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  • Les Miserables (1995): New Years Countdown

    French → Speaking → Numbers
    French → Speaking → Common Expressions
    A group of wealthy individuals celebrate the new year at a ball. They count down the seconds until the clock strikes midnight. In addition to showing how some numbers are pronounced, this clip shows how the term, "Happy New Year," is pronounced in French.

  • Les Miserables (1995): Letter to Wife

    French → Speaking → Common Expressions
    French → Writing → Descriptive Writing
    While in prison, Henri Fortin talks to an accountant who briefly describes his time working on the Eiffel Tower. Afterwards, Henri and the accountant argue about the letter Henri would like him to write for his wife. Henri wants the letter to contain only the phrase, "Je t'aime," which means "I love you" in English. The accountant argues that the letter will be monotonous and that it should instead paint a picture in his wife's mind and be something she will want to re-read several times.