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French 1 Level 1 - Daniel en France - In the Airplane to Paris

In this podcast, Daniel, our young traveler, flies from Boston to Paris.

He talks with the woman who's sitting next to him and who is happy that he speaks French.

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Translation of Podcast

Flight Attendant: What would you like to drink?
Daniel: An apple juice, please.
Flight Attendant: You speak French.
Daniel: Yes, but it's my first trip to France.
Woman (beside Daniel): I am glad that you speak French.
Narrator: She continues:
Woman: I don't speak English very well.
Daniel: No problem. I can practice my French.
Woman: You speak French very well.
Daniel: Thank you.
Woman: But, are you American?
Daniel: Yes, I was born in Boston.
Woman: Where did you learn French?
Daniel: At first at home, and then in school.
Woman: At home? Do your parents speak French?
Daniel: Yes, my father is French.
Daniel: My mother is Canadian from Quebec.
Woman: But it’s your first trip to France?
Daniel: Yes, I'm paying a visit to my family and my friends.
Daniel (at Passport Control): Hello!
Officer: Hello! You speak French.
Daniel: Yes, but I was born in Boston.
Officer: Are you here on business?
Daniel: No, I'm paying a visit to my friends and my family.
Officer: How long are you staying in France?
Daniel: I am staying almost three weeks.
Officer: Very well. Have a good stay in France then.
Woman (at Baggage Claim): Is someone coming to pick you up?
Daniel: Yes, my aunt is coming to pick me up.
Woman: Where does your aunt live?
Daniel: In Paris, on Lafayette Street.
Woman: I also live on Lafayette Street.
Daniel: What a coincidence!
Woman: There is my suitcase! Good-bye then!
Daniel: Good-bye.
Aunt Annie (at Terminal): Hello Daniel!
Daniel: Good morning, aunt Annie.
Aunt Annie: I am glad to see you.
Daniel: It’s nice of you to come pick me up.
Aunt Annie: No problem!
Narrator: Then she says:
Aunt Annie: My nephew, in France for the first time!
Daniel: My parents say hello to you.
Aunt Annie: Thank you! Who is the woman who is waving to you?
Daniel: She was sitting next to me in the airplane. 

French 1 Level 2 - Daniel en France - Explores Paris

In this Podcast, Daniel, our young traveler, arrives at the home of his aunt and uncle in Paris. 

His cousin Julie shows him around the city, and after shopping at the Galeries Lafayette, they go to a café to have a cup of coffee and a "tarte aux fraises."

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Translation of Podcast

Uncle Paul: Welcome to our place, Daniel.
Daniel: Thank you, uncle Paul. I’m glad to be here.
Julie: Hello Daniel! Did you have a good trip?
Daniel: A little long, but my neighbor was nice.
Julie: Would you like something to eat?
Daniel: No, thank you, perhaps a little later.
Julie: Or maybe something to drink?
Daniel: I’d like very much an orange juice!
Julie: Fine. Come with me to the kitchen.
Narrator: Daniel drinks his orange juice in the kitchen.
Narrator: His cousin Julie shows him his room.
Narrator: Daniel takes his suitcase to the guest room.
Narrator: He is tired and sleeps a little.
Narrator: Julie wakes him at noon. She calls:
Julie: Wake up Daniel! It is lunch time!
Narrator: At lunch Daniel asks uncle Paul:
Daniel: Do you have photos of your grandparents?
Uncle Paul: Photos? Why?
Daniel: I'd like to write the story of our family.
Uncle Paul: That is a good idea.
Daniel: I need photos for our family tree.
Uncle Paul: Here is our old photo album.
Daniel: Thank you.
Narrator: Daniel looks at the album.
Daniel: Is that grandfather Maurice?
Uncle Paul: Yes. My sister Catherine has even more photos.
Narrator: The next day is a Saturday.
Narrator: Julie has no classes.
Narrator: She wants to show Paris to Daniel.
Narrator: They are walking on the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Square.
Julie explains: A “square” is a place where there often are markets.
Daniel: And the church over there?
Julie: It is the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Daniel: It is really a beautiful monument.
Julie explains again: It was founded fifteen hundred years ago.
Julie (little later): Are you coming with me Daniel?
Daniel: Where to?
Julie: I have to buy something at the Galeries Lafayette.
Daniel: The Galeries Lafayette? What is it?
Julie: It is a Parisian department store.
Daniel: Cool. I'm coming with you.
Julie: Do you need something as well?
Daniel: I need a travel guide.
Julie: No problem.
Narrator: Then she says:
Julie: One finds everything at the Galeries Lafayette!
Daniel: After that, we’re going to have something to drink.
Narrator: Daniel and Julie make their purchases.
Narrator: Later, they're sitting on the terrace of a café.
Daniel: I'm inviting you. What are you having?
Julie: I’d like a strawberry tart.
Daniel: That looks good. And to drink?
Julie: An orange juice.
Daniel: I am going to have an espresso. Sir!
Waiter: Yes. What can I serve you?
Daniel: Two strawberry tarts, please.
Narrator: Then he says:
Daniel: And an orange juice and an espresso.
Waiter: Right away. 

