love swimming!
Thomas tells us about his love for swimming and his hope to one day dive from up high!
- I miss French food!
Hélène tells Betty how she's coping with missing French food abroad.
- I want to help! (B1)
Suzanne wishes she had more time to help others.
- I've always loved French
Emily has always had a fascination for the French language.
- I, Lucky Luke
Christophe imagines what he would do if he were the fastest shooter in the West.
- If I could be a child again
Laurent would love to be 10 again.
- If I could start over...
Anne wishes she could do things differently.
- If I were a chef
Benjamin tells us of his dream of being a chef.
- If I were Céline Dion
Ornella imagines what it would be like to be the French Canadian star.
- If I were Wonder Woman
Juliette imagines what it would be like to be Wonder Woman
- In the changing rooms [US: locker rooms]
The guys are chatting after football [US: soccer] practice.
- Interview with a jewellery creator
Hugo is interviewing Marie who creates her own jewellery.
- Let's go back to the gym!
Olivier and Victoria discuss going back to the gym after the winter.
- Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
Learn about the origin of the French Republic motto.
- Lockdown shopping
Marguerite's Christmas shopping habits will be a bit disrupted this year.
- Looking for a new house
Sébastien and Éric are looking at real-estate listings.
- Looking for my phone
Jonathan lost his phone on the train...
- My brother and his wife
Marielle tells us about her brother's great relationship.
- My European trip
Jonathan is planning a mini tour of Europe for next year's holiday [US: vacation].
- My favourite things at Easter
Alain talks about the things he loves about this time of year.
- My Hallowe'en
Like every year, Bastien will spend Hallowe'en with his nephews.
- My ideal day
Anna tells us how she would spend her ideal day.
- My ideal garden
Flora imagines her perfect garden.
- My new flat [US: apartment]
Franck is moving soon into a much nicer flat [US: apartment]
- My next holiday [US: vacation]
François has his holiday [US: vacation] to Canada well planned!
- My post-university plans
Antony wants to move to Paris after his studies
- My Provence dream
Juliette dreams of what life would be like if she lived in Provence.
- New in town
Caroline writes in her diary about her plans to make new friends in a new town.
- New recruit
Antoine sums up his first two months in the company.
- Next summer in Paris
Sabrina will visit her friends in Paris next summer.
- Our next family reunion
Sophie can't wait to see her family again.
- Our Parisian holiday
Anthony has his Paris holiday all planned out.
- Picking our wedding flowers
Perrine has opted for a country-style wedding, with matching flowers.
- Police check
Janine is stopped for a routine police check.
- Ready for the zombie apocalypse
Sébastien explains how he and his friends will deal with the imminent zombie apocalypse.
- Rebooking a flight
Patrice calls Easyplane to postpone his flight
- Sailing in the Caribbean
Patrick and Sébastien are planning a sailing tour of some of Caribbean islands.
Marc considers the photographic phenomenon of the selfie.
- Selling stamps
Christophe needs help to sell a stamp collection.
- Spanish cooking
Jean-Luc cooked a Spanish meal for his friends, with mixed results!
- Splitting the bill (B1)
Lisa, Julien and Manon have to split the bill at the restaurant.
- Studying abroad
Louis decided to go study abroad next year.
- Studying for an exam
Julie, Matthieu and Laurent discuss their revision strategies.
- Synchronised swimming
Frank would love to join a synchronised swimming team.
- The best carnivals in the world
Simon asks Mathieu and Lydia what carnival they'd love to go to.
- The best concert ever!
Laura tells us about the great concert she went to yesterday
- The brass band
Alice can't wait to go and see the brass band on Sunday!
- The manga phenomenon in France
Learn more about French people's love for these Japanese comics.
- The new dad
Christophe wants to share so much with his newly born daughter.
- The play
Lucie just joined an after work drama class.
- The pleasure of traditional mail
Coralie has always loved sending and receiving letters.
- The power of love
Gaspard became a new man when he fell in love.
- The year of the Baccalauréat
Laurent is planning the year ahead to prepare his end-of-high school exams.
- Trip to Paris Free
Mélanie's sister and her husband went to Paris last year.
- Trip to the theatre
Thierry went back to the theatre last weekend.
- Two model daughters
Marina and Louise are on their best behaviour to convince their parents to let them go out.
