Easy French Step-by-Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. You are quickly introduced to grammatical rules and concepts in order of importance, which you can build on as you progress through the book. You will also learn more than 300 verbs, chosen by their frequency of use. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help you quickly build your speaking and comprehension prowess.
Myrna Bell Rochester is a textbook author and editor. She has taught at UCLA and at Stanford University.
Using short authentic texts from the Spanish-speaking world, Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Reading and Comprehension enables you to enhance your vocabulary with new terms and expressions. Each unit features authentic Spanish-language material--newspaper and magazine articles, literature, blogs, and more--giving you a real taste of how the language is used, as well as insight into Spanish-speaking cultures. Word lists and grammar sections specific to the readings support your learning along the way.
Like all Practice Makes Perfect workbooks, you will get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills and vocabulary. Whether you are learning on your own or taking an advanced beginning or intermediate Spanish class, Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Reading and Comprehension will help you build your confidence in using your new language.
Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Reading and Comprehension helps you:Polish your reading and comprehension abilities with numerous exercises Enrich your Spanish vocabulary with hundreds of new words Learn about the intriguing and influential Spanish-speaking cultures
Better Reading French offers you entertaining, "real world" texts to help you understand and learn more French vocabulary and phrases. Each chapter features articles that cover a specific topic, such as cuisine, music, sports, film and theater, art, the family, today's lifestyle, or politics and history. Along the way, you will find instruction and exercises to help develop improved reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary. The articles become gradually more difficult as you proceed through the book to keep you challenged and engaged.
Better Reading French is an easy, engaging way to boost your language skills and learn more about the language and its speakers as you go.
Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate French Grammar helps you take your grammar skills to a higher level and gives you the confidence to speak and write in your new language. This workbook leads you through French grammar using concise, easy-to-understand language, keeping you focused on achieving your goal of total fluency.
Practice Makes Perfect: Intermediate French Grammar is packed with:Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point Hundreds of exercises in formats suited to your learning style Practical and high-frequency French vocabulary
Master these tricky subjects:
Prepositions and prepositional phrases * Idiomatic uses of irregular verbs * Negative and interrogative structures * Imparfait and passe compose * The subjunctive mood * Relative pronouns
If you have some knowledge of French and want to polish your skills, French Essentials For Dummies focuses on just the core concepts you need to communicate effectively. From conjugating verbs to understanding tenses, this easy-to-follow guide lets you skip the suffering and score high at exam time.
French 101 — get the lowdown on the basics, from expressing dates and times to identifying parts of speech
Gender matters — see how a noun's gender determines the articles, adjectives, and pronouns you have to use
The here and now — learn how to conjugate verbs in the present tense, choose subject pronouns, and form the present participle
Way back when — get guidance on working with the past tense, including hints about when to use the compound past (passé composé) and when to use the imperfect
What lies ahead — discover the different ways to express the future
Open the book and find:
A review of numbers, dates, and times
The parts of speech
How to determine a noun's gender
How to select the correct preposition
Rules for making adjectives agree
Tips for asking and answering yes/no questions
Ways to spice up your descriptions
Ten important verb distinctions
The basics of French grammar and sentence construction
How to conjugate regular, irregular, and stem-changing verbs
To express ideas about the past, present, and future