Embark with Laetitia on this summer Mini série, Un été au soleil.
Six episodes of One Thing In A French Day that all have in common the word « soleil » (sun, in French).
— Un été au soleil 1/6 : Introduction
— Un été au soleil 2/6 : Chiatona (A day at the beach when we were in Italy)
— Un été au soleil 3/6 : La cueillette des mûres (A sunny day that follows a rainy day is the ideal day to pick blackberries in Brittany)
— Un été au soleil 4/6 : Les lunettes de soleil (Our neighbour was an old lady and she had lost her sunglasses… or maybe she hadn’t )
— Un été au soleil 5/6 : Du soleil dans la nuit (Modern art in Paris)
— Un été au soleil 6/6 : L’éclipse ( Do you remember : in 2015 there was an eclipse of the sun).
The six episodes come with the full transcripts, notes and a selection of useful expressions examples.
The mini series also includes a Soleil Vocabulary List.
How should you work with the audio and the transcript… and how to improve your comprehension?
Use your ear!
Here are some possibilities suggested by the listeners of One Thing In A French Day themselves :
— If you are not confident enough… read the text and listen to the audio at the same time. Look up for the words you don’t understand. Then, let your brain work for a few hours or days and listen again to the audio without the text. This will improve your comprehension.
— If you want to improve your comprehension smoothly, then it might be a good idea to read the text first, then listen to the audio without the text.
— If you want to see how much of the episode you understand or if your comprehension is good, then enjoy the text directly. Read the text just to check a few points.
After, you could read the text loud. And why not read it loud several times? This way your brain hears you speak French! You improve your pronounciation and you also get how sentences are built.
Write down the vocabulary or some sentences on a special notebook. The fact to write some sentences in French is also a good way to memorise the vocabulary and the sentences’ structures.
A few days later, why not listen again?
Are you ready ? Here comes the sun!
Bonne écoute! Bonne lecture.
Un été au soleil
Transcripts : ePub file + PDF file
Audio : 6 mp3 audio files