- Watching the Olympic Games
Bruno and Flora like following the Olympics.
- What I love about my partner
Adèle talks about her partner's best features.
- What literary hero would you be?
Michel and Lisa discuss what character from a novel they'd like to be.
- When I'm retired
Bernard tells us what he'll do once he retires.
- Which band to see?
Sabrina and Angélique are deciding which band they want to go see next.
B2: Upper Intermediate French writing exercises
- "Vernon Subutex" - an opinion (B2)
Carole tells us why she loves the first volume of Virginie Despentes's trilogy.
- (Scary) Bedtime stories
Jasmine talks to her partner Nicolas about the type of bedtime stories he is telling their son.
- A busy weekend ahead
Olivier sums up his busy schedule for the weekend.
- A day in the countryside Free
Marie tells about spending last weekend in the countryside with her daughters
- A little lost dog
Sébastien helped a lost dog find his home.
- A networking New Year's Eve
Jacques has to go to a networking party for work on New Year's Eve.
- A nice table "à la française"
Jacqueline explains the intricacies of setting the table the French way.
- A nightmare journey Free
Josiane and Robert explain why they're an hour late to their friends' place.
- A perfect interview (B2)
Léo's just had the best job interview of his life!
- A professional phone call
Sonia Martel is talking to M. Delarue's executive assistant.
- A slippery drive
Un trajet en voiture glissant Richard struggled to get to work this morning: everything was frozen!
- A surprise gift
Gaspard remembers a special gift he made for his mother when he was a boy.
- A year full of changes
Annette reflects back on the last year and its ups and downs.
- At the dry cleaner's
Eric brought his favourite suit jacket to the dry cleaner's.
- At the football [US: soccer] game
Henri took his dad to a football [US:soccer] game for Father's Day.
- At the garage sale
Patrick explains to Amelle how to find bargains.
- At the repair shop
Sabrina needs help with her laptop.
- At university
Léa and Laura bump into each other at their new university.
- Autumn/Winter 2020 trends
Discover the Autumn/Winter 2020 fashion trends.
- Bad Movie Review
Mauvaise critique de film Bernadette delivers a scathing movie review.
- Bastille Day in France
Mathilde remembers how she used to celebrate Bastille Day with her family.
- Bouldering in Fontainebleau
Irène loves spending the day rock-climbing in Fontainebleau.
- Brasserie La Coupole
Vincent always eats here when he's in Paris.
- British National Museums
National museums are free in the UK, as Paul happily found out.
- Building a snowman
Martine and Bastien enjoyed building a snowman.
- Car breakdown
Julien's car broke down at the most inconvenient time.
- Congratulations on your degree!
Thomas's aunt and uncle send him an email to congratulate him on getting his Master degree.
- Conversation between friends
Friends Simon and Isabelle are catching up.
- DIY with Dad
Émilie loved spending time in her father's shed.
- Extreme cosmetic surgery
Anella had several operations to look like her idol, the Barbie doll.
- Family Reunion
At a family reunion, Lea sees her aunt Patricia for the first time in years.
- Fatherly pride
Luc is so proud of his daughter's stage debut.
- Fighting lockdown blues
Samia did everything she could to cheer up her grandmother Janine during lockdown.
- Finding the perfect anniversary gift
Jean-Paul is listing his gift ideas for his wife on their anniversary.
- First night out after Baby
Romane couldn't wait to go out with her girlfriends again!
- Garip Ay's amazing paintings
Les peintures extraordinaires de Garip Ay Jean-Pierre tells us about the work of this fascinating Turkish artist.
- Getting ready for the holiday [US: vacation]
Bastien and Alicia are getting ready for tomorrow's departure.
- Giving back
Especially during the holiday season, it's good to give back to those less fortunate than us...
- Going lily-of-the-valley picking
Jean-Pierre's family goes to pick lily-of-the-valley every year.
- Happy Father's Day!
Sabrina has prepared the perfect Father's Day for her dad.
A weather forecast on one of the hottest days of the year.
- High cost of cigarette packaging change
Learn about the cost of the new policy on cigarette packaging in France.
- Holiday [US: Vacation] in French-speaking Switzerland (B2)
Irène tells Jules how delighted she was by her trip to French-speaking Switzerland.
