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INTRODUCTION
Gabriella: Bonjour chers auditeurs! Je m'appelle... Bienvenue à FrenchPod101.com. This is Lower Intermediate French, Season 2, Lesson 17 - Longing For a Short Film Festival!
Jeremy: Moi, c'est …
Gabriella: Let's get started. Quel est le sujet de la leçon d'aujourd'hui ?
Jeremy: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about expectations from a conversation between Laure and Vincent.
Gabriella: Ok, donc c'est une conversation informelle?
Jeremy: Oui, et ils veulent aller à un Festival de Court Métrages...
DIALOGUE
Vincent: Bah alors, tu en as mis du temps !
Laure : Réveil difficile... Pas la motivation. Il fait moche dehors.
Vincent : Pas grave. On va au Festival du Court-Métrage alors ?
Laure : On peut aller manger quelque part avant ?
Vincent : Ok, après on monte au Festival. J'ai hâte de voir les films en compétition.
Laure : Moi aussi. L'an dernier, il y en avait de très bons. J'aime bien ceux des Gobelins.
Vincent : J'espère juste que mon favori gagnera la compétition cette année.
Gabriella: Now let's hear it with the English translation.
Vincent: Bah alors, tu en as mis du temps !
Vincent: Hey, it took you a long time!
Laure : Réveil difficile... Pas la motivation. Il fait moche dehors.
Laure: Overslept... No motivation. Terrible weather outside.
Vincent : Pas grave. On va au Festival du Court-Métrage alors ?
Vincent: No worries. Are we going to the Short Film Festival?
Laure : On peut aller manger quelque part avant ?
Laure: Can we go eat something somewhere before?
Vincent : Ok, après on monte au Festival. J'ai hâte de voir les films en compétition.
Vincent: Ok, and then we'll go to the Festival. I can't wait to see the competition.
Laure : Moi aussi. L'an dernier, il y en avait de très bons. J'aime bien ceux des Gobelins.
Laure: Me too. There were some good pieces last year. I really like the Gobelins' ones.
Vincent : J'espère juste que mon favori gagnera la compétition cette année.
Vincent: I just hope my favorite will win this year!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Gabriella: Les courts-métrages ! J’adore ça !
Jeremy: Moi aussi ! Beaucoup de Français aiment ça, en fait.
Gabriella: Pourquoi ?
Jeremy: Because before every film, until the 50s, a short film was screened. And the French loved it!
Gabriella: I see. So now, it’s normal to see short films?
Jeremy: You can see some on TV, but especially in festivals.
Gabriella: Are there a lot of festivals?
Jeremy: Yes, many of them are famous, like the one in Clermont-Ferrand. It started in 1982.
Gabriella: Wow! Et quel genre de film est diffusé ?
Jeremy: Every genre is represented! You can find fantastic animation, engaging school movies...
Gabriella: School movies? There are schools to learn that in France?
Jeremy: Bien sur ! Il y a l’école Méliès et les Gobelins, à Paris, par exemple.
Gabriella: Fantastic!
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Gabriella: Let’s take a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. What’s our first word?
Jeremy: The formation verb + quelque part. "Somewhere" can be used the same way in both English and French.
Gabriella: So, in the dialogue, it stands for - “in a restaurant or some place like that”.
Jeremy: Oui, un restaurant, un bistro, un fast-food...
Gabriella: So any place with food?
Jeremy: Yes, the meaning is given by the verb, so manger quelque part, aller quelque part, aller se promener quelque part…
Gabriella: "To eat + something", "to go + somewhere," "to go for a walk + somewhere"
Jeremy: Donc, si je dis “On va se balader quelque part”
Gabriella: "We go for a walk somewhere," literally...
Jeremy: … This means in a forest, downtown, and so on, depending on the context.
Gabriella: Got it! What’s our second word?
Jeremy: It’s an expression, mettre du temps.
Gabriella: “to take time”. But I’ve heard prendre du temps.
Jeremy: It's a bit different. For Mettre du temps, the subject is doing the action. For prendre du temps, the subject can be the action itself or a person.
Gabriella: Do you have some examples?
Jeremy: Les tâches ménagères prennent du temps.
Gabriella: "Housework takes time."
Jeremy: Il a pris le temps de m’expliquer la leçon.
Gabriella: "He took the time to explain to me the lesson." Thank you for that!
Jeremy: Haha, de rien !
Gabriella: And now, what’s our last word?
Jeremy: Monter, et descendre.
Gabriella: "To go up", and "to go down." But we already saw these verbs, right?
Jeremy: Oui, mais pas dans leur sens familier, sauf dans la leçon 14. Ils veulent dire “voyager vers une ville” ou un endroit.
Gabriella: Ok, so the North of France would be the “upper” places, and the South, the “lower” places.
Jeremy: Exactly. Je monte à Paris.
Gabriella: "I go to Paris", if you’re in the south of Paris, like in Tours, or Marseille?
Jeremy: You got it! And this is the same when you want to go in the South. Je descends à Montpellier.
Gabriella: "I go to Montpellier." Ok, so if you’re in Toulouse, or Paris, you can say it this way?
Jeremy: C’est ça !
Gabriella: Je crois que j’ai compris ! Ok, let’s move on to the grammar.
GRAMMAR POINT
Gabriella: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to express expectations and nominal phrases.
Jeremy: That’s sounds great. So, what about expectations?
Gabriella: There are four expressions, based on four verbs you can use to express it...
Jeremy: from Espérer que - J’espère que…
Gabriella: "I hope that..."
Jeremy: from Avoir hâte de - J’ai hâte de…
Gabriella: "I can’t wait for…"
Jeremy: from S’attendre à - Je m’attends à...
Gabriella: "I expect that..."
Jeremy: from Aimer que, in a conditional mood only - J’aimerais bien que…
Gabriella: "I would like that..."
Jeremy: Je m’attends à ce qu’ils soient en retard, comme toujours !
Gabriella: "I expect them to be late, as always!"
Jeremy: J’ai hâte de voir les films en compétition.
Gabriella: "I can’t wait to see the competition."
Jeremy: It’s really easy, just remember to use the conditional mood for the verb aimer.
Gabriella: Ok! Let’s see the nominal phrases now.
Jeremy: It's quite easy, since it’s the same as in English.
Gabriella: When is it used?
Jeremy: Especially to answer a question, but it can also be a question.
Gabriella: Do you have an example?
Jeremy: In a café or a restaurant, you can meet this situation - Un dessert? - Non, juste un café, merci.
Gabriella: “A desert? - No, just a coffee, thanks”.
Jeremy: It’s quite easy. Another one, to introduce someone at a party, or an event on stage - Mes chers invités, voici ma soeur, Gaëlle !
Gabriella: "My dear guests, my sister, Gaelle!"
Jeremy: In the dialogue, Laura is really tired and late, and she doesn’t want to answer with a long sentence.
Gabriella: And it’s better to use short phrases as the listeners can focus on the meaning.
Jeremy: Exact ! C’est pour cela qu’elle répond - Réveil difficile. Pas la motivation.
Gabriella: “Overslept. No motivation."
Jeremy: Ce n’est pas très difficile, il suffit de s’entraîner un peu et cela devient très naturel !
Gabriella: Bien sûr! Chers auditeurs, n’hésitez pas à pratiquer dans les commentaires!
Jeremy: Bonne chance!

