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James has been summoned to Paris by his friend Max under mysterious circumstances. In this podcast series for advanced learners from Coffee Break French, you'll follow a trail of intrigue and discover that la vérité éclate toujours - that the truth will out! This podcast series features forty chapters and through the lessons, as an advanced learner, you will be able to build your vocabulary and put your comprehension skills to the test, while following an engaging story. La Vérité éclate toujours lets you travel with James and other characters he meets along the way, as they race against time through various European cities, gathering clues and evidence to uncover the truth and help a friend in need.


If you find La Vérité éclate toujours is at too high a level for you, please check out our other Coffee Break French podcasts.


You can find support materials for this show in the online course for La Vérité éclate toujours on the Coffee Break Academy.


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La Vérité éclate toujours - Advanced audio drama from Coffee Break French Coffee Break Languages

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James has been summoned to Paris by his friend Max under mysterious circumstances. In this podcast series for advanced learners from Coffee Break French, you'll follow a trail of intrigue and discover that la vérité éclate toujours - that the truth will out! This podcast series features forty chapters and through the lessons, as an advanced learner, you will be able to build your vocabulary and put your comprehension skills to the test, while following an engaging story. La Vérité éclate toujours lets you travel with James and other characters he meets along the way, as they race against time through various European cities, gathering clues and evidence to uncover the truth and help a friend in need.


If you find La Vérité éclate toujours is at too high a level for you, please check out our other Coffee Break French podcasts.


You can find support materials for this show in the online course for La Vérité éclate toujours on the Coffee Break Academy.


Follow Coffee Break French on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    Chapitre 25 - Le tout fut bouclé !

    Chapitre 25 - Le tout fut bouclé !

    In the latest instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours, James and Guillaume arrive at the headquarters of Martin Industries and meet one of Roger’s colleagues to discuss plans for Martin Industries and James’s fake company, to work together. As James and Guillaume leave, even the calm and collected Guillaume is left feeling shaken by what happens on their way out. Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît in this episode and take note of the idiomatic expressions: tenter le diable and remonter la pente, as well as a range of new vocabulary and an example of the past anterior tense.


    There's also an online course version of La Vérité éclate toujours which provides access to a range of additional materials including the text of each chapter, annotated notes, language study podcasts, vocabulary lists, video versions of each episode and our atelier linguistique which helps you to take the language you've covered in each chapter further. This course is available on the Coffee Break Academy.
     
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    Chapitre 24 - Il se sentait prêt et d'attaque

    Chapitre 24 - Il se sentait prêt et d'attaque

    James, Claire, Yvette and Guillaume prepare for the next stage of their plan in Chapter 24 of La Vérité éclate toujours, our crime series for advanced learners of French. Coffee Break French hosts Mark and Pierre-Benoît break down the language featured in this latest instalment and discuss a range of new vocabulary and expressions such as la supercherie, viser juste and s’emmêler les pinceaux. This episode also features examples of the subjunctive including le temps que + present subjunctive and elle était contente que + perfect subjunctive.


    There's also an online course version of La Vérité éclate toujours which provides access to a range of additional materials including the text of each chapter, annotated notes, language study podcasts, vocabulary lists, video versions of each episode and our atelier linguistique which helps you to take the language you've covered in each chapter further. This course is available on the Coffee Break Academy.
     
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    • 11 min
    Chapitre 23 - Le poisson avait bien mordu à l'hameçon !

    Chapitre 23 - Le poisson avait bien mordu à l'hameçon !

    James, Claire and Yvette discuss the details of their plan as they make their way back to Paris before taking the first step and finally getting in touch with Roger Martin. Some interesting expressions to listen out for in this chapter include: être à l’affût de quelque chose, mordre à l’hameçon and en guise de.


    There's also an online course version of La Vérité éclate toujours which provides access to a range of additional materials including the text of each chapter, annotated notes, language study podcasts, vocabulary lists, video versions of each episode and our atelier linguistique which helps you to take the language you've covered in each chapter further. This course is available on the Coffee Break Academy.
     
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    • 11 min
    Chapitre 22 - C'est la seule façon de m'infiltrer dans le milieu

    Chapitre 22 - C'est la seule façon de m'infiltrer dans le milieu

    It's time for the latest instalment of our crime drama series for advanced French learners! In this dialogue chapter we hear the voices of James, Claire and Yvette as they discuss their plan of action to get closer to Max’s attacker or attackers. Expect to hear lots of colloquial expressions and vocabulary, such as the phrase il n’y a pas photo and the word fignoler.


    There's also an online course version of La Vérité éclate toujours which provides access to a range of additional materials including the text of each chapter, annotated notes, language study podcasts, vocabulary lists, video versions of each episode and our atelier linguistique which helps you to take the language you've covered in each chapter further. This course is available on the Coffee Break Academy.
     
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    • 10 min
    Chapitre 21 - Cela comportait de gros risques !

    Chapitre 21 - Cela comportait de gros risques !

    We have reached Part 3 of our drama, La Vérité éclate toujours, for advanced learners of French. In each episode of the story, published fortnightly, we'll be following a chapter of La Vérité éclate toujours, specially written to help you build your knowledge of French and extend your range of expression. In the episodes, teacher Mark and narrator Pierre-Benoît will discuss the story, helping you improve your listening skills.


    After their discovery during their visit to the university at the end of Part 2, James, Claire and Yvette return to Claire’s house near Geneva and begin to plan the next steps in their investigation. In this episode we meet many examples of the past historic, the pluperfect and the imperfect, as well as an example of the past anterior tense.


    There's also an online course version of La Vérité éclate toujours which provides access to a range of additional materials including the text of each chapter, annotated notes, language study podcasts, vocabulary lists, video versions of each episode and our atelier linguistique which helps you to take the language you've covered in each chapter further. This course is available on the Coffee Break Academy.
     
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    • 11 min
    Chapitre 20 - Un autre morceau du puzzle venait d'être trouvé

    Chapitre 20 - Un autre morceau du puzzle venait d'être trouvé

    It's time for Chapter 20 of La Vérité éclate toujours where we join James, Claire and Yvette as they drive to the university where Claire searches for information which she used for her research on la Namérie and its natural resources, while doing her doctorate. Their trip leads them to a valuable discovery which takes them one step closer to discovering the truth. As always, we meet many interesting expressions along the way including démarrer sur les chapeaux de roues, il n’en est rien and promettre monts et merveilles. Listen to the episode to find out more!
     
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Janet Seattle ,

Intermediate level fun

Our charming hosts, Mark and Pierre-Benoît, tell us at the outset that this story is going to be at an advanced level of French. It’s not, really. Intermediate students can probably follow most of it, and there’s a summary in English in case you miss anything. The story is entertaining, and so are the hosts. They’re using the podcast to promote their online course, but it’s worth a listen even on its own.

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