This brand-new title in Barron's foreign language vocabulary building series replaces a previous French vocabulary-building volume that had the same focus and general purpose. However, this new larger book presents approximately 13,000 entries--more than twice the number of words with definitions as the title it replaces. It also includes an enclosed audio MP3, which coaches language students in correct pronunciation of French and presents approximately 10 hours of audio, which covers virtually the entire book. All vocabulary in this book is categorized under different themes. Each theme groups together many different words relating to similar topics, which helps students of French and travelers to France conveniently find words that are related by subject. Among each book's 24 separate subject themes are: business terms, medical terms, household terms, scientific words and phrases, units of measurement, clothing, food and dining, transportation, art and culture, and others.
Designed for adult learners seeking to acquire practical communication skills in Latin-American Spanish. This book is suitable for beginners or for those wishing to refresh or advance their knowledge. There is also a book/cassette pack available.
An “entertaining and enlightening” travel memoir that explores the differences between life in France and life in America (Booklist). To make a friend is a joy. To make a friend in another country is a wonderment—a small miracle. Pardon My French follows an American couple as they embrace a daunting mission: not to be spectators in France, but to be absorbed by France. Amid the minefields of linguistic faux pas, the perplexities of French gestures, the exquisite and often exotic cuisine, and the splendor of Christmas on the Mediterranean, we discover what it is like for an occasionally gruff American to be adopted into a new family. We follow the author as he pits his rather staid and conventional driving skills against the French speed demons of Languedoc. We step into his sneakers as he tests his basketball prowess against the young French bucks adorned with backward ball caps and Chicago Bulls game shorts. We watch as he frolics in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time with a French topless companion, sits in with a world-class French jazz band, and makes conversation with the beautiful nude model from his painting class in the studio atop the village police station. This is not only a story of a journey to France, but an account of how France transformed one man’s life. “As a reader who loved A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle and Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik I was greatly pleased to find that Pardon my French is just as delightful and in the same tradition . . . . Anyone who has traveled in France, or would like to someday, will find much to love about this book.” —Claire Bellarmine, author of An Adjustment in Consciousness “He goes beyond merely noting his experiences to exploring the causes of cultural traditions . . . It is this openness and curiosity, along with the author’s infectious humor, that makes Pardon My French both entertaining and enlightening.” —Booklist
Each book comes with a companion CD which includes (American) pronunciation of the most frequently used words and phrases from the text. Perfect as a classroom supplement or self-study tool. Appropriate for all ages and levels of study. Exercises at the end of each chapter. Many words are nearly the same as their English counterparts due to their common Latin origin. The only difference is the word ending. For example, you can translate most English words ending in 'ant' (such as 'arrogant').
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Category: Business & Economics
Este libro está preparado especialmente para ayudarle a comunicarse en inglés con entrevistadores para empleos, gerentes y compañeros de oficina dentro del ambiente de trabajo norteamericano. La instrucción comienza con elementos básicos de pronunciación del inglés y listas con las palabras y frases más necesarias. Los capítulos siguientes le ayudan a: preparar solicitudes de trabajo en inglés, preguntar y responder en entrevistas de empleo, aprender palabras y frases necesarias en oficinas y fábricas, tratar con problemas médicos y emergencias en el trabajo.