French in Paris 1

 Are you a beginner looking to learn French? Look no further than “French in Paris 1,” the perfect textbook designed with special care to ensure your smooth and steady progress. This book includes everything you need to get started, from pronunciation and basic dialogues to vocabulary, grammar explanations, exercises, and activities. Follow Louis, Léa, Nacim, Coralie, and many others through their everyday lives in France, learning essential French phrases and grammar along the way. You’ll start by mastering basic introductions and progress to more complex topics like telling time, describing people and things, and even discussing the weather. All audio tracks are available through the website, making learning even easier. This textbook is perfect for anyone who wants to learn French from the ground up.

Table of contents:

1. Introduction
– Learn how to introduce yourself and greet others.
– Understand basic structural words.Memorize letters, special characters, basic words, and basic adjectives.
– Learn to pronounce letters and double vowels correctly.

2. Presenting oneself
– Learn how to present something, ask a question, and answer basic questions.
– Understand indefinite and definite articles, feminine and plural agreements.
– Memorize numbers, words related to learning and school, and colors.
– Learn to pronounce the silent “e.”

3. Describing oneself
– Learn how to talk about oneself and one’s occupation, answer with “yes” or “no,” and describe something.
– Understand the present tense and its conjugation, stressed and subject pronouns, polite “vous,” and negation.
– Memorize the verbs: “être,” “avoir,” and “faire” and professions.
– Learn to pronounce open and closed vowels “O” and “EU” correctly.

4. Places and directions
– Learn how to say where you are going and ask for information about a place.
– Understand adverbial phrases of place with prepositions “à,” “dans,” “en,” “chez,” and the contracted article “au”; specify your position with “ici,” “là,” or “là-bas.”
– Memorize the conjugation of “aller” and “venir” and words related to the city.

5. Hobbies and interests
– Learn how to speak about what you like, hobbies, and passions.
– Understand the placement of adjectives before or after the noun.
– Memorize vocabulary related to leisure.

6. Family and possessions
– Learn how to introduce your family and ask for quantity.
– Understand possessive adjectives, possessive phrases with “de” and “à,” and demonstrative adjectives.
– Learn to pronounce liaisons and vowel linking correctly.

7. Time and weather
– Learn how to tell time, the date, say your age, and speak about the weather.
– Understand the interrogative pronoun “quel,” the three meanings of the subject pronoun “on.”
– Memorize vocabulary related to time and weather and numbers up to 1000.

8. Food and quantity
– Learn how to speak about food and quantity.
– Understand partitive articles “du,” “de la,” “de l’,” causality with “parce que,” and pronominal verbs with “se.”
– Memorize vocabulary related to food.

9. Describing others
– Learn how to describe and recognize somebody.
– Understand all interrogative pronouns: “quoi,” “qui,” “où,” “quand,” “comment,” “pourquoi,” “combien,” and questions with inversion.
– Memorize vocabulary related to fashion, clothing, and sense verbs.
– Learn to pronounce mute and aspirated “H.”

10. Time management
– Learn how to give information about time.
– Understand the structure: “quand” + subject, object pronouns, expressions with “il faut” and “j’ai besoin de,” article “de” with a plural adjective.
– Memorize vocabulary related to travel and connectors “pendant,” “avant,” and “après.”