French For Beginners
par Olivier Malet

 

Chapter Eight

 

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28

 

 

NUMBERS:

Instead of giving you the numbers in the traditional order we classified the numbers according to the vowel sound they contain:

> listen to the numbers

UN - 1
CINQ - 5
QUINZE - 15
VINGT - 20

QUATRE - 4
QUATORZE - 14

HUIT - 8

DEUX - 2
NEUF - 9

ZÉRO - 0

SIX - 6
DIX - 10

ONZE - 11

TROIS - 3

SEPT - 7
TREIZE - 13
SEIZE - 16

DOUZE - 12

> Dictation: write down the numbers you hear.

You should have written : 1, 6, 10, 16, 2, 4, 3, 15, 7, 9, 11, 5, 8, 12, 14, 13, 20, 0, 13, 16

KEY PHRASES:

> Listen & repeat (make sure you reproduce their pronunciation as accurately as you can)

  1. Bonjour! Hello! / Good Morning!
  2. Au revoir! Goodbye! (The e in Au revoir is not pronounced – There are only 2 syllables)
  3. Salut! Hi! / Bye! (The t in Salut is not pronounced)
  4. Bonsoir! Good evening!
  5. Désolé! Sorry!
  6. Pardon! Pardon me! / Excuse me! (Do not pronounce the n at the end of pardon)
  7. Merci! Thanks! / Thank you!
  8. Ça va? How are you? You’re ok? (the ç is pronounced like s )
  9. Oui. Yes. (Pronounced as the English word ‘wee’)
  10. Non. No. (Do not pronounce the last n)

 

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