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A1: Beginner French listening exercises
- A day in Paris
Sylvie spends the day in the French capital.
- A declaration of love
Alice declares her love to her wife Katie.
- A family photo
Isabelle and her friend are looking at a family photo.
- A friendly invitation
Isabelle and Noémie discuss their afternoon plans.
- A ghost's life
The ghost of the Palace of Versailles tells us about its life.
- A little mermaid
Lovely mermaid Lana tells us about her life!
- A Luxembourg dish
Find out about one of the most traditional dishes in Luxembourg.
- A new roommate
Gabrielle welcomes her new roommate Simon.
- A snowy day
Suzanne has a cosy routine for snowy days.
- A ticket to Madrid!
Justine is booking a return flight to Madrid.
- A walk around Lille
Benoît is having a nice walk around Lille's city centre.
- A week of solidarity
Sophie does something nice for her elderly neighbour every day of the week.
- Adam's diary
Adam introduces himself and explains why he's starting a diary.
- An afternoon at the park
Nothing nicer than a sunny afternoon at the park!
- An enthusiastic student
Emma is ready to go back to school!
- Arts and crafts with my son
Isabelle loves doing arts and crafts with her little boy!
- At the bakery
Mrs Poiret goes to Mr Dulac's bakery this morning.
- At the hotel
Peter and his girlfriend check in a French hotel.
- At the market
Mrs Lepic goes to the market to buy some fresh produce.
- At the train station
Henri needs to buy some train tickets.
- Bastien's first day back at school
Bastien starts primary school today.
- Booking a hotel
Adrien is booking a hotel room.
- Cannes Film Festival
Fabien talks about the famous French film festival.
- Car ride
Laurent tells Julie that he's stuck in traffic.
- Christmas Day
Simon has his own Christmas routine.
- Christmas is near!
Christmas is coming closer and Marina has a lot to do!
- City or countryside?
Stéphane and Amélie discuss their preferences between living in a city or in the countryside.
- Cunégonde the witch
Meet the meanest witch in town!
- Describing myself
Sophie describes herself to us.
Paul tells us about his most and least favourite desserts.
- Do you know La Réunion island?
Learn a few facts about this French Overseas Territory.
- Do you like chocolate?
Eloise and Amélie talks about chocolate.
- Do you like New Year's (celebrations)?
Marie and Laura discuss their plans to celebrate New Year's Eve.
- Do you practise any sports?
Thierry and Maya talk about the sports they practise.
- Finals' routine
Marina has her exam morning routine sorted.
- Fixing the roof
Magalie has decided to fix her roof herself.
- Florence Foresti
Élodie tells us about Lyon-born, famous stand-up Florence Foresti.
- Gérard's house
Lucie interviews Gérard about his house.
- Gran's omelette
Find out how Eloise's Gran makes her omelette.
- Happy Mother's Day
Caroline enjoys her first Mother's Day!
- Hide-and-seek with Lucas
Lucie plays hide-and-seek with her toddler Lucas.
- How old are you?
Henri tells us how old he and his family are.
- Hurray for money!
Lydia loves spending money!
- I don't feel good!
Pascal meets with Lucie who doesn't feel well at all.
- I love my car!
Charlotte tells us why she loves driving.
- I love Superbus!
Sonia tells us about her favourite French band Superbus.
- In a seaside shop
Simon and Belinda are picking seaside souvenirs for their family.
- In my garden
Clara describes her garden.
- In my town
Gabrielle tells us about her town.
- In the morning
Aline tells us about her morning routine.
- Ivory Coast
Aminata shares some interesting facts about Ivory Coast.
- La météo des amies
Léa and Alice talk about today's weather in their respective cities.
- Lazy holiday [US: vacation]
Lucie likes being lazy when she's on holiday [US: vacation] at home.
- Looking for a job
Patrick is looking for an accounting job.
- Lyon's Light Festival
Julien enjoys Lyon's Light Festival at Christmas.
- Mardi Gras's costumes
Julie tells us about her favourite Mardi Gras costumes.
- Marie in France
What does Marie do when she's on a typical holiday [US: vacation]?
- Marseille's football [US: soccer] club
Patrick is a big fan of the Olympique de Marseille, the city's football [US: soccer] club.
- Morning chat
Rosalie and Martin meet at the breakfast table.
- Movie Night
Louis and Anne are getting ready for a nice movie night at home.
- My autumn clothes
Lucie loves her autumn clothes!
- My beauty routine
Anaïs tells us about her beauty routine.
- My beloved dad
Charlotte tells about her beloved dad.
- My beloved family
Marina talks about her beloved family.
- My beloved mother
Aurélie tells us about her mother.
- My country
Refugee Mina sometimes misses her home country.
- My family
Sébastien tells us about his family.
- My family's favourite French-speaking singers
Stéphanie tells us which (female) Francophone singers are her family's favourites.
- My favourite bakery
Camille explains why she loves her local bakery.
- My favourite chocolate
Vincent and Judith have their own favourite types of chocolate.
- My favourite drinks
Aline and Manuel tell us what their favourite drinks are.
- My favourite French regions
Aurélie wrote this little poem about her favourite French regions.
- My favourite type of monument
Patrick and Solange are discussing what type of monument they prefer visiting.
- My house
Sophie describes her lovely little house.
- My international friends
Lucie introduces her friends from all around the world.
- My language routine
Lisa has a great routine to improve her English.
- My life in the Pyrenees mountains
Estelle lives in the Pyrenees mountains, in Southwestern France.
- My lovely dogs
Florian tells us about his 2 dogs Gus and Laika.
- My Netflix evenings
Amélie loves watching Netflix in the evening.
- My new resolutions
Amélie tells us about her New Year's resolutions.
- My son and his books
Noémie's son has a passion for books !
- My summer holiday [US: vacation]
Paul is travelling to the USA this summer.
- My Thanksgiving
Stella explains what she likes about Thanksgiving.
- My travel money abroad
Patricia tells us about the different types of travel money she uses abroad.
- My Valentine's day schedule
Sonia has many things to do before her Valentine's date with Luc.
- Nantes's Machines de l'île
Danielle loves Nantes's mechanical menagerie attraction.
- No Hallowe'en for me!
Grumpy Gérard tells us why he hates Hallowe'en.
- November 11 commemorations
Alice explains France's November 11 commemorations.
- On a terrace
Julien and Laure order drinks on a terrace.
- On the bus
Thomas needs help figuring out the right bus stop.
- On the Promenade des Anglais in Nice
Cindy enjoys a nice walk along Nice's famous seaside promenade.
- Ordering a pizza
Lucas orders pizzas for everyone.
- Our Christmas feast
Marie is in charge of this year's Christmas dinner, and there's a lot to do!
- Our favourite Alsatian dishes
Sophie and Alex are talking about their favourite Alsatian dishes.
- Picking a restaurant
Marina and Joël decide where to go for dinner.
- Pierre the YouTube star
Lisa's son Pierre is a millionaire at only 8 years old thanks to YouTube.
- Pocket money
Sarah tells us about her pocket money.
- Postcard from France
Émilie sends a postcard from France to her friend Sarah.
- Professional basketball player
Jordan talks about his job as a professional basketball player.
- Quasimodo introduces himself
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame introduces himself.
- Recycling is good!
Sylvie tells us why recycling is a good thing.
- Sharing out the chores
Lisa tells us how chores are shared out in her house.
- Skiing with school
Émilie tells us about her skiing school trip.
- Stéphanie introduces herself
Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae introduces himself. (voiced by Kwiziq voice actor Geoffrey)
- Sunday cake making
Stéphanie likes to make cakes with her daughter Pauline on Sundays.
- Sunday lunch
Tamara is at the market to buy food for Sunday lunch.
- Taking care of the house
Lucie takes care of domestic tasks.
- The good things in life
Valérie shares her tips to make herself feel better.
- The Sun7 Beach of Marie-Galante
Élise loves this beach restaurant on the island of Marie-Galante in Guadeloupe.
- To pick dinner
Philippe and Sonia are discussing what to have for dinner.
- Too bad!
Marie tells Tom why she can't come to Lucie's party tonight.
- TV or not TV?
Mathilde and Amélie have opposite views on watching TV.
- Visiting Geneva
Danielle is enjoying her visit to Geneva in Switzerland.
- Visiting my grandparents
Xavier visits his grandparents every Saturday.
- Weekend in Bruges
Olivia is spending a magical weekend in lovely Bruges.
- What are they wearing today?
Amélie describes the way her friends are dressed today.
- What do you like eating in the fall?
Lucie tells us what her favourite autumn food is.
- What's your favourite mean of transport?
Mia and Yoan discuss their favourite means of transport.
- Where are you?
Pierre is lost and needs directions.
- Where's the cathedral?
Camille asks for directions on the street in France.
- Where's the Eiffel tower, please?
Janine gives directions to a group of tourists lost in Paris.
- Cher journal
Discover Lisa's daily routine while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Entretien avec un vampire
Check out this interview inspired by Anne Rice's novel to practise your French listening and reading comprehension.
- James se présente
Listen to this interview of James while practising your A1 French reading and listening comprehension.
- La Comptine des Vêtements
Practise your A1 French listening skills with a nursery rhyme about clothing.
- Marie in France
Enjoy a day in France while practising your A1 French reading and listening comprehension.
- Petits Portraits entre Amis
Discover these portraits of six friends while practising your reading and listening comprehension.
- Une semaine bien chargée
Discover Sylvain and Tina's plans for the week, while practising your French A1 reading and listening comprehension.
- Vive l'automne !
Find out why fall is the best season, while practising your French A1 reading and listening comprehension.
- Vive l'hiver !
Find out why winter is the best season, while practising your French A1 reading and listening comprehension.
- Vive le chocolat !
Enjoy this little poem by Aurélie for chocolate lovers everywhere, while practising your A1 French reading and listening comprehension.
- Vive le printemps !
Find out why spring is the best season, while practising your French A1 reading and listening comprehension.
A2: Lower Intermediate French listening exercises
- A busy day - part 1
Marc tells us about the busy day he has ahead of him!
- A busy day - part 2
Marc tells us about the busy day he has ahead of him!
- A December tradition
Solène remembers what she and her mother used to do every December.
- A difficult return
Elizabeth isn't looking forward to going back to work.
- A great cleaning company
Esther talks to Amélie about a great cleaning agency.
- A hectic dinner!
Caroline tells us about last night's hectic dinner!
- A lazy morning
Gabrielle and her boyfriend Cyril had a lazy morning.
- A little girl's bedroom
Louise has just redecorated her daughter's room.
- A missed invitation
Romain tells Sophie why he can't go to Lisa's birthday party.
- A perfect anniversary
Marielle had the most perfect anniversary.
- A present for everyone!
Henriette tells us what Christmas presents she got for her relatives.
- A ride in a hot air balloon
Learn more about the origin of hot air balloons and join us for a ride!
- A successful birthday party!
Florence's son had a space-themed party for his birthday!
- A very simple Thanksgiving
Christina's Thanksgiving has to be simpler this year, but everyone is helping!
- A walk around town
Marie took her English cousin Peter on a walk around the village.
- A walk in the woods
Sabrina went for a long walk in the snowy woods.
- A week of chores
Laurent had a busy week taking care of the household chores.
- A wrong number
Lucas called the wrong number!
- A young first aider
Benjamin was 13 when he saved his brothers' lives.
