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INTRODUCTION
Virginie: Bonjour à tous! Hello everyone.
Eric: Eric here. Gengo French Lesson 5. You Had Better Bring a Short Sleeve T-Shirt.
Virginie: Oui, hi, I am Virginie and I am here with…
Eric: Eric. In this lesson, we are going to be looking at Joe’s adventures.
Virginie: Yeah we still follow Joe. So Joe is landing finally in France and he is a bit unprepared.
Eric: This is Joe’s arrival in France and he is still speaking with his friend Manon.
Virginie: Right. They are landing and in France, it’s 9 AM but still, it’s very hot.
Eric: Let’s have a listen.

Lesson conversation

Pilote : Bonjour à tous. Ici votre commandant de bord. Bienvenue à l'aéroport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle à Paris, France. Il est 9 heures du matin, nous sommes lundi le 2 juin. La température est de 25°C. Bon séjour à tous.
Joe : 25 degrés ? Ouh là. Il fait chaud.
Manon : Oui. J'ai un T-Shirt à manches courtes.
Joe : Pas moi.
Eric: One more time, a little more slowly.
Pilote : Bonjour à tous. Ici votre commandant de bord. Bienvenue à l'aéroport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle à Paris, France. Il est 9 heures du matin, nous sommes lundi le 2 juin. La température est de 25°C. Bon séjour à tous.
Joe : 25 degrés ? Ouh là. Il fait chaud.
Manon : Oui. J'ai un T-Shirt à manches courtes.
Joe : Pas moi.
Eric: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Pilote : Bonjour à tous. Ici votre commandant de bord. Bienvenue à l'aéroport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle à Paris, France. Il est 9 heures du matin, nous sommes lundi le 2 juin. La température est de 25°C. Bon séjour à tous.
Eric: Hello everyone. It is the pilot. Welcome to the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France. It is nine o'clock in the morning, it is Monday, June the second. The temperature is 25°C. Have a nice stay.
Joe : 25 degrés ? Ouh là. Il fait chaud.
Eric: Twenty-five degrees? Oh. It is warm.
Manon : Oui. J'ai un T-Shirt à manches courtes.
Eric: Yes. I have a short sleeve t-shirt.
Joe : Pas moi.
Eric: Not me.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Eric: So Virginie, how many airports are there in Paris?
Virginie: In Paris, there are two airports. Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Orly.
Eric: We talk about which one?
Virginie: The one in our dialogue is Roissy Charles de Gaulle, it’s in the north of Paris. And then Orly, the other airport, is in the south.
Eric: So do French people fly a lot?
Virginie: Well, they do but there are definitely trained people, too.
Eric: Ah okay and the French railway system is really good right?
Virginie: Oui, tres bien, very good, quite expensive though, but very good. And also the railroad national company is called La SNCF, the SNCF.
Eric: Ah, la SNCF.
Virginie: Yes, la Société nationale des chemins de fer français, You don’t need to know that in details.
Eric: Just know la SNCF, that’s good to know.
Virginie: Also, it’s good to know that employees of the SNCF are often on strikes.
Eric: So, if you travel in France, I would recommend taking a look at the website prior to your trip.
Virginie: Yes the SNCF actually has a great website and they outline all of the strikes that are happening, and this way, you can avoid taking the wrong line.
Eric: And you can also get other information and buy tickets.
Virginie: Yes very handy.
Eric: Okay. So let’s listen to some vocabulary.
VOCAB LIST
Eric: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Virginie: bonjour [natural native speed]
Eric: hello
Virginie: bonjour [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: bonjour [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: tous [natural native speed]
Eric: all, every
Virginie: tous [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: tous [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: lundi [natural native speed]
Eric: Monday
Virginie: lundi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: lundi [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: le temps [natural native speed]
Eric: climate, weather
Virginie: le temps [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: le temps [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: température [natural native speed]
Eric: temperature
Virginie: température [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: température [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: degrés [natural native speed]
Eric: degrees
Virginie: degrés [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: degrés [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: le séjour [natural native speed]
Eric: stay
Virginie: le séjour [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: le séjour [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: avoir [natural native speed]
Eric: to have
Virginie: avoir [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: avoir [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: chaud(e) [natural native speed]
Eric: hot, warm
Virginie: chaud(e) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: chaud(e) [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: le T-shirt à manches courtes [natural native speed]
Eric: the short sleeve t-shirt
Virginie: le T-shirt à manches courtes [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: le T-shirt à manches courtes [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: faire [natural native speed]
Eric: to do, to make
Virginie: faire [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: faire [natural native speed]
: Next:
Virginie: un commandant de bord [natural native speed]
Eric: a pilot, a captain
Virginie: un commandant de bord [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Virginie: un commandant de bord [natural native speed]
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Eric: Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Virginie: The first word/phrase we’ll look at is....
Virginie: Let's talk about the weather Eric.
Eric: An international topic of conversation!
Virginie: Yes, Joe says "il fait chaud"
Eric: He is surprised because..where is he coming from again?
Virginie: well, California, so I guess he should be used to warm weather.
Eric: Let's say he's from SF where it's always a bit chilly.
Virginie: OK so Joe says "il fait chaud, it's hot!
Eric: the first two words are "il fait", which in French means "it is"when talking about the temperature.
Virginei: Yes and then we have "chaud", which means hot.
Eric: Il fait chaud. Hopefully, you live somewhere you'll be able to say that phrase.
Virginie: Otherwise, if it's cold it's really easy too in French
Eric: Yes it starts the same way, il fait
Virginie: And then you just say "froid"
Eric: And that means cold. Il fait froid.
Virginie: Good to know if you live in Canada for example.
Eric: Ok what do we have next Virgnie?
Virginie: Next is Lundi.
Eric: and that's Monday.
Virginie: The pilot says "nous sommes lundi 2 juin"
Eric: That's the date. In France, to say the date you will say literally "we are" then the day of the week, then the date and finally the month.
Virginie: Yes let's here it one more time- nous
Eric: We
Virginie: Sommes
Eric: Are
Virginie: Lundi
Eric: Monday
Virginie: 2
Eric: That's two, in this case, the second
Virginie: And finally juin
Eric: That's June.
Virginie: Nous sommes lundi 2 juin.
Eric: By the way this gives you another conjugation of the verb etre, to be
Virginie: Oh yes, to be with "we". We are, nous sommes.
Eric: In the lesson notes you'll also find out how to say the time and th etemperature in French.
Virginie: Yes. Now let's look at some grammar points.

