Better French

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Many people learn French for years at school, only to reach a plateau beyond which they never emerge. This is an effective short-cut to fluency. “Better French” helps the reader by showing them the right way to use problem words. It addresses the subtleties of the language. Are donc and alors interchangeable? What about grand or gros? When do you use c’est or il est? When do you pronounce the final ‘s’ in ‘plus’? Learning the answers to these and a host of other questions can steer you to success.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Studymates Ltd; 4th Revised edition
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 160 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1842851456
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21.59 x 1.02 x 13.97 cm


Super book, used it on hols in France and it really delivers. If you want to improve your French then use this book. –

About the Author

Monique Jackman is a qualified language teacher who was born in Marseilles. She has taught French in adult education for over 25 years in the UK. She is married and now lives and writes from France.

Author Monique Jackman

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LORAINE 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars

Great book. A must have.

Geoffrey Havers

4.0 out of 5 stars 

A useful , concise explanation of many difficult phrases


5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Helpful Reviewed in the United States

I did a six month internship in France. I already had an intermediate level of French, but when I arrived, I found out that no one I was working with could speak English so my ability to perform my job depended on my grasp of the French language. I read this book every day on the my 40 minute metro ride every day to and from work until I had read it cover to cover twice. It really clarified a lot of things for me, and helped me to realize I was using a lot of words incorrectly because a lot of words and expressions seem like English but are used a bit differently. It also helped me improve my vocabulary with their example sentences. I highly recommend this book to anyone stuck in the intermediate stages of French and looking to be a little more confident and sound a little more fluent in their usage of the language.

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