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La Terre a besoin de notre aide !

Je pense qu’il est très important de sensibiliser les gens aux problèmes écologiques. En l’honneur du Jour de la Terre, j’ai pensé partager quelques vidéos qui représentent la réalité. Pour une prise plus positive, vous pouvez consulter notre entrée précédente.

Cependant C’est frustrant de voir que ce n’est pas un problème dont la plupart des gens se soucient. Le Québec a fait de gros efforts pour aider la cause et j’aimerais partager trois vidéos que Jour de la Terre Québec a faites.

Il y en a beaucoup d’autres mais ce sont mes préférés. Le 22 avril et tous les jours!

french poor planet pauvre planete

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French Earth Day: Les enfants de la Terre

No better way to practice French than paying tribute to Earth, originally I had a more depressing idea of what to publish but decided to instead go for a more positive message with a nice song with its lyrics and translation which are easy to follow and hopefully inspire you. Alongside it you can practice your vocabulary with and a nice poem with lots of French vocabulary to learn. Jour de la Terre!

Les enfants de la Terre – Children of the Earth – Los niños de la Tierra Jean-François
Nicolaï, Shirley Patris et Jean-Philippe Prévitéra

Les enfants de la Terre paroles (lyrics)

On ne veut pas la fin du monde
On se rejoint pour faire la ronde
Ce que l’on veut, c’est encore pouvoir s’aimer
Pour tout les enfants de la terre
Une chanson comme prière
Et réunir l’amour de l’humanité
Les étoiles brillent dans le ciel
Une planète bleue dans l’univers
Des milliards d’années pour être belle
Et semer la vie sans frontière
On ne veut pas la fin du monde
On se rejoint pour faire la ronde
Ce que l’on veut, c’est encore pouvoir s’aimer
Pour tout les enfants de la terre
Une chanson comme prière
Et réunir l’amour de l’humanité
Protégez le bleu des océans
Les nuages sont faits pour être blancs
La nature a besoin de nos cœurs
Pour que les rêves s’écrivent en couler
On ne veut pas la fin du monde
On se rejoint pour faire la ronde
Ce que l’on veut, c’est encore pouvoir s’aimer
Pour tout les enfants de la terre
Une chanson comme prière
Et réunir l’amour de l’humanité
Donnons de l’espoir
Et de l’amitié
Notre histoire elle doit continuer
On ne veut pas la fin du monde
On se rejoint pour faire la ronde
Ce que l’on veut, c’est encore pouvoir s’aimer
Pour tout les enfants de la terre
Une chanson comme prière
Et réunir l’amour de l’humanité
On ne veut pas la fin du monde
On se rejoint pour faire la ronde
Ce que l’on veut, c’est encore pouvoir s’aimer
Pour tout les enfants de la terre
Une chanson comme prière
Et réunir l’amour de l’humanité

Les enfants de la Terre translation:

We do not want the end of the world
We meet to do the round
What we want is still to be able to love each other
For all the children of the earth
A song like prayer
And bring together the love of humanity
Stars shine in the sky
A blue planet in the universe
Billions of years to be beautiful
And sow life without borders
We do not want the end of the world
We meet to do the round
What we want is still to be able to love each other
For all the children of the earth
A song like prayer
And bring together the love of humanity
Protect the blue of the oceans
Clouds are made to be white
Nature needs our hearts
To make dreams come true
We do not want the end of the world
We meet to do the round
What we want is still to be able to love each other
For all the children of the earth
A song like prayer
And bring together the love of humanity
Give hope
And friendship
Our story she must continue
We do not want the end of the world
We meet to do the round
What we want is still to be able to love each other
For all the children of the earth
A song like prayer
And bring together the love of humanity
We do not want the end of the world
We meet to do the round
What we want is still to be able to love each other
For all the children of the earth
A song like prayer
And bring together the love of humanity

La terre est bleue
Paul ÉLUARD
Recueil : “L’Amour la poésie”

La terre est bleue comme une orange
Jamais une erreur les mots ne mentent pas
Ils ne vous donnent plus à chanter
Au tour des baisers de s’entendre
Les fous et les amours
Elle sa bouche d’alliance
Tous les secrets tous les sourires
Et quels vêtements d’indulgence
À la croire toute nue.

