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1000 French Verbs in Context Audiobook

1000 French Verbs in Context: A Self-Study Guide for French Language Learners: 1000 Verb Lists in Context, Book 2

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You're about to discover over 1000 French verbs exemplified in French & English sentences.

Learning a new language is never an easy task, but it doesn't have to be hard. By learning the 1000 most used verbs in a language, you give yourself a fantastic foundation to start building upon to your road to fluency.

In my audiobook, 1000 French Verbs in context, I give you over 1000 of the most common French verbs used today. You are given the verb in French and English with examples of the verb in a sentence, also in French and English. No more confusion about how to use the verb.

One thousand words are a perfect number to aim for. It is important to give yourself goals to stay motivated and to keep yourself learning. Imagine if you learnt 10 words a day. Five in the morning and five at night. After only 100 days ( that's just over three months), you would have access to 1000 verbs in your vocabulary. That really is quite a lot and would give you an excellent grasp of the language.

Far too many people expect to be speaking a new language far too quickly without putting in the time or effort. As a language teacher, I can testify to seeing this too many times. I can also say that by exposing yourself to a new language daily, you will surely learn it. It does take time and effort but 10 words a day will give you a massive boost. If you prefer a slower pace, then you could set yourself different goals.

The key to learning new vocabulary is to see it in context, that means in use. Seeing how it's used will help you remember the word a lot better. It is also important to understand how that word should be used in a sentence.

©2014 Richard Forero (P)2015 Richard Forero

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    Jonathan 05/03/2016
    Jonathan 05/03/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Cram your head with French"

    This a very good way to start to absorb a lot of French verbs. I love the sheer volume of clearly pronounced French here. If you throw enough custard at a wall, a fair bit will start to stick. The verbs are set in context which means that one hears a load of extra words, as well as the core verb, that start to sink in after a few listens. It is a great way to get your ear in as a precursor to trying to pick the bones out of full fat French radio or tv - or conversation, for that matter.

    I also like the way that despite only giving one example of each verb the book uses different tenses and users ( I.e. We, they, she etc)

    I'm slightly less happy with some of the rather stilted and direct English translations like "water makes the objects heavy" which leave me
    wondering what the writer of the original sentence actually had in mind.

    However if you already have a (in my case "very") basic level of understanding this book will get you listening and trying to translate before the narrator gives the English version.

    Audible insists that I give a star rating for this book. I suppose you could say that it contains hundreds of little stories.

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Atanas 11/10/2016
    Atanas 11/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Awful pronunciation, silly alphabetical order"
    Would you recommend 1000 French Verbs in Context to your friends? Why or why not?

    In its current shape, no. But could be improved enormously.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    By not being a native speaker. It's ridiculous, having a French textbook read by a non-native. Her French may otherwise be brilliant, but not her pronunciation.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It has its uses, but it's an inferior product. The idea of having the 1000 most used verbs is undoubtedly good, but the execution is appalling: firstly, the non-native reader, and secondly, why not have the verbs in rough order of frequency of use? The alphabetical order is just lazy and inane, like reading a dictionary, and in that sense inefficient.


    Any additional comments?

    1. Re-do the book with a native reader, 2. order by frequency of use, and 3. repeat the French sentence after you have given the English translation. Right now, it's half baked.
    And please use far less the passé simple in the examples.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Carter U.K. 13/10/2015
    J. Carter U.K. 13/10/2015
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    "Just what I needed to brush up my French"
    Would you listen to 1000 French Verbs in Context again? Why?

    Will be listening to this several times to help learn all these fabulous verbs.


    Any additional comments?

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Phyllis
    02/05/16
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    "Low Frequency – Power French is Better"
    Any additional comments?

    In order to get an idea of how low frequency some of the material in 1000 French Verbs in Context is, just listen to the audio sample.
    “He lighted the way by opening the windows”.
    Then they go even lower in usability by using the “passé simple” which is only used in literature and never in everyday speech.
    I would recommend Power French Verbs 1 & 2 if you really want to use high frequency verbs in real daily conversation.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • EP
    Walnut Creek, CA United States
    12/01/16
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    "Practice your French"
    What made the experience of listening to 1000 French Verbs in Context the most enjoyable?

    I liked how the audiobook was organized-each chapter contains verbs starting with a different letter. This allows the listener to jump from letter to letter, using the chapter number as a guide. I also liked that the pattern was: French verb/English translation/French Sentence/English translation


    What did you like best about this story?

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    Which scene was your favorite?

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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No! This is a book that I would listen to in "chunks"-with lots of practice between "chunks"


    Any additional comments?

    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    27/12/15
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    "Learning French by Listening via Repetitions"

    1000 French Verbs in Context: A Self-Study Guide for French Language Learners is perfect as a book to beginners as a dictionary. The beginners would need to know how to use the French verb(s) in a sentence.

    As an audiobook, 1000 French Verbs in Context is perfect for beginner/intermediate students. The audiobook provide a very good listening tool as how the verb is pronounced and how the verb is used in a sentence. The only downsize is that the student/learner will have to rewind back and forth to listen the French pronunciation of verb and how it is use in a sentence. The audiobook is perfect to listen during those long commutes of repetition to master the language.

    I was given this audiobook by the author/narrator/publisher via Audiobook Blast in exchange of an honest review. I was not compensated or influenced in any way for writing this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    25/11/15
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    "Expand your vocabulary"

    This book is best for people with at minimum a basic level of French, who are looking to expand their vocabulary. A pdf companion would be useful though, even if it was just a list of the words in the order they are presented in the book, as an extra aid in identifying and learning the new vocabulary. Other than that, the author suggests a handy way to use the book, and while I haven’t gotten up to learning 10 words a day, I am steadily increasing the words I can recognize and use.
    Some of the words I already know, but that actually helps with building confidence because I celebrate when I recognize the word before the English portion is given. I was in France at the beginning of this year and while I have enough basic French to get by in most situations, I definitely noticed the limits of my vocabulary in the more involved conversations. This book is helping solve that problem. I would recommend to anyone with a similar situation…except use the book BEFORE you go :)

    I was provided this audio book at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • dailey
    Council Bluffs, IOWA, US
    06/11/15
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    "Easy to use"
    Would you listen to 1000 French Verbs in Context again? Why?

    Yes most likely several times. I love to learn new things. This is an easy to listen to audio book. It would have been nice to have a chance to practice the verb as I went along. I did need to stop and try the words and rewind and listen to it again. If I was traveling I would use the audio book to try to pick up new words to use. Personally I think learning a second language is a very value added life skill.


    Which character – as performed by Cait Frizzell – was your favorite?

    Cait has good pronunciation and enunciation. It made the book easy to listen too.


    Any additional comments?

    I was provided this audio book at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TheresaS
    Waukegan, IL United States
    29/10/15
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    "Good overview"
    What does Cait Frizzell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Cait has good pronunciation and enunciation.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It's meant to be listened to sporadically. It's a great list of verbs, but for an audiobook, I would have liked some "listen and repeat" of the verbs and usage.


    Any additional comments?

    I wished there were an accompanying PDF that would allow me to see the spelling of the verbs. I also wish it went a little more in depth in conjugating and/or giving more examples for usage.
    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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