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Inner French ep. 001, quiz 12: la façon

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    This clip is from the Inner French podcast Episode 001. Listen and fill in what you hear below. Read more and find a translation below. Find the full podcast here.

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    The above audio sample and transcription is from the Inner French podcast episode 001. We do not own the content. Listen to the entire episode here.

    The way

    This really is a very accessible podcast. While still for intermediate learners, with the transcript handy I believe I can understand it really well. The pace is perfect for learners.

    I’ve recently been exploring what podcasts to do next. I want to advance, but there are some that are really very fast. Just so fast for a beginner like myself. And then I speak to native speakers and they don’t even realize how fast they are. It’s normal. I love that about this language, it is so much faster than others. It’s interesting that a culture that is on taking your time, enjoying life, & joie de vivre should speak fast. You’d think American English would be the fastest. Then again, Brits often can’t understand what I say in English with my words mashing together and the accent… so maybe there is something there.

    What do you think of this podcast choice? I’m open to any and all feedback, as always. Let me know.

    The snippet in English

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    Pourquoi le professeur Stephen Krashen est très important ? Parce que, dans les années 80, il a publié plusieurs livres et plusieurs articles qui ont beaucoup influencé la façon dont on enseigne les langues dans les écoles, les collèges, les lycées, les universités. Donc nous allons parler de la théorie de ce professeur et, grâce à cette théorie, vous allez pouvoir progresser plus rapidement en français et apprendre le français d’une façon plus naturelle.

    Why is Professor Stephen Krashen very important? Because, in the 80’s, he published several books and several articles that have greatly influenced the way languages are taught in schools, colleges, high schools and universities. So we are going to talk about this teacher’s theory and, thanks to this theory, you will be able to progress more quickly in French and learn French in a more natural way.

    The above translation from Deepl. Source

    What does “la façon” mean?

    “La façon” is a French phrase that translates to “the way” or “the manner” in English. It is often used to describe the style, method, or approach used to accomplish something.

    Here are some examples of how “la façon” might be used in a sentence:

    • “J’aime la façon dont tu cuisines” – “I like the way you cook”
    • “Elle a sa propre façon de danser” – “She has her own way of dancing”
    • “Il faut changer la façon dont on gère cette entreprise” – “We need to change the way we manage this company”

    What does “grâce à cette” mean?

    “Grâce à cette” is a common French expression used to indicate that something positive has happened because of a particular thing or circumstance. Here are some examples of how it can be used:

    • Grâce à cette formation, j’ai amélioré mes compétences en communication. (Thanks to this training, I improved my communication skills.)
    • Grâce à cette décision, nous avons pu sauver l’entreprise de la faillite. (Because of this decision, we were able to save the company from bankruptcy.)
    • Grâce à cette invention, la vie des gens est devenue beaucoup plus facile. (Thanks to this invention, people’s lives have become much easier.)

    The origin of the phrase is fairly straightforward – “grâce” means “thanks” or “grace,” and “cette” means “this.” When combined, the phrase becomes “thanks to this” or “because of this.”

    In French, “grâce à cette” is often followed by a noun or a verb in the infinitive form to indicate what specifically is responsible for the positive outcome. It’s a useful phrase for expressing gratitude or acknowledging the cause of a particular situation.

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