French for Reading


Author: Karl C. Sandberg
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780133316032
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 526
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Programmed text for acquisition of reading skills for beginning courses or rapid review.

French for reading knowledge


Author: Joseph Palmeri,Edward Elgin Milligan
Publisher: Higby Family Trust
ISBN: 9780966184365
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 310
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"French for Reading Knowledge presents a plan to teach the reading of French directly and economically. This book is not intended for those interested in acquiring a practical speaking knowledge. It is meant to reach that large number of students, college freshment or graduates, who would like to acquire a reading knowledge of French if they could only have the time. It fills a gap. It replaces no other text. French for Reading Knowledge differs from the traditional, as well as the current oral-aural type of text. It differs in aim, approach, teaching technique, vocabulary, reading material, etc. How it differs cannot be told here because a short description would be inadequate, and a long one would be read only by those who do not need to read it. In view of this, we should like to make but one brief comment: the basic vocabulary, basic for reading only and extremely small, includes those words which the student will need for further reading in any field. There are a few words, though, which are not generally basic. Obviously, they had to be included for practical purposes. We wish to thank Professor Casimir D. Zdanowicz, who foresaw in an Extension reading course the development of a new method and offered valuable suggestions for the preparation of this book. We are grateful to Dr. Lorentz H. Adolfson, Director of the Extension Division, and to Dr. W. M. Hanley, also of the Extension Division, for continous professional support and encouragement. We are greatful, too, to Mlle Germaine Mercier and to Mme Francoise Jankowski (nee Cusin) for reading the manuscript and making valuable suggestions, and to Miss Ethel A. Schenk, Specialist in charge of Placement and Attainment Examinations at the University of Wisconsion, who was consulted on various matters." [from preface by Joseph Palmeri, E. E. Milligan]

A Short Course in Reading French


Author: Celia Brickman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231156774
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 264
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A book designed for those interested in French translation or proficiency exams teaches the basics of French grammar, reinforcing its lessons with exercises and key practice translations. Original.

German for Reading


Author: John R. Wendel,Karl C. Sandberg
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585107476
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 548
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German for Reading presupposes no previous acquaintance with German and can be used with equal effectiveness by graduate students in the arts and sciences who are preparing to pass a reading knowledge examination, or by undergraduates who are beginning to deal seriously with the problems of reading. Its programmed format permits it to be used either as a classroom text or by individuals working on their own. The second edition builds on strengths of the first while updating outdated terminology, removing terms and phrases no longer in use, and incorporating many revisions made in light of suggestions from readers.

Reading French

A Guide for Students of Religion and Theology, Second Edition
Author: K. Janet Ritch
Publisher: Clements Pub. = Éditions Clements
ISBN: 9781894667272
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 265
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Current textbooks which introduce students to a reading knowledge of French are usually designed for the Arts and Sciences. This textbook is designed to fill the gap for persons of religious persuasion. The exercises introduce vocabulary from Christian liturgy, various translations of the Bible and French religious history and theology. For research purposes, a comprehensive summary of French grammar and principles of translation are provided for accurate translation from French into English. The second edition is complete with answer key in an appendix.

Better Reading French, 2nd Edition


Author: Annie Heminway
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071770305
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 272
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Sharpen your French language skills through readings about its speakers' daily lives and culture Better Reading French offers you entertaining, "real world" texts to help you understand and learn more French vocabulary and phrases. Each chapter features articles that cover a specific topic, such as cuisine, music, sports, film and theater, art, the family, today's lifestyle, or politics and history. Along the way, you will find instruction and exercises to help develop improved reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary. The articles become gradually more difficult as you proceed through the book to keep you challenged and engaged. Better Reading French is an easy, engaging way to boost your language skills and learn more about the language and its speakers as you go.

