French I-III Plus

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs

Author: Pimsleur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780743557726

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5542

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Pimsleur(R) Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don't have to. This complete French course includes all of Levels I, II, III, and the Plus program - 50 hours of spoken language practice and three hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a highintermediate level of speaking, understanding, and reading the French language. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak French. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total about three hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out the French alphabet, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. Before you know it, you'll be reading French with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included. At the completion of this course, you'll speak confidently using your wideranging French vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. About the French Language French is an official language in 44 countries. It is spoken by 55 million people in France, 3 million in Belgium, 1.5 million in Switzerland, 6.5 million in Canada, and 5 million in former French + Belgian colonies. It is also an official language of the U.N.

French, Grades 6 - 12

Middle / High School

Author: Danielle Degregory

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1568226675

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 5513

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A top-selling teacher resource line, The 100+ Series(TM) features over 100 reproducible activities in each book! --Help your student form a solid understanding of the French language! Building on the basics, this book covers common phrases, functional vocabulary, conjugation of verbs, basic grammar, and sentence structure. Over 100 pages of reproducible activities get your students started on the path to speaking and writing French. The activities provided offer fun and varied exercises to practice concepts and vocabulary. Students learn to tell time, formulate sentences, conjugate verbs, pose and answer questions, and make comparisons--all while learning about French-speaking culture.

A French Song Companion

Author: Graham Johnson,Richard Stokes

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199249664

Category: Music

Page: 530

View: 3104

DOWNLOAD NOW »
'flicking through the lovingly enthusiastic writing in this Companion is a rewarding experience. Johnson has excelled on every level and his experience as an accompanist transforms this book into a precious insider's account. What could easily have turned out to be a dry catalogue is in fact a lively, witty and informative journey.' -Francis Carlin, The Singer'A great deal of thought has obviously gone into the presentation of the enormous number of facts to be found here... Furthermore, the book is a delight to handle.' -GramaphoneThe French Song Companion is an indispensable guide to French song. 150 composers and 700 song translations make this the ideal handbook both for the seasoned enthusiast, and the newcomer to this endlessly fascinating repertory. Graham Johnson, one of the world's busiest accompanists, brings his wide experience to the biographical commentaries, and Richard Stokes, renowned for his translations of German Lieder, provides line-by-line translations of some of the greatest poems ever set to music.

The French

Author: Theodore Zeldin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448162009

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

View: 2120

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This is a guide to France intended for the traveller who wants to get to know French people as individuals, for the negotiating businessman and for students who wishes to discover in-depth aspects of their lives. It looks at what makes up the national character of France.

Intervale

New and Selected Poems

Author: Betty Adcock

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807126653

Category: Poetry

Page: 181

View: 7838

DOWNLOAD NOW »
With a penetrating eye and a deep and spiritual intelligence, Betty Adcock writes poems that range from elegy to dark humor as they confront both loss and possibility. Intervale, selections from her first four books plus a new collection, traces the continuity of her vision and shows that lyric intensity can bring light to even the most obdurate darkness. Moving from the original loss of a world at her mother's death during the poet's sixth year to the world's loss of the arboreal leopards of Cambodia and Vietnam; from vanishing farmland to the endangered Sacred Harp music that once flourished in backwoods churches; from the difficult history of a little-known rural place to the weighted ruins of Greece -- these poems frame lessenings, divestations, and devastations in the midst of plenty. A wilderness disappears into cozy myth, farming into industry, tiger and elephant into zoos; the very ground underfoot, with its attendant necessities and contingencies, can seem to fade into fabrications we take for reality. The seam where such themes touch Adcock's personal history is the path these poems travel toward a harsh but luminous transcendence.

