Ehsan Ghanbari

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Learn to Speak French Workbook

Today I'm gonna introduce you a nice and complete book about learning French language. It's been more than a decade that I've started learning French but unfortunately it's not been continuously. During the years I've seen and sometimes read a lot of books about French. Although reading the book does not suffice on learning a language but it would be helpful of course.

"Learn to Speak French, Workbook (The Learning Company)" by Linda S. Leppig is the title of the book that I'm talking about and I've approximately read it. You can get the book from amazon Online store. To tell you in detail about this book I'm listing the content of the book below:

 

  • Basic Phrases...................................................1
  • GREETINGS AND FAREWELLS ..........................................1
  • GETTING INFORMATION .................................................2
  • INTRODUCTIONS ............................................................3
  • GETTING ACQUAINTED .....................................................4
  • MAKING FRIENDS ............................................................5
  • Story and Action Dialogues ............................. 7
  • TRAVEL............................................................................7
  • Asking for Directions .............................................................. 7
  • Checking into a Hotel .............................................................. 8
  • Maid Service ........................................................................... 9
  • Making a Phone Call ............................................................. 10
  • Room Service ........................................................................ 12
  • Buying a Train Ticket ........................................................... 13
  • At the Airport ....................................................................... 14
  • Taking the Metro .................................................................. 15
  • SHOPPING .......................................................17
  • At the Bakery ........................................................................ 17
  • Shopping for Groceries............................................ 19
  • At the Butcher Shop ............................................................ 21
  • Shopping for Clothes ........................................................... 23
  • Shopping for Sundries ......................................................... 24
  • Comparison Shopping ......................................................... 26
  • EVERYDAY LIFE .................................................28
  • Greetings and Introductions................................................ 28
  • Small Talk .......................................................................... 29
  • At a Café .............................................................................. 30
  • The Family........................................................................... 31
  • Traffic Mishaps .................................................................. 33
  • LEARN TO SPEAK FRENCH
  • ii
  • Labor Day ............................................................... 35
  • Dining Out ............................................................. 37
  • Under the Weather ................................................. 39
  • Reporting a Theft ................................................... 41
  • An Evening Out ....................................................... 43
  • An Invitation ......................................................... 45
  • At the Hair Salon ................................................... 47
  • Finding an Apartment ........................................... 49
  • Moving Day .......................................................... 51
  • Locked Out ........................................................... 53
  • Fire! ...................................................................... 55
  • Grammar Topics .................................57
  • NOUNS...........................................................57
  • Gender of Nouns......................................................... 57
  • Indefinite Articles ......................................................... 57
  • Definite Articles..................................................................... 58
  • Contractions with À and Le ................................................. 59
  • Contractions with De and Le ................................................ 59
  • Negation of “Some”.............................................................. 59
  • Demonstrative Adjectives ..................................................... 60
  • PRONOUNS .......................................................61
  • Subject Pronouns .................................................................. 61
  • Direct Object Pronouns ................................................... 62
  • Pronoun On ..................................................................... 63
  • Pronoun Y ....................................................................... 64
  • Indirect Object ................................................................. 64
  • Pronoun En ...................................................................... 65
  • Celui and Lequel............................................................. 66
  • Stressed Pronouns ........................................................... 67
  • Order and Position of Object Pronouns .......................... 68
  • Pronouns in the Perfect ................................................... 68
  • Impersonal On and Se ................................................... 69
  • Relative Pronouns ........................................................... 70
  • Pronoun Review .............................................................. 71
  • iii
  • Contents
  • ADJECTIVES ............................................................72
  • Gender, Number, and Definite Articles ..................................... 72
  • Nationalities ............................................................................... 73
  • Possession: Mon ......................................................................... 74
  • Possession: Ton, Votre ................................................................ 74
  • Possession: Notre....................................................................... 75
  • Possession: Son, Leur ................................................................. 75
  • Interrogative Adjective Quel ...................................................... 76
  • VERBS ...........................................................77
  • Conjugation ........................................................................... 77
  • Regular -er Verbs ................................................................... 77
  • Regular -re Verbs ................................................................... 78
  • Regular -ir Verbs .................................................................... 79
  • Aller ....................................................................................... 80
  • Aller + Infinitive .................................................................... 80
  • Avoir ...................................................................................... 80
  • Boire ...................................................................................... 81
  • Connaître ............................................................................... 82