Skills and Techniques for Reading French


Author: Louise C. Seibert,Lester G. Crocker
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801868597
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 249
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This book offers a tested method for teaching yourself to become proficient in reading French, quickly building your vocabulary, and enabling you to extract meaning without word-for-word translation. If you have had two years of high school or one year of college French, it will enable you to read with ease and enjoyment French periodicals and newspapers, or works in your special field of interest. Designed for auxiliary use outside the classroom, the book offers systematic training in those special skills and techniques which promote efficient reading. It can be used independently by the student who has acquired a modest vocabulary, and a rudimentary knowledge of grammar and sentence structure. "This book is not another reader, but rather a reading manual, new in its approach, tested and tried in the classroom. It aims to give systematic training in the skills and techniques necessary for reading French—skills that are not taught by any of the usual readers."—from the Foreword

The French for Christmas


Author: Fiona Valpy
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1909490636
Category: Fiction
Page: 246
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‘Made me cry so many times … A beautiful, heartbreaking yet uplifting wonderful story.’ This Chick Reads A year to forget. The perfect escape. And a little Christmas magic… Touching, uplifting, and filled with delicious French cooking, The French for Christmas is the perfect Christmas treat. Evie used to LOVE Christmas, but this year she can’t wait for the tinsel and presents to be a distant memory. When her best friends offer the use of their cottage in the beautiful French countryside, Evie jumps at the chance. With her soon-to-be-ex-husband, celebrity chef Will Brooke, plastered over the news with his latest ‘love interest’, leaving the country seems like the perfect plan. Armed with her French grandmother’s tattered notebook of recipes, Evie is determined to ignore Christmas altogether and bake herself back to happiness. And when Evie meets her next-door neighbour – the très gorgeous doctor Didier she finds a very willing taste-tester. But is it possible that he could be interested in more than just her Tarte Tatin? With snow falling, a special Réveillon dinner and a little Christmas magic in the air, could Didier even be the one to thaw Evie’s heart? Or will a visit from the ghost of Christmas past change everything? What people are saying about The French for Christmas ‘So very real, so tragic, my heart absolutely ached … A heart-warming and truly beautiful Christmas book.’ 5/5 Paris Baker’s Book Nook ‘One of my favourite stories I have read this year… A truly superb novel. 5/5.’ Chloe’s Chick Lit Reviews ‘A truly wonderful novel … touching, inspiring and heart-warming … an absolute must on your holiday reading list. 5/5 Stars.’ Living Life with Joy ‘Just beautiful … I was transported to a Christmas wonderland and I didn't want to leave! Absolutely loved it!’ Becca’s Books ‘A winner … I want to live this story.’ A Nurse and a Book ‘I love Fiona Valpy's French countryside stories ... The setting is wonderful and the snow and winter weather give it a fairytale like atmosphere … such a lovely Christmas story.’ Librarian Lavender ‘Beautiful descriptions of the idyllic French house and area … mouth-watering descriptions of the beautiful food … a wonderful Christmas read. It has everything you could want from a book for this time of year.’ Best Crime Books and More ‘I found myself talking out loud, muttering and cursing … Fiona had given me characters that I had connected with, that had strength and depth who I found I really cared about.’ Crooks on Books ‘This book made me cry … Another great and emotional read with Christmas cheer, Christmas spirit.’ French Village Diaries ‘Truly idyllic … everything we love about the Christmas season. A beautiful read!’ M’s Bookshelf ‘I absolutely adored this charming, thought provoking story… I felt really Christmassy reading this! The main part of the story is set during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the setting is gorgeous and the food sounds delicious. Alongside all the festive-ness there is also a more serious underlying storyline to this novel which makes it truly touching and extremely gripping. All in all the perfect wintry-night-by-the-fire read.’ Bookaholic Confessions ‘This was a lovely, cozy read which would be perfect for reading during those cold winter months.’ Books and Book Ends ‘Our main character Evie was a little treasure who has had a heartbreaking time recently and I found myself routing for her hoping for a happy ending for her… This was a great read with a lovely festive touch.’ Rea’s Book Review

Spaces for Reading in Later Medieval England


Author: Mary C. Flannery
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137428627
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 215
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We are living in an age in which the relationship between reading and space is evolving swiftly. Cutting-edge technologies and developments in the publication and consumption of literature continue to uncover new physical, electronic, and virtual contexts in which reading can take place. In comparison with the accessibility that has accompanied these developments, the medieval reading experience may initially seem limited and restrictive, available only to a literate few or to their listeners; yet attention to the spaces in which medieval reading habits can be traced reveals a far more vibrant picture in which different kinds of spaces provided opportunities for a wide range of interactions with and contributions to the texts being read. Drawing on a rich variety of material, this collection of essays demonstrates that the spaces in which reading took place (or in which reading could take place) in later medieval England directly influenced how and why reading happened.

