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    My French exam is on the 17th of may. I want some good French songs that I can listen to so that I can improve my listening skills. Recommendation pls? Idm which genre tbh as long as I can decipher the words
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    My French exam is on the 17th of may. I want some good French songs that I can listen to so that I can improve my listening skills. Recommendation pls? Idm which genre tbh as long as I can decipher the words
    There is a good YouTube channel that does French listening activities. Check it out - Frenchpod101. What exam board are you doing by the way?

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    There is a good YouTube channel that does French listening activities. Check it out - Frenchpod101. What exam board are you doing by the way?

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    I'm doing edexcel igcse
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    joe le taxi is one i can remember my teacher playing for us in class. that's about it.



    ooh this is good, it's slow so it should be easy
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    Hi! I moved this to the Foreign Languages forum as it may be helpful for other students
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    (Original post by _mxrky)
    My French exam is on the 17th of may. I want some good French songs that I can listen to so that I can improve my listening skills. Recommendation pls? Idm which genre tbh as long as I can decipher the words
    I quite like these guys:

    M. Pokora
    Shy'm
    Tal
    Indila

    Another great way to improve your listening is to watch films/TV shows. I recommend "Une affaire d'etat" (film). A good technique is to watch it with subtitles the very first time to make sure that you fully understand what's going on. Then a few days later watch it without the subtitles. Use your knowledge of the context (gained from the first viewing) to help you.

    Also, subscribe to the "Journal en français facile" podcast. It's ten minutes a day and it covers current affairs. Their accents aren't too complicated and they speak at a reasonable speed.
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    Stromae — Papaoutai, Alors on danse, Avf, Carmen, Formidable
    Shy'm
    Zaz — Je veux, On ira
    Joyce Jonathan
    Margaux Avril (:love:)
    Calogero — Pomme C
    Yelle
    NACH
    TAL

    :yes: :dance:
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    (Original post by _mxrky)
    My French exam is on the 17th of may. I want some good French songs that I can listen to so that I can improve my listening skills. Recommendation pls? Idm which genre tbh as long as I can decipher the words
    What Ethan said, plus Corneille, Louane, Helene Segara
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    That one that goes "Ooh, you touch my tra la la. Mm, my ding ding dong."
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    https://www.youtube.com/user/sarahageali/videos
    She does awesome French covers of popular songs :cute:
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    (Original post by FrenchUnicorn)
    What Ethan said, plus Corneille, Louane, Helene Segara
    Helene Segara...

    I'm speechless...
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Stromae — Papaoutai, Alors on danse, Avf, Carmen, Formidable
    Shy'm
    Zaz — Je veux, On ira
    Joyce Jonathan
    Margaux Avril (:love:)
    Calogero — Pomme C
    Yelle
    NACH
    TAL

    :yes: :dance:
    Damn, I have very little knowledge of French music.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Damn, I have very little knowledge of French music.
    Do you like Stromae? I listen to all sorts… just what came to me as I wrote that :lol:
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    Keen'V Prince Charmant is quite easy to understand
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Do you like Stromae? I listen to all sorts… just what came to me as I wrote that :lol:
    I don't like French and modern music. :indiff:
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    (Original post by Josb)
    I don't like French and modern music. :indiff:
    Ah :erm: that would be a problem :lol:
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    Helene Segara...

    I'm speechless...
    :lol: :lol: I don't listen to her - basically I don't really listen to french music -
    But it is quite slow so pretty good for a non native to focus on the words :yep:
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    I don't like French and modern music. :indiff:
    Stromae is good tho !
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    My advanced higher French is on the 16th :/ I really like stromae. Loads of people have mentioned him but he's a Belgian musician of Rwandan descent and his music is pretty popular in France today. He's got some pretty incredible music videos too and his music is very upbeat and modern. My personal favourites are "papaoutai" and "tous les mêmes". Beware though! His songs are ridiculously catchy
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Stromae — Papaoutai, Alors on danse, Avf, Carmen, Formidable
    Shy'm
    Zaz — Je veux, On ira
    Joyce Jonathan
    Margaux Avril (:love:)
    Calogero — Pomme C
    Yelle
    NACH
    TAL

    :yes: :dance:
    Oh. You've got yelle on the list!

    I have to check everything now.

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    Coeur de Pirate is pretty good as well, she has a lot of stuff in french and english
 
 
 
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