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À Moi Paris Level 5 “Our Past and Future”

Complete Audio Method to Master the French Past and Future Tenses

4.93 out of 5 based on 27 customer ratings
(Rated 4.93 on 27 Customer Reviews)
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Duration: 8 hrs 44 min (+ 194 Pages)

Target Level: Intermediate & Above

Explore the Different French Tenses as you Reach the Next Level of French Fluency

This French audiobook explains the construction and uses of the French tenses of the indicative mood, focusing on what is difficult for students such as passé-composé versus imparfait or the choice between “être” and “avoir” to form complex tenses. The ongoing story of Mary and her friends is fun and lively and illustrates the points of grammar in context. You’ll then practice the new concepts with exercises.

With this French audio method, you will:

  • Learn the use and construction of all the past and future indicative tenses
  • Unlock the mysteries of complex grammatical concepts
  • Train in using and understanding the modern French pronunciation French natives use today
  • Practice what you’ve learned in the context of the story and with specific exercises

A Unique French Learning Approach

  • Recorded at 2 different speeds (slightly slower and street French)
  • Featuring more advanced French conjugation and grammar concepts
  • Based around a realistic storyline and real-world characters

Included in this French Audiobook

8 Hours 44 min of story chapters + study guide + grammar and vocabulary exercises – all professionally recorded by a Parisian native + 196 pages PDF/epub transcript.

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Real-life situations covered include:

  • Discussing your schedule
  • Jogging and Exercising
  • Telling about your day
  • Talking about friends
  • Relating problems in a restaurant
  • Discussing vacations and hobbies
  • Talking about school
  • Visiting apartments
  • Reporting a robbery
  • Describing a renovation project
  • Going to the hairdresser and discussing looks
  • And lots of small talk!

The Study Guide includes:

  • Recap overview of the present (le présent)
  • Depuis ≠ pendant, en, dans, pour, il y a
  • The near future construction (futur proche) and the future (futur simple)
  • “On” versus “nous”
  • The participles (le participe présent et le participe passé)
  • The imperfect (l’imparfait), the French past tense “passé-composé” and the preterit / simple past (le passé simple)
  • A direct and indirect object review
  • How to choose between être or avoir for the passé-composé
  • The pluperfect (le plus-que-parfait) and the future perfect (le futur antérieur)
  • Expressing cause and consequences, opposition and restriction

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    Geoff Hallett – Bradford UK

    French Today is a unique way to learn French. I am now up level 5 on A Mois Paris. The continuing story of the three girls keeps you interested. What I like are the Study Guides after every chapter that are relevant to the chapter you are reading and also at the right level for you. Give the sweet blogs from daughter Leyla a try, which have an authentic look with small corrections from ‘mom’, A bonus of French Today is the constant improving and updating the site and everything on the site always works, with IT it is not always the case with many sites. Finally the site has a great ‘family feel’, which of course is exactly how it is run. Geoff

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    Steve Z Brooklyn, NY

    First I found the audio booklets of poems that Camille did years ago, which I loved. In fact because I was intrigued by the difference between the French and the English translation, I found myself studying French poetry in a way I never had the patience for English poetry. Then I decided after two years of Duolingo, it was time to finally really learn the irregular verbs. The verb drills were so much more useful than any text because hearing the way the verbs are spoken is crucial to using them properly. Then I went on to A Moi Paris book 5. and it too is a really effective learning tool. I use the “street french” speed, although I stop and start a lot, just to get the feel for the way the language is really spoken. Thank you French Today for doing such a good job!

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    Stephen, Colorado USA

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    Robert Fisher, United States

    I have subscribed to the entire audio series through number six, and the two audio books, “ A week in Paimpol” and, “A week in Paris”. My learning level is intermediate. I am thoroughly enjoying the entire audio book series. The stories are interesting enough to not feel bored. The lessons by Camille are succinct and relevant while covering a great deal of material. I recommend this series for all learners of all levels. A word about the integrity of the French Today author and team. They have been nothing but sincere, responsive and courteous in all my dealings. A small rebate was returned to me for my audiobook series, after they announced a flash sale of the products I had just purchased. They stand by their money back guarantee. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase of all of their products.

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    Charlene Tran – US

    In fact I’ve bought several À Moi series book and my French conversation has improved a lot due to the series. I can’t wait to purchase serie 7. However I’ve only given a 4 stars because there are typos, mistakes… in 5 and 6 series, possibly others too. Overall still very happy with purchases

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    Mark Stocks – Springfield Missouri

    I love the sense of rhythm in the language and trying to imitate the patterns while learning to express the meaning gives hope that I do not have to memorize phrasing, I just have to feel the gliding and sliding, the music of French expression in context that is content and emotion. Sorry for the intricate explanation but j’adore la langue francaise.

