Discover the French sentence "Qu'est-ce qu'il se passe"

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Example in a story with slow French audio

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Dispute au travail
Argument at work
Brigitte était au travail.
Brigitte was at work.
Comme d’habitude, elle se dirigea vers la cuisine pour la pause déjeuner.
As usual, she went to the kitchen for the lunch break.
Mais en approchant, elle entendit beaucoup de bruit…
But as she approached, she heard a lot of noise…
Elle entra dans la cuisine et vit deux collègues en train de se disputer.
She entered the kitchen and saw two colleagues arguing.
Elle vit Alexandre pas loin d’eux et se dirigea vers lui.
She saw Alexandre not far from them and walked toward him.
Elle lui demanda discrètement :
She asked discreetly:
Brigitte:   Qu’est-ce qu’il se passe?
What is happening?
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