Are you wondering how France is managing the Coronavirus pandemic? Here is how President Emmanuel Macron presented the “war” on Covid-19 in France. He is explaining the government’s plan to manage Covid-19 in France after thanking people for their contribution so far. This was a formal address to the French People on television on March 12, 2020.
The President’s speeches are always great communication pieces. As a result, it is always a good exercise to try to hear and read them. Pay attention to the use of the French language as well as to the content of course. The President always speaks at a measured pace. Yet I know that it will feel too fast for most French learners. Those of you quick enough can read the text on the screen. Personally I recommend that you listen to the video with the actual speech in front of you (printed or on the screen).
You can easily find the above recorded address on YouTube and on France24.
To find the actual text, simply go to this page of The Elysée website https://www.elysee.fr/emmanuel-macron/2020/03/12/adresse-aux-francais You can find all the President’s key previous speeches on that site.
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