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Re: living in france but working in uk

Hi everyone, yes we are more 'established'. Wont see 50 again. Had holiday home for 2 years and learning the language by using CDs. Anyone have any learning hints as i seem to remember phrases one week and forget them the next. We listen in the car, van and even when i am cleaning. And is this one of the best ways to learn?
Any advice welcome
Thanks
Bette D
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Re: living in france but working in uk

I would say watch french tv  and not with subtitles and if you can, listen to french radio. You don't have to reply to anyone you can repeat words to your heart's content to try and say them properly too.  It doesn't matter if you don't really understand, it is the 'music' of the language that you get used to and end up picking out those words you know and it all sort of follows.

The only channel I know of  that is available in the UK is TV5 Monde on SKY 799 and Virgin 825 (I think). Obviously you need TV5 Monde in your tv package, but I would personally would not be without it in the UK.



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Re: living in france but working in uk

Thank you idun, have just put SKY 799 on and its great, can learn to cook at same time. Did not know this channel existed.
Many thanks again
Bette D
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Re: living in france but working in uk

I found listening to French pop music far more helpful than listening to French language CDs. Learn to love Johnny Hallyday, Michel Polnareff and the rest and listen to them in the car. You'll end up singing along with a perfect French accent, and it's surprising how many useful everyday phrases and expressions will stick in your head.
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Re: living in france but working in uk

Polnareff, yes, I like him, but Johnny, at least he can sing, because when I watch programs with Patrick Sebastien or Michel Drucker, there are people on the stage that simply cannot. I just do not like his singing, at all and never have and I don't like 'the man' either.

Yes, TV5 monde is very good and there are some good programs. A few things I like watching are Envoyé Special which starts at 17h30 BST tonight, and Thalassa or Faux pas Reve which start at 17h30BST on an Saturday evening. And I usually watch the main France 2 news, Journal de 20H but is shown on TV5 Monde at 19h30BST. But there is lots to see.

When you are learning, even the rubbish is fine, because you simply listen to people speaking french and that is a good thing to adapt your ears.

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