Spanish for Beginners

A Practical Guide to Learn the Basics of Spanish in 10 Days!
Author: Manuel DeCortes
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511653343
Category:
Page: 98
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Do You Want To Learn Spanish More Quickly and Speak It More Easily?Spanish is one of the most frequently spoken languages of today. It is also one of the easiest ones to learn for English-speaking people since its alphabet is very similar to the alphabets of other European languages. I wrote this book to show you HOW you can learn Spanish FASTER than you ever thought possible. This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to communicate using the basics of the Spanish language. Divided into 10 chapters (one chapter per day), this book is designed to provide a step by step learning guide on Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Plus, it features a series of useful common everyday expressions. The book is written in a conversational style that's easy to follow and understand. Here's what you'll learn inside...The Spanish Alphabet (El Alfabeto Español)Saludos y Expresiones (Greetings & Expressions)Basic VocabularySpanish PluralsGenderCapitalizationArtículos (Articles)Pronombres (Pronouns)El Verbos (Verbs)Adjetivos españoles (Spanish Adjectives)What Are You Waiting For?Take Action Right Away and START your journey with Spanish!Manuel De Cortes

Learning French from Spanish and Spanish from French

A Short Guide
Author: Patricia V. Lunn,Anita Jon Alkhas
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626164266
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 156
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Learning French from Spanish and Spanish from French provides adult English speakers who have learned either Spanish or French as a second language with the tools to learn the other as a third language. Research in the growing fields of third-language acquisition and multilingualism documents how successful language learners intuitively build on their existing knowledge as they learn a new language. In this vein, Learning French from Spanish and Spanish from French takes advantage of the fact that learners with intermediate proficiency in a second language are used to thinking consciously about language, know themselves as language learners, and can capitalize on what they know about one language to understand the other. With chapters conveniently organized by grammatical concept and including supplementary resources such as exercises, parallel reading texts, and audio files, this book will benefit students, travelers, and budding multilinguals alike.

How to Pass Higher French for CfE


Author: Douglas Angus
Publisher: Hodder Gibson
ISBN: 1471836088
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 128
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Get your best grade with the SQA endorsed guide to Higher French for CfE. This book contains all the advice and support you need to revise successfully for your Higher (for CfE) exam. It combines an overview of the course syllabus with advice from a top expert on how to improve exam performance, so you have the best chance of success. - Refresh your knowledge with complete course notes - Prepare for the exam with top tips and hints on revision techniques - Get your best grade with advice on how to gain those vital extra marks You can download free audio files for this book! Visit www.hoddereducation.co.uk/updatesandextras

The French for Christmas


Author: Fiona Valpy
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1909490636
Category: Fiction
Page: 246
View: 9993

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‘Made me cry so many times … A beautiful, heartbreaking yet uplifting wonderful story.’ This Chick Reads A year to forget. The perfect escape. And a little Christmas magic… Touching, uplifting, and filled with delicious French cooking, The French for Christmas is the perfect Christmas treat. Evie used to LOVE Christmas, but this year she can’t wait for the tinsel and presents to be a distant memory. When her best friends offer the use of their cottage in the beautiful French countryside, Evie jumps at the chance. With her soon-to-be-ex-husband, celebrity chef Will Brooke, plastered over the news with his latest ‘love interest’, leaving the country seems like the perfect plan. Armed with her French grandmother’s tattered notebook of recipes, Evie is determined to ignore Christmas altogether and bake herself back to happiness. And when Evie meets her next-door neighbour – the très gorgeous doctor Didier she finds a very willing taste-tester. But is it possible that he could be interested in more than just her Tarte Tatin? With snow falling, a special Réveillon dinner and a little Christmas magic in the air, could Didier even be the one to thaw Evie’s heart? Or will a visit from the ghost of Christmas past change everything? What people are saying about The French for Christmas ‘So very real, so tragic, my heart absolutely ached … A heart-warming and truly beautiful Christmas book.’ 5/5 Paris Baker’s Book Nook ‘One of my favourite stories I have read this year… A truly superb novel. 5/5.’ Chloe’s Chick Lit Reviews ‘A truly wonderful novel … touching, inspiring and heart-warming … an absolute must on your holiday reading list. 5/5 Stars.’ Living Life with Joy ‘Just beautiful … I was transported to a Christmas wonderland and I didn't want to leave! Absolutely loved it!’ Becca’s Books ‘A winner … I want to live this story.’ A Nurse and a Book ‘I love Fiona Valpy's French countryside stories ... The setting is wonderful and the snow and winter weather give it a fairytale like atmosphere … such a lovely Christmas story.’ Librarian Lavender ‘Beautiful descriptions of the idyllic French house and area … mouth-watering descriptions of the beautiful food … a wonderful Christmas read. It has everything you could want from a book for this time of year.’ Best Crime Books and More ‘I found myself talking out loud, muttering and cursing … Fiona had given me characters that I had connected with, that had strength and depth who I found I really cared about.’ Crooks on Books ‘This book made me cry … Another great and emotional read with Christmas cheer, Christmas spirit.’ French Village Diaries ‘Truly idyllic … everything we love about the Christmas season. A beautiful read!’ M’s Bookshelf ‘I absolutely adored this charming, thought provoking story… I felt really Christmassy reading this! The main part of the story is set during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the setting is gorgeous and the food sounds delicious. Alongside all the festive-ness there is also a more serious underlying storyline to this novel which makes it truly touching and extremely gripping. All in all the perfect wintry-night-by-the-fire read.’ Bookaholic Confessions ‘This was a lovely, cozy read which would be perfect for reading during those cold winter months.’ Books and Book Ends ‘Our main character Evie was a little treasure who has had a heartbreaking time recently and I found myself routing for her hoping for a happy ending for her… This was a great read with a lovely festive touch.’ Rea’s Book Review

