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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 13! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Recreation &Leisure. These are five common sports 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: Tennis
Jason: Tennis
Ingrid: (slow) Tennis (regular) Tennis
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Tennis
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: In France, tennis used to be a high-class sport, but it's now becoming more and more popular among everyone.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le plus grand tournoi de tennis en France est Roland Garros, qui se déroule sur terre battue
Jason: The biggest tennis competition in France is Roland Garros, which takes place on clay courts.
Ingrid: (slow) Le plus grand tournoi de tennis en France est Roland Garros, qui se déroule sur terre battue
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Natation
Jason: Swimming
Ingrid: (slow) Natation (regular) Natation
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Natation
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Swimming is very popular in France now thanks to the French female swimmer Laure Manaudou, who won at the Olympics.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Il y a beaucoup de piscines où l'on peut pratiquer la natation en France
Jason: There are a lot of swimming pools to practice swimming in France
Ingrid: (slow) Il y a beaucoup de piscines où l'on peut pratiquer la natation en France
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Rugby
Jason: Rugby
Ingrid: (slow) Rugby (regular) Rugby
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Rugby
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Rugby is especially popular among men in the southwestern part of France, in cities such as Toulouse or Biarritz.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Chaque année, un calendrier très populaire met en scène les rugbymen
francais nus
Jason: Each year a very popular calender is released in France showing naked French rugby players
Ingrid: (slow) Chaque année, un calendrier très populaire met en scène les rugbymen
francais nus
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Football
Jason: Soccer
Ingrid: (slow) Football (regular) Football
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Football
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Soccer is definitely the most popular sport in France, especially since the French team won the World cup in 1998.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) En France, il n'y a jamais de flash Info ou télé sans résultats de football
Jason: There is never a TV or radio newsflash without soccer results in France.
Ingrid: (slow) En France, il n'y a jamais de flash Info ou télé sans résultats de football
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: cyclisme
Jason: cycling
Ingrid: (slow) Cyclisme (regular) Cyclisme
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Cyclisme
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The "Tour de France" is the most famous cycling competition in the world and attracts a lot of fans each summer.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le cyclisme est particulièrement populaire en France au mois de juillet, pendant le Tour de France
Jason: Cycling in France is especially popular during July, when the "Tour de France" takes place.
Ingrid: (slow) Le cyclisme est particulièrement populaire en France au mois de juillet, pendant le Tour de France
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: Tennis
[pause]Jason: Tennis
Ingrid: Natation
[pause]Jason: Swimming
Ingrid: Rugby
[pause]Jason: Rugby
Ingrid: Football
[pause]Jason: Soccer
Ingrid: Cyclisme
[pause]Jason: Cycling

Outro

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

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Which sports are you good at?

FrenchPod101.comVerified
Friday at 4:56 pm
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Bonjour William,


Thank you for your comment!

It's a very famous tradition in France. These calendars are really popular! 😄


Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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William Ross
Thursday at 9:37 am
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“met en scène les rubymen francais nus”


très désagréable


Man, that just seems gross

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Tuesday at 2:43 pm
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Bonjour Jun,


Thank you a lot for taking the time to report this issue.

This is fixed, so you can find a sample sentence for "rugby" now!


Let me correct your French :

Vous pouvez l'écrire ici ?

"Le", before a vowel, will be " l' ".

But this was grammatically correct!

Thank you again!


Regards,

Mélanie

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Jun
Friday at 4:29 pm
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Hi, on the lesson notes,


There is no example sentence for rugby that Ingrid said in audio.


Vous pouvez le ecrire ici? (I'm not sure this sentence is right though)


Merci