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Mar 09 2014

Which ‘apps’ are best for learning French?

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The best apps for learning French

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Nov 14 2012

Preparations for my next escape

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Australia’s own SBS channel has podcasts in French which can be downloaded. These are usually to do with French people or events in Australia, so have a local flavour.

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Jun 06 2012

no escaping sexism…?

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But in France, one sees so much representation of female flesh in the large advertising posters stuck everywhere, especially on the walls of the metro, that I wonder whether lingerie football would have much appeal.

Then again, I could be wrong. I’d be very interested to hear the views of French men and women on this topic…

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Mar 30 2011

no escaping the stereotypes…

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I normally find the journalism in the UK Guardian quite acceptable, and often stimulating, so was pleased to note the other day that they were about to run a series of articles on France: ‘Welcome to France The Guardian’s four-part Europe season leaves Germany and continues this week with an in-depth look at France’.  Readers …

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Mar 31 2009

Message for Sarkozy

As my friend Marc Cogan commented in the previous post, the recent general strike had as its unofficial slogan Sarkozy’s comment, although this time directed back at him, “Casse-toi, pauv’ con” – “Bugger off, you sorry asshole.” Around two-thirds of the marchers were wearing this slogan in some form, and Marc managed to get a …

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Jan 28 2009

Australia Day in Paris

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I’ve never been a big fan of Australia Day. It’s supposed to mark the day in 1788 when Captain Arthur Phillip, who was the commander of the first fleet of British convict ships, arrived in Sydney. This was the start of the British invasion and occupation of what later came to be known as Australia. …

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