Bonne fête des Pères !

"Bonne fête des Pères !" has been shared to the blog from the French reading exercises section of the learning library where you can find a large selection of interactive texts to help you with your reading skills. This article also has audio for you to practice your French listening skills; you can find many more listening activities in the French listening practice section.


The third Sunday in June is unofficially Father’s Day in France. Find out where it came from in our bilingual audio article. Click any French word in the reader below for the translation and related grammar lessons.

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Laura K Lawless

Laura is Kwiziq's Language and Marketing Coordinator. Online educator since '99, Laura is passionate about language, travel, and cooking. She's American by birth and a permanent ex-pat by choice - freelancing made it possible for her to travel extensively and live in several countries before settling permanently in Guadeloupe. Laura is the author of Lawless French, Lawless Spanish, and other websites and books on French, Spanish, English, and vegetarianism. She spends most of her spare time reading, playing with food, and enjoying water sports.

Aurélie Drouard

Aurélie is our resident French Expert. She has created most of the wonderful content you see on the site and is usually the person answering your tricky help questions. She comes from a small village near Chartres in Central France, country of cereal fields and not much else. She left (in a hurry) to study English at the world-famous Sorbonne in Paris, before leaving France in 2007 to experience the “London lifestyle” - and never looked back! She's worked as a professional French teacher, translator and linguist in the UK since.  She loves to share her love of languages and is a self-professed cinema and literature geek!

Comments: 2

This is a really good listening piece about father's day. What happened to the side by side translations from before?

Bonjour Sharwin,

Glad you like it!

I write articles for two different sites. This Father's Day piece is on the Kwiziq French blog: https://french.kwiziq.com/blog where we use a specially designed Reader that allows you to read the translations one phrase at a time and also find links to related grammar lessons.

The articles on https://www.lawlessfrench.com/listening/ are the ones with side-by-side translations.

Bonne journée !