Podcast #46 – Discover the French Education System (Part 3)


Last Updated: May 23, 2023

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Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the forty-sixth episode of the Talk in French Podcast!

This podcast is intended for beginner to intermediate French language learners and French culture enthusiasts. For advanced level learners, I also have an all-French Podcast which you would probably enjoy more. You can check the Advanced Podcast here. 

french school system part 3 middle school

In this episode:

  • French School System Part 3: Le collège (middle school)
  • Why you should pronounce English words with a French accent in France
  • Some French words and expressions

What's in this Podcast?

French Travel and Culture

Discover some interesting aspects of French travel and culture.

Vocabulary and Expressions

Learn useful French vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.

French Grammar Explanation

Get to know important grammar points and learn how to use it.

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French Vocabulary Included in This Episode:

la pomme apple
le pommier apple tree  
l’avocat (m) avocado  
la cerise cherry
le citron lemon
pamplemousse grapefruit
la pêche peach 
le seigle rye
le maïs corn
l’orange (f ) orange

French Expressions from This Podcast Episode:

Avoir du pain sur la planche To have work to do
_x000B_Prendre de la bouteille To take some bottle
Bête curieuse Strange animal
_x000B_Sucrer les fraises Be waved by an uncontrollable tremor due to old age, alcohol or fear
Brave bête Brave beast
_x000B_Sage comme une image Well-behaved
_x000B_Faits comme des rats Trapped like rats

Language point: The English word said at the beginning of the section

  • Vanity Fair
  • Urma Thurman
  • Bradd Pitt
  • Mcdonald
  • Hollywood
  • Manhattan

French Words in the Podcast

  • la pomme - apple
  • le pommier -apple tree  
  • l’avocat (m) -avocado  
  • la cerise -cherry
  • le citron - lemon
  • pamplemousse -grapefruit
  • peach la pêche
  • rye - le seigle
  • corn - le maïs
  • orange - l’orange (f ) 

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About the author 

Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Instagram

  • I was lost in translation when living with a French Family during an exchange, the family’s dog name was: Apple, but the way it sound to me was APOLO like the greek god. T.T

    C’est rigolo quand j’ai entendu.

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