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Author: Duncan Crosbie

Publisher: Hachette Children's Books

ISBN: 9780749677305

Category: France

Page: 64

View: 5345

An introduction to a country and how to start speaking its language.

Find Out about France

Author: Duncan Crosbie

Publisher: Barrons Juveniles

ISBN: 9780764159534

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5999

Introduces France, including major cities, everyday life, historical facts, famous French people, attractions, and the French language.

Historical Dictionary of France

Author: Gino Raymond

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810862562

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 972

From the construction of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower to the Fall of the Bastille and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen to NapolZon Bonaparte's defeat at Waterloo to Albert Camus' L'Etranger and the existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre, France has been a part of some of the greatest and most memorable events in human history. Author Gino Raymond relates the history of these events in the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of France. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on kings, politicians, authors, architects, composers, artists, and philosophers, a thorough history of France is presented.

Warum französische Kinder keine Nervensägen sind

Erziehungsgeheimnisse aus Paris

Author: Pamela Druckerman

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641101573

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 4563

Erziehen statt Verziehen. Warum werfen französische Kinder im Restaurant nicht mit Essen, sagen immer höflich Bonjour und lassen ihre Mütter in Ruhe telefonieren? Und warum schlafen französische Babys schon mit zwei oder drei Monaten durch? Als Pamela Druckerman der Liebe wegen nach Paris zieht und bald darauf ein Kind bekommt, entdeckt sie schnell, dass französische Eltern offensichtlich einiges anders machen – und zwar besser. In diesem unterhaltsamen Erfahrungsbericht lüftet sie die Geheimnisse der Erziehung à la française.

Get Started in Beginner's French: Teach Yourself

Audio eBook

Author: Catrine Carpenter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144417259X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

View: 9783

Do you want to be able to listen to, speak, read and write French confidently? Do you want the convenience of being able to learn at home or on the move? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Teach Yourself Get Started in French – Touch & Listen will guarantee success! Touch & Listen ebooks are a groundbreaking new approach to language learning that include recordings of pronunciation and conversations within the pages of the books themselves – right where you need them. In the past you used to have to juggle separate books and CDs/MP3s to master listening, speaking, reading and writing. Not anymore. Thanks to the latest enhanced ebook technology, you can learn and practise all four language skills plus grammar and vocabulary from a single ebook that you can read and listen to on your tablet device or smartphone. First, touch the on-screen play buttons and listen to native speakers conversing on scores of current topics. Then rewind. Or pause. Whatever you need to do to make sure you’ve fully understood what you have just listened to. When you are ready, complete the activities with the convenient notes feature. You are in control. It’s that simple. STRUCTURE The course is structured in thematic units based on real-life situations and with an emphasis on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. NOT MUCH TIME? Get started with a 1-minute introduction to the key principles of the language. GRAMMAR Follow easy-to-manage steps to give you a clear understanding of the language. VOCABULARY Use clearly marked lists to make it easy to find and review the most useful vocabulary. DIALOGUES Touch & Listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you travel. INSIGHTS Look out for lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of teaching experience. FEATURES Make full use of the wealth of convenient ebook features, including highlighting, making notes and a built-in dictionary. PROGRESS Rise to Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. TEST YOURSELF Use the unit tests to keep track of your progress. Teach Yourself Get Started in French Enjoy the familiarity of a book with the convenience of Touch & Listen technology at home or on the move, and let Teach Yourself and its highly experienced authors guide you every step of the way.

The Defence of French

A Language in Crisis?

Author: Robin Adamson

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853599492

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 199

View: 1367

This book aims to find out whether French, one of the great languages of the world, is in crisis or not. It traces the history and development of language defence in France and examines the sometimes contradictory attitudes of French people to their beloved language. It assesses the necessity for and the usefulness of the many activities in defence of French and suggests what its future might be.

Vagabonds in France

Author: Michael Barry

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541178137


Page: 266

View: 1656

"Vagabonds in France" is a lighthearted book about an unexpected travel adventure to France. Find out how life threw a lemon at us with losing our home, and our attempt to make lemonade. Putting all our furniture in storage, we left everything behind to experience an adventure of a lifetime. With no mortgage or rent to pay, we left with no return date or home to come back to. Exploring for 9 weeks, we traveled from Florida (Tampa and Key West), to Portugal (Funchal, Madeira), to Spain (Malaga, Cartagena, and Barcelona), to the C�te d'Azur in the south of France (Antibes, Nice, Eze, St. Paul de Vence), to Provence (Arles, Avignon), then a month in Paris. Come with my wife and me and see this country's amazing beauty, along with all the humorous cultural differences and "what the hell" moments you'll get a kick out of. Climb mountains, descend into the Paris Metro, dodge pickpockets, endure nasty weather and illness, and witness the flood of the century with us. Experience some wonderful and not-so-wonderful people. Chuckle with me as we live among the French and try to learn their ways and language. Then make it back home to an empty rental home we found online. Readers say they feel like they are right there with us on the journey, and laugh out loud, especially from the "Bathroom Reports". This book, with its 75 photograph illustrations, is available now on Amazon in both paperback (black and white illustrations) and Kindle (color illustrations)!

