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101 Conversations in Simple French


Olly Richards



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Olly Richards Publishing Ltd
12 November 2020
Improve your spoken French from home with 101 real-world conversations in simple, everyday French.

Real French people don't speak like your textbook... so it's no wonder you feel unprepared when it's your turn to speak! This book fixes that. 101 Conversations in Simple French offers a unique and engaging way to learn. Unlike traditional language textbooks, this book provides you with 101 authentic conversations between six French characters that are set in a gripping story, with each conversation limited to around 15 lines of dialogue so they are easy to digest.

In this story, two friends, Alice and Sophie, arrive in Paris for what they think will be a relaxing vacation exploring the city. Things, however, take an unexpected turn when they discover some vary valuable paintings in one of Paris' antique markets.

Here's what you'll get:

1. 101 conversations in simple French, so you can learn the real French spoken in the street, understand spoken French with ease, and have French roll off your tongue more fluently;

2. Over 15,000 words of dialogue - an unparalleled resource that will immerse you in French, at a level you can understand, so you can learn real spoken French without getting lost or overwhelmed;

3. Real, daily spoken French throughout - it's as if we held up a microphone and recorded the exact words coming out of people's mouths - so you can learn the expressions that real people use on the street (not in textbooks). You'll sound more authentic when you speak and make French-speaking friends more easily;

4. Situational dialogues from typical daily circumstances, so you'll prepare yourself to survive realistic French encounters, in shops and cafes, and make meeting people and making arrangements second nature;

5. Conversations that are carefully written to be accessible for beginners (A2-B1 on the CEFR), so you can start to learn from real, spoken conversations, even as a beginner, without having to go through the rollercoaster of difficult conversations with strangers;

6. Each conversation is limited to around 15 lines of dialogue (150 words), so you can get that crucial sense of achievement and motivation when you finish each conversation, and say I actually understood all of that!


Word lists with English definitions in every chapter, so you can get instant translations of any difficult words and focus on reading and enjoying the stories rather than wasting time in a dictionary (eBook& Paperback only);

8. Summaries of each conversation which contextualise each dialogue, so you can easily follow the plot and enjoy the story without getting lost;

The story is set in France and includes expressions that are typical in Parisian French. However, since the conversations use mostly neutral French, you'll have plenty to learn, whether you're learning the French of Canada, North Africa or any other French-speaking community.

Created by Olly Richards, internationally-renowned language teacher and author, 101 Conversations in Simple French gives you an education in real French that you won't find anywhere else. You'll be better prepared for using French in the real world, speak with more confidence, and take a giant leap towards fluency in French!

Imprint:   Olly Richards Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   236g
ISBN:   9781914190018
ISBN 10:   1914190017
Series:   101 Conversations
Pages:   238
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction; How to Use this Book; The Five-Step Reading Process; Character Profiles; Introduction to the Story; 1. Sophie et Alice 2. Le voyage au marche 3. Le marche aux grenouilles 4. La boutique de M. Pierre Lefevre 5. Quelques dessins tres speciaux 6. Comment etes-vous arrive ici ? 7. L'appel 8. Un homme suspect 9. Les nouvelles 10. Le deuxieme cambriolage 11. Alice et Sophie au cafe 12. La prochaine etape 13. Dans le manoir d'Alphonse Pinguet 14. La recompense 15. La cle 16. L'enquete 17. L'interruption 18. Alphonse et Mariana 19. La deuxieme collection 20. L'employe de maison 21. La boite metallique 22. Carlos 23. Le jardinier 24. Fabrice 25. Le premier suspect 26. Les cuisiniers 27. La discussion 28. La nounou 29. Le gardien de securite 30. Daniel 31. Les enregistrements 32. La personne sur les enregistrements 33. Deux chapeaux 34. Les conclusions 35. Sophie et Mariana Pinguet reviennent 36. La promesse 37. Alice dit a Sophie ce qu'elle sait 38. Sophie dit a Alice ce qu'elle sait 39. Ca recommence ! 40. En pourchassant l'homme au chapeau 41. La ruelle 42. La librairie d'art 43. Face a face avec l'homme au chapeau 44. Le Club des historiens 45. Ce que l'homme au chapeau faisait au marche 46. Ce que l'homme au chapeau a fait ensuite 47. Les suspects 48. L'homme au chapeau disparait 49. Andrea sur le marche 50. Toujours dans la boutique de Pierre Lefevre 51. La memoire 52. Sophie et Alice doutent de M. Pierre Lefevre 53. Au restaurant 54. Le plan 55. Encore dans la maison des Pinguet 56. La preuve 57. Les pleurs 58. La confession de Mariana 59. Le troc 60. Little Nemo 61. Mariana, repentante 62. La demande de Mariana a Pierre Lefevre 63. Le pardon 64. La police 65. L'appel telephonique 66. La rencontre dans le parc 67. Le plan avec l'inspecteur Gentil 68. L'interrogatoire 69. Un nouveau suspect 70. La recherche de Claude Demarret 71. Le dernier emplacement 72. Le voyage a Lille 73. La Foire d'Art de Lille 74. La poursuite 75. Claude Demarret 76. L'histoire de Claude 77. L'appel inexistant 78. La tromperie 79. Le voyage de retour 80. Le vol 81. La poursuite 82. Les bicyclettes 83. La chute 84. Le plan 85. La distraction 86. La discussion 87. L'arme ! 88. Thierry 89. La mallette 90. Pierre Lefevre se reveille 91. Le depart de Pierre Lefevre 92. Le retour des oeuvres 93. La donation 94. La recompense 95. L'inauguration 96. L'offre 97. La deuxieme offre 98. Le discours d'Alphonse Pinguet 99. La carte 100. Un invite special 101. Le president

Reviews for 101 Conversations in Simple French (CEFR A2-B1)

Olly's language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work! - Dr. Barbara Oakley, Bestselling Author of A Mind for Numbers

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