Les guêpes fleurissent vert
L’aube se passe autour du cou
Un collier de fenêtres
Des ailes couvrent les feuilles
Tu as toutes les joies solaires
Tout le soleil sur la terre
Sur les chemins de ta beauté.

The earth is blue like an orange
Never an error words do not lie
They do not give you anymore to sing
Kissing round to hear each other
Madmen and loves
She’s her mouth of alliance
All the secrets all the smiles
And what clothes of indulgence
To believe it naked.

Wasps bloom green
Dawn is around the neck
A window collar
Wings cover the leaves
You have all the solar joys
All the sun on the earth
On the paths of your beauty.

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International Francophonie Day

Over 70 countries celebrate International Francophonie Day every March 20 to celebrate the French language and Francophone culture. It started in 1988 and the date is because of the signing of the Niamey Convention in Niger on 20 March 1970. It was at that convention that the Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique was established which was sort of the precursor to this day.

International Francophonie Day UNAM event

The University of UNAM had a special celebration for this day where we had food from different francophone nations as well as well as different games and activities to practice the French language. So let’s Venture into what I found.

International Francophonie Day UNAM event
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Practice French with WWE’s Maryse Mizanin Ouellet

I can’t say I normally do a tribute article about a random celebrity I don’t really know and that didn’t make the WWE Top Diva list but in theme of Wrestlemania Weekend it seemed appropriate to dedicate today’s #FrenchFriday post to Maryse Mizanin Ouellet. Maryse performed on WWE and being a French Canadian constantly used her French in random skits and even her entrance theme featured a French song whose lyrics you’ll find below. So yeah, let’s use this Professional Wrestling athlete as a way to practice French through her random antics and finding out a bit more of her wrestling career.

Her gimmick seems to be that she will use French from time to time to communicate which causes comfusion and leads to entertaining skits. Here you can see a compilation of some of her backstage segments and other times she used French and trying to understand what she says can either be somewhat easy or extremely difficult depending on the segment as sometimes it’s meant to be somewhat understood using simple sentences and at other times it’s only meant to be confusing so she’ll try to speak quickly.

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Using Nintendo’s Animal Crossing to learn another language (French)

When trying to learn a language it’s important to immerse yourself in the language and this is easier said than done if you’re not living in a place where the language is spoken. But if you look for stuff that you’re doing and try to make it into secret French lessons then it’s awesome. I’m a fan of the Animal Crossing series and after playing it for a while I decided to change the language to French and here’s my results so far.

If you’re not familiar with the franchise or the mobile game then you can read the a review right here and while it’s not the best game ever in the series it’s fun enough and it ended up being a great game to practice French. You can select and change the language at anytime that you like and this is great in case you want to start it in your own language before dwelling into French or whatever you’re learning. You do have two options between France and Quebec French and I ended up choosing Quebec.
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Extr@: the show for those learning French / Spanish / English / German Extra

Understanding Spoken French in TV shows or movies was always very difficult for me and I was recommended this show that was a Friend’s like sitcom for those who are learning the language to start off and train my ear. I wasn’t feeling too hopeful but I looked it up and checked it out and I have to say it was exactly what I needed.

extr@ cast french

As mentioned the show was made for people learning french and while you can see some Friends like influences, it’s really its own thing. The premise is that an American named Sam Scott goes to France to visit a friend in France Sasha and there she meets her roommate and neighbor Nico The show does reek of edutainment but in a good way since it’s fun instead of also feeling like a cheap sitcom. It really hits a nice balance. Continue reading Extr@: the show for those learning French / Spanish / English / German Extra