9 books to consolidate the basics in French

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Practice Makes Perfect: Basic French, Premium Second Edition

Among the textbooks and resources to learn the basics in french, this one is a famous one. It contains 50 short lessons that focuses on grammar and words. It works on a digital support (IOS, Android and a desktop app). It provides flashcards with lists of words, answers key, streaming audio recording, and recording and replaying functions so you can compare your accent with native people one. So you can get more fluency in oral communication and have more pleasure and better conversations. It is very good for self studies. It explains enough grammar so you are able to structure sentences and understand general patterns in conjugation, syntax,…It gives a lot of helpful exercises. The structure is logical, you read again the past words and the phrases structures so you don’t forget what you have learned before. It is very good to have a solid foundation.

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French Crash Course: A Seven-Day Guide to Learning Basic French (with audio download) (How To Learn French) (140 pages)

It outlines step-by-step the base of the french language in a simple way. It comes with free audio that fits with each chapter, to help you to practice your listening and oral skills. As you are reading you can play the corresponding chapter track and hear exactly how each word or letter should be pronounced. It gives structured daily courses with exercises and immersion activities in seven chapters for seven days of learning. For example, the first one teaches you the letters, accents, adjectives, expressions,… Usually the chapters focus on a certain category of words (example : the french place names like bars, bakery, banks). There are easy-to-follow daily grammar and words topics, exercises and fun activities. It helps to build foundation. It gives tips to conjugate verbs, lists of words, tips and phrases to help you to get around in a french speaking environment, in different situations. It introduces you as well a little bit to the french culture. This book is suitable for people who travels to France or in any french speaking country and need to learn the language before to go, for someone who studied french previously and need to brush up, for someone who wants to learn the basics for either works or personal reasons. The modules are clearly written. You will find instruction on tongue placement to have a good oral communication. It gives tips for films and music and having a good sound when talking. There are daily tasks that you can complete, which give you the opportunity to put into practice what you have learned. 

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Basic French Words and Expressions: Pronunciation Practice

This is a practice audio dictionary with more than 140 basic french words. It covers the following themes : greetings, counting, days and months, family members, conjugating etre (to be), avoir (to have) in the present tense.

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The COMPLETE Crash Course to Speaking Basic French in 5 DAYS OR LESS !

It gives common french words and phrases : introducing yourself, asking for your way, traveling, locating myself in a city, ordering food in a restaurant, shopping,… This book is easy to follow. The examples given are words and phrases used in everyday life during travel or business in different situations. It includes as well basic grammar rules and a french and english dictionary so you can get a better comprehension. Moreover it provides hints, tips and strategies to improve the language. The oral communication guide is very helpful, to know how to speak in french correctly. It provides charts to show you which form of the verbs to use in sentences. There are as well short stories including french with the translation in english with questions for comprehension. There is no phonetic key on how to pronounce that comes with the words, but they are enough repeats. 

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Bloomsbury Curriculum Basics: Teaching Primary French: Everything A Non-specialist Needs To Know To Teach Primary French

It offers an easy-to-apply program to learn french and extend your knowledge. It is for the KS1 and KS2 level, with different topics, one for each chapter. It gives summaries, french words lists, translation…This is one of the good book for you if you are parents or a teacher. 

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Pimsleur French Basic Course – Level 1-10 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs (Volume 1)

Among the textbooks and resources to learn the basics in french, this one is a famous one. It contains 10 courses in 5 cds, with the essential grammar and french words. You will have a spoken practice session. You will do repetition so it will help you to print the language in your mind more efficiently. It uses various techniques. After using it you will be able to hold simple conversations in french. You can listen to it in your car on the way to work, university or somewhere else. 

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French Basics School Poster Set – Contains 3 Posters French Calendar & Numbers, Time & First Words  

It contains three posters, one is a calendar, the second is on numbers and time, and the third one gives you the first words. The poster size is 60X40 cm. This is good for pre-schools, nurseys, reception classes and home learning.

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French Key Words: The Basic 2, 000 Word Vocabulary in a Hundred Units Arranged by Frequency, with Comprehensive French and English Indexes

It contains 100 units of 20 words each, so the total is 2000 words with their meaning in english, arranged in decreasing order of frequency. The first 500 words are used in 75% of the exchange between people. You will find a french/english and an english/french dictionary. This book helps you to get used to think in french which makes speaking french a  lot easier. It is helpful to build up confidence in practicing the language.  

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The Everything Learning French: Speak, write, and understand basic French in no time! 

French is the language of love, diplomacy, business, fine wines, and style. You will learn the basics of the french alphabet and accents, common sentences and greetings, the polite way to make orders and requests. It includes an audio CD, so there is an audio part for each lesson to hear the words and sentences. The grammar is clear for adults who want to talk about everyday matters.

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