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Suitable for raw beginners to intermediate-level language learners, this popular title features engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow you to rapidly build your comprehensio The fun and easy way to quickly enhance your French reading skills "Easy French Reader" is based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it, immediately.
Suitable for raw beginners to intermediate-level language learners, this popular title features engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow you to rapidly build your comprehension.
Find out what unfamiliar words and phrases mean with the book's helpful glossary Discover the nuances of French language and culture as well as the country's history through engaging texts Get a feel for authentic French society with readings from contemporary literature Get A Copy. Paperback , Abridged Second Edition , pages.
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I bought this book years ago, right when I had decided to try to learn French. Unfortunately, it sat on my shelves for a long while, as I then decided to use an online learning tool Duolingo, which is surprisingly good to begin with.
I think this is actually a remarkably good pedagogical text. It begins with simple dialogues, moves on to a short history of France, and ends with four short stories. The difficulty incr I bought this book years ago, right when I had decided to try to learn French. The difficulty increases slowly enough to be imperceptible, but quickly enough so that the student has made great progress by the end. The dialogues in the first part are often witty; the history presented in the second part was interesting for me—benighted as I am; and the short stories in the final part—by Daudet, Theuriet, Zola, and Maupassant—were delightful.
But there are great disadvantages to learning, as I am doing, purely through reading. At present, I can read surprisingly well, I can write very poorly, and I can speak even worse. And does he? Jul 30, David Grimaud rated it liked it Shelves: french. This book is best used as a supplement to a beginning French language instruction program or course.
It is in three sections, each section containing several chapters, and each section more challenging than the prior section. The first section is a running dialogue, a play, between two young friends, an American girl and French boy, as they tour their French locale and develop their relationship. The thir This book is best used as a supplement to a beginning French language instruction program or course.
The third section contains abridged short stories by deceased, famous authors of French literature, ending in dramatic fashion with a story by Guy de Maupassant. Considering I have no one with which to share my French skills, this book has been effective in improving my French reading skills. It anticipates improvement in grammar, beginning with only the present tense, and by the end of the book using additional tenses.
Most of the French words or their roots are listed in a French-English dictionary "Vocabulary" in the back of the book, so there is little need to consult another dictionary. A great feature is that the author translated many new French words in the margins, removing much inconvenience in referring to the "Vocabulary. There are also several subsections and tests to refresh and review the reader as he works through the book. In conclusion, I was very happy with this book.
Given that I have no outlet to test my French, This book helped me improve my French reading skills, giving me positive feedback as I read through it. Jan 08, Jenny rated it liked it.
A very useful book for someone at the beginning to intermediate stages of learning French. This book grows with the reader, so she can read more advanced passages as she advances in the language. I enjoyed all three sections, the first about an American girl and a French boy, the second about French history, and the third with well-known short stories by famous French authors. The stories that Sales selected for the third part are entertaining and offer a glimpse into specific aspects of French A very useful book for someone at the beginning to intermediate stages of learning French.
The stories that Sales selected for the third part are entertaining and offer a glimpse into specific aspects of French life during the time of the authors. I highly recommend this book to people who want to feel more comfortable reading French and who want to continue learning vocabulary and style as they go.
View 1 comment. Jul 29, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: language-learning. This starts out really easy and boring but moves quickly into more interesting material on famous people, and then into simple literature excerpts. I thought this book was an excellent review of French for people like me, who learned it years ago but are pretty rusty. Nov 11, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction.
This book provided an enjoyable way to brush off my high school French. The three sections present short readings that build in difficulty, starting with the first section about two young students in Paris, one French and one American. Vocabulary words are highlighted for each short chapter, and comprehension questions are also included.
The second section features vignettes giving an overview of French history up to the present, and the third section includes four short stories: La Derniere Cla This book provided an enjoyable way to brush off my high school French. Although the Kindle edition unfortunately did not indicate this, there is a free McGraw-Hill Language Lab app so you can hear the vocabulary and readings in French, a very useful supplement to the written text.
I would recommend getting a paperback version of this book, since using the glossary in the back was so cumbersome on the Kindle that I gave up and used a paperback French dictionary instead. I like the fact that there is progression in the book, from the most basic level to where one would aspire to be and keep pressing on. I love the notes in the margin as well as in the footnotes. It is an excellent book, and what really matters is applying ourselves with dedication and getting the most out of what we read.
There is no magical pill for being perfect in any language but you just have to keep at it. Aug 17, Alexis added it. This book is so wonderful for folks that are interested in beginning to read short literature in French, but need to build confidence.
I would say it is perfect for an advanced beginner - intermediate level. Highly recommended so far! May 20, Dr Dabbler rated it liked it Shelves: french-easy-readers , french-readers.
Three distinct sections in this reader, at different levels of difficulty. Beginner French, with very simple grammar, but school vocabulary assumed. Progresses through the chapters. Not overly interesting. Written in present tense. I enjoyed reading about the ancient history more than the modern. I had read some of these before in Roussy de Sales's earlier publications, where these were separate books.
Again, there is quite a bit of vocabulary here. Famous short stories. These inc Three distinct sections in this reader, at different levels of difficulty. These include perfect and imperfect tense, so grammatically suitable for the intermediate student. For some reason I don't really enjoy these stories, though I think I understood more of them in my most recent reading than when I read them over 10 years ago in other editions.
There is still quite a vocabulary burden when reading these, so their suitability will depend on how comfortable people are with unknown words, and the size of their current vocabulary. Sep 20, Becket rated it really liked it.
This book has been very effective toward improving my French reading skills. It starts off with very simple stories assuming you already have a beginner vocabulary to work with , which gradually increase in length and complexity.
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