- Holidaying abroad: pros and cons
Sébastien weighs up his pros and cons of going abroad for the holiday.
- Horse riding on the beach
Iris discovered the joy of horse riding by the sea.
- How I met your mother
Julien tells his children how he met their mother Émilie.
- How to become an official candidate in the French presidential election?
Learn about the French electoral process to become a presidential candidate.
- I can't find my shirt!
Claire and Julien are almost ready to go out...except for Julien's missing shirt!
- In a clothes store
Dans un magasin de vêtements Patrick complains to the sales assistant about a defective item.
- In the woods with my dog Ulysse
Gaëlle enjoys her walks through the woods with her dog Ulysse.
- Jean-Pierre Bacri
Yann and Élodie loved the great French actor who passed away in 2021.
- Living abroad
Bastien thinks that living abroad can only enrich one's life.
- Lockdown letters (B2)
Alexandre has been sending letters to his grandmother during lockdown.
- Long time no see! (B2)
Marina and her cousin Tom catch up after quite a while.
- Louise Bourgeois
Marie-Claire tells us about her favourite French artist.
- Mice invasion
Invasion de souris Lisa and Paul are discussing options to get rid of Lisa's mice.
- My car is a real wreck!
Yann's car has so many problems!
- My dream invention
Sonia asks Sylvie what invention she'd dream to see becoming a reality.
- My first Easter memory
Alexandre remembers the first time he went egg hunting.
- My grandmother's rosebushes
Lucie tells us about her grandmother's beloved and reknowned rosebushes
- My kids' back to school day
Claire is getting ready for the kids' first day back to school.
- My life is a hashtag
Sébastien explains why hashtags are so important in his life.
- My mother's favourite singer
Patricia tells us about her mum's passion for French singer Serge Lama and what she would love to be able to do for her
- My passion for French cuisine
James presents some of the reasons why he loves French cooking.
- My plan for the day of my exam
French B2 Freeform Writing Exercise
- My sense of direction
Joseph and Sabrina discuss their more or less deficient sense of direction.
- My sister the future pianist
Lucas's sister has always dreamed of playing piano.
- New vs old technologies
Les technologies nouvelles contre les technologies anciennes Enzo asks retiree Gertrude her opinion on new technologies.
- New wallpaper in the dining room
Josiane explains her choice of new wallpaper for the dining room.
- Nostalgia: pros and cons
Noémie and Alain discuss the pros and cons of nostalgia.
- On Valentine's Day, beware of faux pas!
Henri gives us tips to pick the right Valentine's Day's present.
- Our "grown-up" hobbies (B2)
Viviane and Luc tell us about their respective hobbies: adult colouring and homebrewing.
- Our camper holiday [US: RV vacation]
Élodie and her cousin Sarah had the best time on their camper holiday [US: RV vacation].
- Our holiday [US:vacation] in Wallonia
Daniel and Claire are planning their visit to Wallonia [re: French-speaking Belgium].
- Our new house's renovations
Jacques and his partner Louise are planning their new house's renovations.
- Our plans for Valentine's Day
Barnabé and Samia discuss their Valentine's Day plans.
- Pears in red wine and cassis
Here's chef Paul Bocuse's famous (and delicious) "Poires à la Beaujolaise" recipe.
- Planning a camping trip
Patricia and Alexandre are planning their camping weekend.
- Playing video games
Quentin and Lise are playing a racing video game together.
- Pre-date stress
Luc was really nervous last week ahead of his date with the amazing Olivia !
- Public Transport
François discovered the joys of public transport when moving from a small village to Paris.
- Stendhal syndrome
Learn more about this fascinating, if controversial, affliction.
- Thanksgiving celebrations
Adam and his friends are making their own Thanksgiving dinner this year.
- The adventures of Fantômette
Marie has always loved the character of Fantômette!
- The best hotel booking
Olivier had the most amazing hotel experience!
- The mental load
Emma explains how the bulk of household organisational tasks tends to fall on women's shoulders.
- The Nice Carnaval
Le Carnaval de Nice Guillaume plans on going to the famous Nice Carnaval this year.
- The worst holiday [US: vacation] ever!
Amandine tells us about her very disappointing holiday [US: vacation]!
- Train mishap
Lisa missed her stop on her way to work!
