Liaisons: An Introduction to French by Wynne Wong, Stacey Weber-Feve, Edouard Ousselin, Bill

By Wynne Wong, Stacey Weber-Feve, Edouard Ousselin, Bill VanPatten

LIAISONS is an leading edge beginning-level French software firmly grounded in rules of communicative language educating and learn in moment language acquisition. elements of this system are conscientiously associated jointly, displaying scholars how they could make connections with their classmates, their teacher, their neighborhood, and the French-speaking global. With a fascinating secret movie shot on place in Montreal, Quebec, and Paris, this system presents a wealthy array of communicative actions designed to stimulate interplay inside and out the school room. The underlying pedagogical framework in LIAISONS asks scholars to first observe new vocabulary and grammar via assorted mediums, then attach shape and which means via a suite of confidence-building actions, and at last, actively create language.

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In the feminine singular form, the final consonant is pronounced. The final s of the plural forms is silent. Pierre est intelligent. Claire est intelligente. Ils sont intelligents. Elles sont intelligentes. Some adjectives have the same feminine and masculine forms. Most adjectives of this type end in e. célèbre famous moderne p dynamique mo deste énergique né cessaire facile easy optimiste uti inutile not useful pessimiste Note de grammaire Adjectives like these that end in e and have the same masculine and feminine forms are often cognates, meaning they have the same or similar spellings and meanings in French and English.

La négation To make a sentence negative, place ne (n’ before a vowel sound) before the conjugated verb and pas after it. Je ne regarde pas la télé. I don’t watch television. Vous n’étudiez pas le week-end? You don’t study on weekends? In the case of two verbs used together, ne (n’)… pas goes around the first conjugated verb. Je n’aime pas danser. I don’t like to dance.

To form the present tense of -er verbs, you drop the -er from the infinitive form and add these endings: -e, -es, -e, -ons, -ez, -ent. travailler (to work) je travaille nous travaillons tu travailles vous travaillez il/elle/on travaille ils/elles travaillent While -er verbs have five different written forms (the forms for je and il/elle/on are identical), there are only three distinguishable spoken forms: 1) travaille / travailles / travaillent (same pronunciation), 2) travaillons, and 3) travaillez.

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