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  • Short Stories for Beginners to Learn French Quickly and Easily
  • By: Oliver Robichaud
  • Narrated by: john fiore
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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Learn French

By: Oliver Robichaud
Narrated by: john fiore
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Summary

Learn the language of love with short stories.

This is the ideal book for students of French who want to take their comprehension of the language to the next level. Rather than being a traditional French grammar book, it offers listeners a series of short, easy stories in both French and English. Listeners can bypass the step of memorizing complicated French syntax rules by simply learning them as they listen. The English version is always available so that they can check their understanding, and each chapter includes a detailed vocabulary section at the end, which is excellent for learning new words. Learning vocabulary in context also helps with understanding and remembering words. It's an all-around better technique than using traditional flash cards, and it's also more fun!

This audiobook has a handful of features that set it apart from other, similar books. Each story is followed by a short set of grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension questions. Listeners who want to test themselves before listening to the English version of the story can skip to this section. The book is highly navigable, and answers to the question sets are found in a separate chapter at the end, so it's impossible to cheat accidentally. Finally, the stories follow a graduated level of difficulty. All of the stories are written for beginning French students and are geared towards learning basic vocabulary and grammar skills. The final story in the book, however, adds an extra challenge by using the past, rather than the present, tense. Listeners who are looking to improve their French in a fun and easy way will love this innovative, easy-to-use book.

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No accompanying material with audiobook

Purchased via audible but the texts / notes / grammar referenced in the audiobook aren't present (i.e. there is no accompanying material) - which is what you need for something like this.

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A perfect fit for me

"I am a native English speaker and have always had an interest in the French language and culture. This phrasebook was a perfect fit for me, and jumped right in at a perfect level for someone who wants to practice right away."

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Makes it basic and simple to learn

"This book makes it basic and simple to learn. It audits the fundamental structures and jargon. This book enabled me to utilize scraps of my day to learn and rehearse French when I find the opportunity. Having the sound paced all through the book, rather than as a bit of hindsight, was an incredible method to see how to articulate the words, and practice my elocution. I would prescribe this book to any individual who has a brief period during the day to become familiar with another language."

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The listening practice is great.

"I like the stories and the listening practice is great, but the editing of the book could have been better; some of the words that are written in bold are not in the vocabulary list at the end of the story, so either a dictionary or google translate is necessary as you listen. I'm always looking for practice though, so this is still helpful."

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Extremely simple to pursue

"Comprehensive audit of the French language or for those new to it. Extremely simple to pursue and has a word reference toward the end. I energetically prescribe this book as a casual course book for learning French. In case you're attempting to learn French alone, don't contemplate without this book!"

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The best book of all time.

"I dream of traveling to France someday and if I get the chance to go, this book will be a big help with the language. There is cultural background of France, and do’s and don’t of what to do there. The tables in the beginning help describe how to pronounce words correctly."

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I’m very happy with this book

"I’m very happy I purchased this Book on the French Language phrases. Being a beginner at this, I wanted something to start off with that didn’t treat me like an actual beginner, and at the same time was very easy to listen, simply to understand and offered more than I even thought the book would!"

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learned how to say specific sounds correctly

"Absolutely love this book! French is a language I needed for work. With this book, I learned how to say specific sounds correctly, which were always complicated for me. It helps with enunciation. It’s good to understand French, but I also want to be understood in a real dialogue."

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Content discussed was focused and concentrated

"I work here in America but my company is owned by a French company. Earlier last month I was required to travel to France to meet with the upper level executives regarding business matters and my trip was to last two weeks. Instantly after hearing the news, I was in a bind because I had absolutely no previous knowledge of the French language.... Every night leading up to my trip I spent an hour listening and I was able to finish the entire book in less than a week. The content discussed was focused and concentrated so I was feeling good for my trip."

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Easy to understand..

"I dream of traveling to France someday and if I get the chance to go, this book will be a big help with the language. There is cultural background of France, and do’s and don’t of what to do there. The tables in the beginning help describe how to pronounce words correctly. I like learning by sound, and this book is helpful. I’m a beginner to French, yet this book was easy to understand."

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