- All Saints' Day in France
Learn how French people celebrate All Saints' Day.
- An amazing hotel!
Margaux is delighted with the hotel she spent the weekend at.
- Arnaud the traveller
Charlotte tells us about her friend Arnaud who loves traveling.
- Around the barbecue
Stéphane and Aline have a chat around the barbecue.
- At breakfast
Lucie is grumpy this morning at the breakfast table.
- At Music Day
Samuel really enjoyed Music Day this year.
- At Sarlat's tourist office
Éric is asking for info to visit Perigord's famous medieval city.
- At the Château de Cheverny
Laurence visited one of the most famous Loire Valley Castles.
- At the circus
Adeline went to the circus yesterday and tells us all about it!
- At the dentist's
Liliane is at the dentist's for a toothache.
- At the doctor's
Mrs Potin goes to see the doctor for a cold.
- At the florist's
Greg wants to buy some flowers for his Valentine.
- At the garage
Laura brings her car to the garage.
- At the gift shop
Lydia is looking for a souvenir for her niece Hayley in Paris.
- At the Parc de la Tête d'or (English: "Park of the Golden Head") in Lyon
Sabrina took her nephew to Lyon's favourite park.
- At the restaurant
Ophélie is ordering food at the restaurant.
- At the swimming pool
Muriel went to the swimming pool yesterday.
- Bad luck at the casino
Yvan is not very happy with his first time in a casino.
- Becoming a ballerina
Gaëlle always knew she'd become a ballerina.
- Becoming an aunty!
Aurélie has become an aunt for the first time!
- Bickering between sisters
Anna and Fifi are having a heated argument.
- Billing problem
There's been a mistake on Julie and Olivier's restaurant bill.
- Celebrating Hanukkah
Rachelle celebrated the first day of Hanukkah with her son Sam.
- Chestnut trees
In the fall, Christine loves going to the woods to pick up chestnuts.
- Choosing your studies
Lisa and Marc discuss what they've chosen to study at uni.
- Christmas Eve
Here's what Yann, 8, did on Christmas Eve.
- Didier Drogba, my favourite football [US:soccer] player
A father discusses his football [US:soccer] idol Didier Drogba with his daughter.
- Dispute entre frère et sœur
Mum [US: Mom] has to get involved in an argument between Bruno and his sister Julie.
- Dune of Pilat
Sabrina saw this famous sand dune for the first time this summer.
- Easter in France
Learn about some of France's Easter traditions.
- Easter morning
Alice tells us about her children's egg hunt.
- Entretien avec une chanteuse
Arnaud interviews singer Mélanie about her latest tour.
- First encounter
Anissa remembers her first impressions of Thomas.
- Following the news
Liliane tells us how and why she follows the news regularly.
Learn about the Gaspé Peninsula, also known as Gaspesia, in Quebec, Canada.
- Girls night out
Julie spent the night out with her best friend Sophie.
Alice tells us a bit about herself.
- Hurray for the library!
Irène tells us why she loves going to the library.
- I hate Valentine's Day!
Margaux tells us why she hates Valentine's Day.
- International Star Wars Day
Juliette loves celebrating Star Wars Day.
- Lost on the beach
Arnaud needs help finding his spot back on the beach.
- Ma nouvelle alimentation bio
Louise tells us how she changed her diet for environmental reasons.
- Making Easter eggs
Élodie made her own Easter eggs this year.
- March on March 8
Joseph went to the Women's March on March 8.
Here's a quick biography of Marie-Antoinette, "last" queen of France (pre-French Revolution).
- Meeting my nephew
Henri met his baby nephew in the maternity ward.
- Memories of a bookseller
Brigitte used to work in a bookshop.
- Mime Marceau
Xavier is a big fan of the world famous Strasbourg-born mime.
- My aunt Elsa
Jérémie loves his fun auntie Elsa!
- My beloved cat
Timothé tells us about his adorable cat Flocon.
- My childhood's bedroom
Yann's childhood bedroom was very colourful.
- My dog Jack and I
Émilie talks about her beloved dog Jack.
- My favourite sport
Find out which new sport Marianne has enjoyed at school.
- My first console
Émilie got her first console for her birthday.
- My first day at school
Lisa remembers her first day of school.
- My first time voting
Emma was very excited to be voting for the first time!
- My flat is too hot! [US: apartment]
Annie's flat [US: apartment] is unbearable during heatwaves.
- My goldfish
Émilie loves her goldfish Oscar !
- My little brother
Léon's younger brother is his best friend... now!
- My lively love life
Lisa tells us about her latest dating experience.
- My love story
Léo tells us how he met his husband, Jean-Marc.
- My neighbour Gilbert
Frank got to know his elderly neighbour.
- My new computer
Irène's new computer is much better than her old one!
- My penpal
Marina tells us how she met her penpal Sophie.
- My programme for last week
Jacques had a very busy week of activities!
- My son's moods
Mathilde's son was always in a bad mood until she tried something new.
- My summers in Biarritz
Carole remembers her childhood summers spent in the lovely Basque capital.
- Next door's construction works
Aline can't wait for next door's construction works to be over!
- On Hallowe'en Night
On Hallowe'en night, monsters have fun!
- Opening a bank account
Jean-Pascal just opened a new bank account.
- Our favourite (female) singers
Axelle and Léana are talking about their favourite French-speaking female singers.
- Our New Year's resolutions
After a difficult year, Hélène and Sylvie made nice plans for 2022.
- Postcard from the South of France
Emma writes to her parents about her holiday [US: vacation].
- Receiving a bad present
Jules never knows how to react to bad presents.
- Recycling with your family
Jonathan's family is organising their recycling.
- Retirement drinks
Diane gives a toast to Robert, who's retiring.
- School bag nursery rhyme
Ever wondered what goes on in your school bag at night... Here's an original nursery rhyme by Aurélie.
- School in France
Learn about the early stages of school in France.
- Shoes by the fireplace
Frank is keen to know about this old French Christmas tradition.
- Show love to our parents
Julie and Sarah discuss how to show their parents how much they love them.
- Some hilarious toddlers' tantrums
Parents share some of their children's irrational tantrums.
- Some lovely neighbours
Joséphine is very grateful for her helpful young neighbours.
- Sports fanatics
Anne-Marie and her friend Nicolas used to practise lots of different sports.
- Thanks for my birthday!
Julien thanks his partner Patricia for his surprise birthday party.
- The 14th of July
Do you actually know why France's National Day is July 14th?
- The Fest-Noz
Julien finds out what type of music festival Fest-Noz is.
- The first woman astronomer
Edmée Chandon, first French female astronomist, tells us about herself.
- The Parade
This year, Aurélie is organising Mardi Gras's parade!
- The power to change
Émilie realised she had the power to change.
- The red carpet
Sabrina and her husband were very elegant on the red carpet.
- The teacher's instructions
At the start of a French lesson, the teacher gives instructions to the students.
- The wigmaker
Geoffrey used to work as a wigmaker at the opera.
- This time, I'm quitting!
Louis tried to stop smoking before, but this time will be different!
- Traffic issues in my city
Bastien talks about his city's main environmental issue: traffic.
- Upgrading your hotel room
Anna would like to upgrade her room for a better view.
- Visit of Montpellier's Fabre Museum
Léa enjoyed her visit of Montpellier's main art museum.
- Visiting Brest
Paul tells Emmanuelle about his trip to Brest, Brittany.
- Waking up at the campsite
Julien greets Hélène outside their tent in the morning.
- Wardrobe Changes
Mélanie is happy to say goodbye to winter fashion.
- Washing the car
Élise washed her car this weekend.
- Water polo
Samir tells us about his favourite sport: water polo.
- Weekend in Colmar
Alissa spent the weekend in Alsace's lovely city of Colmar.
- What is a staycation?
Louanne explains the concept of staycation to her friend.
- What is International Women's Day?
Aurélie tells us what the International Women's Day is about.
- What is the best film genre?
Ella and Victor chat about their favourite film genre.
- Who am I?
A French author is introducing herself: will you guess who she is?
- Winter forecast
Find out what the weather is going to be like.
- Working in francophonie
Lucie liked working to promote Francophone culture around the world.
The most famous French footballer [US:soccer player] introduces himself.
- À la gare
Buy some train tickets with Geoffrey and Agathe, while practising your A2 French reading and listening comprehension.
- C'est quoi les Outre-mer ?
Learn about France's overseas territories and their different statuses, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Carte postale
Enjoy this postcard about Magalie's stay with her grandparents, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Chaud ou froid ?
Too hot or too cold? Luc and Amélie discuss their preferences in this A2 bilingual reader.
Learn about Hallowe'en, while practising your A2 French reading and listening skills.
- Kwiziq French Film Fest
Discover Kwiziq team's French film mini reviews of their favorite movies.
- La fin des vacances
Enjoy this podcast interview about the end of holiday [US: vacation] while practising your French reading and listening skills.
- La semaine des Martin
Article about a busy week of activities for the Martin family.
- Lettre à France - Michel Polnareff
Enjoy French singer Michel Polnareff's cult love "letter" to France, and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Lettre à un ami
Catch up with Kévin's life in this letter, while practising your A2 French reading and listening skills.
- Ma première rentrée des classes
Élodie remembers her first day of school in this A2 bilingual article.
- Mes chats
Meet Cécile's lovely cats, while practising your French A2 reading and listening comprehension.
- Petit Ours Brun fait des crêpes
Make delicious crêpes with cute cartoon Petit Ours Brun, while practising your French A2 listening and reading comprehension.
- Petit Pangolin Malin - Comptine d'Afrique
Listen and sing along to this cute African nursery rhyme, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Un mauvais numéro
Wrong number! Listen to this friendly exchange while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Un samedi à Paris
Take a stroll around Paris while working on your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Une journée chargée
Lucas has a busy day of shopping and socialising in this bilingual article.
- What is Ramadan?
Learn about the holy month of Ramadan, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
B1: Intermediate French listening exercises
- "Pot Luck" [US: The Spanish Apartment]
Discover the plot of the French film "Pot Luck" [US: The Spanish Apartment].
- A call to the bank
Philippe is calling his bank about a letter he received recently.
- A costly project
Martine wants to reduce her spending to buy a new car.
- A day with Astérix
Patricia hopes to be able to take her kids to the Parc Astérix tomorrow.
- A delicious essay!
Isabelle has the perfect excuse for not handing her homework in...
- A different New Year's Eve
Stéphane has planned quite different New Year celebrations for this year.
- A dog paw mystery
Lucie's little puppy Rouky seems to have hurt his paw...
- A girls Valentine's Day
Charlotte is spending this year's Valentine's Day with her best friends!
- A hectic visit to the museum
Sisters Manon and Émilie are bickering during a visit to the museum!
- A little visitor
A little hedgehog started visiting Inès and her family.
- A long journey on public transport
Hugo tells us about his 8-hour trip to France.
- A mother's secret
Magalie wonders how her mother is so good at embarrassing her.
- A poem for my mother
Here's a lovely poem by our own Aurélie to celebrate Mother's Day in flowers.
- A present can hide another one
Cathy has a nice surprise in stock for her mother on Mother's Day.
- A professional's cleaning hacks
Listen to Paul, a cleaning expert, giving tips to help you in your everyday chores.
- A proud dad
Geoffrey tells us about his three beloved children.
- A spoiled weekend
Marie's romantic weekend away gets spoiled by unforeseen bad weather.
- A teen's bedroom
Florence is giving her son chores to tidy up his messy room.
