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Master the Art of French Conversation

Audio Lesson

Secrets of French Conversation

(20 customer reviews)

When should you use ‘est-ce que’? When should you use inversion?

Asking questions is the base of all conversations. But students of French often have trouble asking questions fast enough, or fail to understand questions they are being asked. The ‘street’ way of asking questions is never studied in French classes, but it is the most common way native speakers of French ask questions nowadays.

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With this audiobook you will

  • Understand questions faster = more time to prepare your answer
  • Master all the different ways of asking questions in French (including the common 'street French')
  • Gain the confidence needed to start a conversation in French
  • Train anywhere, at your own pace with this convenient audio lesson

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4.9 out of 5 stars

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  1. Don Seifert Summit NJ USA Verified Owner

    Stuck at home during the Virus shutdown? Don’t get bored… go to French today, download a lesson and subscribe to the blog and brush up on your French for a visit or barge trip in France and complement your hosts with your language skills, and have a glass of wine

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  2. NC, Cambridge, UK Verified Owner

    This is simply excellent in all respects! I’m usually quite hard to please, but I would genuinely give this audiobook (and all the several others that I use) six stars if I could. This programme is absolutely key to my French language learning. If you put the work in you will really reap the benefits.

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  3. Claudia – CA, USA Verified Owner

    I just started this audio book and I love the lessons! Thank you for all of your efforts in putting this together. God bless, C-Marie

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  4. Winnie NYC Verified Owner

    Excellent way to keep current with my French language skills! Well done ! I will recommend to friends and family!
    Merci Camille ????????????????????????

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  5. Donna Lanning – MI, USA Verified Owner

    My word! I’ve been limping along trying to learn french for YEARS and I mean YEARS. I’ve taken college classes, bought a couple different methods, and just can’t seem to get the knack of conversing. I saw “Secrets of French Conversation” about asking questions in French and thought, “Should I?” I just did not want to be disappointed and throw my money away again. I listened to part of it tonight and I understand more than I ever have. It’s amazing. Unbelievable! I’m so happy I bought this and I know I will be buying more. Definitely worth the money.

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  6. Karen Verified Owner

    I love this audio book! Being a beginner in french and new in France, I have to practice speaking as much as I can. Knowing how to ask a question properly is so important in order to be able to get the information you need, make friends, have a casual conversation etc. This audio book breaks it down beautifully for you! I often go back to listen to it over and over again!

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  7. Kaiying Chan – Australia Verified Owner

    It’s very clear, especially for beginners, but I’m already beyond that without realising it !

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  8. Felix, Colorado, USA Verified Owner

    Basically, everything I’ve seen, heard, or purchased from Camille & Olivier is tops.
    I am fairly fluent in French, but I like to stay “in shape”, so I utilize these two great people.

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  9. Hong-Heng Goh Verified Owner

    As always, excellent selection of topics and crystal-clear explanations as is found in any of the other French Today recordings. I found the recordings extremely helpful whether used on their own or as a complement to self-study/formal classroom lessons. Keep up the good work!

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  10. Patricia Verified Owner

    In addition to explaining the differences between the different ways to ask questions and when you should use each, Camille encourages you to practice, practice, practice. This has improved my conversation speed and has made it easier to ensure that I’m always holding up my end of a conversation.

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  11. Mike Verified Owner

    I have been taking classes at Alliance Française for a little over two years and my studies have reached the B1 level. In addition to my classes I have always used supplemental resources, books, audio material, etc. It’s fairly easy to find beginning French learning resources. However when you start moving into the intermediate levels, it becomes quite a bit more challenging. While I just began using Secrets of French Conversation, I can already see that it is a helpful resource for me. While I have been asking questions using est-ce que, inversion, and “street French” for quite some time now, it was never clearly explained to me the reasons and situations I should use one or the other. This package does an excellent job of explaining all of that. What I especially like at this are the way the exercises are presented. The format is somewhat rapid allowing me to improve my ability to speak without doing a lot of translation in my head. In other words becoming a better communicator in French.

    I would love to see more study/practice material on topics of grammar. And if you are taking requests, direct and indirect object pronouns would be much appreciated! And perhaps the subjective, if I’m not getting too greedy :) Overall, this type of material is especially helpful if you are like me and live in an area where French is rarely spoken.

    I absolutely love learning to communicate in French, it’s the most beautiful language. And for me, I consider it a life long journey.

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