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Michel Thomas Method

French Vocabulary Course

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Michel Thomas Method: French Vocabulary Course by Helene Lewis
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Learn another language the way you learnt your own! As a child, you learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn French vocabulary in the same way. Use the unique method perfected over fifty years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your French in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking - the way you learnt as a child. You then pick up the language naturally and unforgettably. This NEW Vocabulary Course builds on the Foundation and Advanced Courses to increase the number and range of words you will be able to use. Rose Lee Hayden, Michel Thomas's most trusted teacher, shares her first-hand insights with the author, Helene Lewis, who teaches French at Bournemouth University, to give you over 1,000 words in a unique and memorable way. The presenter is joined by two native speakers to make sure your pronunciation is perfect, while a booklet shows you the written language. You'll stick with it because you'll love it!

Table of Contents

Introduction: How this course came about, what it does and does not include, how it works, and how it is both faithful to and expands upon the Michel Thomas Language Courses 1 WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW - COGNATES Introduction Transformation of adjectives ending in "-ible" Transformation of adjectives ending in "-able" Formation of adjectives ending in "-able" from "-er" verbs Transformation of adjectives beginning with "un-" and "in-" Formation of adjectives ending in "-able" from "-oir", "-re" and "-ir" verbs Transformation of adjectives and nouns ending in "-ant" Transformation of adjectives and nouns ending in "-ent" Transformation of nouns ending in "-tion" Transformation of nouns ending in "-sion" Transformation of nouns ending in "-ance" and "-ence" Transformation of nouns ending in "-er" and "-ist" Further transformation of nouns ending in "-ance" Transformation of adverbs in "-ly" Transformation of adjectives and nouns ending in "-ary" and "-ory" Transformation of adjectives ending in "-ive" Transformation of adjectives ending in "-ous" Transformation of adjectives ending in "-ic" and "-ical" and nouns ending in "-ic" and "-ics" Transformation of nouns ending in "-ure" Transformation of nouns ending in "-tude" Transformation of nouns ending in "-ity" Further transformation of some nouns ending in "-y" Transformation of nouns ending in "-in" and "-ine" Transformation of adjectives ending in "-ide" Transformation of nouns ending in "-ism" and "-ist" Transformation of adjectives ending in "-al" Conclusion. 2 BEING ON THE RIGHT TRACK - VERBS Introduction Verbs in "-er" - present, imperfect and conditional Verbs in "-er" - imperfect and perfect with "etre" and "avoir" "Etre en train de", "etre sur le point de", "venir de" Verbs in " -ir " of the " ouvrir ", " sortir " and " venir " types Verbs in " -ir " of the " finir "; "en" + present participle Verbs in "-re" Verbs in "-uire" and "-ire" Everyday verbs and semi-idiomatic usages: "prendre", "dire" Further everyday verbs: "boire", "croire", "faire", " savoir " and " connaitre " Reflexive verbs. 3 EVERYDAY EXPRESSIONS Common constructions : verbs with "a", "de" and "sur" "Vouloir dire" Expressions of time: "depuis", "pendant", "il y a", "en", "dans", "avant" and "apres" Talking about days of the week, months and seasons Telling the time Expressions of place: "-ci" and "-la", "loin" and "pres", "a gauche" and "a droite ", " devant " and " derriere ", " dessus " and " dessous " Expressions of quantity : " quelque ", " du ", " de la ", the pronoun " en ", " assez ", " la plupart de " Talking about numbers " Il faut " The pronoun " y " " Avoir " and semi-idiomatic expressions " Etre " and semi-idiomatic expressions Using negatives: "ne ... pas", "ne ... plus", "ne ... rien", "ne ... personne", "non ... plus", "ni ... ni", "ne ... que". Adjective changing their meaning before the noun : "ancien", "certain", "cher", "propre" Making comparisons Adding emphasis: "voici" and "voila", "c'est ... qui", "ce qui", "ce que" Using "on" Talking about people: using "gens" and "personnes" Talking about opposites Giving approximations

Author Biography

Rose Lee Hayden met Michel Thomas in 1982 as a result of her interest in his innovative method and amazing results, and studied German with him. This was the beginning of a long and exciting collaboration, developing his programme and teaching his 'Second Phase' Spanish students. She now lives outside Rome, where she continues to write, teach, and play jazz piano. Helene Lewis studied English, French and Russian in Paris and Edinburgh. She is Head of the International Programmes Academic Group at Bournemouth University and teaches French, communication skills and international personal development. She worked for many years in lexicography and has also co-authored a number of textbooks. Her main interests are in teaching foreign languages to non-specialists, developing materials for independent study and e-learning.
Release date NZ
May 25th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Hodder Education
Dimensions
139x195x48
ISBN-13
9780340939826
Product ID
2069498

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