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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 19! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation and Around Town. These are five common shops or services in town. 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: boulangerie
Jason: bakery
Ingrid: (slow) Boulangerie (regular) Boulangerie
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Boulangerie
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The bakery is no doubt the most popular shop in France. Everyday without exception people go there to buy bread, cakes and croissants.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) En France, les boulangeries sont toujours pleines de monde le weekend
Jason: French bakeries are always crowded on weekends.
Ingrid: (slow) En France, les boulangeries sont toujours pleines de monde le weekend
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: bar-tabac
Jason: pub where cigarettes are sold
Ingrid: (slow) Bar-tabac (regular) Bar-tabac
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Bar-tabac
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: These pubs are typically French - they serve alcohol like beers or wine, and sometimes food just as in a pub, but their main purpose is to sell cigarettes.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Les bars-tabac sont les seuls endroits où la vente de cigarettes est autorisée en France
Jason: “Bars-tabac" are the only places where tobacco sales are allowed in France.
Ingrid: (slow) Les bars-tabac sont les seuls endroits où la vente de cigarettes est autorisée en France
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: la poste
Jason: post office
Ingrid: (slow) La Poste (regular) La Poste
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: La Poste
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: The post office in France is a real institution which was managed by the state for a long time. Now it is private, but French people are still very attached to it, even if they are also always criticizing it.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Il y a deux façons d'appeler la Poste en France, soit La Poste qui est le nom de l'entreprise ou le bureau de poste qui est le nom général
Jason: There are two ways to call the post office in France, either ""La Poste"" which is the company name, or ""le bureau de poste"" which is the general name.
Ingrid: (slow) Il y a deux façons d'appeler la Poste en France, soit La Poste qui est le nom de l'entreprise ou le bureau de poste qui est le nom général
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Banque
Jason: Bank
Ingrid: (slow) Banque (regular) Banque
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Banque
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: You’ll see many banks in French cities since many different companies exist. All have an ATM on the front door where you can withdraw money, even if you don’t belong to that specific bank.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Les banques françaises imposent de nombreux frais à leurs clients et ont souvent mauvaise réputation
Jason: French banks impose many types of charges to their clients and often have a bad reputation.
Ingrid: (slow) Les banques françaises imposent de nombreux frais à leurs clients et ont souvent mauvaise réputation
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: Supermarché
Jason: Supermarket
Ingrid: (slow) Supermarché (regular) Supermarché
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Supermarché
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Supermarkets in France boast a wide variety of fresh produce, as well as extensive selections of cheese and baked goods. “La Grande Épicerie de Paris” is known as the largest supermarket in Paris.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le supermarché le plus connu à Paris est le ""Monoprix"" que tous les parisiens appellent le ""Monop""
Jason: The most common supermarket in Paris is le Monoprix, that all Parisians call le “Monop".
Ingrid: (slow) Le supermarché le plus connu à Paris est le ""Monoprix"" que tous les parisiens appellent le ""Monop""
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: Boulangerie
[pause]Jason: Bakery
Ingrid: Bar-tabac
[pause]Jason: Pub where cigarettes are sold
Ingrid: La Poste
[pause]Jason: Post office
Ingrid: Banque
[pause]Jason: Bank
Ingrid: Supermarché
[pause]Jason: Supermarket

Outro

Jason: There you have it – five 5 shops or services in town 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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If you were out for shopping in France, what kind of items would you buy?

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Hi Sharon,


Thanks for the hands up! And I'm sorry about the confusing sentences :flushed:

We've added them already, and we'll upload the missing audio soon.


Thank you,

Paloma

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Sharon J. Jones
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Wondering why some of the lessons announce different sample sentences than in the lesson. These are harder to follow along with my lesson. Why the difference from the lesson?