• French Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories to Learn French & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way! (Easy French Stories)

  • By: Lingo Mastery
  • Narrated by: Noelia Gouty
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-08-18
  • Language: French
  • Publisher: Lingo Mastery
  • 5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

Do you know what the hardest thing for a French learner is?

Finding PROPER reading material that they can handle...which is precisely the reason we’ve written this book!

Teachers love giving out tough, expert-level literature to their students, books that present many new problems to the reader and force them to search for words in a dictionary every five minutes - it's not entertaining, useful, or motivating for the student at all, and many soon give up on learning at all!

In this book we have compiled 20 easy-to-read, compelling, and fun stories that will allow you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the wonderful French tongue.

How French Short Stories for Beginners works:

  • Each story will involve an important lesson of the tools in the French language (verbs, adjectives, past tense, giving directions, and more), involving an interesting and entertaining story with realistic dialogues and day-to-day situations.
  • The summaries follow a synopsis in French and in English of what you just read, both to review the lesson and for you to see if you understood what the tale was about.
  • At the end of those summaries, you'll be provided with a list of the most relevant vocabulary involved in the lesson as well as slang and sayings that you may not have understood at first glance!
  • Finally, you'll be provided with a set of tricky questions in French, providing you with the chance to prove that you learned something in the story. Don't worry if you don't know the answer to any - we will provide them immediately after, but no cheating!

So look no further! Pick up your copy of French Short Stories for Beginners and start learning French right now!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
 

©2018 Lingo Mastery (P)2018 Lingo Mastery

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Great for beginners & those wanting a refresher

The structure of this audio is very simple – a story in French, a summary of the story in French, a summary in English, a review of the key vocabulary, and a quiz. It works brilliantly. If you have some familiarity with French, it is a great refresher. If you are new to French, I encourage you to download the PDF and follow along. If you can’t, you may be a little lost during the stories, but don’t worry, the summaries will help you catch up.

I have some knowledge of French and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Of all the stories, I enjoyed the third one the most. The story of a woman who goes to speed dating and comes away with much more than she had expected. There are cute stories, funny stories, while some are short, and some are a bit longer. All in all, they are enjoyable.

Noelia Gouty is a fabulous French narrator because she does not have a strong regional accent – she is as neutral as one could wish. Her speaking in English is not as strong and she mispronounced several words. Not a big deal and certainly not enough to detract from the book.

Overall, I enjoyed it and can recommend it to someone contemplating plunging into the beautiful romantic language that is French. For myself, it was a wonderful and engaging book.

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Pretty great!

It had been a while since I took French in college and this is the perfect way to get back into it! Well done and quite enjoyable!

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Almost as good as being in France

They say the best way to learn a language is to move to that Country that uses that speech,but this course and others
like it is among the best tools available to learn French.

With a good Narrator you can be on your way to gain command of the Language of love without actually being in France.



This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Greau audio

I enjoyed this audiobook. It is great for refreshing one's French. I recommend reading the pdf while listening the audiobook.

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Great Product

I was given this audiobook for free by the author, and because they were wonderful enough to give me this book, I am leaving a review with my honest thoughts about their product.

I really enjoyed this book. It comes with a PDF that is exactly what is said in the audiobook, which makes following along simple and easy. The stories are cute and fun, filled with useful vocabulary. It also has tests and vocab lists. I actually knew most of the vocabulary in the lists but found other words that I still needed to learn, which is good because that means it was a challenge level in French where I am still learning. I would definitely recommend this book for someone who has a working knowledge of French and wants to continue learning.

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Great Book for beginners

I have been learning french for quite some time before and starting to forget some of the vocabularies so this book really helps me through reading and listening to the book.
what's neat about this book is that, they put an english and french summary at the end of the stories, so we can confirm our understanding. On top of that, there are a vocabulary list that you can read, also some questions to confirm your reading comprehension.
Overall, i recommend this book for beginners to increase their vocabulary.

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I did enjoy all the stories ..

It is through this book I learnt that the French language is been considered as an official language in 29 countries across the world, though Rwanda said NO to it. How it will reach 500 million people speaking it worldwide by 2025.

This will be very soon. Writing and teaching French short stories: It is very much entertaining. Never mind the French accent in the English introduction and the interpretation of the narrator, but it is worth praising her too for making it easy to listen.

