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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 18! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation and Around Town. These are five common frequently used modes of transportation 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: voiture
Jason: car
Ingrid: (slow) Voiture (regular) Voiture
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Voiture
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Cars are the main mode of transportation in France, especially in rural areas where no public transportation exists. It is common for families to own 2 cars.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) En France, il est difficile d'avoir une voiture pour les jeunes car le permis de conduire est cher et dur à obtenir
Jason: Having a car as a young person in France is quite difficult, since a driver’s license is very expensive and hard to get.
Ingrid: (slow) En France, il est difficile d'avoir une voiture pour les jeunes car le permis de conduire est cher et dur à obtenir
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: métro
Jason: subway
Ingrid: (slow) Métro (regular) Métro
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Métro
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The subway in France is used a lot, but only in big cities. In Paris, for example, there are 2 main subway types. One is the "métro" which is only inside the city, and the other one is "RER" which goes out further.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Certaines stations du métro parisien ressemblent toujours à celles du début du 20ème siècle
Jason: Some Parisian subway stations still look like early 20th century ones.
Ingrid: (slow) Certaines stations du métro parisien ressemblent toujours à celles du début du 20ème siècle
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: bus
Jason: bus
Ingrid: (slow) Bus (regular) Bus
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Bus
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The bus is a popular, cheap and convenient mode of transportation, especially in downtown areas. It is often considered a bit old-fashioned too, because its users are mostly elderly people.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Prendre le bus à Paris est une façon économique et agréable de profiter de la ville
Jason: Taking a bus in Paris is a cheap and good way to enjoy the city.
Ingrid: (slow) Prendre le bus à Paris est une façon économique et agréable de profiter de la ville
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: vélo
Jason: bicycle
Ingrid: (slow) Vélo (regular) Vélo
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Vélo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The bicycle is now very trendy, and is popular in cities because it is ecological and cheap to use. Furthermore, main cities have now built safe bicycle paths in downtown areas.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) À Paris, un système très populaire de location de vélos appelé Vélib à été lancé.
Jason: In Paris, a very popular rent bike system called Velib has been launched.
Ingrid: (slow) À Paris, un système très populaire de location de vélos appelé Vélib à été lancé
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: tramway
Jason: tram
Ingrid: (slow) Tramway (regular) Tramway
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Tramway
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The tram is being used more and more these days, especially in medium sized cities where they replace buses, which create too much pollution.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Avez-vous déjà pris un tramway en France?
Jason: Have you ever used a tram in France?
Ingrid: (slow) Avez-vous déjà pris un tramway 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: voiture
[pause]Jason: car
Ingrid: métro
[pause]Jason: subway
Ingrid: bus
[pause]Jason: bus
Ingrid: vélo
[pause]Jason: bicycle
Ingrid: tramway
[pause]Jason: tram

Outro

Jason: There you have it – five 5 frequently used modes of transportation 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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