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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 15! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Places. These are five common French 5 tourist attractions. 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: La Tour Eiffel
Jason: The Eiffel Tower
Ingrid: (slow) La Tour Eiffel (regular) La Tour Eiffel
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: La Tour Eiffel
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The Eiffel tower is the most visited monument in France. It is possible to go up to the second level by elevator. From there, tourists can enjoy a beautiful view of Paris. -
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) La tour Eiffel s'illumine chaque nuit.
Jason: The Eiffel Tower is lit up every night.
Ingrid: (slow) La tour Eiffel s'illumine chaque nuit
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Le château de Versailles
Jason: Palace of Versailles
Ingrid: (slow) Le château de Versailles (regular) Le château de Versailles
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Le château de Versailles
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The Palace of Versailles has been the residence of many French kings. The most famous was Louis XIV, also known as the "Sun King". The Palace of Versailles is located in the city of Versailles in the west area of Paris.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) La pièce la plus impressionnante de Versailles s'appelle la Galerie des glaces.
Jason: The most impressive room in the Palace of Versailles is called the Hall of Mirrors.
Ingrid: (slow) La pièce la plus impressionnante de Versailles s'appelle la Galerie des glaces
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Le Mont Saint-Michel
Jason: Mont Saint-Michel
Ingrid: (slow) Le Mont Saint-Michel (regular) Le Mont Saint-Michel
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Le Mont Saint-Michel
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The Mont Saint-Michel is a rocky island located in Normandy. It is one kilometer from the coast. It has only 41 inhabitants, while millions of tourists visit it each year.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le Mont Saint-Michel est incontournable pour de nombreux touristes, en particulier pour les japonais
Jason: The Mont Saint-Michel is a must-see for many tourists, especially Japanese ones
Ingrid: (slow) Le Mont Saint-Michel est incontournable pour de nombreux touristes, en particulier pour les japonais
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Le pont d'Avignon
Jason: The Avignon bridge
Ingrid: (slow) Le pont d'Avignon (regular) Le pont d'Avignon
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Le pont d'Avignon
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The Avignon Bridge is a medieval construction located close to the Avignon city in southern France. The bridge originally spanned the Rhône River, but it was destroyed by several floods, and eventually stopped being repaired. These days, the bridge only spans half of the river.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) De nombreux touristes prennent des photos du pont d'Avignon, surtout au coucher du soleil
Jason: A lot of tourists take pictures of the Avignon bridge, especially at sunset
Ingrid: (slow) De nombreux touristes prennent des photos du pont d'Avignon, surtout au coucher du soleil
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: Notre-Dame de Paris
Jason: Notre-Dame Cathedral
Ingrid: (slow) Notre-Dame de Paris (regular) Notre-Dame de Paris
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Notre-Dame de Paris
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Notre-Dame Cathedral is the biggest cathedral in Paris, located right in the center of the city. It is also the setting of the famous book "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame", written by Victor Hugo.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Il est possible d'aller dans les deux tours de la cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Paris
Jason: It is possible to go into both towers of the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Ingrid: (slow) Il est possible d'aller dans les deux tours de la cathédrale de Notre-Dame de 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: La Tour Eiffel
[pause]Jason: The Eiffel Tower
Ingrid: Le château de Versailles
[pause]Jason: Palace of Versailles
Ingrid: Le Mont Saint-Michel
[pause]Jason: Mont Saint-Michel
Ingrid: Le pont d'Avignon
[pause]Jason: The Avignon bridge
Ingrid: Notre-Dame de Paris
[pause]Jason: Notre-Dame Cathedral

Outro

Jason: There you have it – five 5 tourist attractions 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 06:30 PM
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Have you ever been to any of these French tourist attractions?

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Tuesday at 02:53 AM
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Bonjour Mary !


Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire ! We will consider your feedback for the future development of our materials! 😇👍


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Mary
Monday at 04:36 AM
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I think it would be more helpful when using the words in sentences to say the sentence in French in a normal.speed first, then in slow French, then in English. It would give more opportunity to translate BEFORE hearing the English.

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Hi A,


Thank you for posting.


Please let us know if you have any questions. :)


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Nope