Lesson focus

Eric: So first let's see how in french you say what time it is, since we're at it.
Virginie: Yes we'll just give you the proper phrase.
Eric: Let's be simple. How should I say "it is two o'clock?
Virginie: Ok. Il est deux heures. It is two o'clock.
Eric: The first two words are "il est", which means it is in french when talking about the time.
Virginie: You probably recognized the verb etre here.
Eric: And then we have deux
Virginie: Which we've now learned is two.
Eric: Finally we have "heures", which is hours in French.
Virginie: so literally we have "it is two hours"
Eric: Absolutely. So to say the time in French you say "il est" followed by the time.
Virginie: Again, to get details about how to say the time you can refer to our lesson notes.
Eric: Great. What is next Virginie?
Virginie: So in our dialog Joe realizes that it's hot outside.
Eric: YEs it's the summer in Paris, it can get pretty hot.
Virginie: Yes, in August Parisians escape from the city.
Eric: Which is nice because all of a sudden Paris seems quiet
Virginie: Yes like a village in the south of France.
Eric: Paris is a village anyway.
Virginie: Well that's coming from a new yorker!
Eric: You know what I love about Paris in the summer?
Virginie: No. What is it, Eric?
Eric: Paris Plage. Paris beach.
Virginie: Oh yes in August the city sets up an artificial beach by the river Seine
Eric: On the highway!
Virginie: That's great no more cars, just transats!
Eric: It's really nice, and it lasts a month.
Virginie: OK what were we talking about again?
Eric: You said Joe realizes it's hot.
Virginie: Right. And Manon, who knows Paris weather, says" j'ai un t-shirt a manche courte"
Eric: I have a short sleeve shirt.
Virginie: So let's focus on the first part of this sentence.J'ai un t-shirt
Eric: And that's "I have a t-shirt"
Virginie: First encounter with the verb avoir, to have.
Eric: So avoir with I, is j'ai, I have. SPELL
Virginie: and it's followed by "un",
Eric: Which is "a"
Virginie: And then "t-shirt", and that's easy
Eric: That's a T-shirt.
Virginie: So to say what you have, just say j'ai followed by the thing you have.
Eric: For example, j'ai un rendez-vous
Virginie: I have a date. You have a date Eric?
Eric: No that was just ane example.
Virginie: I like the way you choose your examples.
Eric: ahah

Outro

Eric: That just about does it for today.
Eric: Before we go, we want to tell you about a way to drastically improve your pronunciation.
Virginie: The voice recording tool...
Eric: Yes, the voice recording tool in the premium learning center...
Virginie: Record your voice with a click of a button,
Eric: and then play it back just as easily.
Virginie: So you record your voice, and then listen to it.
Eric: Compare it to the native speakers...
Virginie: And adjust your pronunciation!
Eric: This will help you improve your pronunciation fast!
Eric: Thanks for listening
Virginie: Bye

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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What kind of climate do you have where you live?

Frenchpod101.com
Monday at 5:16 am
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Bonjour Rosana et merci pour votre message.


Vous allez bien ?

En France nous avons 4 saisons. Cela ne vous embête pas d'avoir deux saisons ?


Bon dimanche !

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Rosana
Wednesday at 10:20 am
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Où j'habite maintenant Il n'y a que deux saisons: chaude et plus chaude. J'habite à Niterói, Rio de Janeiro.

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Saturday at 2:47 am
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Bonjour Janelle !


Je n'aime pas beaucoup la chaleur, mais j'aimerai bien visiter le Tennessee. Ici, à Paris, il fait déjà très froid et il y a du givre le matin.

Restez bien au chaud !


A bientôt !

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Janelle
Monday at 11:04 pm
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à Tennessee il fait très très chaud en été, mais en ce moment il fait frais.

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Hi Jeff!


Thank you for your comment! :eek:

Just a small correction: we say: "il y a du vent" and not "il fait du vent"


A Nantes, il pleut souvent, mais en ce moment il fait très chaud.


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Jeff
Thursday at 12:42 pm
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Il fait frais et il fait du vent a Chicago. Mais en ete il fait tres chaud et il fait du soleil.