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Language and words

Words with a story

Why does English have different words for animals and food, like cows and beef? And what does it have to do with French?

Accents and apostrophes

Find out about the French 'l’accent circonflexe' which is used to show that a letter is missing. Then learn more about the English apostrophe.

How places get their names

Why are there French placenames in English-speaking countries? It's all in the history...

Advertising healthy foods

A French family became very rich from selling people products to make them feel good about themselves. Try creating adverts for healthy food.