- A very specific order
Sally wants her dessert served in a very specific way.
- A well-supplied shop
Nathalie's shop is full of Valentine's Day goodies!
- Advice to deal with the heatwave
Gabriel gives us advice to deal with the heatwave.
- Aperitifs outside
Julien enjoys aperitifs with friends on long summer evenings.
- At McDonald's
Magalie and Marc order at a French McDonald's.
- At the Cannes Festival
Damien will enjoy the Cannes Festival in person this year.
- At the DIY shop
Paul asks the DIY shop assistant for some advice.
- At the haberdashery [US: sewing store]
Sophie goes to the haberdashery [US: sewing store] to get some advice.
- At the mechanic's
Sylvie went to pick up her car from the garage.
- At the mini golf
Alicia and Thomas enjoy an afternoon of mini golf.
- At the Nice Carnival
Florence is excited to go to the Nice Carnival next winter!
- At the pharmacy
Victor goes to the pharmacy.
- Babysitting my niece and nephew
Anissa babysat her niece and nephew this weekend.
- Booking a taxi from a hotel
Pierre is booking a taxi from his hotel reception for an early start.
- Bye bye Beach
Say farewell to summer with this text inspired by Brigitte Bardot's famous song "La Madrague".
- Camping in the mountains
Solène went camping in the French Alps with her friend Tina.
- Checking out of the hotel
Laëtitia is leaving her hotel.
- Christmas shopping
Valérie left her Christmas shopping to the last minute again!
- Claude François, an essential singer
Véronique and Marilyne talk about French singer Claude François.
- Clovis, king of the Franks
Learn about the first king of the Franks.
- Colette's house
Laurence enjoyed visiting the famous French writer's childhood house.
- D-Day beaches
Geoffrey is planning a historical trip to Normandy's D-Day beaches.
- Daisy at the vet
Madame Lambert takes her dog, Daisy, to the vet.
- Dealing with going back to work after a holiday [US:vacation]
Jean-François gives us some tips to ease going back to work.
- Domestic squabble
Lola and Paul are arguing over Paul's messiness.
- Dungeons and Dragons
Sylvain is a big fan of Dungeons and Dragons.
- Easter egg hunt
Jonathan is in charge of the family's Easter egg hunt this year.
- FFL Tutor
Thérèse teaches French as a Foreign Language to immigrants.
- Future grandma
Viviane can't wait to become a dotting grandma!
- Getting ready to go skiing
Jean-Marc's family is getting ready to go skiing this winter!
- Grateful grandchildren
Céline's children wrote messages of gratitude to their grandparents.
- Hello, the Fire Brigade?
Élodie is calling the Fire Brigade.
- Holiday [US: vacation] abroad
Mélanie was happy to know some Italian on her holiday [US: vacation]!
- Holiday [US: Vacation] in the Pays de la Loire region
Anne asks Joséphine for recommendations when visiting the Pays de la Loire region in France.
- Holiday [US:Vacation] in Angers
Henri and Sabrina spent their winter holiday [US:vacation] in the French city of Angers.
- Holiday dream
Lucas dreams of his perfect sunny holiday!
- Holidays in Montreal
Gaspard looks forward to finally visiting Montreal.
- How to improve your health when you're 60 and up?
Here are a few ideas on how to improve your health when you're 60 and up.
- I don't want to get sick!
Monica is annoyed: despite all her efforts, she gets sick every year!
- I love The Fifth Element!
Audrey talks about her love for Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element".
- I want a bigger flat! [US: apartement]
Valérie dreams of a bigger flat [US: apartement] than her current studio.
- If I could be invisible
Olivia imagines everything she would do if she could be invisible.
- If my dad won the lottery...
Victor knows exactly what his dad would do with this money!
- J'adore nager !
Émilie loves swimming, but it wasn't always the case.
- King's day
Marie tells us about the French tradition of the "galette des rois".
- Laundrette's memories
Sébastien remembers his afternoons at his grandparents' laundrette.
- Leaving for Rio
Captain Patrick Dupuis does the flight announcement.
- Leaving home
Stéphane tells us of his loving relationship with his parents as he's about to leave home.
- Leaving on holiday [US: vacation]
Valérie's family has to get up early to get a plane tomorrow, but no worries! She's very organised.
- Luxembourg City's Saint Quirin chapel
Henri discovered a fascinating place in Luxembourg City.
- Meeting Éric
Charlotte remembers how she met her husband-to-be.
- Motor vehicle inspection appointment
Martin books an appointment for his car's inspection.
- My Christmas day
Léonie tells us what she'll do on Christmas day!
- My dream house
Angela describes what her dream house would be like.
- My gap year
Gaspard has big plans for his gap year before university.
- My ideal man
Charlotte describes what her ideal man would look like.
- My ideal New Year's Eve
Ilona knows exactly how she'll celebrate New Year's Eve next year.
- My idol Roger Federer
Philippe tells us why he admires the famous Swiss tennisman so much.
- My most beautiful role: mum [US:mom]
Laura loves everything about being a mother, the good and... the less good!
- My New Year's Eve's night
This year, Alice is hosting New Year's Eve !
- My next camping trip
Olivia is getting ready for her camping trip next month.
- My skiing holiday [US: vacation] in Albertville
Florian hopes to go back to Albertville for his skiing holiday [US: vacation] this year.
- My smartphone's GPS
Flora gives Eric some tips on how to use the GPS on a smartphone.
- Ouch ouch ouch!
Ouch! Pascal lists all his ailments for his doctor ... (Loosely inspired by Gaston Ouvrard's famous song "Je n'suis pas bien portant")
- Paediatrician's appointment
Thierry takes his 2-month-old daughter to the paedatrician for a routine check-up.
- Parity at work
Christine asked the HR manager for a raise.
- Quebec specialities
Discover some delicious Quebec specialities.
- Queen Elizabeth II's death
Here's a French news announcement about the death of the long-reigning British Queen.
- Seaside holidays [US: vacations] vs Mountain holidays [US: vacations]
Alice prefers seaside holidays [US: vacations] to going to the mountains.
- Second-hand fashion
Sonia decided to stop buying brand-new clothes.
- Shape up plan
Sylvie wants to get in shape for her next holiday [US: vacation].
- Simone Veil
Irène introduces this larger-than-life French magistrate and politician.
- Snow White
Once upon a time, there was a princess named Snow White...
- Some famous boats in Brest
Gaëlle and Maya talk about famous ships from Brest, Brittany.
- Spring allergies
Blandine is not looking forward to her spring allergies...
- Star Wars or Star Trek ?
Star Wars or Star Trek? Marc and Carrie both have interesting arguments.
- Swimming with dolphins
Émilie can't wait to realise her life-long dream of swimming with dolphins.
- Tartiflette recipe
Sandra gives us her delicious tartiflette recipe.
- Tea or coffee?
Joséphine discusses the benefits of these two hot favourites.
Xavier tells us why he likes working in a team.
- The Butterfly House
Julien tells Sabine about visiting the interesting Butterfly House.
- The charms of a fireplace
Caroline tries to convince her partner Éric of the charms of a traditional fireplace.
- The European Parliament in Strasbourg
Learn about this European institution located in Strasbourg.
- The garbage can in France
Find out how the French "poubelle" came to be.
- The Lille Braderie
Rose can't wait to visit the Lille Braderie next September!
- The lost invitation
Stéphane tells Inès about an upcoming party.
- The origin of fire
Fire is one of the most important discoveries in human history.
- The sales
Juliette shopped the sales with her friends.
- The stork in Alsace
Learn about storks, Alsace's iconic birds.
- The story of Hachis Parmentier
Find out how the French cottage pie came to be.
- The Telethon
Maëlle will take part in the national charity event that is the Telethon.
- The tradition of Hallowe'en
Catherine tells us about the tradition of Hallowe'en.
- Toulouse, the Pink City
Learn where the Southern French city got her colourful nickname from.
- Two different Valentine's Day
For Yvan, this year's Valentine's Day will be quite different from last year.
- Typing up an invitation
Aurélie tells us how she'll create her daughter's birthday invitation on her computer.
- Useful studying
Aïssa thanks her private tutor Catherine for her help with her studies.
- Valentine's Day at home
This year, Laurence's boyfriend organised a special "stay-at-home" Valentine's Day.
- Visiting the aquarium
Sébastien loved visiting La Rochelle's giant aquarium.
- Waiting for baby...
Grégory and his partner Lisa are getting ready for the baby.
- Waiting for the train
Noémie and her family had to wait a long time for their train.
- Washing machine problems
Louise's washing machine is broken! What can she do?
- What are your favourite TV series?
Aline and Larissa are discussing their favourite French TV series.
- When I'm a dad...
Christophe knows what kind of dad he wants to be one day.
- Which movie for Christmas?
Olivier and Carine discuss which movies they'd like to watch at Christmas time.
- Why learn a foreign language?
There are many benefits to learning a foreign language.
- À l'agence de location de voitures
Get some info on how to rent a car in France, while practising your B1 French reading and listening comprehension.
- À la carte - Crêperie La Rozell à Rennes
Discover the appetising menu of Crêperie La Rozell in Rennes, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- À quoi ça sert de recycler ses déchets ?
What's the point of recycling? Professor Gamberge explains all to a skeptical Charlotte in this animated video.
- Ainsi Font, Font, Font (Comptines de France)
Dance and sing along with this famous French nursery rhyme's little puppets while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Après le coronavirus
Discover Marianne's post-lockdown plans, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Aux arbres citoyens - Yannick Noah
Celebrate the planet and sing for its protection with Yannick Noah's eco-militant song, while practising your French B1 listening and reading comprehension.
- Bonne fête des Mères !
Learn about Mother's Day in France while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Bonne fête des Pères !
Learn about Father's Day in France, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- C'est qui Coluche ?
Learn about French icon Coluche in this cute animated video.
- C'est quoi le 14 juillet ?
Learn about France's National Holiday and its origins, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- C'est quoi, la Carte Nationale d'Identité française ?
Learn about the French National Identity Card and what it features, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Ce soir - Amir
Dance and sing along to Amir's irresistible party call "Ce soir", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Comme d'habitude - Claude François
Discover the lyrics of "Comme d'habitude", the original French version of Sinatra's "My Way", while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Comment est née la langue française ?
Where did the French language come from? Get the short answer in this cute animated video for children.
- Comment fabriquer une piñata d'Halloween
Learn how to make a special piñata for Halloween, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Comment rafraîchir les villes et les maisons tout en restant écologique
Discover interesting ways to sustainably cool down buildings and cities in this video, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Comment rester en bonne santé
Get tips to stay healthy while practising your French reading and listening skills.
- Connaissez-vous bien le fromage français ?
Test your knowledge about French cheeses with this fun questionnaire, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Connaissez-vous bien le vin ?
Test your knowledge about wine making in France with this fun questionnaire, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Conseils pratiques pour profiter des marchés de Noël
Get some practical advice to help you make the most of Christmas markets, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- D'où vient la tradition du marché de Noël ?
Learn a bit of the history behind France's traditional Christmas markets in this cute video.
- D'où vient le nom des Schtroumpfs ?
Learn how the name of les Schtroumpfs (Smurfs) came to be, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Dame Tartine (Comptines de France)
Sing along to this delicious French nursery rhyme while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Dernière Danse - Indila
Sing along to Indila's stirring ballad "Dernière Danse", while practising your French B1 listening and reading comprehension.
