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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 12! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography. These are five cities 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: Paris
Jason: Paris, the capital of France
Ingrid: (slow) Paris (regular) Paris
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Paris
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Paris is the capital of France, and also the most visited city in the world. There are many historical monuments, museums and beautiful places in Paris.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Paris est souvent décrite comme la plus belle ville du monde
Jason: Paris is often described as the most beautiful city in the world
Ingrid: (slow) Paris est souvent décrite comme la plus belle ville du monde
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Marseille
Jason: Marseille, the 2nd largest city in France
Ingrid: (slow) Marseille (regular) Marseille
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Marseille
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Marseille is the 2nd biggest city in France in terms of population. It has its own culture and specific French accent. People from Marseille are known to be much more relaxed than Parisians. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Marseille est une ville située sur la côté Méditerranéenne
Jason: Marseille is a city located on the coast of the Mediterrean Sea.
Ingrid: (slow) Marseille est une ville située sur la côté Méditerranéenne
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Lyon
Jason: Lyon, the 3rd largest city in France
Ingrid: (slow) Lyon (regular) Lyon
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Lyon
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Lyon is the 3rd largest city in France. It is located in the central eastern part of France and is very close to the French Alps.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Lyon est connue pour être la capitale française de la gastronomie
Jason: Lyon is known as France's capital of gastronomy.
Ingrid: (slow) Lyon est connue pour être la capitale française de la gastronomie
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Toulouse
Jason: Toulouse, a city in the southwestern part of France
Ingrid: (slow) Toulouse (regular) Toulouse
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Toulouse
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Toulouse is located in the southwestern part of France and is a pleasant city where the people are friendly. It is also known as a college town.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Toulouse est appelée la ville rose à cause de ses nombreuses maisons construites en briques roses
Jason: Toulouse is called the "pink city" because many of its houses and buildings are made with pink bricks.
Ingrid: (slow) Toulouse est appelée la ville rose à cause de ses nombreuses maisons construites en briques roses
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: Strasbourg
Jason: Strasbourg, a city in the northeastern part of France
Ingrid: (slow) Strasbourg (regular) Strasbourg
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Strasbourg
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Strasbourg is located in the Northeastern region called Alsace near Germany. It has maintained a big German influence since people there celebrate Saint-Nicolas Day, which is the equivalent of Christmas for German people.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le marché de Noël de Strasbourg est particulièrement dépaysant. Il est possible d'y acheter des décorations de Noël et des specialités culinaires
Jason: The Christmas market in Strasbourg is particularly enchanting. You can buy Christmas decorations and special foods.
Ingrid: (slow) Le marché de Noël de Strasbourg est particulièrement dépaysant. Il est possible d'y acheter des décorations de Noël et des specialités culinaires
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: Paris
[pause]Jason: Paris, the capital of France
Ingrid: Marseille
[pause]Jason: Marseille, the 2nd largest city in France
Ingrid: Lyon
[pause]Jason: Lyon, the 3rd largest city in France
Ingrid: Toulouse
[pause]Jason: Toulouse, a city in the southwestern part of France
Ingrid: Strasbourg
[pause]Jason: Strasbourg, a city in the northeastern part of France

Outro

Jason: There you have it – 5 cities in France! We have more vocab lists at FrenchPod101.com, so be sure to check it out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!

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If you had the opportunity to visit only one French city, which one would it be?

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Hello Jane de Vries,


Thank you for your nice comment :smile:

Have you ever visited France ?


Bonne journée,


Marie Alice

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Jane de Vries
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France seems so idyllic. No wonder so few French come to the USA!