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Your views of life in France
My handy tip to learn French is to write a short story or poem incorporating some French words or phrases. The remainder, in English, is used to describe the French words within the context of the story…
I think I’ll take a trip to France From Dover to Calais And take a look around the town Parlez-vous anglais?
Non, I’d better learn some French To help me on my way Bonjour would start me off Hello or just good day
I’d also need to have A s’il vous plaît or two And then I could say please When I give jobs to you
Êtes-vous americain? Non, je suis anglais might do Then they know my limitations Words and phrases few
And if I want to have a meal Où est le restaurant, and please Might help me find a place to eat A toasted sandwich, ham and cheese
And with my croque-monsieur A glass of wine, tout de suite Straight away, s’il vous plaît When I find a place to eat
Would I like vin rouge ou blanc I’m sure I do not know Je ne sais pas, the garçon said La bouteille I will show
And so I’d better head on back I start up my voiture My 2CV and me go home Goodbye and au revoir
Rod Romero Fetcham, near Leatherhead in Surrey