- Trouble on the way to holiday [US: vacation]
On the road to go on holiday [US: vacation], Christophe and Laure's car engine overheated.
- Visiting my best friend
Juliette wants to visit her best friend Pierre who moved away last year.
- Water damage
Noémie and Samuel investigate a water leak in their flat [US: apartment].
- Welcome to Bordeaux's Tourist Office Free
Bordeaux's Tourist Office introduces us to the city's best touristic attractions
- What is joual?
Learn about this typical French Canadian way of speaking.
- What monster would you be?
Suzanne asks David, Agathe and Hugo what monsters they'd like to be.
- What to get Mum [US Mom]?
Daniel and his girlfriend Olivia decide what to get his mother for her birthday.
- Where to study
Italian student Mateo finally picked the country where he wants to study.
- Women's vote in France
Le vote des femmes en France Catherine and Blanche tell us about the first time they were allowed to vote in 1945.
C1: Advanced French writing exercises
- A bad matchmaker
Sophie tells us about her failed attempt at matchmaking.
- A chilling story
A young couple had just moved into a huge manor...
- A dissatisfied customer
Monsieur Dubois writes to complain about not receiving an order.
- A drunken evening
Christophe had quite an eventful evening!
- A ghost story
Hugo is visiting his mother on All Saint's Day.
- A last minute request
Isabelle's colleague keeps making her miserable...
- A lovely encounter
On her daily walk, Audrey met a furry little friend in need of help...
- A snow storm to remember
Lily recalls last year's snow storm.
- A sudden reappearance
French C1 Freeform Writing Exercise
- A wedding proposal
David tells us how he planned to propose to his girlfriend.
- Advice for new pet owners
Laurent asks people for their advice on welcoming a new pet at home.
- Alberto Giacometti
Jean-Louis and Samuel discuss the famous Swiss artist.
- Alice and the Caterpillar (Alice in Wonderland)
Alice meets the mysterious Caterpillar in this adapted excerpt from "Alice in Wonderland"
- An animal tale
By a lovely winter morning, Henri the hare meets poorly Lili the rabbit.
- Anna's birthday party
Clément discusses the organisation of his daughter's birthday party with his friend Charlotte.
- Anne of Brittany (C1)
Learn about the extraordinary woman who was crowned Queen of France twice.
- At the ski resort
Paul needs to get ski gear for himself and his family.
- At the water park
The whole family is having a good time at the water park.
- At uncle Robert's 70th birthday
Laura catches up with her cousin Charlotte at a family event.
- Back to School shopping
Viviane and Christian try and get everything on their children's school supply list.
- Bathroom chat
Bruno and Sonia are having a chat in the bathroom.
- Californian dream
Olivia had always dreamt of discovering California...why wait any longer? In this text, use Le Passé Simple when appropriate.
- Camping in the woods Free
Nathalie enjoys camping in the middle of the woods.
- Coco Chanel
A short biography of this extraordinary woman who became a fashion icon.
- Complaining about a hotel room
Gérard is not happy with the state of his hotel room and complains to the receptionist
- Coping with the heatwave
Emma asks how Simon and his pregnant girlfriend Christelle coped with the extreme heat.
- Deep-sea diving in Martinique
Léonard took his new wife Sophie deep-sea diving in Martinique.
- Discovering Guadeloupe
Alicia takes us on a tour of some of Guadeloupe's tourist spots.
- Drôme provençale, a little piece of heaven
Vincent tells us about this beautiful region in the South of France.
- Easter plans
Julia hopes Easter will be nicer this year!
- Édith Piaf
Here's a short biography of one of France's most beloved singers.
- Engagement dinner's speech
The bride's father thanks the guests for attending and announces the evening programme.
- Engagement surprise
Louise enjoys an unexpected visit at her engagement party.
- Family Zoom Call
Laurent tries to coordinate a Zoom call with his mother and grandparents.
- Financial advice (C1)
Alicia had a meeting with her financial advisor.
- First day back to school
Sabrina tells us what she'll do on her children's first day back to school.
- Fishing with my father Free
Julien remembers going fishing with his dad when he was young.
- French Mobile Phone Habits
We're taking a look at the importance of mobile phones in French people's lives.
- Gardening weekend
Jean-Pierre had a busy weekend taking care of his garden.
