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LEARN
FRENCH
BY PODCAST
AUDIO PODCASTS
FOR LEARNERS
OF FRENCH
AS A FOREIGN
LANGUAGE
Lesson
1
Introducing yourself
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Lesson 01
Level: beginner.
Dialogue
• introducing yourself
• saying where you live
• saying what you do
Hello, and welcome to our series of French classes entitled
Learn French by Podcast. My name is Hugh Nagle and
here with me is Amélie Verdier. Bonjour, Amélie!
Bonjour!
Verbs
s’appeler [to be called]
Je m‘appelle..............My name is
tu t‘appelles..............your name is
il s‘appelle.................his name is
elle s‘appelle.............her name is
nous nous appelons...our name is
vous vous appelez......your name is
ils s‘appellent............their name is
elles s‘appellent.........their name is
This first podcast is a very simple one. Amélie is going to
introduce herself very briefly. In general, we’ll hear what
Amélie has to say 3 times. Then we’ll come back and look
more closely at some key points. Ok, Amélie, we’re ready!
Je m’appelle Amélie. J’habite à Paris. Je suis
professeur d’anglais.
habiter [to live]
Ok. And the 2nd time…
Je m’appelle Amélie […]
And the 3rd time…
Je m’appelle Amélie […]
Ok. Let’s look at the first thing you said: “Je m’appelle
Amélie.” Many people will already know this expression.
Let’s make just one point about pronunciation – and this
applies generally in French – we have je m’appelle. That is,
there’s a slight stress on the final syllable.
Ok. Now remember that if you are not sure about the
verb appeler – or any other vocabulary in these podcasts
– you’ll find it all in our accompanying PDF Guides,
downloadable from our website at learnfrenchbypodcast.
com.
Ok. Then, Amélie, you told us where you live. You said:
J’habite à Paris.
Stress on the
final syllable
être [to be]
Je suis........................I am
tu es..........................you are
il est..........................he is
elle est.......................she is
nous sommes............we are
vous êtes...................you are
ils sont.......................they are
elles sont...................they are
J’habite. That’s the verb …
habiter
Remember!
“mute ‘h’”
This verb verb starts with the letter “h”. “h-a-b-i-t-e-r”.
Listen to the pronunciation of these next examples: Anne
lives in Sidney.
Anne habite à Sidney.
The “h” at the start of words like…
• en hiver [winter]
• La Hongrie [Hungary]
• l’homéopathie [homeopathy]
• honnête [honest]
Paul lives in Bangkok.
Paul habite à Bangkok.
We cannot hear that “h”. Remember: if a French word
begins with “h”, it will be absolutely silent. This “h” is
known as a “mute h”. Some other words which begin with
this mute “h” are the the word “owl”…
un hibou
J‘habite......................I live
tu habites..................you live
il habite.....................he lives
elle habite.................she lives
nous habitons............we live
vous habitez..............you live