  • Devoir .................................................................................... 82
  • Dire ........................................................................................ 83
  • Écrire ..................................................................................... 84
  • Être ....................................................................................... 85
  • Faire ....................................................................................... 85
  • Faire + Infinitive .................................................................... 86
  • Mettre ................................................................................... 86
  • Partir, Venir, Voir ................................................................... 87
  • Plaire .............................................................................. 88
  • Pouvoir ......................................................................... 88
  • Prendre ........................................................................... 89
  • Recevoir ......................................................................... 90
  • Savoir ............................................................................. 90
  • To Know ........................................................................ 91
  • Tenir .............................................................................. 92
  • Vouloir ........................................................................... 93
  • Commands ..................................................................... 93
  • Let’s ............................................................................... 94
  • LEARN TO SPEAK FRENCH
  • iv
  • Il faut ................................................................................... 94
  • Pronominal (Reflexive) Verbs .............................................. 94
  • The Perfect............................................................................ 96
  • The Perfect with Avoir ........................................................... 97
  • The Perfect with Être ............................................................ 98
  • Monter, Descendre, Sortir..................................................... 99
  • Past Participles of Regular Verbs........................................... 99
  • Past Participles of Irregular Verbs ...................................... 100
  • Polite Requests ................................................................... 100
  • The Imperfect (Imparfait) ................................................... 101
  • The Perfect vs. the Imperfect.............................................. 102
  • The Future Tense ................................................................. 103
  • The Conditional ................................................................... 104
  • Time Expressions................................................................ 105
  • Past Perfect (Plus-que-parfait) ............................................ 106
  • Passive Voice ...................................................................... 106
  • Present Participle ................................................................. 107
  • Subjunctive: Use ................................................................. 108
  • Subjunctive: Formation ....................................................... 109
  • Verbs and Infinitives ............................................................111
  • Verb Review .........................................................................113
  • Review of Tenses ................................................................119
  • ADVERBS .........................................................123
  • Adverbs............................................................................... 123
  • Il y a (ago).......................................................................... 125
  • Depuis, Pour, Pendant......................................................... 125
  • SENTENCE STRUCTURE .....................................127
  • Chez ..................................................................................... 127
  • Negation ............................................................................ 127
  • Nothing, Nobody ................................................................. 128
  • Yes / No Questions .............................................................. 129
  • Inversion Questions ............................................................. 129
  • Qu’est-ce que ...................................................................... 130
  • Qu’est-ce qui...................................................................... 130
  • Quel...! and Que...! .............................................................. 131
  • Conjunctions .................................................................... 132
  • Que as Conjunction .......................................................... 133
  • Plus and Moins ................................................................ 134
  • Comparative ................................................................... 134
  • Superlative ............................................................. 134
  • Si Clauses .............................................................. 135
  • EXPRESSIONS.....................................................136
  • Voici / Il y a ........................................................................... 136
  • Question Words .................................................................... 136
  • Avoir Expressions ............................................................... 137
  • Être Expressions ................................................................... 138
  • Faire Expressions................................................................. 139
  • Linking Elements................................................................. 139
  • TIME AND DATES ..............................................140
  • Telling Time .......................................................................... 140
  • Expressing Dates .................................................................. 141
  • Months ..................................................................... 141
  • NUMBERS ..........................................143
  • Numbers 1–101 ....................................................................... 143
  • Grammar Exercises.................................145
  • Exercise Answers.................................... 189
  • Vocabulary.............................................205
  • Appendices............................................223
  • APPENDIX A: ARTICLE WORDS ...............................223
  • APPENDIX B: PERSONAL PRONOUNS ....................224
  • APPENDIX C: VERB REVIEW ..................................225
  • APPENDIX D: GRAMMAR GLOSSARY ......................231
  • Indices ....................................................241
  • DIALOGUES INDEX ...............................................241
  • GRAMMAR INDEX .................................................242

 



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Ehsan Ghanbari

Hi! my name is Ehsan. I'm a developer, passionate technologist, and fan of clean code. I'm interested in enterprise and large-scale applications architecture and design patterns. I spend a lot of time on software architecture. Since 2008, I've been as a developer for different companies and organizations and I've been focusing on Microsoft ecosystem all the time. During the past years, Read More

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