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The Annual Pétanque

The Annual Pétanque Competition was held on Sunday 23rd February at the Ballarat Italian Club in Recreation Road, Mt Clear.

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Mystère à Montreux – Chapter 3

 UNE VOIX MYSTÉRIEUSE Blake regarde sa montre. Sept heures. Il est trop tôt descendre dîner. Blake sait que les Français, les Allemands, les Suisses — les étrangers en général — mangent tard. Ils dînent à sept heures et demie, à huit heures, à neuf heures même. Blake […]

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French Crossword

Learning a language can be difficult and tedious. It can be made easier by using various tools to work towards specific outcomes as, in this case, the crossword puzzle. Click on the following link to see the interactive puzzle. French Crossword Puzzle

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Mystère à Montreux – L’HÔTEL MALIBRAN

Après le repas Blake et le professeur font une promenade dans la ville. Ils admirent le fameux jet d’eau qui monte à 90 mètres. Puis ils retrouvent leurs bagages et Vont à la gare Cornavin prendre le train pour Montreux. Il fait chaud. Le professeur semble préoccupé. Il ne veut pas […]

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Au Marché

Le Supermarché is the generic term for any self-service foodshop, from the corner grocer’s to the superstore (la grand surface) covering acres of land just outside of town. Les grandes surfaces are France’s form of one-stop shopping, where you’ll find not only all your weekly food requirements and other usual […]

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Mystère à Montreux

Mystère à Montreux is a French Reader first printed in 1960, hence the somewhat old-fashioned language and customs. The level is Second Year of French study from the old Blackpool Technical College and School of Art. The book is composed of 12 chapters beginning with Chapter 1 […]

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Arriving in Paris -1900

The following article was taken from a 1900 copy of Baedecker’s Guide Book of Paris and it’s environs. It has been reproduced here exactly as it was published. Note the references to the prohibition of transporting eatable products. This was due to some very restrictive trade practices […]

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French Film Festival

2014 Alliance Française French Film Festival Save the date! The Alliance Française French Film Festival will be celebrating 25 years. The Festival will run from 5 to 23 March 2014 with an evocative programme of over 40 keenly anticipated new features and documentaries. Check out the official line-up at www.afffrenchfilmfestival.org Tickets will go on sale […]

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Where Is French Spoken?

French or la langue française  is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick (Acadia region) in Canada, the Acadiana region of the U.S. state of […]

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Pétanque History & Rules

Pétanque  is a form of boules where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally “piglet”) or jack, while standing inside a starting circle with both feet on the ground. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel, […]

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