Pronounce it Perfectly in French

Pronounce it Perfectly in French

Paperback Pronounce It Perfectly CD Packages Language: English / French

By (author) Christopher Kendris, By (author) Theodore Kendris PH D, By (author) PH D Kendris

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  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Language: English / French
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 254mm x 42mm | 480g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Hauppauge, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0764177737
  • ISBN 13: 9780764177736
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Sales rank: 201,375

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This revised and updated language program emphasizes the importance of pronouncing French words and phrases so that the speaker can be understood by the French and French Canadians. It presents exercises in sound discrimination and accurate sound creation--for example instructing in pronunciation of French vowel sounds and nasals such as eu and oei, which many English speakers find especially difficult to master. Words and sounds are put into a variety of conversational contexts for students of French to practice and perfect. This new edition provides the added convenience of audio compact discs to replace the old tape cassettes. The book has been updated to include the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) as a pronunciation guide.

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[vinyl case back panel & book back cover] When mastering French, nothing is more important than learning to pronounce the words and phrases so that you're understood. This CD-and-book program emphasizes speaking, sound discrimination, and standard intonation patterns that are typical of native French speakers. Words and sounds are put into a variety of conversational contexts for students of French to practice and perfect. "New in This Edition--" Guide to the pronunciation of French expressed in the phonetic symbols of the International Phonetic Association (IPA) More pronunciation exercises Audio on 3 convenient compact discs Additional practice in context for enrichment