Practice Makes Perfect: Complete French Grammar is designed as a review and study tool for the advanced beginner and intermediate student of French. The grammar explanations given in each unit include comparisons that provide ample practice of the material along with appropriate, useful vocabulary. Instructions for each exercise are given in French, enabling the student to anticipate the task that follows while, at the same time, practicing vocabulary in context. The variety of exercises makes them suitable for a range of different learning styles; openended exercises are included to encourage creative answers and to increase confidence in using French for normal everyday communication.
Each unit can be studied independently to suit individual needs in a specific area. For the student seeking additional practice at the high school or college level, these units, taken individually or as a whole, provide an opportunity to learn and review French grammar using contemporary language and examples.
New vocabulary is incorporated within the exercises or is highlighted in boxes. The glossaries include words appropriate to this level and make it easy to quickly review or learn new vocabulary. Finally, the verb charts serve as a quick grammar reference.
Learning another language requires dedication, time, and ultimately, frequent practice. By using what the students already know, by making connections with their first language, and by building on that base, the foundation for their future learning is strengthened. By including a number of cognates of English words in the vocabulary, both advanced beginners and intermediate students are given numerous opportunities to reinforce what they already know as they continue to advance their knowledge of French.
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Publication information: Book title: Complete French Grammar. Contributors: Annie Heminway - Author. Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning. Place of publication: Dubuque, IA. Publication year: 2007. Page number: ix.
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