Go Beyond Conjugation and Learn the Right Verb Tenses for Speaking and Writing in French If you’re looking for help memorizing French verb conjugations, any French verb book will do. But if you are interested in becoming fluent, you’ll need to learn how these building blocks are used in everyday, natural language. That’s where Practice Makes Perfect: French Verb Tenses comes in. The ideal reference and workbook for beginning to intermediate French learners, Practice Makes Perfect: French Verb Tenses shows you when and why to use certain verb tenses and gives you plenty of examples, increasing your confidence in choosing the right word. This updated second edition of Practice Makes Perfect: French Verb Tenses lets you: Learn when and why to use different verb tenses Reinforce your knowledge with everyday examples covering a wide range of topics Build your verb skills using more than 300 engaging exercises With numerous skill-building exercises, comprehensive verb conjugation tables, and the proven Practice Makes Perfect format, you will learn to master French in no time at all.
Follow the experiences of Jenny, an American 14-year old, on her first trip to France.
Learn how to speak French fluently and spontaneously Practice Makes Perfect: French Conversation gives you helpful instruction on correct pronunciation, grammar, syntax, and word usage, keeping in mind the typical problems of native English speakers like you. Each section includes a series of exercises that gives you extra practice in using new concepts and encourages you to construct personalized conversations. The lessons will reassure even grammar-phobic learners that you can achieve a confident speaking style. Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on speaking French right away, Practice Makes Perfect: French Conversation offers: Engaging dialogues illustrate practical conversational situations Example phrases or sentences clarify each point A variety of exercises for practice, with an answer key that provides instant feedback and reference Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout
Author: Anna Sam
Publisher: Gallic Books
Can you scan 800 barcodes an hour? Can you smile and say thanks 500 times a day? Do you never need to go to the toilet? Then working at a supermarket checkout could be just the job for you. Anna Sam spent 8 years as a checkout girl. Checkout - A Life on the Tills is a witty look at what it s really like to work in a supermarket: the relentless grind and less-than-perfect working conditions, along with people-watching and encounters with every kind of customer from the bizarre to the downright rude. Sam's story has won her fans all over Europe, turning Checkout A Life on the Tills into a huge international bestseller, published in 10 languages.
Author: Arnaldur Indridason
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Prepare for blockbuster action in the vein of Clive Cussler and Alistair Maclean A mesmerizing international thriller that sweeps from modern Iceland to Nazi Germany. In 1945, a German bomber crash-lands in Iceland durign a blizzard. Puzzlingly, there are both German and American officers on board. One of the senior German officers claims that their best chance of survival is to try to walk to the nearest farm. He sets off, a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist, only to disappear into the white vastness. Flash forward to the present. The U.S. Army is clandestinely trying to remove the wreck of an airplane from an Icelandic glacier. A young Icelander, Elias, inadvertently stumbles upon the excavation and then promptly disappears. Before he vanishes, though, he manages to contact his sister, Kristin. She embarks on a thrilling and perilous adventure, determined to discover the truth of her brother's fate. Kristin must solve the riddle of Operation Napoleon, even if it means losing her own life. Arnaldur Indridason has proven himself to be a master of the mystery genre with his critically acclaimed Inspector Erlunder series, which has sold more than 6 million copies. Now, world-class writing and nonstop action meet in this spellbinding page-turner, which catapults Arnaldur Indridason to the top ranks of international thriller writers.
The fun and easy way to take your Italian language skills to the next level The tips, techniques, and information presented here give students, travelers, and businesspeople a primer on how to speak Italian. Complete with updates, a bonus CD, and the traditional For Dummies user-friendly format, this new edition of Italian For Dummies gives you reliable lessons, practice, and language learning techniques for speaking Italian with ease and confidence. Featuring a revamped, user-friendly organization that builds on your knowledge and ability, Italian For Dummies offers expanded coverage of the necessary grammar, major verb tenses, and conjugations that beginners need to know. Plus, you'll get a fully updated and expanded audio CD that includes real-life conversations; a refreshed and expanded mini-dictionary; more useful exercises and practice opportunities; and more. Builds on your skills and ability as you learn Covers the grammar, verb tenses, and conjugations you need to know Includes a mini-dictionary Audio CD includes real-life conversations If you're looking to reach a comfort level in conversational Italian, Italian For Dummies gets you comfortably speaking this Romantic language like a native.
