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Getting started with French 2
Getting started with French 2

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Week 1: Food – saying what you like


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. Although the pace of modern life has certainly affected how people eat, preparing food and taking time to enjoy it remain important.

This week you’ll discuss what you like to eat and drink using the verbs aimer, adorer,and préférer.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course LGXF002 Beginners French 2: bien sûr! [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .