Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: Food and drink,...more
Improve your language skills by learning to communicate more easily and effectively in French. In this free course, Beginners' French: Food and drink, you will also gain an insight into French societies and cultures through focusing on food and drink. You will listen to French speakers in a variety of situations, and you will be provided with some skills for coping with reading texts.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- express likes and dislikes in relation to food and drink
- order food and drinks, and take part in simple exchanges
- pay restaurant or café bills
- demonstrate a better understanding of some food-related customs in France
- know how to approach reading longer texts...less
Many French people place a great deal of importance on food – as the Brit...More
Many French people place a great deal of importance on food – as the British often resort to talking about the weather, French people will fill the conversation with what they had for dinner the night before or what they are thinking of cooking that evening. Despite the growth in supermarkets, most French people still buy their bread from a local baker, and often visit markets to stock up on fresh, locally produced fruit, vegetables and meat. And although the pace of modern life has certainly affected how people eat, preparing food and taking time to enjoy it remain important.
Most regions boast an impressive diversity of dishes. From bouillabaisse (a fish soup from Provence) to choucroute (a dish of sauerkraut, sausages and pork, popular in Alsace), there are dozens of dishes and drinks to try when visiting a new region. Some regional specialities, such as foie gras or champagne , have become internationally famous....Less
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