Find Out About Italy

Learn Italian Words and Phrases / Life in Italy / History and Culture

Author: Patricia Borlengi

Publisher: Barrons Juveniles

ISBN: 9780764159541

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2812

An introduction to Italian covering conversational words and phrases that presents the Italian words as well as their phonetic and English equivalents also includes information about Italy's history, social life, and famous places.

Culture and Customs of France

Author: W. Scott Haine

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328923

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 1962

Examines the culture and customs of the people of France.


Author: Terry Deary


ISBN: 9780439979252

Category: France

Page: 176

View: 8017

It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: -which king thought he was made of glass? -why French bread was once made from broken tiles and bricks? -how to play hopscotch like a French highwayman? Find out about France's foul famines, terrible Terrors and the gruesome guillotine.

French Or Foe?

Getting the Most Out of Visiting, Living and Working in France

Author: Polly Platt

Publisher: Distribooks

ISBN: 9780964668423

Category: Travel

Page: 292

View: 1029

Designed primarily for people who will be living or working in France for extended periods, offers lessons on French manners, attitudes, and culture.

A Kitchen in France

A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse

Author: Mimi Thorisson

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0804185603

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 8519

With beguiling recipes and sumptuous photography, A Kitchen in France transports readers to the French countryside and marks the debut of a captivating new voice in cooking. "This is real food: delicious, honest recipes that celebrate the beauty of picking what is ripe and in season, and capture the essence of life in rural France." —Alice Waters When Mimi Thorisson and her family moved from Paris to a small town in out-of-the-way Médoc, she did not quite know what was in store for them. She found wonderful ingredients—from local farmers and the neighboring woods—and, most important, time to cook. Her cookbook chronicles the family’s seasonal meals and life in an old farmhouse, all photographed by her husband, Oddur. Mimi’s convivial recipes—such as Roast Chicken with Herbs and Crème Fraîche, Cèpe and Parsley Tartlets, Winter Vegetable Cocotte, Apple Tart with Orange Flower Water, and Salted Butter Crème Caramel—will bring the warmth of rural France into your home. From the Hardcover edition.

A Short History of French Literature

Author: Sarah Kay,Terence Cave,Malcolm Bowie

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191516221

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

View: 3254

In this lucid and innovative volume, three distinguished scholars trace this history of French literature from its beginnings to the present day. From the oral, unstable anonymous works of the early Middle Ages via the emergence of a print culture in the Renaissance, through to the attempted codification of genres and styles in the nineteenth century and the resourceful experimentation of the twentieth, A Short History of French Literature demonstrates the world importance of French literature, and the extraordinary richness of its range. The three main parts of the volume cover the Middle Ages, the Early Modern period, and the Modern period, and offer wide-ranging, personal, and detailed coverage of major writers and movements. Writing for the interested general reader as much as for students, the authors range expertly between authors and their works, historical events, and literary movements, offering as a whole an authoritative and innovative account of the history of French literature.


Author: Tom Streissguth

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 1580138195

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3357

Describes the country of France, including its history, geography, language, and the different cultures and diverse people that live in the nation.

Cut, Paste and Surf!

Author: Julie Adams,Peter Saunders

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748773527

Category: French language

Page: 48

View: 2739

The Cut, Paste and Surf series provides an innovative range of ICT activities that enable Key Stage 3 and GCSE students to develop their core ICT skills in a subject context. Using the relevant student textbook and CD-ROM resources in tandem, students of all abilities not only reinforce their subject learning through this medium but also develop their ICT skills. Easy to set up and easy to use, Cut, Paste and Surf is a straightforward solution to integrating ICT into subject schemes of work and developing ICT skills in a subject context.

The French Betrayal of America

Author: Kenneth R. Timmerman

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 9781400053674

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 8936

Explores the motivations behind the French government's efforts to undermine American policy toward Iraq, discussing France's support for Saddam Hussein and their secret oil contracts with Iraq worth billions of dollars. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.