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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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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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Always wanted to learn French

"I’ve always wanted to learn French, and even took it in high school, but of course forgot almost everything upon graduation. Now I’m in my twenties and I figure the sooner I get serious about learning French, the sooner I can become bilingual, and the sooner I can go on that dream Parisian voyage without getting lost in translation, haha."

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  • 21-05-21

"Truly fabulous. "

"As others have pointed out, this audiobook provides an effortless, smooth, and unconventional approach for learning French. I am currently in France and compared to many other methods of learning that I experimented, this was the most effective and efficient. Overall, it was such a pleasure to listen to this audiobook and I highly recommend it to French language-enthusiasts."

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  • Brandon
  • 21-05-21

Great for learning French

"I have this from few days and I am already learning a lot. Listening to an audiobook is the best choice to learn a language. This also comes with attached pdf where you can check the writing. So I absolutely recommend this audiobook to learn French."

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  • Bruce Houk
  • 21-05-21

Wonderful gift

"A friend sent me this as a gift for my birthday. What a wonderful gift, I always wanted to start studying French and now I have the change. I listened a few hours of t and I am surprised by how good this is. I cannot wait to spend my Christmas holidays dedicating all the time to the study."

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  • Warren Starr
  • 19-05-21

Fantastic audiobook.

"This audiobook about French language learning is wonderful. Everything is really easy to understand. I really loved this audiobook and would definitely suggest it to anyone looking around for French lessons."

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  • Paul Pompa
  • 19-05-21

Great way to learn French!

"I live part of the year in France and find myself (every year!) having to bone up on my French before we go because who can I talk to here in French? This is the very best short-cut I have ever found to cut the time I need to refresh my French skills! I recommend it to anyone who has no French to those who do have a little or a lot. Great audiobook and very helpful!"

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  • Pinnix
  • 19-05-21

A wonderful way to learn French.

"I have tried multiple methods to learn French and I found this audiobook to be the most engaging and enjoyable. My French has greatly improved and I look forward to practicing it in real life when I will travel to France. The attached PDF is a great help for understanding how to actually write words and sentences."

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  • Rene Berry
  • 19-05-21

Very helpful.

"I took three years of French in high school, and am now in graduate school and have decided to pick French back up again. This audiobook is incredibly helpful and is so easy to listen to its while you are traveling or commuting every day. It has incredibly useful words and phrases and is a great way to learn French! I try and learn something new from it each day."

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  • Bryce
  • 19-05-21

Really a great bargain.

"For the price, this can be beaten. I think is the longest audiobook that I have ever seen on sale and god, it has so much material inside that even being 1 hr and 1 min, it’s still amazing that the authors have been able to pack so much knowledge inside. Truly amazing, well done and superbly narrated, I enjoyed it so much and I have learned a lot. 5 stars!"

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  • Donis
  • 19-05-21

Becoming fluid.

"Fluency plays a significant role when learning a language. I knew this before, but now I know it even more because this audiobook really helped me a lot in becoming fluent in French. It has been a fun journey, I especially enjoyed the short stories books and the last one, Speak French."

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  • Anthony
  • 19-05-21

Diving into French.

"I decided to enter the sea of the French language. This audiobook helped me a lot because it gave me the right boat and all the navigation resources I needed to go through my journey and get to the port safely and happily. Now I am grateful and happy because I really enjoyed the ride and I learned a lot. Thanks!"