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    I’m in the classic situation of having taken French in school a long time ago, read it well, have a good knowledge of the grammar — but can’t speak (and am terrified). These audiobooks are the best tool I’ve found for finally making progress in the spoken language. The Secrets of French Pronunciation master class is great too. Let’s see how I do when I go to France next summer!

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  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelly Moore – Temecula, CA USA

    Just another review I would like to add. I just moved to Bordeaux from the US 6 weeks ago. I had a basic French language background, and had also purchased A Moi Paris 5 and all the Verb Drills. I started an intensive French Language class at a school which I am sure you are familiar with, and it was awful. I actually came home and studied French Today, to get the understanding of the lessons for the next day. One day I stayed home from school and studied French Today all day to prepare for the exam the next day.
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    Cliff Veal – London

    These audio books are a boon to anyone wanting to learn French. They are wonderful. I have been involved with several languages all of my adult life and have found these audio books to be of immeasurable help. I especially appreciate the premise that one needs to learn how French is actually spoken and not just learn to “book read”. Keep up the great work guys!

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    Afia Donkor

    This product is just the thing I have been looking for. I am someone who learns best in context, and it is extremely useful to learn concepts not in an isolated grammar, but within the context of a story.

    Joining grammar with real life conversation helps me to process it more easily, and to develop a reflex for how the language sounds and should be spoken. I’m looking forward to finally nailing french tenses with this advanced series. Thank you!

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    First off, I’m not a newbie to French Today, nor am I a newbie to the A Moi Paris series. I have the other installments and have thoroughly enjoyed them. I was thrilled to see this latest installment in the series and bought it without a single hesitation. Upon going through the first chapter I was blown away. This novel is perfect for taking my French to an even higher level. As usual the dialogs have different speeds, one read slowly to prepare the ear and then another one read at everyday French speed so you can really challenge those ears and improve your listening comprehension, which to me is the hardest part to master in a foreign language. Every chapter starts out with a dialog, followed by grammar explanations and then exercises. Upon starting a chapter, I’ll listen to the slower-speed dialog twice and then I’ll do the same with the faster-speed dialog. I then read the dialog to check what I missed and finally work my way through the grammar and exercises. The A Moi Paris series is hands down the most fun, creative and effective way to learn French. I’ve seen Mary grow up and become an adult throughout these audio novels. I’m hooked on this engaging soap-opera-like story. The story alone is what makes me want to go through the book since I’m usually dying to see what will happen next.

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    Still, I find yours really first-rate!

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    À Moi Paris Level 5 is a fantastic novel. I would definitely rate it at 5 stars. Each chapter uses your slogan, “repetition is the key” – since the story follows nicely from the previous À Moi Paris series. The novel very succinctly explains grammar which is used in the various chapters; and allows one to practice such grammar with given exercises. The story is written with everyday useful French; and unlike some old-fashioned texbooks it is very helpful at using tenses and rules with great examples, explanations and attention to detail. It is a real bonus to have Camille’s very clear voice, in the accompanying audio, which offers a speed level also. I am looking forward to À Moi Paris Level 6 – with the “Twist” which has been mentioned in Level 5!? This is a great way to learn to speak and write French; and also a novel one can read at different stages too if, like most people, one is busy with lots of other things in life.

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    I have found your products to be the best for upper level French. Other courses I’ve tried are beginner or intermediate beginner., and it was frustrating to not be able to go beyond that level. Keep them coming!

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    Ken U.K.

    I have just begun level 5 and so far it has clarified many points which have until now been a little confusing. A case in point being the use of depuis pendant il y a etc. An excellent summary. Why do so many teachers make it so difficult?
    My only very small adverse comment would be; Why does the spoken dialogue and the written dialogue not keep in step? It is a little annoying when you listen, eyes shut of course, but then quickly want to verify something and it is not possible to give a glance down to do that because sound and vision are out of sync. Small point which may or may not be possible to change but the app. is great. Many thanks Ken

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    Brian in UK

    would have liked more storyline, but otherwise excellent!

