By Valerie Demouy, Alan Moys

Colloquial French: the total path for newbies has been rigorously constructed by way of an skilled instructor to supply a step by step direction to French because it is written and spoken today.

Combining a transparent, useful and obtainable sort with a methodical and thorough therapy of the language, it equips freshmen with the fundamental talents had to speak hopefully and successfully in French in a vast diversity of events. No past wisdom of the language is needed. "

Colloquial French" is phenomenal; each one unit offers a wealth of grammatical issues which are bolstered with a variety of routines for normal perform. an entire solution key, a grammar precis, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues are available on the again in addition to precious vocabulary lists throughout.

Key beneficial properties include:

A transparent, hassle-free layout designed to assist newcomers steadily building up their talking, listening, studying and writing skills

Jargon-free, succinct and obviously based factors of grammar

An wide variety of concentrated and dynamic supportive exercises

Realistic and interesting dialogues protecting a extensive number of narrative situations

Helpful cultural issues explaining the customs and lines of existence in France.

An review of the sounds of French

Balanced, complete and worthwhile, "Colloquial French" is an imperative source either for self reliant freshmen and scholars taking classes in French.

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Fonctionnaire. (a Civil Servant) Some occupations also have a feminine form: Il est Elle est mécanicien. mécanicienne. He is a mechanic. She is a mechanic. Il est Elle est serveur. serveuse. He is a waiter. She is a waitress. Il est Elle est étudiant. étudiante. He is a student. She is a student. Here are some more: vendeur vendeuse chanteur coiffeur acteur infirmier employé de banque facteur chanteuse coiffeuse actrice infirmière employée de banque factrice salesman/ -woman singer hairdresser actor/actress nurse bank clerk postman/ -woman Unit 4: Meeting people 51 Did you notice that, unlike in English, in French you do not need the article a/an when you say what you do: Je suis architecte.

Et le parking, c’est où? Dialogue 2 (CD 1; 15) Pour aller à l’Office du Tourisme, s’il vous plaît? Can you tell me the way to the Tourist Information Office, please? The following morning Anne asks the receptionist for facilities available in the town. Look at the map on p. 29 and try to understand the instructions given to her. Unit 2: In town ANNE: RECEPTIONNISTE: ANNE: RECEPTIONNISTE: ANNE: RECEPTIONNISTE: ANNE: RECEPTIONNISTE: ANNE: RECEPTIONIST: 27 Bonjour monsieur. Je voudrais retirer de l’argent.

I’m in industry. I’m an accountant. But at the moment, I’m on holiday and as I love France. . And you’re so right! Language points Telling people about yourself (1) To ask about someone’s occupation, you can use the following phrases: Qu’est-ce que vous faites dans la vie? (literally) What do you do in life? Vous êtes professeur? comptable? médecin? Are you a teacher? an accountant? a doctor? 50 Unit 4: Rencontres Quelle est votre profession? Quel est votre métier? Both: What is your job? You can answer these questions like this: Je travaille dans une entreprise d’informatique.

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