Feed on
Posts

IMG_8811.jpg

Today, I won’t be the one speaking. My daughter Micaela, nearly 15, asked me if she could tell you about her French class. She started lycée this year. In French class, as for every class, there is program to follow. The first part of this program is poetry, starting from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Micaela’s teacher has elected to have them study examples of « Poésie lyrique » (the one written with verses) in class and « Poésie en prose » (in which there are no verses) at home by asking them to read « Le parti pris des choses » from Francis Ponge. She’s going to tell you about discovering this author and reading his « recueil de poèmes » at home. At the end of the reading there’s been a test in class and Micaela is also supposed to write a poem « à la manière de » Francis Ponge. We are on holidays now, she has to give her poem to the teacher when she comes back to the lycée. 

 

All the information about the transcript is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

 

1906-Antoine-Lescombe_8627.jpg

In September, I met Antoine Lescombe. He’s a luthier. He rented me a small viola da gamba for Lisa. I asked him if he would agree to speak about his work for the podcast. He said yes! I was very happy. Antoine Lescombe is the head of a workshop with 3 others luthiers in Caen, Normandy. His « atelier de lutherie » makes violions, restores and takes care of insturments. Antoine Lescombe also adjusts intruments for demanding professionnals.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy his nice way of speaking, so it’s him that you are going to hear in the second part of this podcast. In this episode he tells us about the typical day of an instrument maker. What would you bet his favourite part of the day is? morning afternoon or late evening? You will get the answer. 

All the information about the transcript is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

 

1903-photos-tous-objets6jc76.jpg

I hope you are well and happy.
All the information about the transcript is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

The rentrée was so intense that I totally forgot to tell about the things that I brought back from my holidays. They were, all of them in a tote bag, hidden under my desk. I discovered it last week-end when I decided to tidy my work place. What’s in that bag? I asked myself.

I found some paper cords, some paper bags to cook chicken in your oven, maps of the Jura region, my summer note book. Taking this things out of the bag gave me an idea. I could take each thing out of the bag in front of my camera for you my listener. This is how this episode became a video episode on the Cultivate Your French YouTube channel. As it is a slow French podcast, I decided that I could not overwhelm you with too much things. So I concentrate on the things about Paris. 

1900_0286.jpg

Last week-end, automn really began in France. Saturday morning was rather sunny. Micaela and I went to the Saint-Michel area to run some errands. We walked from Chatelet to Odéon, and back.  Then we quickly went to rue de Rome near Saint-Lazare. Rue de Rome is known for its luthier workshops and music bookshops. We bought the books Felicia will need this year for her music class. We came back home a late. Lisa was expecting my return to ask me a specific question...

All the information about the transcripts and the notes is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

1897-rentree-lisa-sac.jpg

My three daughters came back to school on September 1st. At last. They were the three of them very happy, sometimes for different reasons. 
In this episode, I tell you about their grade, their first impressions and how they live the fact to wear a mask all day long. 

 

All the information about the transcript is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

IMG_8618bpbo1.jpg

These few weeks in Paris before going back to school were very intense. I felt an urge to visit as many places as we could. We visited Le Louvre, we went to La Sainte-Chapelle as Claire told us that it was wonderful to see the light through the stained glass windows, we visited the Musée Bourdelle (a very nice place for a calm moment in Paris) and one morning I suggested that we could go to the Tour Eiffel. The girls were a little bit tired of this Paris craziness, but Alice, Lisa’s friend who was we us for the day, was on my side. 
Be ready for an escape, today’s episode takes you to the Tour Eiffel! 

 

All the information about the transcript is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

IMG_844370yrl.jpg

This is Laetitia and you are listening to Cultivate Your French, ONE slow episode of One Thing In a French Day podcast every week. 

I hope you are well and happy.

On a Friday evening of August, Micaela and I met my friend Claire for a walk in the Quartier Latin. Claire is a student, she studied Middle Ages at the Sorbonne, and she is now studying paleography at the prestigious Ecole des Chartes in Paris. We started our walk on the Ile de la Cité. We saw Notre-Dame, La Sainte-Chapelle, Le musée de Cluny and La Sorbonne. Today’s episode takes place in rue Soufflot. Who was Jacques-Germain Soufflot? This is what you are going to discover, among other facts, in today’s episode. 

All the information about the transcripts is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

IMG_83816tdt9.jpg

This is Laetitia and you are listening to Cultivate Your French, ONE slow episode of One Thing In a French Day podcast every week. 

I hope you are well and happy.

We came back from our holidays in Jura. Micaela left two days later to spend a week with a friend of hers in Montélimar. Felicia, Lisa and I went to Louvre during that week. We were with my friend France and her daughter Maya. Maya is found of Egyptian Antiquities. After spending almost two hours in the Egyptian section, I suggested that we could say hello to La Joconde. This what you are going to listen today’s episode. 

All the information about the transcript is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

IMG_816961bda.jpg

This is Laetitia and you are listening to Cultivate Your French podcast, the slow version of One Thing In A French Day. Cultivate Your French is an easy way to improve your comprehension of the French language as we speak it in France. 

We really enjoyed each minute of our holidays. I remember the time during the confinement when we were not sure to be allowed to go on holidays. 
Today, you are going to listen to little nice moments of our stay in Jura. 
and then we’ll go back to Paris until the end of  the summer. 

 

All the information about the transcripts is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

1882-13_829198diy.jpg

During the second week of our holidays in Jura, we did something that I was eager to do : we spent the day with a baker at the Pont-des-vents mill. Bruno, the baker, mills his own flour, bakes bread in the old oven and sells it at the mill or on markets. Receiving people and making bread with them is part of the project he set with the village of Montfleur who owns the 18th century mill.  And he loves receiving people! We really had a wonderful day. This is what you are going to listen in today’s episode. 

 

All the information about the transcript is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

- Older Posts »

Play this podcast on Podbean App