Teaches the essentials of common French idioms used in everyday commerce, conversation, books, movies, and writing that are often unknown to non-native speakers. This accessible guide consists of 10 lessons divided into the following parts: dialogue, vocabulary, vocabulary practice, grammar, and exercises. Several chapters offer a special section which provides an up-close look at common idioms pertaining to a specific category. Features a thesaurus of French idiomatic expressions and a glossary containing English definitions of all the French words used in the text.
ESL (English as a Second Language) students who reach an intermediate level of English don’t need endless drills in grammar or tedious vocabulary lists; they need to learn how to make their English sound natural. Fluent English is the ideal course for developing native-like fluency in English. It focuses on the essentials—idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, practical vocabulary expansion, and grammar usage in context—and builds listening comprehension as well as pronunciation and intonation skills.
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Do you sometimes find that you know all the words in a sentence but still cannot figure out the meaning? Congratulations, you’ve probably met an expression or idiom. For example, when you say 'it's raining cats and dogs', you don’t mean that cats and dogs are falling out of sky, of course, but rather that it's raining heavily. The French also love to use expressions to convey a more specific message. …