Paperback, 98 pages + 1 Audio CD
Learn French with Kolibri Languages Practical Guides, written especially for Francophiles who want to understand the French way of life in depth and to speak French with confidence.
The Practical French learning Guides are based on creative and effective teaching methods that highlight the need for cultural awareness when learning French. Understanding what is going on, knowing what people will say, being able to react and respond appropriately are the recipe for successful conversations and contacts with French people.
Dealing with key topics including travel and daily life, Kolibri Languages’ Practical Guides will help deepen your understanding of French culture as you progress in the French language.
With this second book in the Kolibri Languages Practical Guides series, you will discover everything you need to know when meeting French people.
Find out what to expect if you are invited for an apéritif, a meal or a French wedding. Know when to use tu or vous and understand regional differences. Learn how to talk about the weather, everyday life and even politics and gain valuable insights into the French sense of humour.
Cultural tips, historical anecdotes, useful words and expressions, amusing idioms, quizzes and key information will help you understand the French way of life.
The audio CD, included with the book, contains all the key French vocabulary from the book and will also help you with French pronunciation so you will feel confident when talking with French people.
Meeting the French will help you prepare your trip and will be a unique souvenir when you return home. Order your copy today!
PART 1. INVITATIONS 7, L’apéritif 8, Le dîner 15, Un séjour 22, Un mariage 29
PART 2. MEETING PEOPLE 37, Les rencontres formelles 38, Les rencontres informelles 45, La famille 52, Les différences régionales 59
PART 3. WHAT TO SAY 67, La météo et la santé 68, La politique 75, La vie de tous les jours 82, L’humour 89
Pam Bourgeois's name has long been associated with creative and effective language learning methods. Her techniques for learning French and other European languages are based on years of experience running language schools for an international clientele and creating language study materials in Europe and Africa. She has worked as a consultant in business French for the BBC and co-authored OBJECTIFS: ASSIGNMENTS IN PRACTICAL LANGUAGE SKILLS (Cambridge University Press).
Pam has lived and worked for over 25 years in France where she established language schools, created and was editor-in-chief of several language magazines and developed a series of over 30 audio learning guides in three languages.
Her expertise in language acquisition and passion for cultural understanding inspired her to create Kolibri Languages and publish a series of practical guides to lifestyle, manners and language. These Learn French audio book guides highlight the importance of cultural awareness when learning a language and visiting another country.
Suitable for French Beginners (A1 of the Common European Framework), French Advanced Beginners (A2), French Lower Intermediate Learners (B1), and French Upper Intermediate Learners (B2).
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