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You know that there is a big construction site in front of our building. Last week-end some workers dismantled one of the tower cranes. It was crane number 3. There were 5 cranes on the site. 
I was wondering how they would do this. I had imagined that maybe an helicopter could be involved. No, of course, they used another crane. I was able to witness all this show as it started early in the morning, before my kung-fu class. 
Two men got on the jib of the crane to take apart the counterweights. It was breathtaking to watch! 
I was surprised that it went so fast. A lorry was expecting down the crane and received the different parts. 
The disappearition of this crane is the first sign that things are now different on the construction site. Another part of the story begins. This is what you are going to hear in today’s episode. 

My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France. I have also been running the podcast One Thing In A French Day since 2006

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

 

 

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This morning Lisa had an appointment with a cardiologist in the 17 th arrondissement. Nothing serious. 
The 17 th is not far from our home. We walked to Pont de Levallois and took the métro there, line 3. This morning there was no barges on the Seine when we crossed the bridge. I love when there are péniches. it’s a little game that I invented : le jeu des péniches. If you see one, you win. if you don’t see any, you lose. Well, we lost this morning. 
Lisa and I got off at Wagram station. We were early for the appointment, so we opened our eyes and watched what was around us. This is what you are going to hear in today’s episode. 

My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France. I have also been running the podcast One Thing In A French Day since 2006

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

 

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When the first lockdown ended in France, in May 2020, the government created the « coup de pouce », the little help if you prefer. It’s a financial help to encourage people to use their bike more often. 
This period was incredible for the use of bikes in cites. New cycles lanes were created in a few days around Paris. We could see teams of workmen painting the yellow lines everywhere. Including in our neighbourhood. 
Last week, a neighbour of mine, Bin, and a friend of mine, Maryam, both suggested that I use the « coup de pouce » for my bike. To benefit from this measure I called Fabrice, the repairman they both knew. 
My appointment was this morning. Fabrice is a repairman that comes to your home. He has everything with him. 
When we met, he happily told me that he would do his best to improve the brakes of my vintage Peugeot bike. This is where the episode starts today. 

My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France. I have also been running the podcast One Thing In A French Day since 2006
All the information about the transcripts, notes and photos is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

 

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This month, on One Thing In A French Day, I release every Monday an episode with Nathalie Iris, the bookseller that I met last year during lockdown. She tells us about books that she has enjoyed. If you don’t feel confident enough, these books might be a little bit difficult to read. The book I’m telling about in this episode is not difficult at all, I find it very interesting and it can be a tremendous help to improve your daily life vocabulary or your daily life sentences. It does not take place in France, but the writer is French and really sees things as a French person. 

What books have you read in French? Why did you like them? I’m curious, please don’t hesitate to give some titles in the comments of my blogpost « I read books in French » at

This month, on One Thing In A French Day, I release every Monday an episode with Nathalie Iris, the bookseller that I met last year during lockdown. She tells us about books that she has enjoyed. If you don’t feel confident enough, these books might be a little bit difficult to read. The book I’m telling about in this episode is not difficult at all, I find it very interesting and it can be a tremendous help to improve your daily life vocabulary or your daily life sentences. It does not take place in France, but the writer is French and really sees things as a French person. 

What books have you read in French? Why did you like them? I’m curious, please don’t hesitate to give some titles in the comments of my blogpost « I read books in French » at www.cultivateyourfrench.com in the blog section. 

My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France. I have also been running the podcast One Thing In A French Day since 2006

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

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In France, there is a franco-german TV channel. It’s called Arte. Everything is different on Arte. It’s a cultural and european channel. 

A few weeks ago, the show En Thérapie started on Arte who produced the show with 2 famous filmmakers : Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache . It’s an adaptation of an israelian TV show. And the title can be translated by « In treatment ». Each episode takes place on a different day of the week and is about the session of a character with Docteur Dayan, a psychiatrist. On Mondays, it’s Ariane. She’s a doctor and works at the hospital. The show starts right after the November 2015 Paris attacks. 

The show has a tremendous success in France. Maybe because we all feel like we need to speak as life is so different these days. In today’s episode, I’m going to tell you about how the actress that plays Ariane showed up different times in my life this month. 

My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France. I have also been running the podcast One Thing In A French Day since 2006

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

 

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