Unlock the French Past and Future Tenses

A serious approach to learning both traditional and modern French. Grammar and vocabulary specifically explained for English speakers. Practice everything you learn with an ongoing and fun novel with realistic dialogues/situations.

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À Moi Paris Method – Upper Intermediate

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Now that you master the French pronouns, time to tackle the tenses.

Understand how you build and use tenses of the past and future in French versus English. Unravel the secrets of Passé Composé versus Imparfait, the elusive “On” and more. Reinforce all these concepts in the context of an ongoing story recorded at 2 different levels of enunciation (enunciated & modern). Q & A section will entice you to practice out loud what you’ve learned and improve your confidence when handling upper intermediate conversations.

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REAL-LIFE SITUATIONS COVERED INCLUDE:

  • Discussing vacations and hobbies
  • Going to the hairdresser and discussing looks
  • Exploring feelings and relationships
  • Addressing a problem in a restaurant
  • Bargaining for prices
  • Discussing diets, nutrition, and ecology
  • Interacting with a young child
  • Talking and making plans over the phone
  • Going on a journey by train
  • Relating pet stories
  • Touring Giverny & discussing art

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)
  • The future (futur simple) and the future perfect (le futur antérieur)
  • On versus nous
  • The imperfect (l’imparfait) and the past tense “passé-composé”
  • The participles (le participe présent et le participe passé)
  • A direct and indirect object review
  • How to choose between être or avoir for the passé-composé?
  • The preterit / simple past (le passé simple) and the pluperfect (le plus-que-parfait)
  • Expressing cause and consequences, opposition and restriction

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More than 3 days of pro audio recordings and 1700 pages of transcript. These audiobooks will take you from beginner to advanced all while learning in the context of a story recorded at multiple speeds and levels of enunciation. Includes all the story chapters, study guides and Q&A sections of the whole À Moi Paris Method.

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