Offers you a practical way to hone your French-language conversation skills. This book is structured around many key areas for improvement, covering tricky grammatical structures, gestures, slang, and humor. In each area, it presents key phrases in 'Top Ten' lists, including expressions for filling pauses, icebreakers, and more.
This title helps you turn your rusty French language skills into polished conversation confidence. "Tune Up Your French" offers you an entertaining and practical way to hone your French-language conversation skills. This book is structured around numerous key areas for improvement, covering everything from tricky grammatical structures to gestures, slang, and humor. In each area, key phrases are presented in 'Top Ten' lists, including everyday expressions for filling pauses, icebreakers, and more. This book is excellent for brushing up on the French you studied in high school or college.
Acknowledgements V Introduction Vii The Zazie Effect 1 Quick Fixes 9 Tune-Up 1: Nonverbal Cues, Sound Effects, and Interjections Make the Most of Body Language and Simple Expressions Tune-Up 2: Manners If the French Think Your're Rude and You Think They're Rude, Be Polite the French Way Tune-Up3: Idioms to Go Get Extra Milage from Your French by Using Everyday Idioms That Are Both Easy and Authentic Tune-Up 4: Practical French Master the Key Phrases That Go with Specfic Situations Tune-Up 5: Table Talk Learn French While Eating and Drinking the French Way, the World's Most Enjoyable Way of Learning by Doing Tune-Up 6: Conversation Starters Ask the Questions That Will Make the French Want to Talk with You Tune-Up 7: Slang and Other Kinds of French Find the French That's Right For You Tune-Up 8: Attitude Use French Images to See Life the French Way Tune-Up 9: Wit Play with Language the French Way Tune-Up 10: Improvisation Build on Famous French Quotations to Create Your Own Expressions Appendix A: Ten Tricks and Trucs Appendix B: Idioms and Variations Answer Key Index of Top Ten Lists