Les JO 2024 à Paris : Premières routes fermées... et premiers gros embouteillages

"Les JO 2024 à Paris : Premières routes fermées... et premiers gros embouteillages" has been shared to the blog from the French reading practice section of the learning library where you can find a large selection of interactive texts to help you with your reading skills.

Vive les Jeux olympiques, n’est-ce pas ? Well, for Parisians, the 2024 Olympics are also synonymous with road closures and other traffic jams. Listen to this news segment, where cyclists and drivers comment on the recent closure of Place de la Concorde, and practise some typical and very useful vocabulary to complain like a true French person!

After watching the video, scroll down for the transcript in our bilingual reader, where you can click any French phrase for the English translation and related grammar lessons.


Click any word in the text to see its translation and related grammar lessons.


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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!