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Reading some of this newspaper will improve your French comprehension and widen your knowledge of France. The French is fairly dense and difficult sometimes, especially if you are still at A/S level but try skimming the front-page stories once or twice a week. You will recognise some of the international stories e.g. about the Middle East or the S.E. Asia tsunami disaster which will help you understand the gist of what you are reading. You may also search the archives to help you with a course-work topic or presentation.

This is great fun! You can read all the gossip 'sur les stars'. Some stars are only popular in France so you may not recognise them but others, for instance Kylie Minogue et Olivier Martinez you will have heard about. Interesting gossip to improve your French!

This also has news about the stars but also film reviews and cookery. All quite short pieces, which are easy to follow even if you don't understand every word.

Go into the A level section. Here you will find some exam practice, some past papers and some news videos to give you all the latest headlines.

If you are interested in film and cinema this is the site for you. There is also lots of up-to-date and colloquial French to pick up here. (But use it with care!)

This is an excellent new site about the recently opened and amazing bridge over the river Tarn near Millau. Look at the Viaduc en Images sections with the most interesting photos and descriptions in French, read about l'homme araignée (Spiderman) who climbed it and the visitors from their twin town in England and what they thought about it (in perfect French!)

This page was updated 22/01/2021 to fix some broken links.