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List of Topics Covered in the À Moi Paris Series

What is the À Moi Paris Series?

À Moi Paris is a French learning method which revolves around the ongoing story of Mary and her friends.

French grammar and vocabulary are clearly explained in English: the method was created with the English speaker in mind, compares French to English and clearly explains all the grammar terms and points: I don’t assume you know or remember grammar.

The story is recorded at various speeds and levels of enunciation in order to teach you all the proper French pronunciation, yet also prepare you for interactions with actual French people (who speak really fast, and don’t always enunciate clearly).

Free French Audiobook

The story of Mary starts in A Moi Paris First Encounter. When you download or free app, you will also receive two free French audiobooks: À Moi Paris First Encounter, and À Moi Paris Method Samples, featuring full chapters of the different audiobooks to help you choose the one that’s best for you.

In À Moi Paris First Encounter, you’ll meet a young Mary as she is coming to Paris to be a nanny for a month.

This audio book covers an array of levels since its purpose is to introduce the students to the French Today’s method, Camille’s voice, and teaching style.

French Vocabulary & topics covered in this audiobook

  1. Introducing yourself and talking about yourself
  2. Traveling by train in France
  3. Ordering food and paying
  4. Meeting up with friends
  5. Catching up with friends

French grammar covered in this audiobook

  1. Spoken French versus written French
  2. What is an elision?
  3. What is a liaison?
  4. What is a gliding?
  5. Recording of the French alphabet
  6. The different ways of asking questions in French
  7. Understanding French adjectives
  8. The subject pronoun “on”
  9. Tips to learn French efficiently

A Moi Paris Method – Beginner

My motto is “repetition is the key”. To conquer French, not only do you need to really understand the rules which direct the language, but you also need to memorize them, and allow time for the whole thing to “sink in”.

This is why we decided to structure this gradual method around two audiobooks for each level (beginner, intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced).

  1. The first audiobook features clear explanations of French grammar & vocabulary + exercises, which are then perfectly illustrated by a short ongoing story so you also learn everything in context,
  2. The second audiobook features a much longer story, loaded with vocabulary, idioms and expressions. It includes a Q&A section to entice you to practice out-loud, and forms a bridge between levels.
L1 + L2 À Moi Paris Method – Beginner
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AMP Level 1 – the Beginnings –  Total Beginner (A1)

This French audiobook features a simple, yet real-life like story and very clear explanations of fundamental French grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation + practice exercises.

Mary is an English teen working as an au pair in Paris. Fun, lively yet gradual and realistic dialogues will help you memorize in context the French you are learning in the study guide.

French Vocabulary & topics covered in this audiobook

  1. Introducing yourself
  2. Talking about your family
  3. Talking about your country
  4. Describing your hobbies (sports, music, travels)
  5. Discussing the weather
  6. Ordering food
  7. French Numbers
  8. Telling the time

French Grammar covered in this audiobook

  1. Subject and stress pronouns
  2. Verbs in ER conjugations + traditional and modern pronunciation
  3. Top French irregular verbs conjugations + traditional and modern pronunciation
  4. Making a verb negative
  5. Reflexive verbs conjugations + traditional and modern pronunciation
  6. Infinitive construction
  7. Formal and informal greetings
  8. Politeness expressions

À Moi Paris L2 – Meet the Gang – A1 -> A2

After her month as an au pair, Mary decides to continue her studies in Paris at the Dauphine University for six months. She is about to meet her new best friends: Claudia and Sophie, and the charming Patrick.

In this audiobook, you’ll consolidate your knowledge of French vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation thanks to a longer story in the present tense, longer lists of vocabulary and idioms, and a Q&A section.

French Vocabulary & Topics covered in this audiobook

  1. Meeting people
  2. Buying groceries
  3. Ordering food
  4. Being sick
  5. Navigating the French subway
  6. Shopping for clothes
  7. Planning a party
  8. Commenting on an apartment
  9. Planning a vacation and packing
  10. Discussing the weather
  11. Discussing life choices
  12. Going to the movies

À Moi Paris Method – Intermediate

L3 + L4 À Moi Paris Method – Intermediate
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AMP L3 – Parisian Life –  A2

It’s time to consolidate your French grammatical structure: adjectives, pronouns, adverbs…

The story part, which continues the Parisians adventures of Mary and her friends, illustrates exactly what is explained in the study guide, so you also learn the grammar in context.