- Gastronomical review
French C1 Freeform Writing Exercise
- Gluten-free living
Alexandre tells us how he dealt with his newly discovered gluten allergy.
- Gustave Moreau Museum
Claire tells us about her fascination for 19th-century symbolist painter Gustave Moreau.
- Holidaying in July
July is a hard time to organise holiday [US: vacation] for, as Martine and Sam found out!
- How to take the best portrait photos
Sylvie gives Jacques some tips to improve his portrait photos.
- If only I'd won the lottery!
Vincent shares what he would have done with the lottery money if he'd won.
- If you could learn anything instantly...
Irène, Julien and Pascal answer the question.
- In the Jura mountains with my dog
Stéphane recommends going on a mountain holiday [US: vacation] with your dog.
- In the lives of the writers of French romance novels
Discover what the life of a French writer of romance novels looks like
- Last-minute hesitations
François is torn between his love for Marianne and his duty to the Duchess who he's about to marry.
- Letter to my daughter
Marc writes a love letter to his newborn baby girl.
- Letter to Santa
Timothée writes to Santa, hoping he's been good enough this year...
- Missed plane!
Bastien missed his morning flight to Paris!
- Missing a friend's Hen [US: Bachelorette] Party
Manquer l'EVJF d'une amie
- Moana's French voice-over's interview
Paul interviews Cerise Calixte, the French actress who gave her voice to Disney's Moana (Vaiana in the French version).
- My family's Hallowe'en
Martin tells us about his family's Hallowe'en traditions.
- My Son's School Trip Transformation
Naomi wondered about her son's strange behaviour after his school trip to France...
- Not the festival type
Jean-Marc discovered that outdoor festivals were really not his thing!
- Ode to my favourite uncle
Simon writes a loving text to his favourite uncle.
- Of the difficulties of learning French (C1)
Mike and Jane discuss the challenges they encountered learning French.
- Our baby's progress
Christophe can't believe how fast his baby daughter is growing up.
- Paris Catacombs Visit: Juliette's review
Juliette reviews her visit of Paris's Catacombs.
- Paris's Haussmannian revolution
Learn about the architectural revolution that took place in Paris in the 19th century.
- Planning mishap
Fabienne and Pascal were to meet Charlotte and Cyril to go to the cinema...except they showed up an hour late! What happened?
- Playground battle
Thomas and Alex fought an epic battle in the school playground.
- Police Station Dialogue
Detective Jacques Poireau is interviewing a murder suspect.
- Pompidou Centre Free
History of this unique building
- Real daredevils!
Patricia's twins have a loyalty card at the local hospital...
- Review of the iPhone 8 Plus
Christine reviews the disappointing new iPhone 8 Plus.
- Roxy's bath
Giving a bath to her dog Roxy is really no picnic for Lisa!
- Summer recipes
Marielle shares her favourite summer dishes with us.
- Taking the children to the park
Overwhelmed dad Luc tells us about the challenge that is taking the kids to the park.
- Taking the driving license test
Irène is taking her driving license test.
- The "Veuve Clicquot"
Here's the story of how widow Barbe-Nicole Clicquot created one of the most famous champagne brands in the world.
- The benefits of music
Mathieu tells us about the benefits of music.
- The city of the future
Yann asked people what they imagine cities will look like in the future.
- The feminist revolutionary Olympe de Gouges
Bastien tells us about this extraordinary humanist writer from 18th century France.
- The flower fair
Damien and his family really enjoyed their visit to the flower fair.
- The Lumberjack - Part 1
Here's an original Christmas story about a lumberjack who lived in the North Pole...
- The Lumberjack - Part 2
Who left those tiny footprints? Here's the end of our original Christmas story!
- The town of Gruyères
Sébastien had a lovely time visiting the famous Swiss town.
- Unicycle passion
Yvette tells us about the day when her passion for unicycling was born.
- What's a good mother?
Julie has been getting much contradictory advice since she became a mother.
- Who's your favourite football [US:soccer] player?
Bertrand and Léa discuss their favourite French football [US:soccer] players.
- Why did I become a vet?
Jean-Luc tells us what made him choose this profession.
- Writer's Block
Lucille talks about coping mechanisms to circumvent the dreaded writer's block.