French election vocabulary
In French election years, the news is filled with an array of specialized words and phrases you might not be familiar with. Here's some essential vocabulary to help you make sense of everything.

Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped

Arc de Triomphe, WrappedFrench videoParis's Arc de Triomphe has been entirely wrapped in fabric as a temporary artwork created by (deceased) artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Learn about the mixed feelings of spectators in this video with interactive subtitles.





Manifestation à Paris

Manifestation à Paris
Protests over the police killing of George Floyd in the US have spread all over the world, including Paris, reigniting anger over the killing of Adama Traoré in 2016 as well as police violence in general.



Et demain ?

Et demain - chanson
More than 300 French celebrities, confined alone at home but together in spirit, sang a beautiful song in appreciation of hospital workers making another tomorrow possible for the rest of us. Video with interactive subtitles.



Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire

From 30 October to 1st December 2020, France is once again on lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19. Anyone leaving their home must show a signed copy of this document upon request. I've turned it into a reading comprehension exercise with side-by-side translation. Updated 2 April 2020