With its red carpet, stars and glitter, the Festival de Cannes is an important event in the world of cinema. This year, succeeding Cate Blanchett, director Alejandro González Iñárritu was chosen as Jury President. If you want to know which films and actors are nominated this year, it's just here, on the Festival official website. You'll find below a nice infographic with all the vocabulary you need to speak about the Festival ;)
The month of May is the month of "public holidays" in France.
But what is “un jour férié"? In case you haven't heard yet, here's a short explanatory video. The video is in easy French, ideal to practice some listening comprehension.
The 14th of July in France is a national holiday ! The storming of the Bastille and the French Revolution are celebrated. For the occasion, every French town shoots a beautiful firework display in the sky and organizes popular. But what really happened on July 14, 1789, and why is it celebrated every year since then ? A bit of history… Before 1789, France lived under a regime of absolute monarchy, that is to say, that the king held all the powers, whether legislative, judicial or executive....
The Labor Day ? Mmhhh probably invented by the French !
Indeed, French people like to demonstrate and strike so much that we could believe that they are at the origin of the labor day ... Well, not quite !
This year, like each year, French families will mark the end of the festive season by scoffing down a pastry fit for kings, "La Galette des rois". "thelocal.fr", online magazine explain you below the story of this strange tart with a charm !
Christmas is coming! The windows are lit up, the Christmas markets grow everywhere, and the streets take on a festive atmosphere. On that special occasion, I propose you to practice your reading skills with a short text and a quizz. Let's discover French traditions in a fun way !
On the night of October 31st, some people around the world, mainly in United States and Canada, celebrate Halloween. Children wear costumes and go to peoples' homes saying "Trick or treat!" (understood here as "Give me a treat or I will play a trick on you"). This, is what you may know ! But did you know that originally Halloween was an English and Christian celebration ? That it was simply All Hallows' Eve, also called All Saints' Day or "La veillée de la Toussaint" in French ? Nowadays and...