French Renaissance Monarchy

Francis I & Henry II

Author: R. J. Knecht

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317888790

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 2052

DOWNLOAD NOW »
First published in 1984, Professor Knecht's study quickly established itself as the best short account of the period. The reigns of Francis I and Henry II, spanning the first half of the sixteenth century, are one of the most colourful and formative periods of French history. In addition to examining the nature and effectiveness of their reigns, Professor Knecht also examines their foreign policies which brought them into conflict with other major powers. For this new edition the author has added a new chapter on patronage and the arts.

The Ultimate French Review and Practice

Author: David Stillman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071744169

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

View: 747

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Gain confidence in your French-language communication using the method trusted by more than 200,000 students The Ultimate French Review and Practice gives you a good grasp of grammar so you can build your skills and confidence in communication. Each grammatical concept is explained and illustrated with engaging sentence examples; you'll also get extensive exercises offer practice at applying this knowledge in everyday conversation. This book + download package includes: More than 400 exercises, in addition to 200 exercises on the accompanying download A Pre-Test that identifies your strengths and weaknesses and a Post-Test that helps you review your progress, both on the download Topics include: Verbs--Basic Forms and Uses, Present Tense, Present Tense of Irregular Verbs, Negative Sentences, Interrogative Sentences, Imperative, Passé Composé, Imperfect, Imperfect versus Passé Composé, Reflexive Verbs, Future and Conditional, Conditional Sentences, Pluperfect, Future Perfect, and Past Conditional, Passe Simple, Present Participles, Uses of the Infinitive, Nouns and Their Modifiers, Pronouns, Nouns: Gender, Number and Articles, Uses of Articles, Stressed Pronouns, Subject-Verb Agreement, Possessive and Demonstrative Adjectives and Pounouns, Interrogative Adjectives and Pronouns, Adjectives, Comparative and Superlative, Object Pronouns, Numbers, Time, Dates, Adverbs, Negatives and Indefinites, Prepositions, Prepositions with Geographical Names, Verbs in Two-Clause Sentences, Relative Clauses, The Present Subjunctive, The Past Subjunctive, Literary Subjunctives, The Subjunctive, Idiomatic Usage, The Passive Voice and Substitutes for the Passive, Important Idioms and Proverbs, Verb Charts

The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521912

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 4603

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

The French Wars of Religion 1559-1598

Author: R. J. Knecht

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317862317

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 771

DOWNLOAD NOW »
In the second half of the sixteenth century, France was racked by religious civil wars and peace was only restored when Henry of Navarre finally converted to Catholicism, deciding – in his immortal phrase – that 'Paris is worth a mass'. In this lucid introduction to a complex period in French history, Robert Knecht: Explains the evangelical and Lutheran origins of the Huguenot Church in France Challenges simplistic interpretations of the religious conflict as purely a cloak for political rebellion Provides concise analysis of the wars themselves and the ferment of political ideas which they generated Evaluates the extent of France’s recovery under Henry IV This third edition has been updated throughout to take account of the latest scholarship, particularly on the Massacre of St. Bartholomew and the reign of Henry III when the monarchy almost succumbed to the challenge posed by the Catholic League. There is a new colour plate section and the main text is supported by a full glossary of terms, maps and three detailed genealogical tables, as well as a carefully chosen selection of original documents. Each book in the Seminar Studies in History series provides a concise and reliable introduction to complex events and debates. Written by acknowledged experts and supported by extracts from historical Documents, a Chronology, Glossary, Who’s Who of key figures and Guide to Further Reading, Seminar Studies in History are the essential guides to understanding a topic.

