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INTRODUCTION
Jason: Hi everyone, I’m Jason.
Ingrid: And I’m Ingrid!
Jason: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential French Vocabulary, Lesson 11! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography &Nature. These are five common geoGRAphical features in France. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at FrenchPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Jason: Ingrid, what’s our first word?
Ingrid: Le Mont-Blanc
Jason: Mont Blanc
Ingrid: (slow) Le Mont-Blanc (regular) Le Mont-Blanc
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Le Mont-Blanc
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The Mont-Blanc is the most visited mountain in Europe. You can scale it in a cable car, but you must not be scared of heights!
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le Mont-Blanc est le plus haut mont d'Europe, il a une altitude de 4810 mètres.
Jason: The Mont-Blanc is the highest mountain in Europe at 4810 meters high.
Ingrid: (slow) Le Mont-Blanc est le plus haut mont d'Europe, il a une altitude de 4810 mètres.
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Le Mistral
Jason: Mistral Wind
Ingrid: (slow) Le Mistral (regular) Le Mistral
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Le Mistral
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The Mistral is the name of a wind that only blows in the southern region called "le midi". It is very cold in winter.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Dans le sud de la France, les maisons sont souvent construites dos au vent du Mistral
Jason: In southern France, houses are often built not facing the Mistral wind.
Ingrid: (slow) Dans le sud de la France, les maisons sont souvent construites dos au vent du Mistral
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: La Méditerranée
Jason: The Mediterranean sea
Ingrid: (slow) La Méditerranée (regular) La Méditerranée
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: La Méditerranée
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Many Pareesians go to the Mediterranean coasts on holiday. This sea is particularly warm in the summer.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) La mer Méditerranée est celle qui sépare le sud de la France de l'Afrique du nord
Jason: The Mediterranean sea is the one separating Southern France from North Africa.
Ingrid: (slow) La mer Méditerranée est celle qui sépare le sud de la France de l'Afrique du nord
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Les volcans d'Auvergne
Jason: Auvergne volcanoes
Ingrid: (slow) Les volcans d'Auvergne (regular) Les volcans d'Auvergne
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Les volcans d'Auvergne
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The Auvergne volcanoes are all dormant, but are still really impressive. They are a good place to hike or to relax.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Il y a de nombreuses sources d'eau minérale sous les volcans d'Auvergne
Jason: There are a lot of mineral water sources under the Auvergne volcanoes.
Ingrid: (slow) Il y a de nombreuses sources d'eau minérale sous les volcans d'Auvergne
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: La Seine
Jason: The Seine River
Ingrid: (slow) La Seine (regular) La Seine
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: La Seine
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The Seine river is the one that goes through Paris. It starts from the Northeast part of France and flows into the Manche sea.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Il est possible de prendre des bateaux-mouches sur la Seine pour visiter Paris
Jason: You can ride open excursion boats on the Seine River to visit Paris.
Ingrid: (slow) Il est possible de prendre des bateaux-mouches sur la Seine pour visiter Paris
QUIZ
Jason: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Ingrid will give you the French – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Ingrid: Le Mont-Blanc
[pause]Jason: Mont Blanc
Ingrid: Le Mistral
[pause]Jason: Mistral Wind
Ingrid: La Méditerranée
[pause]Jason: The Mediterranean sea
Ingrid: Les volcans d'Auvergne
[pause]Jason: Auvergne volcanos
Ingrid: La Seine
[pause]Jason: The Seine River

Outro

Jason: There you have it – 5 geographical features in France! We have a more complete list at FrenchPod101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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What is the most interesting French geographical feature to you?

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Wednesday at 8:17 pm
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Bonjour Martha,


En effet, c'est très sympa et romantique de prendre un bateau sur la Seine !

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Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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Martha Lawrence
Sunday at 4:41 am
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J’aime prendre un bateau sur la Seine le soir.