You’ll then practice the new concepts with exercises.

French Vocabulary & Topics covered in this audiobook

  1. Describing and comparing people and things
  2. Engaging people in conversations
  3. Setting an appointment in French
  4. Going to the gym
  5. Making various kinds of phone calls
  6. Getting ready for a party
  7. Ordering in a restaurant
  8. Discussing food and wine
  9. Mastering all weather conversations
  10. Flirting in French
  11. Discussing a TV show

French Grammar covered in this audiobook

  1. Direct & indirect object pronouns
  2. Asking questions: Est-ce que, inversion & street
  3. Common & complex interrogative expressions
  4. Expressing possession & possessive adjectives
  5. Demonstrative & Interrogative adjectives
  6. Adjectives of colors and nuances
  7. Tous, tout, toute or toutes & pronunciation
  8. Quel, quelques, lequel, duquel, auquel, quelques-uns…
  9. Possessive & demonstrative pronouns
  10. Comparative & superlative adverbs
  11. Y/En and their modern glided pronunciation
  12. Adverbs and their place in the sentence

AMP L4 – New Challenges – A2 -> B1

Begin your transition into more advanced French conjugation and grammar concepts with Mary and her friends.

The story part features longer dialogues, more complex vocabulary themes, idioms and expressions and an introduction to the tenses of the past and the future which we’ll study thoroughly in the next audiobook.

The Q&A section will entice you to practice your French out-loud.

French Vocabulary & Topics covered in this audiobook

  1. Everyday activities
  2. Going to the hospital
  3. Typical daily activities
  4. Common slang
  5. Grocery shopping & setting a menu
  6. School and university
  7. Working in a restaurant
  8. Cooking with friends
  9. Taking the plane
  10. Driving in France
  11. Describing a house & a garden
  12. Doing house repairs
  13. Computer problems
  14. Talking with and about babies/kids
  15. Commenting on food
  16. Discussing life options

À Moi Paris Method – Upper Intermediate

L5 + L6 À Moi Paris Method – Upper Intermediate

AMP L5 – Our Past and Future – B1

Let’s dig deep into the construction and uses of the French tenses of the indicative mood. I’ll focus on what is difficult for English students such as passé-composé versus imparfait or the choice between “être” and “avoir” to form complex tenses.

Hopefully by now you’re hooked to the story of Mary and her friends, the “fun” part of this method! This part helps you memorize the new tenses in context, and it’s really essential to understand when we use them. But don’t worry, I’ve also included exercises to help you master all these new concepts.

French Vocabulary & Topics covered in this audiobook

  1. Discussing your schedule
  2. Jogging and Exercising
  3. Telling about your day
  4. Talking about friends
  5. Relating problems in a restaurant
  6. Discussing vacations
  7. Talking about school
  8. Visiting apartments to rent
  9. Discussing your hobbies
  10. Reporting a robbery
  11. Describing a renovation project
  12. Going to the hairdresser and discussing looks
  13. Doing small talk

French Grammar covered in this audiobook

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

AMP L6 – Blast From the Past – B1->B2

It’s time to really nail the concepts of the tenses of the past and future Indicative by practicing with a longer story, featuring all kinds of fun idioms and more advanced expressions.

The Q&A section will then help you test your understanding, but also practice speaking out-loud using the right tense.

The story starts with a big twist! Mary and her friends are now in their thirties. As they grow older, you’ll notice the topics covered in the story also get more adult like.

French Vocabulary & topics covered in this audiobook

  1. Catching up with old friends
  2. Exploring the different francophone cultures
  3. Discussing diets, nutrition and ecology
  4. Exploring feelings and relationships
  5. Addressing a problem in a restaurant
  6. Relating living arrangements
  7. Sharing vacation memories
  8. Bargaining for prices
  9. Ordering coffee
  10. Describing your job
  11. Sharing school memories
  12. Interacting with a young kid
  13. Talking about smoking
  14. Fighting over paying the check
  15. Reacting to some news
  16. Asking for more info
  17. Making plans
  18. Doing small talk
  19. Reflecting over your career
  20. Talking and making plans over the phone
  21. Going on a journey by train
  22. Taking a tour of a house
  23. Asking for directions
  24. Relating pet stories
  25. Interacting with a toddler
  26. Describing a garden
  27. Discussing art
  28. Touring Giverny (Painter Monet’s house & garden)
  29. Learning French etiquette in context
  30. Common meal expressions
  31. Declaring a theft
  32. Interacting with a ticket controller
  33. Deciding between kissing or shaking hands

