Events

Events · 20. May 2019
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 ;)
Events · 14. July 2017
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....
Events · 01. May 2017
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 !
Events · 01. April 2017
A "poisson d'avril" is a joke made on April 1st. In France, children try to stick a fish picture on their friends' back. When the joke is discovered, they shout "poisson d'avril !"
Events · 08. March 2017
At the beginning of the twentieth century, women of all countries united to defend their rights. The origin of March 8 is anchored in the workers' struggles and the numerous demonstrations of women demanding the right to vote, better working conditions and equality between men and women, which agitated Europe and the Western world, at the beginning of the 20th century. The creation of an "International Women's Day" was first proposed in 1910 by Clara Zetkin, a Russian highly committed...
Events · 18. December 2016
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 !
Events · 23. October 2016
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...

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