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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 21! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food &Drink. These are five common food souvenirs 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: calissons
Jason: calissons, a traditional French candy
Ingrid: (slow) Calissons (regular) Calissons
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Calissons
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Calissons is a type of candy made with sugar and almonds. It is a speciality from the southern city of Aix-en-Provence.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Les calissons sont une bonne idée pour un cadeau souvenir
Jason: Calissons are a good idea for a souvenir.
Ingrid: (slow) Les calissons sont une bonne idée pour un cadeau souvenir
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Macarons
Jason: Macaroons
Ingrid: (slow) Macarons (regular) Macarons
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Macarons
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Macaroons are small cakes made of 2 crispy biscuits with a smooth cream inside. Many different flavors can be found, such as chocolate, vanilla, and various fruit flavors.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Les meilleurs macarons français sont ceux de la boutique La Durée à Paris
Jason: The best French macaroons are the ones from La Durée stores in Paris.
Ingrid: (slow) Les meilleurs macarons français sont ceux de la boutique La Durée à Paris
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Camembert
Jason: Camembert, a type of cow-milk cheese
Ingrid: (slow) Camembert (regular) Camembert
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Camembert
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Camembert is a soft, creamy cow milk cheese from the Normandy region. It is certainly the most famous type of French cheese.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Il ne faut pas laisser un camembert trop longtemps dans le frigo, sinon il deviendra coulant et sentira mauvais
Jason: Don’t leave Camembert cheese too long in the fridge; it will become sticky, smelly and runny.
Ingrid: (slow) Il ne faut pas laisser un camembert trop longtemps dans le frigo, sinon il deviendra coulant et sentira mauvais
Jason: Okay, what’s the next word?
Ingrid: Crème de marrons
Jason: Chestnut cream
Ingrid: (slow) Crème de marrons (regular) Crème de marrons
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Crème de marrons
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Chestnut cream is a really sweet cream made of chestnut purée and sugar. It comes from the Ardèche region.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Manger un pancake avec de la crème de marron est délicieux
Jason: Eating a pancake with chestnut cream is delicious.
Ingrid: (slow) Manger un pancake avec de la crème de marron est délicieux
Jason: Okay, what’s the last word?
Ingrid: Cognac
Jason: cognac
Ingrid: (slow) Cognac (regular) Cognac
Jason: Listeners, please repeat:
Ingrid: Cognac
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jason: Cognac is a strong alcohol which comes from the Cognac region. It is usually served after a big dinner as a digestive beverage.
Jason: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Ingrid: (normal) Le Cognac est un alcool fort donc il ne fait pas trop en boire
Jason: Cognac is a strong alcohol, so don't drink too much of it!
Ingrid: (slow) Le Cognac est un alcool fort donc il ne fait pas trop en boire
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: Calissons
[pause]Jason: calissons, a traditional French candy
Ingrid: Macarons
[pause]Jason: Macaroons
Ingrid: Camembert
[pause]Jason: Camembert, a type of cow-milk cheese
Ingrid: Crème de marrons
[pause]Jason: Chestnut cream
Ingrid: Cognac
[pause]Jason: Cognac

Outro

Jason: There you have it – five food souvenirs 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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Which of this lesson's souvenirs will you bring back to your country?