À Moi Paris Method – Advanced

L7 + L8 À Moi Paris Method – Advanced
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AMP L7 – In a French Mood – B2

This audiobook explains in depth the constructions and uses of the French moods albeit the indicative which we’ve been mastering in the other audiobooks: so conditional, imperative and the dreaded subjunctive. I’ll compare them to English, give you plenty of practice but also include tips on how to avoid them!

The story’s main point is still to perfectly illustrate the points of grammar, so I’m a bit limited in my writing, even though it’s fun, enticing and full of useful new expression. You may notice the topics are more mature: discussing the news, setting up a business, renovating…

French vocabulary & topics covered in this audiobook

  1. Extending a dinner invitation on the phone
  2. Setting up a dinner menu for guests
  3. Making plans for the day
  4. Going grocery shopping
  5. Comparing items
  6. Interacting at the cash register
  7. Accepting / refusing an invitation
  8. Being polite dinner guests / hosts
  9. Moving to France
  10. Setting up a business in France
  11. Renovating 
  12. Talking about a restaurant concept
  13. Making hypotheses
  14. Renting an apartment in Paris
  15. Discussing the news
  16. French strike vocabulary
  17. Debating and lightly arguing

French grammar covered in this audiobook

  1. Conditional present construction
  2. “Je” form – Conditional pronunciation ≠ futur simple
  3. Conditional use in French ≠ English
  4. Wishing in French
  5. Would you like in French
  6. Asking for permission or favors in French
  7. It would be my pleasure in French
  8. Past conditional – should have, would have, could have
  9. Hypothesis in French (“if” clauses)
  10. Exploring “if” and it’s various translations
  11. Subjunctive present construction
  12. When do we use the Subjunctive in French?
  13. The reality of Subjunctive use in France nowadays
  14. Ways to avoid the Subjunctive
  15. Subjunctive ≠ Indicative
  16. Subtleties of the Subjunctive
  17. The “ne” explétif – a “ne” without any negative value
  18. Tenses of the Subjunctive
  19. Imperative present construction
  20. Imperative and exclamation marks
  21. The reality of the Imperative use in France nowadays
  22. Imperative and pronouns

AMP L8 – The Rest of our Life – B2 to C1 & C2

Spoiler alert! The story jumps again 10 years ahead of time. Mary and Patrick are now in their forties and they have a daughter, Coralie, age 8. At this level, I am really free to write with no limitations, and I’m going to try to challenge your French a bit! As usual, I’ll use many idioms, linking words, and expressions to help you learn French in context.

On top of the Q&A section, this audiobook also includes a small study guide to introduce you to the notion of indirect speech. I’ll give you pointers, but honestly, I think the best way to understand and learn indirect speech is in context.

French vocabulary & topics covered in this audiobook

  1. Catching up with old friends
  2. Summarising 20 years of your life
  3. Expressing surprise
  4. Asking about old friends
  5. Going over a child’s routine
  6. Talking about setting up a website
  7. Talking about marketing strategies
  8. Welcoming guests
  9. Sharing breakfast
  10. Giving out a detailed cooking recipe
  11. Describing an navigating a city
  12. Talking about the Middle Ages
  13. First name or last name basis
  14. Discovering wine culture in France
  15. Tasting and describing a wine
  16. Discussing sports
  17. Talking about jogging, running marathons
  18. Discussing nutrition and health
  19. Talking about ecology
  20. Giving your opinion and debating things
  21. Cleverly talking about a movie
  22. Describing an accident
  23. Relating a story
  24. Reacting to bad news
  25. Consoling someone
  26. Offering advice
  27. Talking about retirement houses and assisted living
  28. Communicating with co-workers
  29. Discussing accounting, budget and funds allocation
  30. Going to a yoga lesson
  31. Describing different body postures

French grammar covered in this audiobook

  1. Translating “next” in French
  2. What is indirect speech?
  3. Time and place with indirect speech
  4. Questions and indirect speech
  5. Giving your Opinion
  6. Pronouns and adjectives and indirect speech
  7. Verbs to replace “dire” in indirect speech

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