Easy French Reader: A Three-part Text for Beginning Students

Easy French Reader: A Three-part Text for Beginning Students

Paperback Easy Reader Series Language: English / French

By (author) R. de Roussy de Sales

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Language: English / French
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 15mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 8 October 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0071428488
  • ISBN 13: 9780071428484
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 25,311

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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. You can find out what unfamiliar words and phrases mean with the book's helpful glossary. You can discover the nuances of French language and culture as well as the country's history through engaging texts. You can get a feel for authentic French society with readings from contemporary literature.

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R. de Roussy de Sales is a nom de plume used by NTC editors

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Learn how to read in French--starting right now! The Easy Reader Series books are unique, easy-to-follow guides based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it immediately! Whether you're a brand-new beginner or an advanced-beginning learner, the new editions of these popular titles give you ways to dive into the language with engaging readings that progress in difficulty to match your growing reading skills. This process will allow you to rapidly build comprehension and confidence as you enjoy the stories. "Easy French Reader "begins with the adventures of two friends, an American and a Parisian, as they learn about their respective cultures. As you read about their experiences, you'll discover the nuances of language and culture right along with the students. The next section contains a colorful history of France, from ancient Gaul to the present, offering biographical sketches of famous personalities including Charlemagne, Joan of Arc, and Napoleon. The final section features four abridged short stories by famous French authors that allow you to practice your grammar and vocabulary skills on authentic works of French literature. Progressive format makes it easy to quickly build comprehension Marginal word glossaries conveniently present new words and phrases Exercises challenge language comprehension and build reading skills Fully updated new editions, featuring expanded exercises and answer key

Table of contents

Premiere partie: Marc et Julie Chapters 1-20 incl. 4 Revisions Deuxieme partie: Les grandes figures de l'histoire Chapters 1-22 incl. 4 Revisions Troisieme partie: Histoires celebres La Derniere Classe (Daudet) Le Grand Michu (Zola) Les Peches (Theuriet) La Parure (Maupassant) Answer Key Vocabulaire