I’m still amazed that students cannot figure out that the American word vacation mean vacances. I know they’ve always been taught the British word holiday, but I thought they’d be able to understand it in context… Apparently I was wrong.
What is another way of saying “What else?” All of my students are getting into the habit of saying Nespresso every time I ask what else. Thanks a lot, George Clooney!
I’m trying to buy clothes from LaRedoute but I’m having trouble figuring out what some of the colors are because there aren’t any pictures. Glycine ? Vert bouteille ? Rose dragée ?
I’ve been playing Le Manoir aux Mille Questions on France5’s site (they’re supposed to be revision questions for elementary/middle school students, but I want to make sure I know this stuff too!) and I came across a geography question asking how many continents there were. The choices were 2, 5 or 6. Umm, I always learned there were 7 continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia & Antarctica. What do French kids learn? There are only 6 continents: America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, & Antarctica.
This weekend, I watched this adorable Frenchie (left) play tennis against this equally adorable Serb (right) in the Australian Open. I still don’t enjoy watching sports, but I liked listening to the Australian accents and thinking about living in Australia again…
While doing some French exercises online, I found some tests d’entrée for those wanting to immigrate to Quebec. There’s a lot of listening questions, but I couldn’t really concentrate on answering the questions correctly because I kept getting distracted (in a good way) by the Quebecois accent. And then I started thinking about living in Quebec again… ::sigh::