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Bill Kover's Blog – October 2007 Archive (5)

Learning French by osmosis

In preparation for our trip to Paris next Spring, we have been borrowing French movies from our local library. It's good to be exposed to the French pronounciation as well as the French scenery. I'm beginning to recognize certain common words. Well tonight we watched a gem. It is called "Les Choristes" (The Chorus).

If you have the opportunity, rent this movie or borrow it from your local library. It is a heartwarming story with beautiful music. Not only are you exposed to the French…

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Added by Bill Kover on October 28, 2007 at 9:08pm — 1 Comment

Learn common French

On this morning's Today Show, they reviewed some free websites. One of them is www.expertvillage.com. This is one of the videos I found. More videos on learning common French phrases can be found by clicking on the following and scrolling down:…

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Added by Bill Kover on October 16, 2007 at 7:11am — 2 Comments

Episode (5) Quebec...The other France!

Episode (5) Tremblant Village and the Mansion in the Swamp

Tuesday, September 11, 2007. Danielle had to drive back to Montreal last night. Tuesday is a work day for her. We had a leisurely morning. Our luck ran out with the weather. It was supposed to rain most of the day. Eleanor took the time to call Cousin Huguette in Montreal. She also spoke with Tante Jeannine, who hadn't been to the States for…

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Added by Bill Kover on October 10, 2007 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Episode (4) Quebec...The other France!

Episode (4) Exploring the countryside

Monday, September 10, 2007, 7:00am. Eleanor told me to grab my camera and get outside as soon as possible. Lac Gauthier was a sheet of glass. The morning mist was beginning to lift.

I quickly threw on some clothes, hurried past a chattering squirrel down to the edge of Lac Gauthier and prayed that I could snap off a…

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Added by Bill Kover on October 3, 2007 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Paris' Top Baguettes

Since Eleanor and I are heading for Paris next Spring, my eyes focus on anything which includes the word "Paris". One of our swim group members brought in some old issues of Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine. On the cover of the November 2006 issue I spotted "Paris". The article is titled "Paris' Top Baguettes". I thought it would be of interest to the Untours Cafe members. So here it is:…

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Added by Bill Kover on October 1, 2007 at 8:03am — No Comments

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