- Des températures record pour le mois de mai en France et en Espagne (2022)
Listen to this news report about May 2022 heatwave in France and Spain, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Divali : la Fête des Lumières à Vancouver
Learn about the joyful festival of Diwali, celebrated by Indians all over the world, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- DIY Pâques - Œuf avec message surprise à l'intérieur
Follow this tutorial to make a fun decorated egg with a surprise message inside, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Éclipse en Guadeloupe
While the Great American Total Eclipse was just a partial eclipse in Guadeloupe, it was still a sight to behold and required the same special glasses.
- Édith Piaf (Portraits français)
Learn about the great French artist Édith Piaf, while practising your French reading and listening skills.
- Festival de Cannes
One of the most famous and prestigious film festivals in the world is held annually in Cannes. Learn a bit of its history and traditions in this French video with transcript and translation.
- Festival des cerfs-volants
Berck-sur-Mer is home to an annual kite-flying festival - and it's going on right now! Learn about this colorful event with this video while working on your French listening comprehension.
- France Gall, la groupie du pianiste
France Gall passed away in January 2018. Learn about this French singer with a unique voice in our bilingual article.
- French Elections
Learn about French elections while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
For all you GoT fans out there (and anyone who'd just like to know what all the fuss is about), here's a video talking about all the records this fantasy TV show broke in its eight-year run.
Learn about the Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Il est né le divin Enfant (Chant de Noël)
Sing along to this very popular French Christmas carol, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Il y a un monstre sous mon lit !
Enjoy this lovely monster story, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Inventions françaises
Hundreds if not thousands of products you use every day started out as nothing more than an idea - and many of those ideas were originally French.
- Jardin d'hiver, de Keren Ann
Practise your French listening and reading comprehension with this wintery song.
- Joyeux Hanoucca !
Learn more about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Kwiziq French Film Fest - C.R.A.Z.Y.
Here's Aurelie's selection for the Kwiziq French Film Fest: French Canadian film "C.R.A.Z.Y."
- Kwiziq French Film Fest - Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez
Here's Grzegab's review of this French comedy classic for the Kwiziq French Film Fest.
- L'anniversaire de Cyril
Practise listening and reading with this story about a surprise party.
- L'Arnacœur - French Film Fest
The first Kwiziq French Film Fest review comes from none other than our CEO, Gareth "Gruff" Davies.
- L'enseignement en ligne : Témoignage de Céline
Learn about some of the pros and cons of online teaching in this interview with Céline.
- L'oral de français en Première
At the end of "Première," the penultimate year of French high school, French students have to take a literary oral exam. Many of the tips offered in this video can be applied to other oral exams.
- La chasse aux œufs
Join the hunt for Easter eggs, while practising your French B1 reading and listening comprehension.
- La châtaigne, trésor d'automne
Learn about a family business making chestnut cream, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- La fête de la Saint-Patrick
Saint Patrick's Day is the most important day of the year for Irish people all over the world. Learn about this 17 March celebration with this video.
- La lettre d'amour d'un vampire
Enjoy this lovelorn vampire's love letter, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- La Mère Michel (Comptines de France)
Sing along to the famous French nursery rhyme "La Mère Michel" while practising your French listening comprehension.
- La pelote basque (Les sports régionaux de France)
Discover the Basque country's own ball game "Pelota Basqua", while you practise your French reading and listening comprehension.
- La rentrée des classes de Mathilde
Discover Mathilde's well-organised plan for the first day back-to-school, , while practising your French B1 reading and listening comprehension.
- La tradition de la Galette des Rois
Have you ever eaten a Galette des Rois? This famous French cake, eaten only in January, contains a surprise!
- La valeur inestimable de Notre-Dame de Paris
Notre-Dame de Paris, a jewel of French Gothic architecture, was partly destroyed by fire on 15 April 2019. Learn about some of the damage that was done in this video.
- Le Bataclan, un théâtre hors du commun
On the 2nd anniversary of the monstrous attack which cost 90 people their lives on November 13th, 2015, and as the Bataclan theater opens its doors again, we wanted to pay tribute to this mythical place of Paris nightlife.
- Le Dîner de cons - French Film Fest
Laura's review for the Kwiziq French Film Fest.
- Le Farz Fourn (Spécialités de Bretagne)
Discover the Breton dessert known as Farz Fourn in our bilingual article. This is part of our Spécialités de Bretagne series.
- Le Festival du cinéma américain de Deauville
Learn about the American movie festival that takes place in Deauville, Normandy, each year.
- Le FIFF (Festival International du Film Francophone)
Learn about this great French-language film festival from Namur, in Belgium.
- Le Kig ha Farz (Spécialités de Bretagne)
Learn about the traditional Breton stew Kig ha Farz in our continuing Spécialités de Bretagne series
- Le Kouign Amann (Spécialités de Bretagne)
Learn about Bretagne's famous dessert Kouign Amann (butter cake) in this first installment of our Spécialités de Bretagne series.
- Le Salon du chocolat
Learn about Paris's annual chocolate festival while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Le Salon International de l'Agriculture
The annual Salon International de l'Agriculture is the largest French agricultural event of the year.
- Le TCF sur ordinateur
Learn how to take the official French test known as TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français), while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Le Tour de France
Learn about this famous French bike race and incredible test of endurance, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Le tournoi de Roland-Garros
Learn more about Roland-Garros tournament (or French Open), the only Grand Slam tournament played on clay courts, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Leap Day - La journée bissextile
This extra day comes but once every four years - learn the reason for Leap Day and Leap Year and how to talk about them in French.
- Léo et Popi : la Galette des Rois
Fun video about la Galette des Rois, featuring Léo et Popi from the classic French children's book by Helen Oxenbury.
- Les bonnes résolutions de fin d'année
New year, new opportunity to make exercise a habit. Here's what a French gym and some of its newest members have to say about it.
- Les bouchons, plaie de la route des vacances
When you're driving, the worst part of vacation is getting there and back, and France sees more than its fair share of summer traffic jams.
- Les cours d'anglais - Gad Elmaleh
Enjoy Gad Elmaleh's stand-up comedy about learning English in this video.
- Les Fêtes Johanniques de Reims
Learn about Reims's historical celebration commemorating Charles VII's coronation, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Les Galettes de Blé Noir (Spécialités de Bretagne)
Learn about Bretagne's delicious "galette de blé noir" - savoury buckwheat crêpe - in this latest installment of our Spécialités de Bretagne series.
- Les Lichouseries (Spécialités de Bretagne)
Learn about some of Bretagne's famous "lichouseries" - i.e. sweets [US: candy] - in this next installment of our Spécialités de Bretagne series.
- Les maillots du Tour de France
There are four official Tour de France jerseys - do you know what the colors mean?
- Les mamans calmes
To celebrate Mother's Day in France, here's a sketch by the famous French stand-up comedian Florence Foresti, in which she explores the difficulties of motherhood, especially the irritating case of "perfect moms." Language warning: some mild vulgarity.
- Les Médiévales d'Ouffet
Every two years, the Belgian town of Ouffet hosts Les Médiévales, a weekend medieval festival.
- Les nouvelles régions
Learn about France's new 2016 regions and their names, while practising your French B1 reading and listening comprehension.
- Les vacances à la mer de Lola
Discover Lola's childhood seaside holiday [US: vacation], while practising your B1 listening and reading comprehension.
- Lupin - Interview d'Omar Sy (Séries françaises)
Listen to the awesome French actor Omar Sy tell us how TV show "Lupin" came to be, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Marianne (Les Symboles de la République française)
Learn about the origins of Marianne, the iconic woman of the French Republic, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Marie Curie
Ready for two minutes of women's history? Listen to French kids talking about renowned scientist Marie Curie in this cute video.
- Menton's Lemon Festival
The lovely French town of Menton is famous for its annual lemon festival. Take a behind-the-scenes look with this video.
- Milo - Les œufs en chocolat
Watch this fun video about Easter and follow along with the transcript and translation!
- Mon français est fantastique avec Kwiziq !
Rebecca tells us why she loves Kwiziq as her new French learning tool in this Bilingual article.
- Monsieur Grognon
Put your French negation skills to work with this bilingual article - click any phrase to see the English translation as well as links to related French grammar lessons.
- Naissance de la langue française
Modern French dates from about the year 1300, but where did it come from? Learn about the birth of French in this French audio and transcript - just click any phrase for the English translation and related grammar lessons.
- Noël en France - Christmas in France
How is Christmas celebrated in France? How are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day different in France than in the US or UK?
- Omar Sy - Interview Cinéma
French actor Omar Sy is known for a number of international hits, including Les Intouchables, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Jurassic World. In this interview, he talks (quickly!) about some of his favorite movies.
- Parle-t-on français ailleurs dans le monde ?
Is French spoken anywhere outside of France? Find out in this cute animated video for children.
- Partir étudier à l'étranger - les qualités à avoir
Listen to these French students talking about their experience of studying abroad, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Petit Papa Noël - Tino Rossi
Sing along to the timeless French Christmas classic "Petit Papa Noël", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Plus de faits intéressants sur le français
By popular demand, more interesting facts about French, while practising your French reading and listening skills.
- Plus tard - Bigflo & Oli
Did you ever have one of those funny superstitions when you were little? Reminisce with this melancholy song about childhood (and adulthood) by French hip-hop duo Bigflo & Oli composed of two brothers from Toulouse, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Pollution à Paris
Air pollution is a problem all over the world, and the capital of France is no exception. Fortunately, the mayor of Paris is taking steps to reduce it.
- Pourquoi les Français sont-ils si fiers de leur cuisine ?
Why are the French so proud of their cuisine? Find out in this cute animated video.
- Pourra-t-on voir des feux d'artifice le 14 juillet 2020 ?
Will there be any fireworks to commemorate Bastille Day 2020? Find out what's happening in this video.
- Prénoms français
French parents are not completely free to choose their child's first name - learn about some surprising restrictions in this bilingual audio article.
- Préparatifs de Noël
Get ready for Christmas with this short bilingual article.
- Présentation de l'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
Learn about the organisation behind the International Day of Francophonie in this inspiring video.
- Public holidays in France
Learn about France's 11 public holidays, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Qu'est-ce que l'Avent ? What is Advent?
Learn about Advent and Advent calendars while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Quand je serai grand
Watch this cute video of kids singing about what they'll do when they grow up, then see the lyrics in our bilingual reader
- Quelques faits intéressants sur le français
Take a break from learning French to learn some interesting facts about the French language, while practising your French reading and listening skills.
- Qui sont-ils ? Les Frères Bogdanoff
Learn about France's most famous twins, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Recette - Le Gratin Bœuf, Potiron et Parmesan
Learn how to make a delicious beef, pumpkin, and parmesan gratin in this video and bilingual article.
- Rentrée scolaire - limiter les dépenses
The start of a new school year typically involves shopping for new supplies. This video shares some tips to keep these expenses as low as possible.
- Rentrée scolaire : la dictature de la mode
Video about the evolution of school smock and the latest back-to-school fashions in France.
- Romance au marché
Here's a cute story about love at first sight, packed with delicious French idioms.
- Rosh Hashana
Learn some traditions related to Rosh Hashana, a two-day celebration for the Jewish New Year.
- Sacré Charlemagne ! - France Gall
Feel like a child again with France Gall's irreverent song about school, "Sacré Charlemagne", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Septembre chez mes grands-parents
Reminisce about visiting grandparents in the fall in this audio article.