In this book, the narrator even recommends that you find a likeminded person to improve your new French language and the materials are here on this link: www.lingomastery.com/audible pdf. Not only how to read but also how to write. 20 French stories. One of these stories that touched me in a particular way, the scene between neighbors wherein one took the other to court for making him to be paying high electricity bills for at least half a year(6 months).

The story of Jean and Martine’s love relationship for over 30 years when Martine was preparing gala diner for the arrival of their two grandson’s send my mind into the future for my own relationship with my wife, Rose. She likes cooking. This book really, not only taught me new French expressions, but very good life lessons. It’s an awesome book that I will recommend for anyone to get a new language, should consider this book.

Go get it and listen to it. It’s a fit for purpose for beginners of French language learning.

I cannot close without putting at least two expressions that grabbed through my listening.

Here you are the two expressions:

Ne voit que du feu - to not notice a thing; &

En cœur - in unisson.

There is a lot of good things meticulously put in place to let the listener see the value for their money in the book.

May God bless the book; bless narrator and bless the author for this selfless initiative.

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If I Can, You Can! Great For A Beginner

I loved this audiobook so much! This is perfect for beginners like me who are trying to learn the language. The stories are fun, and it is a great way for me to immerse myself into the language, when I have no other way to do so. I am so happy that I have this to listen to again and again. This is worth the credit or purchase. If you are a beginner wanting to learn French, this is a must have!

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Calm, easy French listening

The goal of the book and the brief history of French language is great off right off the bat. The narrator has a calm voice with a French accent that helps with pronunciation, but is still easy enough for a native English speaker to understand. I thought that the part about the grammar and the way French is taught in a traditional classroom was a bit overkill. It talked about how you won't be bored with this like you would be in a classroom, but at this point I was already bored... Overall, the introduction seemed a bit repetitive, as if it could easily be cut down to about half (or more) of the almost 9 minutes.

As soon as the actual content began, I realized how awful I have been in keeping up with my French skills. The narrator's accent is great and the vocabulary is not too complicated, but it went too fast for my brain to comprehend the first time around. I ended up changing my audio speed from 1x to .75x and it was a much better speed for me without sounding distorted. I also appreciated how the vocabulary (including the translations) were reviewed at the end of the story. This allowed both myself (studied French in college years ago) and my boyfriend (no formal French education, only Spanish) to listen together and both still benefit. I would recommend this for intermediate learners, or even more advanced students that have not kept up with the language.

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Great immersion language learning

I've used a bunch of audiobooks for several languages in the past few years and I can say this book is well worth it. You get the PDF with the audiobook and that is important as you can go through the lessons and really ensure you understand the details and nuances.
I would say this is leaning towards advanced beginner - you need some basic knowledge to get the best out of it, but like they say, use all resources at your fingertips. If you follow that advice, you will find you're covering a great range of useful, real-life and contemporary situations with some history and local culture thrown in.
I found for myself, if I listened/read the story synopsis first, I better understood the dialogue and then could better answer the questions at the end. I listened to a few dialogues, then listened again, then spent time going through them in the PDF and I found after that, I was pretty familiar with the new vocabulary, expressions, grammar. I would prefer when the answers were given, that a short recap of the Question and of the correct answer was given also, but that's a small thing - this is overall an excellent resource for learning French

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

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  • S. McBride
  • 08-29-18

Really useful resource for anyone learning French

This is a really useful resource for anyone with a pre-existing knowledge of French who wants to practise their listening and reading skills. Twenty amusing stories set in different contexts that will help you expand your French vocabulary and let you see working examples of different grammatical structures. The audio book comes with transcripts in French and English to support your learning. An advantahe when using an audio book to learn a language is the flexibility to rewind, fast forward and play around with the speed. The recording is clear and the French is clearly enunciated. I really enjoyed using these stories and look forward to exploring other recordings by the same publishers.

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  • Eoin Costelloe
  • 09-27-18

Fantastic for starters

This is a great audio book to test your knowledge. It progresses in a natural and way way. I did end up referencing other materials to get to grasp with some specifics. Overall this stands on its own as a great way to hammer in your French knowledge

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  • Helen TBC
  • 09-22-18

A really handy learning tool

I really try but struggle with learning languages and I'm sure that to those more gifted than me in picking these things up this would be a treasure.

I am however, improving slowly after listening and going through the synopsis, the stories are short and enjoyable and I will continue to use and learn from this book ... one day I will master the questions!

Many thanks to TBC Audible Listeners for the opportunity to listen to this educational book

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