Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th of September 2018


Fathers

Why do men want to have children? Evolutionary anthropologist Anna Machin wrote a book about it and tries to answer this question. Catherine and Neil – a father himself – discuss her theories and teach you six items of related vocabulary.

This week’s question:

According to recent research in the UK, what percentage of men are present when their children are born? Is it…

a)    55%

b)    75%

c)    95%

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th of August 2018


Are smartphones killing cameras?

Many people have a smartphone these days and these devices carry not one, but two cameras! Who buys separate cameras? Catherine and Neil talk about photography and teach you six items of related vocabulary.

This week’s question:

When was the first digital camera phone released? It was:

a)    2000

b)    2004

c)    2007

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Cours de conversation en anglais : Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd of August 2018


The fame game

Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton… Many of us read about them, or even want to look like them. But what exactly makes a celebrity?

Neil and Finn talk about what Canadian singer Justin Bieber has in common with the English poet Lord Byron, born in 1788. And learn some expressions about fame and celebrity.

This week’s question:

This item of clothing became very famous in the 1980s when Michael Jackson presented his moonwalk to the world…

How much was Michael Jackson’s leather glove with shiny crystals sold for at auction in 2009?

a) US$ 150,000

b) US$ 250,000

c) US$ 350,000

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.