You are the presenter of a show broadcast by NRJ. Write the transcript… [37 out of 45, 2001/2002]


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Vous êtes présentateur d’une émission diffusée par NRJ. Écrivez le transcript…

You are the presenter of a show broadcast by NRJ. Write the transcript…

Bonjour et bienvenue à “l’émission sociale” hebdomadaire d’NRJ. Je m’appelle Chris Larham, et aujourd’hui je parlerai au sujet des Restos du Coeur, une société caritative qui distribue des repas aux personnes démunies pour de petits prix. Fondées par Coluche dans les années 80 du siècle dernier, ces Restos aident beaucoup les personnes malheureuses.

Après avoir interviewé M Dupont, un bénévole qui travaille dans le Resto parisien, il est évident que les raisons pour lesquelles les gens se trouvent dans une telle état soient légion. Selon M Dupont, le chômage, la rupture familiale, et les crises d’adolescence peuvent jeter les gens à la rue.

L’abus de l’alcool et de la drogue sont deux causes significantes qui mènent à la rue. D’après M Dupont, les jeunes qui commencent à fumer des gauloises et des camels essaient souvent les drogues plus dures, comme l’heroïne ou le cannabis. Puisque il y a tant de régions vinicoles en France, il est très facile d’acheter et d’abuser d’alcool.

Citant les mots de M Dupont, “Le Resto du Coeur est une aide indispensable pour tout le monde; ceux qui n’ont pas assez d’argent, mais aussi les gens riches qui ne veulent pas voir les sans abri dans la rue.”

Je suis sûr qu’il y a des gens qui écoutent cette émission qui ont été touchés par les problèmes sociaux mentionnés. Si vous voulez parler à un conseiller vous pouvez appeller le numéro d’NRJ: 02 98 44 35 57. Il y a toujours quelqu’un qui peut vous conseiller, quelque soit le problème. [^]

Hello and welcome to the weekly “Social Show” here at NRJ. I’m Chris Larham and today I will be talking about the ‘Restos du Coeur’, a charitable organisation that distributes cheap meals to disadvantaged members of society. Founded by Coluche last century, in the ’80s, these ‘Restos’ are a great help to less fortunate individuals.

After having interviewed Mr Dupont, a volunteer worker at the ‘Resto’ in Paris, it is clear that there are a great many reasons for the impoverished state that some people find themselves in. According to Mr Dupont, unemployment, broken homes, and adolescent crises can result in people living on the street.

Alcohol and drug abuse are two significant factors leading to homelessness. Mr Dupont’s view is that young people who begin smoking cigarettes often try harder drugs, such as heroin and cannabis. Since there are so many wine-producing regions in France, it is very easy to buy and abuse alcohol.

Quoting Mr Dupont, “The ‘Resto du Coeur’ is an irreplaceable institution for everybody – for those who don’t have enough money, but also for rich people who don’t like to see homeless individuals in the street.”

I am sure that there are people listening to this show who have been affected by the serious problems mentioned earlier. If you would like to speak to a counsellor you can call us here at NRJ: 02 98 44 35 57. There is always somebody on hand to give you advice, whatever the problem. [^]

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Forty-year-old father of three wonderful children [William, Seth, and Alyssa]. Works as an Assistant Technical Officer in the Sterile Services Department of Treliske Hospital, Cornwall. Enjoys jogging, web design, learning programming languages, and supporting Arsenal FC. Obtained a BA degree in English from the University of Bolton in 2008, and has continued to gain qualifications in a diverse range of subjects thereafter.

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