 

French 1 Level 3 - Daniel en France - Takes the Train to Aix-en-Provence

In this podcast, Daniel, our young traveler, spends a few days exploring Paris. 

He then buys a ticket and boards the train to Aix-en-Provence, where he goes to visit Pierre, a French friend he had met in Boston. 

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Translation of Podcast

Daniel: Excuse me
Daniel: The check please!
Narrator: he waiter brings the check.
The waiter: Here you are. That makes 21 euros 45.
Narrator: The waiter leaves.
Daniel asks Julie: Can I pay with a credit card?
Julie: Yes, if you want.
Daniel: I have a hundred euros, I’m paying cash.
Narrator: Then he asks Julie:
Daniel: Is service included?
Julie: Yes, in France always.
Narrator: Daniel stays a few more days in Paris.
Narrator: He walks in the city with his young cousin.
Narrator: He meets Julie’s friends.
Narrator: He visits several museums 
Narrator: And he learns a lot of things about the history of the city.
Narrator: He is particularly interested in the Louvre Museum.
Narrator: On Wednesday aunt Annie accompanies Daniel to the train station.
Narrator: At the ticket window, he says: 
Daniel: One second class ticket to Aix-en-Provence, please.
Ticket Agent: One-way or return?
Daniel: One-way, please.
Ticket Agent: That makes 75 euros by the TGV.
Daniel: Here are 80 euros.
Ticket Agent: Thank you, and here are 5 euros.
Narrator: Daniel takes his ticket.
Narrator: Then he asks the ticket agent:
Daniel: When does the next TGV to Aix-en-Provence leave?
Ticket Agent: In seven minutes, at six eighteen p.m.
Daniel: Do I have to change trains?
Ticket Agent: No, the TGV is direct. 
Daniel: Thank you. Do you know on which track?
Ticket Agent: One moment - track number twelve.
Daniel: Thanks a lot for your help.
Ticket Agent: You're welcome and have a good trip.
Narrator: Daniel goes to track 12.
Narrator: He doesn't wait long before the train arrives. 
Narrator: In the train he finds right away a seat by the window.
Narrator: Just as he begins to read his guidebook, he hears:
Young woman: Is this seat still available?
Daniel: Yes, of course.
Narrator: A young woman sits down next to him.
Narrator: Less than three hours later, Daniel arrives in Aix-en-Provence.
Narrator: He has the address of a friend from Boston.
Narrator: He dials the number on his cell phone.
Narrator: A woman picks up.
Daniel: Hello, could I speak to Pierre please?
Young woman: I’m sorry, he's not yet here.
Narrator: Then she asks:
Young woman: Who's calling?
Daniel: Daniel Dumont, I’m a friend from Boston.
Young Woman: Ah Daniel! I'm Virginie, Pierre's girlfriend.
Daniel: Hello Virginie. When will he be back?
Virginie: In a quarter of an hour.

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