- Soirée d'Hallowe'en
A small town in Alsace scares people from all over the region with an elaborate haunted house garage.
- Songkran - Thai New Year
Did you know that Thailand celebrates New Year's in mid-April? Learn about the unique festival of Songkran in this bilingual article.
- Sous les Sunlights des Tropiques - Gilbert Montagné
Enjoy the sunny vibes of Gilbert Montagné's absolute classic of French summers since 1984, and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Tournent les violons - Jean-Jacques Goldman
Enjoy this 1991 tale of hope and disillusion by French singer-songwriter star Jean-Jacques Goldman, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Tous les garçons et les filles - Françoise Hardy
Enjoy the teenage melancholy of Françoise Hardy's classic song "Tous les garçons et les filles", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Tout pour la musique - France Gall
Celebrate music with this 1981 swinging classic by France Gall, and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Un cœur en hiver - French Film Fest
Rowen's Kwiziq French Film Fest review.
- Un Conte de Noël
Here's the first pages of Charles Dickens's classic "A Christmas Carol", adapted and translated at B1-Level to practise your listening and reading comprehension.
- Une journée dans ma vie d'au pair
Spend a day as a French au pair, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Y'a D'la Joie - Charles Trenet
Enjoy French icon Charles Trenet's anthem to happiness and levity, and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
B2: Upper Intermediate French listening exercises
- "Arab blues"
Discover this French-speaking comedy and its French-Tunisian director Manele Labidi.
- 1 PM radio news
Headlines of the 1 PM news - based on France Inter's 13h of the 24/08/21.
- 25th December with family
In Elsa's family, December 25 is a lazy post-Christmas day.
- A Bridezilla's invitation
Enjoy this entitled Bridezilla's wedding requirements!
- A crazy night out
Sophie had a crazy night out.
- A farm cat
Lola is looking for her female cat Cannelle who's hiding on the family farm.
- A good explanation...
Florence knows that there must be an explanation as to why she hasn't heard from her date again yet.
- A healthy diet
Élodie decided to change her diet to feel better.
- A long-awaited promotion
Céline finally got promoted!
- A love story
Practise French expressions about love with this sweet love story.
- A mischievous brother
Arthur loves scaring his big sister on Hallowe'en.
- A mother's voice mail
Jonathan's mother left him a voice mail.
- A new passport
Grégory needs to renew his passport to go on holiday [US: vacation].
- A night at the A&E [US: ER]
Isabelle had to visit the A&E [US: ER] for a medical emergency.
- A relaxing lovers' break
Romain and his partner Sophie took a short break away from the kids.
- A Savoy meal
What Hélène likes the most on a ski holiday is the mountain restaurant!
- A stark difference
Paula talks about the changes in Catherine's personality after her career change.
- A teacher's back to school
Teacher Alicia tells us how she prepares for going back to school.
- A trip to Corsica
Emmanuelle needs ideas for her upcoming visit to Corsica with her family.
- A very proud mother
Viviane loves her son's hand-made presents!
- A winter evening with friends
Jean-François and Sophie are getting ready for a fondue night.
- A witch's recipe
Enjoy this deliciously disgusting Hallowe'en recipe!
- Amélie Poulain's Paris
Léa went for a walk through the key spots made iconic by the cult movie "Amelie" (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain).
- An exceptional Valentine's Day
A few years back, Baptiste organised an incredible outing for his Valentine Mathilde.
- An interfering mother-in-law
Find out why Gilles is not happy with his mother-in-law.
- April Fool's Day in France.
Charlène explains how we celebrate April Fool's Day in France.
- At the arts and crafts fair
Olivia and Laure enjoy a visit to the arts and crafts fair.
- At the beachfront restaurant
Cyril and Eve try the restaurant near the hotel by the beach and decide what to eat from the menu.
- At the butcher's
Mrs Pervenche needs a nice joint of beef for her guests.
- At the florist's shop
Madame Vidal is visiting her florist to order a very special gift.
- At the handmade pottery shop
Pamela chats with the manager of a lovely local pottery shop.
- At the real estate's agency
Adrien is looking to rent an apartment in Angers.
- Baby gift ideas
Daniel asks Aïssa for advice to find a baby gift.
- Becoming dads
George talks about his and his partner's experience when they became dads.
- Bessières' giant omelette
Learn about the French town of Bessières's unique Easter tradition.
- Buying my first apartment
Fabienne is thinking about getting her first mortgage.
- Calling a private tutor
Joséphine is calling her private tutor to resume their English lessons.
- Car problems
David had a horrible time with his car yesterday!
- Caribbean cod fish cakes recipe
Enjoy this delicious recipe for Caribbean cod fish cakes!
- Carpe Diem
Julien is making the biggest leap of his life by moving to his dream country!
- Choosing a different bank
More "responsible" banking options for a different future.
- Christmas in Australia
Thibault will spend Christmas in Australia for the first time next year.
- Christmas shopping, what a pain!
Olivia had to go Christmas shopping at the last minute this year!
- DÉCO, the show
Presenter Valérie tells us what changes the team is going to make to today's house.
- Description of Dr Arsène K. Merlan
Milo is surprised by this doctor's rather odd appearance...
- Disappointing Sales
Justine was very disappointed by this year's winter sale.
- Doctors Without Borders
Listen to Adrien's experience working for MSF.
- Dressed to the nines
Yesterday, Lucie was all dressed up for a special occasion.
- Easter bells
Barbara tells us where the tradition of "Easter bells" come from.
- Emergency consultation
François is calling his doctor's practice for an emergency consultation.
- Emile Zola's works
Learn more about famous French writer Emile Zola.
- Etymology of the French word "canicule"
Learn about the surprising etymology of the French word "canicule" (heatwave).
- Fishing for cockles
Amélie and her brother Bruno love fishing for cockles on Normandy beaches.
- Flowers for All Saints' Day
Listen to an ad on where to find flowers for All Saints' Day in France.
- For or against zoos: an opinion
Juliette gives us her balanced opinion on zoos.
- France's geography
Learn about France's geographical diversity.
- Francophonie's celebrations
Louise presents her city's programme of celebrations for Francophonie's 50th anniversary.
- French band Louise Attaque
Learn more about the French band Louise Attaque.
- Green thumbs
Gabrielle believes that everyone can develop green thumbs.
- Guérande's salt marshes
Henri really enjoyed his family trip to the salt marshes in Guérande, in northwestern France.
- Her first pet
Sonia's daughter Chloé is getting her first pet for her birthday.
- Hiring a new employee
Pierre is looking for a new recruit for his company.
- Holiday [US:Vacation] recommendations
Marie is on holiday [US:vacation] in France with her husband and asks the receptionist for suggestions.
- How long have you been speaking French?
Angélique asks Anna how long she's been speaking French.
- If I was Fantômette!
Stéphanie has always dreamt of being the famous Fantômette!
- In my mother's kitchen
Laëtitia reminisces about cooking with her mother.
- Inclusive writing
What do we call "inclusive writing", and how to use it?
- It's never too late...
Betty's life-long French dream is finally about to come true.
- Jules Verne and Nantes
Learn about famous French author Jules Verne and his hometown Nantes.
- Laure Manaudou
Learn about the exceptional career of one of the best French swimmers of all time.
- Le commerce équitable : un enjeu de société
Marina discusses the necessity to have a public discussion on fair trade.
- Learning styles
Learn about the different learning styles.
- Leave a voice mail!
Listen to Anne-Sophie and Guy Degrenne's voice mail.
- Lille's "Aux Merveilleux de Fred"
Christelle tells her guest all about Lille's amazing delicacy, Le Merveilleux.
- Louis XIV and the artists
Learn about Louis XIV's passion for the arts, which didn't come without an ambition to control his own image.
- Lousy weather!
On that day, a storm was coming...
- Luxembourg's languages
Learn about the three main languages spoken in Luxembourg.
- Montmartre's grape harvest festival
Learn more about this special autumn festival in the middle of Paris!
- Montpellier's Place de la Comédie
Discover Montpellier's main square.
- Moving out day
Geoffrey and Laura were moving out today.
- Music between generations
Amélie got closer to her niece through her musical tastes.
- My awesome Hallowe'en decorations
Aurélie has really outdone herself for this year's Halloween!
- My dream kitchen
Laura tells us about her great new custom kitchen.
- My favourite toy
Marielle remembers her most memorable Christmas present.
- My grandparents' golden wedding anniversary
Catherine was really moved by her grandparents' golden anniversary party.
- My green habits
Aurélie talks about her green habits to protect the planet.
- My Harry Potter passion
Alicia is a massive Harry Potter fan.
- My neighbour during the pandemic
During the pandemic, Samuel got closer to his shielding neighbour Roger.
- My resolutions for the planet
This year, Julie has decided she'll be more eco-friendly!
Sabrina was enchanted by her discovery of this French theme park.
- On the TGV
Olivier and Sophie are on the train to their holiday [US: vacation] destination.
- On the way to the concert
Grégory, Ben and Lucie are (more or less!) on their way to a concert.
- Organising a country-style buffet
Sabrina organises a nice country-style buffet in her garden.
- Organising a move
Mathieu and Sylvie discuss what needs to be done for their move.
- Piton de la Fournaise, La Réunion's volcano
Learn about this marvel of nature, and La Réunion's true star!
- Playground games
Léo and Chloé are playing marbles in the school playground.
- Portrait of a suspect
A policewoman describes a burglary suspect to the public.
- Preparing for mushroom-picking
Pauline goes mushroom-picking every year, and she has all the right tools!
- Réveillon chez Mamie
Sabine will enjoy Christmas Eve Dinner at her grandmother's house this year.
- Rose and Jack's story
One of the most beautifully tragic love stories of modern times.
- Spring cleaning
Tomorrow, Sophie and her friends will do a big spring cleaning!
- Starting secondary school
Christine's grandson is starting secondary school, and there's a lot to think about.
- The Atalaye plateau in Biarritz
Listen to this radio ad about visiting Biarritz's Atalaye plateau with a tourist guide.
- The Baccalaureate Exam
Aurélie tells us what this French exam is about.
- The Beast of Gévaudan
Sarah et Laure are talking about the legend of the Beast of Gévaudan!
- The birth of Marseille
Learn about the birth of the oldest French city.
- The choice of motherhood
Éric and Arielle discuss the choice to become a mother or not.
- The Christmas spirit
Sophie is getting into the Christmas spirit!
- The Conservatoire de Paris
Learn about this famous music institution in the French capital.
- The fifth republic
Learn more about the current French political regime.
- The Great Odyssey
Magalie dreams of winning this prestigious French dog sled race.
- The old fool's palace
The "Ideal Palace" is as fascinating a piece of architecture as it is a wonderful story.
- The Phantom of the Opera (excerpt)
At the Opera, dancers are spreading rumors of a monster.
- The Phrygian hat
Learn about the emblematic Phrygian hat.
- The school's carnival
Sabrina has decided to help with her daughter's school's costumes, and it's a lot of work!
- The science behind the terracotta pitcher
Barbara explains the science behind the terracotta pitcher.
- The three-coloured flag
Why is the French flag blue, white and red?
- The young citizen
Hugo is so proud of his daughter and her green initiatives.
- Violets from Toulouse
Learn about the delicious specialty from Toulouse called "la violette cristallisée".
- Visiting Mont Saint-Michel
Hélène is delighted with her recent visit to Mont Saint-Michel with her friend Marie.
