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A description of a small family restaurant, discussing what it represents and why the locals like it so much. We are given a physical description of the restaurant. The owner describes how he sells a range of food and drink and has some very loyal customers. The customers like the fact that it is family run, the atmosphere is friendly, they stand for good family values and sell simple food that their customers appreciate. People visit the restaurant to relax, forget their worries and enjoy themselves.
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10 September 2008

Classroom Ideas

Can be used as a listening task or simply to enrich students' understanding of French culture by offering a look inside a typical Alsatian 'Winstub' (wine bar). Provides key language for describing a visit to a popular, family-run restaurant, which could form the basis of a speaking/ writing task about a visit to a region of France.