Sammy Decoster “Seul”

Avec: Marie Lesnik – cordes Antoine Pinet – batterie, percussions Grégory Vivier – bass

Comme une Française: Overcome Your Hesitation To Use Your French

It can feel awkward and even embarrassing when you stop in the middle of a French sentence because you’re not sure what to say next! Hesitating is completely normal when you’re speaking in a second language — but with practice, you can learn to speak with less hesitation. In today’s lesson, we’ll learn some sentences and even song lyrics to help you learn to speak real, everyday French with more confidence (and fewer awkward pauses).

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France.

Géraldine

Call My Agent!: A film and a fifth season are in the works

Call My Agent

What will become Andrea, Matthias, Hervé, Noémie and Camille? Although it seemingly ended it in Fall 2020, the show Call my Agent! is making its comeback. Vogue looks over the different projects inspired by the show.

French shows rarely become popular overseas, but with Call my Agent!, creator Fanny Herrero succeeded. With a Parisian office, a pile of scripts, a bunch of famous actors and endless love stories, the series, broadcast on France 2 in France, had all the ingredients for success. The charm of the show was that the stars are not the actors, but their agents, whose job consists of booking them big gigs… and maintaining their chaotic lifesytles. The biggest names of French cinema including Nathalie BayeFabrice Luchini and even Isabelle Adjani, took part in the show with a remarkable sense of humour that seduced the public around the world. Call my Agent! also benefited from being streamed on Netflix, and by Sigourney Weaver‘s presence in the fourth season, to become a Hollywood hit. Viewers were devastated to see the A.S.K agency close down, and the show’s team seemed to agree, as they are already working on the sequel, after the last season left us with so many unanswered questions.

 

A film in New York?

A few days after the end of the fourth – and for now final – season, Dominique Besnehard declared that the A.S.K agency wasn’t done finished yet. The famous celebrity agent and producer of the show recently hinted at a possible film, as well as a fifth season. The project seems to have taken off, since the production agency Mediawan has officially confirmed it on Twitter.

At Europe 1, the president of Mediawan StudiosThomas Argynos, seems enthusiastic at the idea of creating a film: “We’re making great progress… We want to produce it this year, and we’re looking to air it likely at the end of the year or early next year. And we’ll move forward with a new season for Call My Agent.”

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Comme une Française: Freezing in French?

Ever wondered how you can improve your French accent? The truth is, there are many different accents in French, depending on where you are in France or the rest of the world! But most non-native French speakers wish to sound more Parisian when conversing, as that’s what you’re most likely to hear on TV or the radio. In today’s lesson, I’m sharing some of my best tips to help you sound a little more Parisian when you speak French. I’ll touch on the differThere’s nothing to be embarrassed about when it comes to freezing in the middle of a French conversation. But that certainly doesn’t stop us from feeling awkward or uncomfortable! Whether you didn’t understand everything, or you’re too caught up thinking about the next thing to do, these pauses are completely natural — but there ARE some things you can do to avoid it and keep the conversation flowing. Let’s learn how, in today’s lesson.ences between different French accents, share some pronunciation pointers, and show you how you can practice at home. Let’s go!

Take care and stay safe. 😘 from Grenoble, France.

Géraldine

Arrests in Paris as thousands join May Day protests across France

Hooded, black-clad demonstrators clashed with police in Paris on Saturday as thousands of people joined traditional May Day protests across France to demand social and economic justice and voice their opposition to government plans to change unemployment benefits.

Police made 46 arrests in the capital, where garbage bins were set on fire and the windows of a bank branch were smashed, momentarily delaying the march.

More than 106,000 people marched throughout France, including 17,000 in Paris, according to the Interior Ministry.

Trade unionists were joined by members of the “Yellow Vest” movement, which triggered a wave of anti-government protests three years ago, and by workers from sectors hit hard by pandemic restrictions such as culture. [ . . . ]

Source: Arrests in Paris as thousands join May Day protests across France | Reuters