This is a comprehensible input paragraph (approximately 20 sentences) which explain to novice students about the custom of La Bise in France. The vocab is perfect for novice French learners, as it is circled throughout the paragraph. I teach this custom after the students are familiar with a few greetings and goodbyes, as well as formal and informal situations.
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