- Visiting Vire
Jacqueline's sister visited the French city of Vire, in Normandy.
- Watching football [US:soccer] on television
Carole and Sabine are watching a football [US:soccer] game together.
- Weekend chores
Liliane went through a good Spring Clean of her apartment this weekend!
- Weekly check-up at the farm
Veterinarian Claire will do her weekly check-up routine at the Durands' farm next Thursday.
- What is cricket?
Priya explains the rules of cricket to her friend.
- What to do for Halloween?
Samuel and Eva discuss what they'd like to do for Halloween.
- What to do on a snow holiday [US: vacation]?
Joséphine is looking for activities to do with her young children on their upcoming holiday in the French Alps.
- What was Mum [US:Mom] like as a girl?
Liana asks her gran what her mum was like as a child.
- Where to exchange currencies in France
Carla explains to Jane why it might be wiser to exchange dollars ahead of her trip to France.
- Which destination for New Year's Eve?
Flora offers some original destinations to celebrate New Year's Eve in style.
- Who to vote for at the second round?
Listen to three different voting intentions for the second round of the 2022 French presidential elections.
- Why I don't take the plane any more
Olivia explains her decision not to take the plane any more.
- 20 Mars : Journée de la Francophonie
Celebrate Francophonie by learning about a few less known French-speaking countries, while practising your reading and listening comprehension in French.
- 6 juin 1944 : voyage à travers le temps
Witness the commemoration of the Allied landing in Normandy, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- 8 mai 1945 : la capitulation de l'Allemagne à Reims
Learn about Germany surrendered to Allied forces on the 8th of May 1945, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- À la carte - Brasserie Le Molière à Paris
Discover the mouthwatering menu of Le Molière, a typical French brasserie, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- À la carte - Restaurant gastronomique Le Quatrième Mur à Bordeaux
Discover the elegant menu of Le Quatrième Mur, French chef Philippe Etchebest's Michelin-starred restaurant in Bordeaux, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- À la carte - Restaurant La Daurade à Marseille
Discover the appetising menu of a seaside Mediterranean restaurant, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- À quoi ça sert, un président de la République?
Learn about the role of the French president in this fun video, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Allô les urgences vétérinaires ?
Cat stuck in a tree? Call the emergency vet service.
- Alpine French School
Learn about the Alpine French School where you can ski and learn French at the same time, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
August 15 is the Catholic holiday of Assomption (Assumption Day) and is férié (a public holiday) in France.
- Au Clair de la Lune (Comptines de France)
Sing yourselves to sleep with this classic French lullaby while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Au Restaurant de la Plage
Enjoy lunch at a beachside restaurant, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Au secours ! Je n'ai plus internet !
Need help dealing with customer support when your internet goes out? Check out this audio article for some useful phrases.
- Basique - OrelSan
Practise your French rapping skills with OrelSan's "Basique".
- Bastille Day
Happy Bastille Day! Learn about the French national holiday in our bilingual audio article.
- Beaujolais nouveau : ne l'appelez plus piquette !
It's that time of year again, when wine lovers gather to taste the young wine known as Beaujolais Nouveau. But is it really as good - or bad? - as they say?
- Bretagne news - sketch by Les Inconnus
Get an (exaggerated) idea about French as it's spoken in Bretagne in this humorous sketch by Les Inconnus (a famous French trio of humorists from the 90's).
- Bricolage "Avion" pour la Fête des Pères
Learn how to make a cute Father's Day present in this fun tutorial, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Bruxelles je t'aime - Angèle
Celebrate the Belgian capital with Angèle's upbeat love song to Brussels, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Bûche de Noël : recette
Find out how to make the most classic of French Christmas desserts: la bûche de Noël.
- C'est quoi la "Fête des mères" ?
Find answers to your questions about French Mother's Day in this fun video, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Charles Aznavour s'éteint à 94 ans
Famed French-Armenian singer passed away in October 2018. Watch this video highlighting aspects of his talented career, then scroll down for the transcript in our bilingual reader.
- Charles Perrault (Portraits français)
Learn about timeless French raconteur Charles Perrault, while practising your French reading and listening skills.
- Claude Monet's "Water Lilies"
Learn about the story behind the unique way Claude Monet's Water Lilies are displayed, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Colette (Portraits français)
Learn about passionate French writer Colette, while practising your French reading and listening skills.
- Comme Avant (ConfinementSong)
Sing along to GiedRé's bittersweet song about life before lockdown, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Comment demander la nationalité française (1ere partie)
Learn how to apply for French citizenship with the first half of this informative article, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Comment demander la nationalité française (2e partie)
Learn how to apply for French citizenship with the first half of this informative article, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Comment préparer son bagage en cabine
Get some useful packing tips with Catherine Schwaab, while practising your French B2 listening and reading comprehension.
- Coupe du Monde 1998
Twenty years ago, France beat Brazil to become world champions of European football (aka soccer). In this video, trainer Aimé Jacquet shares his first thoughts.
- Dans les coulisses du Moulin Rouge
The Moulin Rouge is a world-famous revue in Paris. Take a look behind the scenes and sequins with this video report.
- Décès de l'ancien président Jacques Chirac, l'animal politique
Former French president and mayor of Paris Jacques Chirac passed away on 26 September 2019. Learn about the legacy of this political animal in this video from France24.
- Découvrez les candidats français à l'Eurovision 2022 !
Discover France's 2022 Eurovision contestants and their song, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Demande d'emploi
This audio article about a job letter was specially written to help you prepare for the listening and reading portions of the AP French exam.
- Départ en Vacances 1 - Sur la route des vacances
Dreading going on holiday [US: vacation] with small children? Fortunately, Céline is here with some fun tips to prepare for your car trip!
- Départ en Vacances 2 - Sur place
Dreading going on holiday [US: vacation] with small children? Fortunately, Céline is here with some fun tips to pick your holiday [US:vacation] rental!
- Des initiatives pour parents et enfants pendant le confinement
Discover some initiatives in Belgium to teach and entertain children during lockdown, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Des vacances mémorables
Laurence and Arnaud go on a dream vacation to celebrate 5 years together in this audio article.
- Devant un match de foot
Join two friends to watch a football [US:soccer] game on TV, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Dialectes et langues régionales
For centuries, France was divided into two main dialectal regions. Learn about the development of French in this bilingual article.
- Dix pour cent : la bonne recette (1ere partie)
Discover "Dix pour cent", a humorous French TV series about the trials and tribulations of movie star agents.
- Dix pour cent : la bonne recette (2e partie)
Part 2 of the video about "Dix pour cent", a humorous French TV series about the trials and tribulations of movie star agents.
- Engrenages (Séries françaises) - Interview "flashback" de Thierry Godart et Caroline Proust
Enjoy a lively interview with actors Thierry Godart and Caroline Proust from the successful TV show "Engrenages" (Spiral), while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Et tout le monde s'en fout : L'eau
Funny video (with some vulgar language) about a serious subject: water.
- Fête de la Musique
La Fête de la Musique is an annual celebration in France and around the world. Learn a bit of its history in our bilingual audio article, then listen to a few French variety classics.
- Fête de la musique : interview de Jack Lang
Discover how 1981 Ministre de la Culture Jack Lang explain came up with "la Fête de la Musique", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Fête des Lumières à Lyon
Lyon's Festival of Light is a must-see event where the walls of buildings become movie screens. Here's a taste of what's in store in 2017, including the newest security measures.
- Films français - La sélection de Céline
Here's a selection of 3 great French movies to (re)discover and enjoy!
- Films français (2) - La sélection de Cécile
Here's another selection of 3 great French movies to (re)discover and enjoy!
- Haiti's story of independence
Haiti was the first French colony to gain independence, in large part thanks to one man.
- Hallowe'en in France
At a nursery school in Biarritz, kids get ready for Halloween with stuffed pumpkins and favorite costumes.
- Héritage de Johnny Hallyday
Despite being French, Johnny Hallyday wrote his will in the United States, which allowed him to disinherit his children. Find out how they're challenging the will and whether they have a case in this video.
- Histoire d'animaux
Learn or practise some French expressions with animals in this cute bilingual story.
- Histoires d'argent
A bilingual text about different relationships to money, rich in French idioms.
- Immigrer au Canada
If you dream of immigrating [UK: emigrating] to Canada, this official video has the vital information you need.
- Jean de La Fontaine (Portraits français)
Learn about French poet Jean de La Fontaine, while practising your French reading and listening skills.
- Johnny Hallyday : 1943-2017
Watch this hommage to Johnny Hallyday, a French rock and roll legend who died in December 2017.
- Joséphine Baker au Panthéon
Learn about the decision to welcome Josephine Baker into the French Panthéon, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Kaamelott (Séries françaises) - Pourquoi si culte ?
Learn about "Kaamelott", a pastiche of the Arthurian legend and one of the most popular French series of the 2000s, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- L'Appel du 18 Juin 1940
The Appeal of 18 June is considered the origin of the French Resistance during World War II. Learn how it came about in this French video with transcript and translation.
- L'automne au marché de Landerneau
French markets are full of beautifully coloured food, and never more so than in autumn. Visit the Landernau market with this French video, including transcript and translation.
- L'Entretien de Naturalisation française de Shui
Our very own Shui tells us about her naturalisation interview in France, while you practise your French reading and listening comprehension.
- La baguette française au Patrimoine Mondial de l'Unesco !
Learn how the famous French "baguette" was recognised at last, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- La Bohème - Charles Aznavour
Travel to the old Montmartre with this classic song by Charles Aznavour, "La Bohème", while practising your French listening comprehension.
- La Bretagne se révèle en Côtes d'Armor
The northwestern corner of France is a beautiful region called Bretagne, or Brittany. Discover a few of its secrets and myths in this fast-paced video.
- La Chandeleur
The 2nd of February is known as Chandeleur, la fête des chandelles, or le jour des crêpes - learn all about it in this video.
- La construction de la tour Eiffel
Learn more about how France's most iconic monument came to be, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- La Déclaration d'Indépendance de la Belgique (4 octobre 1830)
Learn about how Belgium proclaimed its independence, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- La Famille Bélier, le film franco-belge qui a inspiré CODA
Learn about the Franco-Belgian movie that inspired Academy Award winner "CODA", while practising your B2 French reading and listening comprehension.
- La main dans le sac
Learn or practise some idiomatic French expressions in this bilingual caper.
- La Marseillaise, l'hymne national de la France
Learn the words to France's national anthem "La Marseillaise", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- La rentrée, quelle angoisse !
Get ready to go back to school with an anxious but excited lycéenne in our bilingual audio article.
- Le Camembert de Normandie (Spécialités de France)
Learn about Normandy's famous cheese: le camembert.
- Le cinéma français et ses remakes américains
Discover how Hollywood remade some famous French movies, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Le Club des Poètes
If you like Paris and poetry, you'll love le Club des Poètes. Find out about this thrice-weekly opportunity to recite poetry in our bilingual audio article.
- Le coq gaulois (Les Symboles de la République française)
Learn about the origin of this symbol of the French Republic while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Le DELF-DALF en témoignages
The DELF and DALF are official French proficiency tests. In this video, French teachers in various countries talk about what DELF and DALF mean to them.
- Le drapeau tricolore (Les Symboles de la République française)
Learn about the origins of the French tricolor flag, symbol of the French Republic, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Le Gouren (Les sports régionaux de France)
Discover Brittany's own martial art called "Gouren", while you practise your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Le grand nettoyage de printemps
Take part in the big spring cleaning with this audio article.
