This is always a problem for my students. Understanding the French school system, l'école française, knowing which grades are which is a real nightmare. So here is a post that should make things easier. I wrote the equivalent grades in the US school system, and the age of the students for reference.
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Jeudi 13 août, aujourd’hui, c’est la veille du début du “festival du chant de marin” à Paimpol - c’est un festival qui a lieu tous les deux ans, qui dure trois jours (vendredi, samedi et dimanche) et qui accueille environ cent cinquante mille personnes. Le port de Paimpol est plein de beaux bateaux - ils sont arrivés cet après-midi.
French pronominal verbs are sometimes confusing for English speakers because the corresponding English verb is not pronominal, or the meaning of the French pronominal verb may be different from the meaning of the French “base verb”.
Twitter's interface is still in English - so of course, the French are very likely to use English words to talk about their actions on Twitter. But here is a vocabulary list - it's interesting mostly to see the articles and therefore the gender of the new word, like "un tweet". The pronunciation is English with a French accent!