Author: Paulo Coelho
I want to change. I need to change. I'm gradually losing touch with myself. Adultery, the provocative new novel by Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, explores the question of what it means to live life fully and happily, finding the balance between life's routine and the desire for something new.
Read & Think French
Author: The Editors of Think French! magazine
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Immerse yourself in the French language and culture Read & Think French is your ticket to building key French language skills. This book features 100-plus engaging, easy-to-read articles written by native French-speakers. Each article features a bilingual glossary on the same page that allows you to learn without stopping to look up new or unfamiliar words in a dictionary. As the you move through the book, you will gain confidence with the French language and build a vocabulary of key French words and phrases. Each chapter features several written exercises that reinforce new vocabulary and comprehension. The 70-minute companion audio CD features several of the articles read aloud by native-French speakers from various backgrounds giving you valuable practice in French listening skills. Read & Think French brings the culture of French-speaking countries to life! You will enjoy a travel narrative from Provence and a documentary on West Indies folk music as well as explore the geography of the French Alps and the streets of Montreal. Filled with engaging features such as a recipe for beigne de nos grand-mères canadiennes (traditional Canadian doughnuts), a primer on French business etiquette, a biography of French actor Mathieu Amalric, and a look at the tradition of lavender oil, perfumes, and soaps, this book gives you an insider look at French life and culture--while introducing you to 100s of new French words and phrases. Topics include: Culture; Voyages; Tradition; Célébration; Biographies; Musique et Art; Histoire; Géographie; Gastronomie; Coutumes
Covers painting, wood refinishing, wallpapering, basic carpentry, plumbing, electricity, repairs, improvements, safety, and security
Grammaire en dialogues s'adresse à des adultes et adolescents de niveau débutant. Cet ouvrage permet aux apprenants d'aborder des notions grammaticales, correspondant aux niveaux A1 et A2 du Cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues (CECRL) et intégrées dans des dialogues empruntés à la vie quotidienne. Grammaire en dialogues propose 32 chapitres portant sur un point de grammaire précis (verbes du 1er groupe au présent, expression de la quantité, etc.). Chaque chapitre est constitué de trois pages : sur la première page : un ou deux dialogues dans lesquels on retrouve des scènes de la vie de tous les jours ; sur la deuxième page : un rappel des notions grammaticales étudiées dans la leçon ; sur la troisième page : des exercices d'application dont les corrigés se trouvent à la fin du livre. Les plus de cette 2e édition : un usage souple pour la classe ou en auto-apprentissage ; des illustrations pédagogiques actuelles et colorées ; 7 nouveaux dialogues récapitulant les points évalués dans les bilans ; un test d'évaluation ; des tableaux de conjugaison.
Tristran and Yseut
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
La Grammaire en dialogues s'adresse à des adultes et adolescents de niveau débutant. Cet ouvrage permet aux élèves d'aborder des notions grammaticales, intégrées dans des dialogues empruntés à la vie quotidienne. La Grammaire en dialogues propose 32 chapitres portant chacun sur un point de grammaire particulier (verbes du 1er groupe au présent, expression de la quantité, etc.) Chaque chapitre est organisé sur 3 pages : sur la première page, un ou deux dialogues dans lesquels on retrouve des scènes de la vie de tous les jours. Sur la deuxième page, un rappel des notions de grammaire étudiées dans la leçon. Les sujets abordés correspondent à ceux traités dans les niveaux 1 et 2 des méthodes de français. Sur la troisième page des exercices d'application dont les corrigés se trouvent à la fin du livre. Sept bilans ponctuent l'ouvrage. Les dialogues sont enregistrés sur le CD que vous trouverez dans cet ouvrage.