- Le Jardin de Claude Monet à Giverny
Learn about painter Claude Monet's wonderful gardens in Giverny, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Le Louvre : 800 ans d'Histoire
Did you know that the Louvre, one of the most famous museums in the world, was originally a fortress? Learn about the history of this Parisian monument in this fascinating video.
- Le ski - Têtes à Claques
Difficult but funny Québécois claymation video about a downhill skier calling emergency services - for himself.
- Le suffrage universel masculin - 5 mars 1848
France was the first country to institute universal men's suffrage. Find out how that came about in this audio article and bilingual reader.
- Le XVIIIe siècle, le siècle des Lumières
Learn about some of France's rich history in this video.
- Les animaux en vacances
Pets are important to the French, so much so that they're often included in family vacations. This can be something of a challenge, as you'll learn in this video report.
- Les belles histoires - Bénabar
Enjoy French singer Bénabar's musical love letter to these romantic tropes we all grew up on, and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Les Bêtises de Cambrai et les Chardons Lorrains (Spécialités de France)
Learn about some traditional candies from different regions of France.
- Les Français vus par les étrangers
Listen to some opinions about the French by people all over the world while working on your French listening comprehension.
- Les sites touristiques incontournables de la Guadeloupe
Discover the beautiful archipelago of Guadeloupe in this informative video, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Lettre au Père Noël
Read Lise's letter to Santa to practise your French Christmas vocabulary as well as listening and reading comprehension.
- Lettre de Nicolas Bedos à son père, le comédien Guy Bedos
French actor and stand-up comedian Guy Bedos passed away on May 28th 2020. To say good-bye, his son Nicolas Bedos, also an actor (and writer/director), wrote a very moving letter, read here on French radio by literary journalist Augusting Trapenard.
- Lynda Lemay - Les Maudits Français
To celebrate Quebec's National Day, la Saint-Jean-Baptiste (June 24th) and la Fête de la Musique (June 21st), here is a song by Québécois singer-songwriter Lynda Lemay.
- Ma sœur - Clara Luciani
Enjoy French singer Clara Luciani's ode to sisterly love, and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Mardi gras ~ Pancake Day
Learn about the various names and celebrations for the day before Ash Wednesday.
- Mon année à l'étranger
Quelle chance ! Spend a year in France with this audio article and bilingual reader.
- Mon répondeur
Listen to a French answering machine and its messages to practise your listening and reading comprehension.
- Noël à Kaysersberg
No trip to France during the Christmas season would be complete without a visit to one of the famous Christmas marchés, and the one in Kaysersberg is perhaps the most authentic.
- On va camper ce weekend !
This audio article about camping was specially written to help you prepare for the listening and reading portions of the AP French exam.
- Papaoutai - Stromae
Discover the lyrics of Stromae's international hit "Papaoutai", and sing along while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Pézenas : Destination estivale
Pézenas is a beautiful town in southern France loaded with history, culture, and artistic significance. Learn about this "green pearl" in our French audio article with transcript and translation.
- Poisson d'avril !
April's fish... what? Learn about the silly celebration that takes place in France on the 1st of April.
- Pokémon Go - La chasse est ouverte
Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm, and while we can't offer any tips on finding Charmanders or Jigglypuffs, we can help you understand their French names in our bilingual article.
- Prévisions Météo
Check out this French weather report for some useful vocabulary and expressions.
- Quel est le sens spirituel du Carnaval et du Mardi Gras ?
Carnaval and Mardi Gras are huge, weeks-long celebrations in Nice, Venice, New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, and many other cities around the world. Find out about their religious origins in this video.
- Qui est-il ? Le mime Marceau
Learn about the life and many achievements of world-famous French mime Marceau, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Réalisatrices françaises
In honour of International Women's Day on 8th March, we're celebrating and highlighting the top 5 female film directors in the world of Francophone cinema.
- Rentrée de professeur
The start of a new school year is a big deal for students as well as teachers, as heard in this audio article.
- Reste à la maison
Yann Lambiel's parody of the song "Y a le printemps qui chante" by Claude François.
- RIP Minsky, the father of artificial intelligence
Learn about Marvin Minsky, the father of artificial intelligence - and our beloved Kwizbot's spiritual grandfather, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Sans toi - Pomme
Sing along with French singer Pomme's pop folk song "Sans toi", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Simone, la voix de la SNCF
Meet Simone, the iconic voice of French train stations, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Taxi !
Listen to this dialog between a taxi driver and a customer for some useful French expressions.
- Trois minutes pour comprendre Thanksgiving
Enjoy this video that offers a quick overview of Thanksgiving, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Trottinettes électriques-À quand la fin de l'anarchie à Paris?
Electric scooters can be found all over Paris - at least until the police come along and have them impounded.
- Une rentrée plutôt réussie !
B2 French interactive listening article
- Une Saint-Valentin parfaite
Enjoy this tale of two opposite Valentine's Days, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Visite de la Côte Fleurie (Normandie)
Visit some lovely towns along the coast of Normandy, including Honfleur, Trouville-sur-Mer, and Deauville.
- Visite de Marseille
See the sights and taste the bouillabaisse while visiting the French city of Marseille with SNCF.
- Visite de Strasbourg en Alsace
Visit the beautiful Alsatian town of Strasbourg and taste some local beer in this video.
- Visite du Périgord
View castles from a riverboat, visit prehistoric caves, and taste truffles in the beautiful French region of Périgord.
C1: Advanced French listening exercises
- "Les Fleurs du Mal"
Learn about French poet Baudelaire's conception of beauty and poetry.
- A bad camping trip
Mathilde recalls the worst family camping trip she ever went on.
- A cooperative of artisans
Béatrice shares how her discovery of a hidden cooperative of artisans inspired her.
- A radiant mother
Amélie would have never thought she'd love being a mother so much!
- A seamstress's memory
Christine recalls visiting the haberdashery [US: fabric store] for the first time.
- A snowbound wedding
Carole and Fernand remember a wedding where snow was an unwelcome guest!
- A summit meeting
Find out how Mireille and Josiane became besties.
- A thankful toast
Sylvie thanks professional partners at the end of a successful project.
- A trip to Normandy
Valérie remembers fondly her trip to Normandy.
- A very specific routine
Julie has a very precise daily routine...to the minute !
- Aerobics class
Burn the fat with aerobics coach Daniella!
- Amel Bent and Camélia Jordana
Aurélie tells us about these amazing French singers of Algerian descent.
- An (almost) perfect restaurant
Flora and her husband had an (almost) perfect experience at the town's new restaurant.
- An Easter catastrophe!
Despite her best efforts to make Easter perfect, Madeleine ended up with egg on her face!
- An especially harsh winter
Practise your French expressions about the cold with Marianne's memories of a harsh winter.
- An eventful picnic
This long-awaited picnic really turned on a dime!
- An outstanding hotel
Looking for an amazing hotel? Hotel Charmant is the one for you!
- An unexpected victory
Julia thought she was winning at Scrabble against her grandma...
- Arles's Amphitheatre
Learn about this fascinating ruin of the Roman era.
- At the airport
Sophie and Anne discuss what to do before getting on the plane.
- At the fish market
Louise remembers discovering a fish market on a sunny holiday in Brittany.
- At the laundrette
Laëtitia and Yvan complain about having to go to the laundrette.
- Aunty Suzette, the cleaning queen
Benjamin recalls how obsessive his aunty was about cleanliness.
- Balzac or Zola ?
Guillaume and Clara are discussing which, of Balzac and Zola, is their favourite French author.
- Bargain hunters
Paul tells Mathilde about awesome bargains at the second-hand store.
- Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix in Yamoussoukro
Discover the largest church in the world, located in the administrative capital of Ivory Coast.
- Boules tournament
Léon explains to Marius why he won't make the boules tournament.
- Breaking News!
Follow a last-minute news report on live TV.
- Canadian cruise
Listen to this enticing ad for a Canadian cruise.
- Claude Nougaro and Toulouse
Learn about the Toulouse-born singer and his deep connection to the Pink City.
- Cleaning job
Monsieur Jacquard explains today's cleaning job to the cleaning team.
The French comedian is still much loved in France, 30 years after his death.
- Cultural Refugee Festival
Anne-Claire explains the benefits of their cultural refugee festival.
- Discovering Entraygues-sur-Truyère
Gisèle introduces her beloved Aveyron village and its many charms.
- Dry January
After the holidays' excesses, why not try the "Dry January" challenge?
- Easter Sunday meal
Marina really enjoyed spending Easter Sunday with her family.
- Farmhouse Inn A Pignata in Corsica
Discover this charming location for an authentic Corsican experience.
- Fighting hypocondria
Nathalie talks about her struggle with hypochondria.
- First day of school in France
Newcomer Adam and his family experience the French "rentrée des classes" for the first time.
- Food critic
Sabrina and her husband were delighted by their dinner experience at Lou Pignatoun restaurant.
- French band Téléphone
Hugo talks about his passion for the French rock band Téléphone.
- French director Ladj Ly and "Les Misérables".
French director Ladj Ly on his film "Les Misérables".
- French pastries
Mélanie talks about her guilty pleasure: French "viennoiserie" pastries.
- French women's basketball team qualifying for Rio in 2016
Listen to this review of the French women's basketball team 2016 victory against Canada.
- Goncourt Prize
Learn about this prestigious French literary award.
- Grandma the seamstress
Marie-Louise's grandson asked for a clown costume.
- Grape harvest
Florence harvested grapes with her friend Samuel this year.
Amélie asks Marc to help her with the heating system.
- Holiday [US: vacation] departure
Julie and Patrick are discussing how to avoid the rush of holiday [US: vacation] departures.
- Household chores: evolution or not?
Listen to an interview about the evolution of household chores in couples' lives.
- Housewarming party
Thomas marvels at Tania's new place at her housewarming party.
- How to deal with your kids' tantrums?
Listen to an interview about how to deal with your little ones' tantrums.
- How to pitch your tent properly
Here are a few tips to help you pitch your tent properly.
- I hate birthdays!
Amélie hates birthday celebrations, especially when it's hers!
- I have no money left!
Mathieu tells his friend why he's broke this month.
- I need help, Doctor!
Yann tells his doctor about his painful back problems.
Alice has decided to get a brand new kitchen from Ikea.
- Information about organ donation in France
Here's some information about organ donation in France.
- Interview to be an au pair
Jane applies to be an au pair in France.
- It's tough to cram!
Géraldine is struggling to stay focused on revisions in sunny June.
- Kings' Cake
Isabelle tells us about the right way to eat French "galette des rois".
- Léopold Sédar Senghor
Fatima tells us about one the greatest Francophone writers.
- Letter from a pianist to another
Chloë writes to her piano teacher grandmother about her own musical progress.
- Letter to the Boogeyman
Julie writes to the Boogeyman to ask for his leniency after a naughty year!
- Letters from another time...
Lydia made a romantic discovery in her grandparents' attic...
- Living with arthritis
Aurélie talks about her experience of psoriatic arthritis.
- Looking for a job
François and Aline share their feelings about their job search.
- Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Did you know where New Orleans's famous Mardi Gras came from?
- Meeting my partner's family
Sonia is dreading meeting her partner's family for the first time.
- Mina is awake!
Family (female) cat Mina is always the first up in the morning!
