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Best French Newspaper for A level??

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    Hi there,
    Doing French A level, and was wondering what would be the best French newspaper to read to expand vocab, and keep up to date with ongoing news in France?

    Thanks in advance
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    lemonde.fr
    lefigaro.fr
    see which you prefer
    :france:
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    The 'best' newspapers are Le Monde and Le Figaro but these are pretty tough going. Depends on how ambitious you are and how willing you are to understand just the gist of some things. Are you good at guessing/inferring meaning through context? Are you happy to look up key words?

    Le Monde is an evening paper respected around the world. Le Figaro has a centre right political outlook andhas a good subscription offer at the moment for the digital version. Others are Le Parisien and the very left-wing Libération. Nothing will improve your vocab and phraseology better, in the sense of getting a feel for how the language is really used in a formalised, quasi-academic setting than reading one of these papers, but don't expect them to be easy.
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    You can also watch the news: http://www.itele.fr/direct#
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    I listen to news podcasts sometimes, there's one called Le Journal en Francais Facile (sorry about the lack of accents) and it's released by RFI, the level of vocab is still quite tricky but significantly less so than other sources
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    lemonde.fr
    lefigaro.fr
    see which you prefer
    :france:
    :no: :no: :no: :no: Le figaro?! Cheese! :shock:
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    :no: :no: :no: :no: Le figaro?! Cheese! :shock:
    :innocent:I'm a mostly lemonde-r myself :five:
    les publicités tho :facepalm:
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    (Original post by shcfc99)
    Hi there,
    Doing French A level, and was wondering what would be the best French newspaper to read to expand vocab, and keep up to date with ongoing news in France?

    Thanks in advance
    A more gentle introduction to French newspapers might be a good regional paper. The Ouest-France - which is the paper I know best, but there are others, of course - has articles on local stuff but also covers international and national news in rather less extensive detail than the national papers. The language level is also considerably easier. A lot of it is free to read online here: http://www.ouest-france.fr/ and you can take out a subscription for the digital version if you want.
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    I study German not French so sorry about the vagueness of my answer, but I would perhaps seek out an online magazine/newspaper aimed at teenagers and see how you cope with that. If you find yourself getting on quite well then consider any of the other options put forward in this thread I guess.

    If you have some kind of political allignment or interest (e.g. I take an interest in 'radical left' sometimes so I read taz.de which is of that style) you could search for which newspapers match that allignment and check out the websites.

    But difficulty wise I'd recommend; looking at teenage/young adult aimed ones >> then tabloid trash >> then ..non tabloid trash.. >> specialist ones.
 
 
 
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