Monday, 19 May 2014

The European Union in French

The European Union election is coming soon, have a look at this blog telling you all about the EU in simple and straightforward terms. You will also find articles from the French press.

A easy and nice way to find out about the European Union. Also, a great opportunity to practise your French.


Sunday, 11 May 2014

Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Glückwunsch to Austria!
After Lena a few years ago, another German-speaking country has won the Song contest tonight. Singing the beautiful power ballad 'Rise like a phoenix', Conchita Wurst made it to the top spot, despite of (or aided by?) her well-trimmed beard. Unfortunately from a language learning point of view, the only German words were in her name (for you non-Germanists: Wurst  means sausage). 

While Germany entered with a negligible effort in English, here are the French and Spanish videos - who at least included some language snippets for you to enjoy...

The singer of Twin Twin complains about how he can't grow a moustache...

..while Spanish entry Ruth Lorenzo complains about the rain.

And Great Britain? Well, at least Molly didn't come last - France did! Upps!

Auf Wiedersehen in Österreich next year!