Practice Makes Perfect French Reading and Comprehension


Author: Annie Heminway
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071798919
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 288
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Immerse yourself in French readings and build your comprehension skills Using authentic texts from French-speaking cultures, Practice Makes Perfect: French Reading and Comprehension enables you to enhance your vocabulary with new terms and expressions. Each unit features authentic French-language material--newspaper and magazine articles, websites, and more--giving you a real taste of how the language is used, as well as insights into the Francophone culture. Word lists and grammar sections specific to the readings support your learning along the way. Like all Practice Makes Perfect workbooks, you will get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills and vocabulary. Whether you are learning on your own or taking an advanced beginning or intermediate French class, Practice Makes Perfect: French Reading and Comprehension will help you build your confidence in using your new language. Practice Makes Perfect: French Reading and Comprehension helps you: Polish your reading and comprehension abilities with numerous exercises Enrich your French vocabulary with hundreds of new words Learn about the intriguing and influential French-speaking cultures

Wicked French


Author: Howard Tomb
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780894806162
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 64
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Offers tongue in cheek advice on traveling to France and provides humorous phrases, including curses, to use in restaurants, nightspots, and hotels

French for Beginners

The Best Handbook for Learning to Speak French!
Author: Getaway Guides
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511532785
Category:
Page: 70
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French for Beginners 2nd Edition; The Best Handbook for Learning to Speak French! French is considered as one of the languages that is widely learned all over the world. There is a high likelihood that you are already familiar with some French phrases and words. Because of the French invasion in England during the eleventh century, the French language has given significant contributions to the English vocabulary. This means that even if you are not actively learning French but is adept in English, you are already using a lot of French words without you knowing. Because of hundreds of years of interaction with the British and because of common ancient forefathers, French has offered English-speakers a fairly easy path to conversing using a different language. French and English share several similarities in sentence construction. You may even realize that a lot of French and English words have similar sounds. The limited French sounds may still be familiar to you because of movies and TV shows. Some of these unique French sounds include the silent "h" and the gruff "r" sound; but this does not completely mean that everything you watch and hear on TV is totally accurate. Still, being able to adopt the French accent you have acquired from watching movies can help you a lot while learning the language. Even if French is remotely related to the English language, it is more generally compared to other Romance languages such us Spanish and Italian. All these three languages were created from the Latin language used by the Romans during their invasions in 1 B.C.; but despite their common origin, the evolution of the French language is different from the evolution of Italian and Spanish (which still share a lot of similarities even up to today). Currently, there are around thirty countries who name French as one of their official languages. In Canada, French is commonly used in the Quebec region only. While in Belgium, French is used in the Southern area only. The spread of the French language can be partly explained by the colonization of several nations in the Pacific, Africa and the Caribbean by France. On top of that, the French language was actually used as the official language for international diplomacy until the initial years of the twentieth century when the English language took over. Here Is A Preview Of What Is Inside... The French Language Pronunciation Tools for Building Phrases Basic Vocabulary Words and Phrases Socializing in French Much, much more! Purchase your copy today!