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Beginning French for the Utterly Confused

ISBN-10: 0071408118

ISBN-13: 9780071408110

Edition: 2003

Authors: Amilcar Sebastian Mercado

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This guide will give a jump-start to understanding and using the basic concepts in French, allowing readers to learn all the fundamentals they need to speak and read French - and enjoy it!
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 5/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

Contents
Preface
Guide for the User
Guide to Pronunciation
A l'ecole de langues
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Dialogue
Get Started
Subject Pronouns
Regional Variations
Verbs
The French Alphabet
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
Verbs
Question Words
Expressing Quantity: Numbers 0-69
Expressing one's age
Giving your address
Test Yourself
Answer Key
La nouvelle collegue
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Dialogue
Get Started
Expressing Quantity: Numbers after 70
Giving the date
Introducing people
Saying good-bye
New verbs
Prepositions a and chez
Regular plurals with -s
Yes/no questions
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
New verbs
Asking who someone is
Negation with ne ... pas
Stressed pronouns
Test Yourself
Answer Key
Les vacances de Maxime
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Dialogue
Get Started: Useful Vocabulary
Verbs
Expressing likes and dislikes
Family members
Expressing possession: Possessive adjectives
Demonstrative adjectives
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
Making polite requests
pas de (negation with avoir)
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
Information questions: qu'est-ce que c'est and qui est-ce?
Test Yourself
Answer Key
Vive le carnaval!
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Dialogue
Get Started
To buy and to pay
Vocabulary: Means of transport
Clock time
Il y a
Ordinal numbers
Currencies in French-speaking countries
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
Forming questions: Inversion of verb and subject
Pourquoi? ... Parce que ...
Expressing daily routines with reflexive verbs
Test Yourself
Answer Key
L'entrevue de Vincent
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Dialogue
Get Started
Expressing past events: le passe compose
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
Expressing past events: le passe compose (2)
Adverbs
Prepositions with place names
Preposition pour
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
The passe compose of pronominal verbs
Past participles used as adjectives with etre
Test Yourself
Answer key
Deux fetes et un mal de tete
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Dialogue
Get Started
Expressing recently passed events
Expressing future events
Locating events in time or temporal expressions
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
Expressing actions that are happening at the moment of speaking and simultaneously
Giving orders: The imperative
Parts of the body
Talking about health
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
Giving Directions: Useful Expressions
Test Yourself
Answer Key
J'ai perdu un livre!
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Dialogue
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Direct object pronouns
Expressing possession (2)
Colors
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
Indirect object pronouns
Test Yourself
Answer Key
Il etait une fois ...
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Dialogue
Get Started
L'imparfait (the imperfect)
Using on as an equivalent to "you" in English
A letter to Carole
Useful Vocabulary
Expressing past events with the passe compose and the imperfect
Writing informal letters
Test Yourself
Answer Key
Qu'est-ce qu'on mange aujourd'hui?
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Dialogue
Get Started
Demonstrative pronouns with ci and la
Demonstrative adjectives (2)
ne ... personne
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
The partitive article
ne ... plus
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
ne ... rien
ne ... jamais
Test Yourself
Answer Key
Rira bien qui rira le dernier
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Reading
Get Started
Expressing future events: The simple future
Different ways of expressing future events
Irregular plurals for some nouns
Plural forms for adjectives
Adjectives that precede a noun
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
Hypothesizing with si (1)
Making suggestions
Test Yourself
Answer Key
Une quebecoise a Paris
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Dialogue
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The present conditional
Forms and functions of tout
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
Hypothesizing with si (2)
The pronoun y
Test Yourself
Answer Key
Une reunion entre amis
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Dialogue
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Expressing wishes and feelings: The present subjective
Dialogue
Useful Vocabulary
The pronoun en
Test Yourself
Answer Key
Index