Dictionary of Untranslatables

A Philosophical Lexicon

Author: Barbara Cassin,Emily Apter,Jacques Lezra,Michael Wood

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400849918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1344

View: 2993

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Characters in some languages, particularly Hebrew and Arabic, may not display properly due to device limitations. Transliterations of terms appear before the representations in foreign characters. This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods, these are terms that influence thinking across the humanities. The entries, written by more than 150 distinguished scholars, describe the origins and meanings of each term, the history and context of its usage, its translations into other languages, and its use in notable texts. The dictionary also includes essays on the special characteristics of particular languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Originally published in French, this one-of-a-kind reference work is now available in English for the first time, with new contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more.The result is an invaluable reference for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the multilingual lives of some of our most influential words and ideas. Covers close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms that defy easy translation between languages and cultures Includes terms from more than a dozen languages Entries written by more than 150 distinguished thinkers Available in English for the first time, with new contributions by Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more Contains extensive cross-references and bibliographies An invaluable resource for students and scholars across the humanities

Suite Francaise

Author: Irene Nemirovsky

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307371201

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7811

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Suite Française is both a brilliant novel of wartime and an extraordinary historical document. An unmatched evocation of the exodus from Paris after the German invasion of 1940, and of life under the Nazi occupation, it was written by the esteemed French novelist Irène Némirovsky as events unfolded around her. This haunting masterpiece has been hailed by European critics as a War and Peace for the Second World War. Though she conceived the book as a five-part work (based on the form of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony), Irène Némirovsky was able to write only the first two parts, Storm in June and Dolce, before she was arrested in July 1942. She died in Auschwitz the following month. The manuscript was saved by her young daughter Denise; it was only decades later that Denise learned that what she had imagined was her mother’s journal was in fact an invaluable work of art. Storm in June takes place in the tumult of the evacuation from Paris in 1940, just before the arrival of the invading German army. It moves vividly between different levels of society–from the wealthy Péricand family, whose servants pack up their possessions for them, to a group of orphans from the 16th arrondissement escaping in a military truck. Némirovsky’s immense canvas includes deserting soldiers and terrified secretaries, cynical bank directors and hapless priests, egotistical writers and hardscrabble prostitutes–all thrown together in a chaotic attempt to escape the capital. Moving between them chapter by chapter, this thrilling novel describes a journey hampered and in some cases abandoned because of confusion, shelling, rumour, lack of supplies, bad luck and ordinary human weakness. Cars break down or are stolen; relatives are forgotten; friends are divided; but there are also moments of love and charity. Throughout, whether depicting saintly forbearance or the basest selfishness, Storm in June neither sweetens nor demonizes its characters; unsentimentally, with stunning perceptiveness, Némirovsky shows the complexities that mean no-one is simply a hero or villain. The second volume, Dolce, is set in the German-occupied village of Bussy. Again, Némirovsky switches seamlessly between social strata, from tenant farmers to the local aristocracy. The focus, however, is on the delicate, secret love affair between a German soldier and the French woman in whose house he has been billeted; the passion, doubts and deceits of their burgeoning relationship echo the complex mixture of hostility and acceptance felt by the occupied community as a whole. Némirovsky is amazingly sensitive in her depiction of changing, often contradictory emotions, but her attention to the personal is matched by her sharp-eyed discussion of small-town life and the politics of occupation. In this myth-dissolving book, the French villagers see the Germans as oppressive warriors, but also as handsome young men, and occupation does nothing to remedy the condescension and envy that bedevil relations between rich and poor. Quite apart from the astonishing story of its survival, Suite Française is a novel of genius and lasting artistic value. Subtle, often fiercely ironic, and deeply compassionate, it is both a piercing record of its time and a humane, profoundly moving novel. From the Hardcover edition.

Comparative Stylistics of French and English

A Methodology for Translation

Author: Jean-Paul Vinay,Jean Darbelnet

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902721610X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 358

View: 4242

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Stylistique comparée du français et de l'anglais has become a standard text in the French-speaking world for the study of comparative stylistics and the training of translators. This updated, first English edition makes Vinay & Darbelnet's classic methodology of translation available to a wider readership. The translation-oriented contrastive grammatical and stylistic analyses of the two languages are extensively exemplified by expressions, phrases and texts. Combining description with methodological guidelines for translation, this volume serves both as a course book and ­ through its detailed index and glossary ­ as a reference manual for specific translation problems.

