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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
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Food in France
- 2 Eating out in France
- 3 Talking about eating habits
- 4 Pronouncing the sounds [s] and [z]
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Beginners’ French: food and drink
In this free course, Beginners' French: food and drink, you will learn some basic vocabulary to talk about food and drink in French. You will learn how to express your likes and dislikes in relation to food, and you will learn how to order food and drinks in cafés or restaurants, and how to ask for your bill.
You will listen to French speakers in a variety of situations, and you will be provided with some skills for coping with reading texts. Cultural information throughout the course explains about customs surrounding meals and food habits in France.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course L192.
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Originally published: Monday, 29th February 2016
Last updated on: Monday, 29th February 2016
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