Enabling you to learn French, this edition includes hundreds of quiz and test questions, chapter-opening objectives, and specific recommendations for difficult subtopics and individual weaknesses that help you learn basic grammar structures and verb tenses, pronunciation, essential vocabulary, and how to communicate with confidence.
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The updated third edition of French DeMYSTiFieD provides you with the comprehensive, step-by-step educational experience that has made the DeMYSTiFieD language series such a success. This established, unintimidating approach to speaking, reading, and writing a new language takes the mystery and menace out of the learning process, whether in class or at home.
Hundreds of quiz and test questions, chapter-opening objectives, and specific recommendations for difficult subtopics and individual weaknesses help you learn basic grammar structures and verb tenses, pronunciation, essential vocabulary, and how to communicate with confidence. In addition to DeMYSTiFieD's time-tested strategies, this edition features 90 minutes of streaming audio recordings and chapter review quizzes via the unique McGraw-Hill Education Language Lab app, so you can enhance your study via mobile or online, at home or on the go.
Annie Heminway teaches grammar, creative writing, translation, African cinema, classic and Francophone literature at the SCPS of New York University. She is also a translator and an editor for Francophone publishers. In 2006 she was awarded the Chevalier de L?Ordre des Palmes Acad?miques by the French government in recognition of her work in promoting the study of French.
Introduction Part One Basics of French Understanding CHAPTER 1 French Pronunciation The French You Already Know: Borrowed Words and Cognates The French Alphabet Pronouncing Vowels Pronouncing Consonants Syllabification The Francophone World Quiz CHAPTER 2 Naming Things Definite Articles French Nouns and Gender Asking Basic Questions The Gender of Countries The Plural of Nouns Indefinite Articles The Cardinal Numbers Zero to Fifty Ordinal Numbers Days, Months, and Seasons French Names Quiz CHAPTER 3 Asking Questions Subject Pronouns -er Verb Endings in the Present Tense Spelling Changes in -er Verbs Asking Questions Answering Questions in the Negative The Negation ni... ni Quiz CHAPTER 4 To Be or to Have, That Is the Question! The Verb etre The Verb avoir The Verb aller Using il y a Expressions of Quantity Demonstrative Adjectives Possessive Adjectives The Numbers Fifty and Above Quiz CHAPTER 5 Describing Things -ir Verbs in the Present Tense -re Verbs in the Present Tense The Imperative Mood Qualitative Adjectives Making Comparisons The Academie francaise Quiz Part One Test Part Two Some Essential Friends CHAPTER 6 Talking About Time and Location Telling Time Adverbs and Expressions of Time Adverbs and Expressions of Location Using depuis Geographic Names The French Republic and Government Quiz CHAPTER 7 Expressing Possibilities, Wishes, and Abilities The Verb devoir The Verb vouloir The Verb pouvoir Irregular -oir Verbs in the Present Tense The Partitive Article Synonyms Homonyms Onomatopoeia French Etiquette Quiz CHAPTER 8 Getting Acquainted The Verb savoir The Verb connaitre Prefixes Suffixes Dans versus en Colors Quiz CHAPTER 9 Talking About the Immediate Future and Past The Immediate Future Tense The Immediate Past Tense The Verb tenir Using the Impersonal Pronominal Verb il s'agit de The Verb faire Quiz CHAPTER 10 Using Pronominal Verbs The Different Types of Pronominal Verbs Pronominal Verbs in the Imperative Form Pronominal Verbs in the Infinitive Parts of the Body Disjunctive Pronouns Intonation in French The Conjunction donc Quiz Part Two Test Part Three Talking About the Past CHAPTER 11 All About Pronouns Direct Object Pronouns Indirect Object Pronouns The Pronoun y The Pronoun en The Order of the Pronouns Quiz CHAPTER 12 Talking About the Past with the passe compose The passe compose The passe compose with avoir The passe compose with etre Using Direct Objects in the passe compose Pronominal Verbs in the passe compose Using Adverbs with the passe compose Quiz CHAPTER 13 Talking About the Past with the imparfait The imparfait Using the imparfait for Description Using the imparfait for Habitual Action Using the imparfait to Express Interrupted Action Using the imparfait to Make a Suggestion Using the imparfait to Express a Wish or Regret The Immediate Past with the imparfait The imparfait Versus the passe compose Quiz CHAPTER 14 All About Prepositions Prepositions and French Verbs Verbs Without Prepositions Verbs Followed by the Preposition a Verbs Followed by the Preposition de Verbs That Use Different Prepositions Common Prepositions Quiz CHAPTER 15 More Past Tenses and Indicating Possession The plus-que-parfait The passe simple Possessive Pronouns Demonstrative Pronouns Quiz Part Three Test Part Four All Is Subjective CHAPTER 16 Using the Infinitive, Present Participle, Gerund, and Passive Voice The Present Infinitive The Past Infinitive The Present Participle The Gerund The Passive Voice Quiz CHAPTER 17 Making Suggestions and Hypotheses The Simple Future The Future Perfect The Present Conditional The Past Conditional Could, Should, and Would Quiz CHAPTER 18 Knowing Who Is Who with Relative Pronouns The Relative Pronouns The Relative Pronoun qui The Relative Pronoun que Relative Pronouns Following Prepositions The Relative Pronoun dont Using the Antecedent ce Indirect Speech Quiz CHAPTER 19 The Subjunctive Mood The Subjunctive The Present Subjunctive Uses of the Subjunctive The Past Subjunctive Quiz Part Four Test Final Exam English-French Glossary French-English Glossary Answer Key Index
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