- Mister Spendthrift
Geoffrey can't seem to control his spending!
- My first egg hunt
Sabrina remembers her first egg hunt, when she was still so little!
- My grandfather
Louise talks about the amazing influence her grandfather had on her life.
- My grandmother, an exceptional baker
Mélanie remembers the summer afternoons she spent watching her grandmother baking delicious treats.
- My mum is a super-hero
Adrien is in awe of his amazing single mother.
- My pet peeves at the cinema
Clémence tells us about her pet peeves when going to the cinema.
- My projects for 2021
Aurélie has made a list of everything she will do after the pandemic.
- My summer holidays [US: vacations] memories
Sofiane remembers going on summer holidays [vacations] at her grandparents' farm.
- My two favourite French cakes
Stéphanie presents her two favorite French cakes: the fraisier and the Paris-Brest.
- Neighbours' Day
Learn about this fairly recent celebration of French origin.
- New product launch speech
Valérie is giving a thank you speech on the launch of their new product.
- On the night train
Amandine traveled on the night train to meet up with some friends.
- On this Father's Day...
Samuel visits his father's grave on this day, always so special to them both.
- Online teaching
Catherine talks about her experience having to suddenly teach online.
- Ouch! It burns!
Jean-François got badly sunburnt last weekend.
- Painting figurines
Christelle reminisces about her teenage passion for Warhammer figures.
- Paternity leave in France
Learn about the latest improvements to French paternity leave.
- Paul Verlaine's "My familiar dream"
Here's one of Paul Verlaine's most famous poems, where he reminisces about dreaming about a perfect woman.
- Pension reform
René and Flora talk about France's controversial pension reform.
- Philippe Costamagna, art detective
Philippe Costamagna has a fascinating job: he investigates works of art!
- Post-Christmas tidy
Suzanne has already started to put the Christmas decorations away.
- Predictions for the Six Nation Tournament France-Ireland game
A sports commentator discuss the predictions for the next Six Nation Tournament rugby game, opposing France to Ireland.
- Proust's madeleine
Learn the origin of this popular French expression.
- Réunion island's Grand Raid marathon
Joël talks about the craziest marathon he's ever done.
- Rimbaud's poem "Voyelles"
Learn about one of Rimbaud's most famous poems.
- Saint Sylvester's Day's origins
Why is December 31st Saint Sylvester's Day in the calendar?
- Shades of fear
Practise many colourful ways to express fear in French.
- Sorbonne University
Learn about the most famous French university.
- Sorry teacher
Nina writes a letter of apology after disrespecting her teacher.
- Surprise birthday party
Florence and Quentin discuss the surprise birthday party they're organising for their friend Vincent.
- Talking about fake news in French
A French-language commission came up with a translation for the ubiquitous expression "fake news".
Flavie wonders about the emergence of mental health issues linked to technology.
- Thanking the medical staff
Amélie wanted to thank the hospital staff who took care of her father.
- Thanks Mum [US: Mom]
Agathe thanks her mother for everything she's done for her.
- The 1799 coup d'Etat
Learn how Napoleon Bonaparte became Head of State following a coup d'Etat in 1799.
- The Clean Doggie Company
Discover an incredible animal grooming service.
- The Comic Strip Center
Isabelle gives her impressions on Brussels's iconic Comic Strip Center.
- The exploitation of forests
Solène tells us about the pressing issue of deforestation.
- The gifts conundrum
Thierry lists everything that annoys him when having to pick a gift.
- The Hellfest Festival in Clisson
Learn about this internationally-acclaimed, record-beating festival of heavy metal music.
- The history of pastis
Marielle tells us more about this typically French aperitif drink.
- The history of the French macaron
Learn more about this elegant and delicious confection.
- The Lac du Der, the birdwatchers' paradise
Discover this beautiful lake of the Champagne region in France, and its amazing birds.
- The Palace Hotel in Biarritz
Zoé and Sophie talk about Biarritz's iconic Hôtel du Palais.
- The Paris metro challenge
Estelle really struggled to find her bearings when she first moved to the capital.
- The science of language
Linguistics as a science made a giant leap thanks to one great discovery.
- The war poets of World War I
Amélia tells us about the French poets who fought during the First World War.
- The worst hotel in Holland
Carole tells Samuel about her worst hotel experience ever!
- To be for or against marriage: an opinion
Béatrice had a strong opinion about weddings until...
- To see life through rose-tinted glasses
Stéphanie woke up in a great mood today!
- Tomorrow morning's weather forecast
Here's the weather forecast for tomorrow morning.
- Too good to be true!
Laurent and his girlfriend had an unpleasant surprise when discovering their hotel...
- Tour on the Seine
Discover Paris from the Seine river with this audioguide description.
- Travelling by ferry to France
Corinne calls the ferry customer service for some help.
- Tri Yann, an incredible band
Énora and Céline are reminiscing about Tri Yann, a Breton music band from Nantes.
- TV game show "Des chiffres et des lettres"
Learn about one of the longest-running TV game shows in the world.
Learn a bit more about the French video games company Ubisoft.
- Unforeseen changes!
Liliane asks her partner François for an unforeseen change to their after-work routine.
- Welcome to the team
Barbara welcomes the new member of her professional team.
- What a panic !
The organisation of Patricia's party was a bit chaotic !
- Why build your own PC
Caroline tells us about the benefits of building your own gaming PC.
- Why consume seasonal produce?
Here are some arguments in favour of eating seasonal produce.
- Winter chimney-sweeping
Elisabeth talks about having her chimney swept before winter.
- Working at Disneyland Paris
Émilie talks about her job as a character actor at Disneyland Paris.
- Young heroes
Children are more than ever the future.
- Alsatian accent
Get an (exaggerated) idea about French as it's spoken in Alsace in this humorous sketch by Les Inconnus (a famous French trio of humorists from the 90's).
- Ces fautes qui deviennent des règles - La Chronique Langue de Laélia Veron
Learn about the fascinating evolution of the French language, when today's mistakes become tomorrow's rules.
- Chez Victor Hugo à Guernesey
Discover Victor Hugo's amazing mansion Hauteville House on the island of Guernsey, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Dans les coulisses de "Plus Belle La Vie" (Séries Françaises)
Sneak behind the scenes of France's most popular soap opera "Plus Belle la Vie", while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Georges Brassens et la ville de Sète
Discover the lovely Southern city of Sète through its most iconic singer Georges Brassens, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Henri Matisse au Centre Pompidou
Enjoy a fascinating retrospective on French painter Henri Matisse at the Pompidou Center in Paris, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Histoire des Jeux Olympiques Modernes
Discover how the modern Olympic Games came to be, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Histoire et origine du français canadien
The French spoken in Québec is different than what you might be used to - but why? Check out this animated video for an explanation of the Québécois accent ...
- Hymne à l'Amour - Édith Piaf
Let yourself be moved to tears by Édith Piaf's heartwrenching "Hymne à l'Amour", while practising your French C1 listening and reading comprehension.
- J'attends - Ben Mazué & Pomme
Discover all the sincerity of French singer Ben Mazué in his beautifully written duet with Pomme, "J'attends", while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- J'irai où tu iras - Céline Dion & Jean-Jacques Goldman
Rock 'n' roll with Céline Dion & Jean-Jacques Goldman's irresistible fast-paced duet "J'irai où tu iras", while practising your French C1 listening and reading comprehension.
- Jeanne d'Arc (Portraits français)
Learn about Joan of Arc - Jeanne d'Arc - while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Kwiziq dans le "Crystal Maze"
In May 2018, the Kwiziq Team met in London for a week of work - and just a bit of fun, including a visit to The Crystal Maze Experience.
Learn about the mobile jour férié and Christian holiday of Ascension, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- L'histoire de la Fête Nationale
Learn about the history of France's national holiday, le 14 juillet, in this informative video.
- L'histoire de la Saint-Sylvestre
Discover why December 31st is also known as "la Saint-Sylvestre" in France, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- La Fête du Travail du premier mai en France
Learn how May 1st became a public holiday called Labour Day, while practising your French C1 listening and reading comprehension.
- La Saint-Valentin
Celebrate Valentine's Day with this funny video about interpreting gestures on a first date.
- La Toussaint
Learn about the importance of la Toussaint, or All Saints' Day in France, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Le Café - Oldelaf et Monsieur D
Sing along to Oldelaf's hilarious "ode" to coffee drinkers, while practising your C1 French listening and reading comprehension.
- Le Carnaval de Dunkerque comme si vous y étiez
Discover Dunkirk's colourful Carnival, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Le confinement, quelle vie de chien !
Find out what confinement is like from a new perspective in our bilingual audio article.
- Les Accras de Morue des Antilles (Spécialités de France)
Learn about one of the most popular culinary specialities in the West Indies: Guadeloupe's famous accras de morue (cod fritters).
- Les origines du Tournoi des Six Nations
Learn about the origins of this European rugby competition, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Ma routine pendant le Ramadan
Learn about Ramadan celebrations with Hajar, while practising your C1 French listening and reading skills.
- Mon Noël d'antan
Remember what Christmas was like when you were a child in this bilingual audio article.
- On ira - ZAZ
Enjoy this catchy song and colorful video while practicing your (fast!) French listening comprehension.
- Pourquoi est-on ivre plus vite lorsqu'on n'a pas mangé ?
Learn the fascinating answer to this question in this fun short program, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Pourquoi la rentrée scolaire est-elle en septembre ?
Learn about the origin and evolution of France's back-to-school date, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Premier Mai, poème de Victor Hugo
Listen to Victor Hugo's lovely poem about spring "Premier Mai", while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Quand Mai 68 changea la France
May 1968 was a turning point in French history. On this 50th anniversary, learn how students and workers revolutionalized France.
- S'occuper sans écran - La drôle d'humeur de Marina Rollman
Enjoy this funny radio sketch by Swiss comedian Marina Rollman about life without computer screens, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Savoyard accent
Get an (exaggerated) idea about French as it's spoken in Savoie in this humorous sketch by Les Inconnus (a famous French trio of humorists from the 90s).
- Strasbourg, le plus grand marché de Noël d'Europe !
Discover the enchanting Strasbourg Christmas Market, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Thanksgiving contre les Indiens d'Amérique
Learn about some of the controversy surrounding the US celebration of Thanksgiving, while practising your B2 French listening and reading comprehension.
- Un escape game pour personnes âgées
Discover the cool initiative of this French retirement home, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Une Saint-Valentin entre filles
No Valentine? No problem!
- V pour Vendetta
In honour of Guy Fawkes Night (November 5th), let's take a look at V for Vendetta, a 2006 political thriller film set in a dystopian United Kingdom under the rule of a neo-fascist regime, where V, the mysterious anarchist freedom fighter tries to start a revolution through elaborate terrorist acts. Highly recommended!
- Valéry Giscard d'Estaing - Une rétrospective en images
Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing died of Covid-19 on 2 December, 2020, at the age of 94. Take a look back at his life and career in this video from Le Monde.
- Vendée Globe 2016 / 2017
Vendée Globe is a grueling, non-stop solo round the world race without assistance.
- Very Low Cost Airlines
Think the last flight you took was bad? It probably doesn't compare to this one!
- Victor Hugo (Portraits français)
Learn more about famous author Victor Hugo, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Visite de Fort Royer sur l'île d'Oléron
Discover the fascinating site of Fort Royer on Île d'Oléron while practising your French listening comprehension.