ISBN-10:
0071453873
ISBN-13:
9780071453875
Pub. Date:
11/10/2008
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Easy French Step-by-Step / Edition 1

Easy French Step-by-Step / Edition 1

by Myrna Bell Rochester
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Overview

Get up and running with French

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071453875
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Edition description: List
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 27,238
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Myrna Bell Rochester is a textbook author and editor. She has taught at UCLA and at Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

I. First Elements of French


1. Nouns, Articles, and Descriptive Adjectives

Gender and Number of Nouns and Articles

The Definite Article

Masculine Nouns

Feminine Nouns

Masculine and Feminine Articles Before a Vowel Sound or Mute h

Singular Nouns and the Definite Article

Learning the Gender of Nouns

The Indefinite Article

Masculine Nouns

Feminine Nouns

Plural Nouns

Pronouncing the Plural

Descriptive Adjectives

Agreement of Adjectives in Gender and Number

Adjectives of Color

Adjectives That Precede the Noun

Key Vocabulary

Les adjectifs descriptifs (Descriptive Adjectives)

Les cou/eurs (Colors)

Key Vocabulary

Les nationalities (Nationanlities)


2. The Verbs etre and avoir,
Subject Pronouns, and Negation

The Verbs

The Verbs etre (to be) and avoir (to have)

Être and Subject Pronouns

Subject Pronouns

Uses of Être

Expressions with Être

Key Vocabulary


Conjonctions. quafificatifs. et adverbes

(Conjunctions, Qualifiers, and Adverbs)

Negation with ne ... pas

The Verb avoir (to have)

Ne ..• pas de ... with avoir

If y a ... (There is ... , There are ... )

Expressions with avoir

Key Vocabulary

La maison (The House)

Reading Comprehension: La maison de Jean-Pierre


3.Days and Months, Regular -er Vel"bs in the Pl"eSent Tense, and Interrogatives

Days of the Week, Months, and Seasons


Les jours de la semaine
(Days of the Week)


Les mois de I'annee
(Months of the Year
)

Les saisons
(Seasons)


Les parties du jour
(Parts of the Day)
Regular Verbs in the Present Tense

Conjugating Regular -er Verbs

Uses of the Present Tense

Interrogatives and Interrogative Words

Yes/No Questions

Information Questions

Key Vocabulary


Noms mascu/ins
(Masculine Nouns)

Noms feminins
(Feminine Noun~)

Adjectifs
(Adjectives)

Conjonctions
(Conjunctions)
Reading Comprehension:
Une petite ville en province


4 Numbers, Dates, and Time and
Regular -ir Verbs in the Present Tense

Cardinal Numbers

Numbers from 0 to 99

Numbers from 100

Ordinal Numbers

The Date and the Year

Telling Time

Regular -if Verbs in the Present Tense

Key Vocabulary


Les magas;ns et les commerces
(Stores and Businesses)

Key Vocabulary


Les repas et Jes provisions
(Meals and Groceries)

Reading Comprehension:
Au restaurant

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