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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 16! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to People &Homes. These are five common things in homes 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: télé
Jason: TV
Ingrid: (slow) Télé (regular) Télé
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Télé
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Almost every family has a TV in France. There are 19 free channels that feature a variety of programs, from cultural documentaries to funny game shows.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) En France, la principale émission d'information a la télé commence à 20h
Jason: The main TV news program in France starts at 8pm.
Ingrid: (slow) En France, la principale émission d'information commence à 20h
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: cheminée
Jason: chimney
Ingrid: (slow) Cheminée (regular) Cheminée
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Cheminée
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: There are still many houses and old apartments with chimneys. It is a comfortable place where the family can gather in the winter.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Un des plus anciens métiers en France est celui de ramoneur, qui consiste à nettoyer les cheminées.
Jason: One of the oldest jobs in France is that of a "ramoneur", which consists of cleaning chimneys.
Ingrid: (slow) Un des plus anciens métiers en France est celui de ramoneur, qui consiste à nettoyer les cheminées.
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Baignoire
Jason: Bathtub
Ingrid: (slow) Baignoire (regular) Baignoire
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Baignoire
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The bathtub is the most important item in the French bathroom. Even if small apartments only have showers, it is a big plus to have a bathtub or a jacuzzi to relax.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) En France, il est possible de trouver de nombreux produits pour le bain dans les magasins de cosmétiques.
Jason: In France, it's possible to find many bath products in cosmetic stores.
Ingrid: (slow) En France, il est possible de trouver de nombreux produits pour le bain dans les magasins de cosmétiques
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Bibliothèque
Jason: Book shelf
Ingrid: (slow) Bibliothèque (regular) Bibliothèque
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Bibliothèque
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: French people love to put their books in open or transparent shelves in order to talk about them with guests.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) La plupart des bibliothèques en France sont achetées chez Ikea.
Jason: Most bookshelves in France are bought in Ikea stores.
Ingrid: (slow) La plupart des bibliothèques en France sont achetées chez Ikea
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: Cafetière
Jason: Coffee maker
Ingrid: (slow) Cafetière (regular) Cafetière
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Cafetière
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: It is now really trendy to have a Nespresso coffee maker in France. It has been a big success for the past 5 years.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) En France, presque tout le monde a une cafetière à la maison
Jason: In France, almost everyone has a coffee maker at home
Ingrid: (slow) En France, presque tout le monde a une cafetière à la maison
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: Télé
[pause]Jason: TV
Ingrid: Cheminée
[pause]Jason: chimney
Ingrid: Baignoire
[pause]Jason: Bathtub
Ingrid: Bibliothèque
[pause]Jason: Book shelf
Ingrid: Cafetière
[pause]Jason: Coffee maker

Outro

Jason: There you have it – five common things in homes 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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What else are you expecting to find inside a French home?