Colloquial French Episodes

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UK: Harrap, 1962. IN FRENCH. 199 pages, size 7.5 inches tall by 5 inches with a vocabulary to the rear. ' The primary purpose in presenting this collection of colloquial French passages is to provide material for Fifth, or equivalent, Forms preparing for the Unseen Translation Paper of the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board at Ordinary Level, or similar tests set by other examining bodies. It is, however, hoped that in classroom use this baldly utilitarian purpose will be found subordinate to other and probably more rewarding aspects of the study of French. Merely as translation exercises the pieces should give extensive scope for proving that in this difficult art-far more difficult than is generally realised-even more taste and judgment are required in rendering the colloquial forms of the language, if the results are not to sound either stilted or vulgar. Furthermore, much wider knowledge of vocabulary and usage, deeper penetration of French life and outlook, as well as an ear for good conversation in both tongues are all advantages to be acquired in return for the concentration expended. To these ends, and to enable each piece to be situated in the correct range of expression and atmosphere, an English title and short introduction have been prefixed. Translation, of course, is not the only use to which the : extracts may be put. Greater experience of common speech patterns, of colloquial pronunciation and intonation can I also be obtained by reading aloud, taking parts, and, if time allows, classroom acting. For such reasons, and to maintain, as far as possible, continuity and interest, the extracts have been made long enough to portray complete situations or episodes. B. B. R.' Book - in Near Fine [better than Very Good] bright red boards with black lettering - light sunning to the spine but the lettering remains bright and distinct. Contents, previous owner's name, clean, bright and tightly bound. Text is in French. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Language & Linguistics; French Language; Hardbacks; French Language; Inventory No: F298-1170. First Edition. Very Good Condition.

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