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A few weeks ago, during the summer, my friend Lorena and I went to Versailles. We were given the permission to record for the podcast in the gardens. Maybe one day, we will get it to record in the castle itself. 
We went to Versailles by train, it’s 30 minutes away from Gare Saint-Lazare. 
Did Louis XIV make the most of the gardens? This is the question I asked Lorena. 

You are listening to Cultivate Your French podcast One Slow French episode every week. 
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. 
All the information about the transcript,notes and photos is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

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Have you heard about the Arc de triomphe being wrapped in silvery blue fabric? 
It’s a temporary artwork from the artists (now dead) Christo and Jeanne-Claude. 
The Arc de triomphe as we usually see it disappeared under pleated fabric and red ropes. The artwork will be dismantled on October 3rd. On a sunny afternoon, I went there to have a look at this artwork. It’s strange. I don’t know yet what to think about it. The Arc de triomphe is a monument mainly related to wars, so maybe it’s like a pause in its history and the chance to see it differently. 
This episode is recorded on the spot! You can hear the furious traffic of this enormous roundabout that is La place Charles de Gaulle where is located the Arc de triomphe. 
I also tell you about how the press reacted in France about this wrapping!

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

 

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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.

This week, I answer to the following question : how to work your French with Cultivate Your French podcast? 
The podcast is not a class or a lesson, it’s like an audio blog in French. I share with you a small slice of my Life in France. The aim is to keep up with your comprehension of the French language or to simply improve it.

Cultivate Your French is half way through your textbook and France!

But the podcast can also be a very good tool to work on your French.

In this episode I share with you 5 tips to work on your French with the podcast. 
This episode is longer than usual and is dense on the subject of learning. I will read the text to you slowly, one time. 

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Yes, this is La rentrée. My three girls are back to school, but as they are in lycée and collège their timetable changes from day to day. When they leave in the morning, they say « A tout à l’heure Maman! ». I have to quickly ask « A quelle heure? ». Sometimes it’s one hour later, sometimes 3 hours later, etc. 
Or they might not leave at all in the morning. For example, Lisa doesn’t go to the collège on Monday mornings. 
So, last Monday, she came with me to do some shopping at Monoprix. This is where we met La vieille dame qui faisait ses courses. 
You are listening to Cultivate Your French podcast One Slow French episode every week. 

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. 

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

 

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Last week, I went to Nathalie Iris’s bookshop in La Garenne-Colombes. This is close to where we live. 
Nathalie also regularly presents books on TV in the show Télématin. She’s also very active in her bookshop where there are often book signatures with famous authors. We met during the first confinement and since then, to our delight, she talks about books on the podcast One Thing In A French Day. 
We met last week to talk about « la rentrée littéraire ». This is a big event in France and this is the subject of today’s podcast. 
I’m sure you are going to enjoy meeting with Nathalie in this episode. Don’t you think that we can hear her smiling in her voice.

You are listening to Cultivate Your French podcast One Slow French episode every week. 
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. 

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

 

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