The French Beauty Solution

Time-Tested Secrets to Look and Feel Beautiful Inside and Out

Author: Mathilde Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698198468

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 4772

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A New York Times bestseller! Cofounder of the international beauty company Caudalíe shares the simple, natural, time-tested beauty secrets she learned growing up in France that any woman can use to look younger, healthier, and more radiant without harsh products or drastic procedures. When Mathilde Thomas moved from her native France to the United States to expand her skin-care company, Caudalíe, she wanted to find out what American women wanted from their beauty routines. She interviewed thousands of women and was struck by how different the French and American approaches to beauty were. American women are all about the quick fix—the elusive product or procedure that will instantly solve a nagging beauty problem, even if it hurts, is wildly expensive, or is damaging in the long term. The French, by contrast, approach beauty as an essential and pleasurable part of the day, a lifelong and active investment that makes you look and feel good. Mathilde used these insights to turn Caudalíe into one of America’s top beauty brands. Drawing on her company’s twenty years of scientific skin-care expertise backed by the research of doctors and dermatologists—as well as the beauty secrets she learned growing up on a vineyard in Bordeaux—The French Beauty Solution covers everything from how to use natural ingredients such as oil and honey to wash your face; what foods to eat for healthier hair, skin, and nails; and the amazing properties of grapes and grapeseed oil. She also introduces an easy three-day grape cleanse that European aristocrats have been using to detox for hundreds of years. Blending stories, science, DIY recipes, and tons of savoir faire, The French Beauty Solution is the last beauty regimen you’ll ever need. From the Hardcover edition.

Rearming the French

Author: Marcel Vigneras

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944961893

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 989

DOWNLOAD NOW »
In October 1942 Maj. Gen. Mark W. Clark, representing the U.S. Army, and Brig. Gen. Charles Mast, spokesman for General Henri Giraud, met secretly in Cherchel, seventy-five miles west of Algiers. The subject of their conversations was a momentous one-the imminent re-entry of French North Africa into the war. General Clark, acting on instructions from President Roosevelt, gave positive assurances to General Mast that the United States would furnish the equipment necessary to outfit the North African forces. Clark's commitment was timely, for Anglo-American forces were about to land in northwest Africa. More important, it heralded an event of great significance: the forthcoming assumption, by the United States, of direct responsibility for reequipping the French armed forces. The British had been discharging this responsibility by maintaining the small band of Frenchmen stubbornly fighting on their side and under their control since mid-1940. Before World War II had ended, the Americans had fully equipped and trained eight French divisions in North Africa, partially outfitted and trained three more in France, furnished equipment for nineteen air squadrons, and carried out an extensive rehabilitation program for the French Navy. They had supplied some 1,400 aircraft, 160,000 rifles and carbines, 30,000 machine guns, 3,000 artillery guns, 5,000 tanks and These instructions were relayed in Msg R-2080, Gen George C. Marshall to Lt Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower, 17 Oct 42, CM-OUT 5682. (See Bibliographical Note.) "Clark . . . should state . . . the U.S. will furnish equipment for French Forces which will operate against the Axis." self-propelled weapons, and 51,000,000 rounds of ammunition. An occurrence of historic import was thus re-enacted in reverse. Twice France had similarly undertaken to assist an unprepared America at war. In 1781, in addition to sending an expeditionary corps to help the young colonies in their fight for independence, France supplied weapons and materiel to the infant Continental Army. Much later, in World War I. France, herself at war with Germany, again provided materiel to the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) sent to the European continent. In that second episode, the nature and extent of the help rendered were vastly different from what they were to be in World War II. Yet the parallel is striking enough to warrant, for the sake of historical comparison, a brief account of the aid extended by the French to the American forces in 1917-18."

History of Europe

From the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789, to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815: in Four Volumes

Author: Sir Archibald Alison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: N.A

View: 7935

DOWNLOAD NOW »