Outro

Gabriella: Well, that’s all for this lesson.
Jeremy: Thanks for listening. Et à la prochaine!
Gabriella: Salut!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Bonjour tout le monde ! Est-ce que les courts métrages sont connus dans votre pays ? Vous en avez à nous conseiller ?

Hi everyone! Are short films common in your country? Do you have any recommendation?

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Tuesday at 01:30 AM
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Bonjour Dick,

Here's a lesson on the conditional 😉

https://www.frenchpod101.com/lesson/mustknow-french-sentence-structures-23-using-conditionals/


Bonne journée,

Marion

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Dick Green
Wednesday at 05:45 AM
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It’s really easy, just remember to use the conditional mood for the verb aimer? Have we learned how to use the conditional? I'm still working on the past, and future😉

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Wednesday at 06:21 AM
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Bonjour Jennifer !


Oui je vous tout à fait de quel court métrage vous parlez ! :grin:

C'est l'âge de glace ! Ce film est très drôle !


Merci pour votre commentaire et à bientôt

Marie Alice

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jennifer
Monday at 12:01 AM
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Bonjour,

Des courts métrages sont habituellement vus avant des films animés en Amérique. J'aime le court métrage avant que les films de période glaciaire au sujet d'un écureuil essayant d'obtenir un gland qui peut ne jamais l'obtenir. Très drôle!


Short films are usually seen before animated movies in America. I love the short film before the 'Ice Age' movies about a squirrel trying to get an acorn, but can never get it. Very funny!


Jennifer