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French Dialogue – À la Boulangerie
Watch and listen to see how daily conversations flow in French. The theme of this dialogue is À la Boulangerie. As you listen to the conversation you will improve your comprehension, and you will learn lots of new vocabulary words and expressions. This is really the way French people speak, though it may never have shown up in your textbook!
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À la boulangerie – Buying bread
- You’re in charge of getting bread for dinner. You stop in the bakery and ask for a baguette. Be sure to say if you like your baguette very cooked or not. When it is time to pay, explain that you only have a €50 bill. They don’t have enough change. What happens next? Will you decide to buy something else or will you leave?
The speech is not too fast in this video, and all of the words are written on the screen in French with English translations. The grammar in this conversation is quite varied, and some of it is definitely upper-level. However, French learners at any level can learn a lot and benefit from this conversation through context. I think you’ll find the English translations to be most helpful, and you will see how it is nearly impossible to give direct translations from French to English.
Once you’ve signed up for the free preview @LLL, follow these steps:
Step 1: Watch the video and read along as you listen to the conversation. When you don’t understand a word, just look down at the English translation. Be sure to take notes! It’s ok if you don’t understand all of the grammar. Just try to pay close attention to how the sentences are put together and how we do it differently in English.
Step 2: Listen to the audio recording without looking at the words and translations. Do you remember what the words mean? You can use this recording to practice your listening skills no matter where you are!
Step 3: Print out the fill in the blank exercise, and write in the missing words as you listen to the recording. An answer key is provided. Once you have done this a few times, I challenge you to get out a blank sheet of paper and try writing it all! Just have that pause button ready!