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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 14! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to recreation. These are five common recreational activities 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: Randonnée
Jason: hiking
Ingrid: (slow) Randonnée (regular) Randonnée
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Randonnée
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Hiking is popular because France has many beautiful and various landscapes. People usually go to the mountains in the summer to enjoy nature.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) La randonnée est une activité bonne pour la santé et dépaysante pour de nombreux citadins.
Jason: Hiking is healthy and is a change of scenery for many urban people.
Ingrid: (slow) La randonnée est une activité bonne pour la santé et dépaysante pour de nombreux citadins
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: pétanque
Jason: petanque, a French game similar to bocce
Ingrid: (slow) Pétanque (regular) Pétanque
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Pétanque
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Petanque is a traditional game from southern France. It consists of launching a heavy metal ball as close as possible to another smaller one called the "piglet". The piglet is usually placed 10 meters away from the players.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) La pétanque a longtemps été démodée mais elle redevient à la mode, même à Paris.
Jason: Petanque has been considered old-fashioned for a long time, but it's now becoming trendy again, even in Paris.
Ingrid: (slow) La pétanque a longtemps été démodée mais elle redevient à la mode, même à Paris
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: cuisine
Jason: cooking
Ingrid: (slow) Cuisine (regular) Cuisine
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Cuisine
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Cooking is perhaps the most natural hobby for French people who were raised in a gastroNOMic country. Cooking is not only an activity, but a lifestyle in France.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Il y a de nombreuses émissions de cuisine à la télé française.
Jason: There are a lot of shows about cooking on French TV.
Ingrid: (slow) Il y a de nombreuses émissions culinaires à la télé française.
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Camping
Jason: camping
Ingrid: (slow) Camping (regular) Camping
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Camping
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: There are two different ways of camping in France: cheaply, with a tent in a field, or in luxury, in a comfortable RV.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) À Paris, un grand magasin de camping très connu s'appelle "le vieux campeur".
Jason: A big, famous camping store is called "Le vieux campeur" (The old camper) in Paris.
Ingrid: (slow) À Paris, un grand magasin de camping très connu s'appelle "le vieux campeur"
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: Shopping
Jason: shopping
Ingrid: (slow) Shopping (regular) Shopping
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Shopping
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Shopping is also a very common activity, especially during sales when you can get big discounts. Since Paris is the capital of fashion, there are a lot of good deals you can find when buying clothes. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le shopping sur internet devient même plus répandu que le shopping traditionnel en France.
Jason: Online shopping is becoming even more common than in-store shopping in France.
Ingrid: (slow) Le shopping sur internet devient même plus répandu que le shopping traditionnel en 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: Randonnée
[pause]Jason: hiking
Ingrid: Pétanque
[pause]Jason: petanque, a French game similar to bocce
Ingrid: Cuisine
[pause]Jason: cooking
Ingrid: Camping
[pause]Jason: camping
Ingrid: Shopping
[pause]Jason: shopping

Outro

Jason: There you have it – five recreational activities 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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