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Intermediate French Short Stories: 10 Captivating Short Stories to Learn French & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way!

Intermediate French Stories, Book 1
Narrated by: Noelia Gouty
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

Improve your French skills and grow your vocabulary with these 10 entertaining French short stories!

The best part of learning a new language is experiencing the culture and diving into activities that will enrich your life and vocabulary. In this French audiobook, you will find yourself listening nonstop to get to the end of each captivating story that will engage your mind and help you improve your French.

In this audiobook, you will find:

  • Ten captivating short stories that develop in circumstances such as traveling, personal relationships, among other topics you will find easily relatable.
  • The stories are broken down into manageable chapters so you always make progress with the story.
  • Carefully written stories with you as an intermediate-level learner in mind, using straightforward grammar and commonly used words so you can enjoy listening while learning new grammatical structures without being overwhelmed. 
  • Plenty of natural dialogues in each story that you would actually use in an everyday conversation, which will drastically improve your speaking and comprehension ability at the same time!
  • At the end of each chapter, there will be a comprehensive guide specially designed for intermediate-level learners. It will take you through a summary of each story followed by a vocabulary of some of the words from the story to make sure you understand the story fully.

Chapter by chapter, you will find yourself effortlessly listening to each story. Not struggling like in basic textbooks or boring stories. You will get involved by listening to the dialogue of the characters by learning how to express yourself in different contexts and more importantly, by learning new French words that will get you closer to your goal of becoming fully conversational!

Enjoy the audiobook! 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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A convenient learning experience.

This book is easily the next step to taking basic and intermediate French comprehension to the next level. Featuring a wide range of vocabulary across carefully selected short stories, the listening experience is not only pleasant, but actually educative. The stories are narrated in a clear and articulated manner by a native speaker, which can help the listener to improve on pronunciation. Even for advanced non-native speakers, some of the words available through this book can still be useful. A great work from Lingo mastery.

I requested for this book from the author; on evaluation, I have left this review of my own volition.

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Captivating stories, as promised!

The stories in this book are so interesting, you just want to continue listening. While, the goal is to educate-- especially towards improving the listener's French skills, the book is equally entertaining. As expected, it delivers on the learning front as well: carefully selected vocabulary, which are convenient for the average french learner to understand in the context of usage. Also, there is a review/summary of the key words and lessons per chapter, which makes the lessons even more specific to the dutiful listener and learner. Usually, it is difficult to strike a balance between a learning and entertaining experience; however, I think this book has found a way to achieve this feat. The narration is equally good. It features native speakers giving clues as to how commonly used French words are pronounced, however, in a conversational context. Excellent work.

P.S: I received a free copy of this book, and have wilfully left an unbiased review.

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A great way to improve in French

Stories are part of the root of culture and ideas behind a language. Listening to, and telling stories, is a great way to improve and show a mastery of any language. While this is not a beginner course in French, it is well suited for those with some understanding of how the language works, but need some help getting familiar with a lot of vocabulary. Each story is engaging, yet educative, in terms of the terminology introduced. Also, listening to someone speak the language in a native tongue really helps with learning the proper pronunciation of some words and usage of phrases.
The narration was well paced and suited for the entertaining feature of the stories, along with the learning goal of the audiobook. Excellent book.

I received this audiobook for free at my own request, and this review is my personal evaluation of its performance.

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Challenging, good stories

Good stories which are interesting and challenging while learning French. Using the book and audio together is really helping me with the speed that people speak in France!

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Disappointed that no visual of spoken words. I need to have both audio and visual.

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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 03-05-19

Great for 2nd or 3rd year French Student

This is a great resource for the 2nd or 3rd year student studying French. It goes through each short story entirely in French and then explains it in English after. I did find the vocab sections very helpful as it repeats each vocab word first in English then in French two times. Especially helpful in an audio format so you can focus on the correct pronunciations.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • JulieM
  • 16-04-19

Another great tool for French

At this point, I have used several Lingo Mastery products for both German and French, and I believe I have a feel for the quality that this publisher brings. On the whole, these are great learning tools, and I would be happy to use others again for the different languages I study.

First of all, to be successful, you must use the PDF that comes with the audio. You’ll get the most out of the stories if you can do any combination of listening, reading, or listening and reading at the same time. Try it at different playback speeds, too, just to get your eyes and ears used to native communication patterns.

The lessons themselves follow a pattern of intermediate-level story, bilingual story summaries, vocabulary, and review questions with answers. The stories themselves are quirky and fun, but they demand more from the language student. They are longer in length, and the new vocabulary is extensive. The really great thing about all this vocabulary is that it covers a well-rounded slice of life and gets some things that are missing from other language products.

The narrator is a native French speaker, and she has a good voice for reading the stories. She sometimes misplaces the correct stress when speaking English, but don’t let that get in your way. It highlights one of the main sound differences between the languages. English is stress-timed, and French is syllable-timed.

Disclaimer: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Bottom line: Recommended for intermediate and ambitious beginning French learners. You’ll power up your language skills with this if you do the work.