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    I absolutely love this course!…At age 70, I’ve been learning to speak, write and understand French for about 4 years now. I have employed many ways and techniques in learning, including, Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur, Duolingo,, and taking some semi-private beginning and intermediate classes with my friend who is French, lives most of the year in France, but who vacations in Florida for several months in the winter, (which explains how we met). This course is comparable to the best.
    I’m a retired Reading Specialist , who has worked for many years with children, grades K-8 , with reading difficulties, and realize what a powerful tool audio-books have become in helping children to read more fluently and with comprehension. This applies also to helping those who wish to learn a foreign language. This course provides the opportunity for one to read along with text while listening to it, in short manageable chapters, to have the translation at one’s fingertips, and to review at will. (You’ll be able to pronounce the words and enunciate correctly..to sound intelligible!)
    Chapters include review of verb tenses, and grammar instruction and exercises comparable to what one would expect to receive in a class taught by a competent French teacher.
    Thank you so much for offering these excellently crafted and presented courses….My next purchases will be the review of the French verbs!

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    David Jones – Melbourne, AUS

    I have been learning French for some years now and I bought “A Moi Paris – Level 5” several months ago. I am very happy with my purchase. When I was a Physics student many years ago I found that there were three things which were crucial to the learning of any new concept; one was to find a good explanation of the idea, either from a good teacher or a good book, the next was to have some typical examples to look at to take it out of the abstract and make it real, and the last thing was to have some test problems to work on (with answers) to assure myself that I really understood the concept. I was delighted to find that Camille has also taken this approach in “A Moi Paris”, there are very clear discussions of many grammatical points which I have previously found a little difficult to understand, there are interesting and useful stories in French (with English translations) which illustrate the use of these points (and provide new and useful vocabulary) and then there are examples to test your understanding (with answers). All of this is available in both audio (at two speeds) and print formats. It’s an excellent resource for improving your French and I recommend it highly. This is definitely a five star product.

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  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tom Grayson, Champaign, Illinois

    I’ve used all five audiobook levels. They are exceptional in many ways. They are well constructed and sequentially planned to help you progress, step by step, in learning the French language. I recently enrolled in French classes at the University of Illinois and found these audiobooks to very valuable to my understanding of French as it is spoken, not to mention vocabulary. I listen to one of these audiobooks on a daily basis as I work out at gym. I’ve been doing this for the past several years. As Camille says, repetition is the key to success.

    Also, I love the audiotapes on verb drills and on pronunciation. Very, very helpful and valuable… 5 Stars!

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  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ray Budd – Pittsburgh

    I have used other titles in this series as well as two poetry items and two Fairy Tale items. I have always been very satisfied with products from this company, so when I saw this new title advertised I purchased it and am delighted. I love the detail and grammar behind the stories. These products have helped me improve my abilities in French.

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  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Doug Anderson – Adelaide, Australia.

    One more chapter to go and I’m loving it! Thank you both so much! Really looking forward to the arrival of Level 6.

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  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    jen c. ,U.S.A.

    I have the entire À Moi Paris series so far. The stories are realistic, enjoyable, and hold one’s interest.
    The option of different listening speeds insure that listeners of different levels are neither overwhelmed nor unchallenged.
    It’s a very well thought out; wonderful tool for learning and/or review.

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  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott, Canberra, Australia

    A Moi Paris 5 is the fourth book I’ve used in this series, though I also have purchased and enjoyed Une Semaine a Paris and Une Semaine a Paimpol.

    I find Camille’s presentation excellent, easy to understand and with sufficient vocal variation amongst the characters to differentiate them without needing to check the accompanying texts.

    Through the A Moi Paris series, the steady development of the story line about the three girls is an excellent way to enhance understanding, as the inclusion of more complex ideas, vocabulary and grammar is set in a familiar environment, so the listener’s (and reader’s) own visualisation helps comprehension immensely.

    Book 5 seems, to me at least, to be starting a transition towards a more normal speed in the conversations, and has thus helped my understanding of things such as movies or the TV news from Paris.

    I often listen to Camille’s recordings as I drive to and from work (about 30 minutes each way) and frequently find myself having wonderful little moments when hearing a phrase or expression suddenly makes more sense! I find that I can then incorporate them into my own spoken french, giving me more nuanced or different ways to express ideas.

    I should note that I have deliberately only ever listened to the “Street” versions of the audio books as my objective is to be able to (without needing to translate) hear, understand (and use myself) the french that is actually used by the French, instead of the far more formal written french that is typically taught in classes.

    For those starting to transition to more advanced understanding of real spoken french, I am happy to recommend this book (and indeed the entire series) without reservation.

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  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Victoria. Sydney Australia

    After a few years of studying French these simple stories are great to keep everything I’ve learned fresh in my memory. Thanks Camille Oliver and team.

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