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3rd Edition

Upgrade Your French

ISBN 9781138500129
Published September 9, 2019 by Routledge
242 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Upgrade Your French is the ideal guide for students looking to improve their written French rapidly.

It offers a complete revision programme to improve your skills, focusing on three key strategies for improving your written French:

  • Eliminating common errors
  • Increasing and consolidating vocabulary
  • Using a wider range of expression and sentence structure

This third edition includes enhanced coverage of the subjunctive and a new section on prepositions, new revision exercises at the end of each grammar and vocabulary unit (including translation sentences), and a companion website with further practice exercises for each chapter.

This is the ideal book for all intermediate students looking for a simple way to improve their French fast.

Table of Contents

Day 1: Agreement of verb and subject

Day 2: Reporting speech

Day 3: The present tense

Day 4: Statistics and numbers

Day 5: Adjective agreements

Day 6: Comparatives and superlatives

Day 7: Alternatives to adverbs

Day 8: Use of articles

Day 9: Quantifiers

Day 10: Use of tenses with si

Day 11: False friends and Anglicized spelling

Day 12: Past tenses

Day 13: Expressions of time

Day 14: Agreement of past participles

Day 15: Pronominal verbs

Day 16: The passive

Day 17: Alternatives to the passive

Day 18: Personal pronouns

Day 19: The negative

Day 20: Inversion of subject and verb

Day 21: Relative pronouns

Day 22: The infinitive and present participle

Day 23: Logical connectors

Day 24: Modal verbs

Day 25: Sentence openings

Day 26: Prepositions

Day 27: Conjunctions

Day 28: Highlighting and emphasis

Day 29: Verb constructions

Day 30: Accents, elision and capitalization

Progress Chart

Answers to Exercises



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Margaret Jubb is Emeritus Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Aberdeen, UK.

Support Material

Companion Website

Please visit our companion website for additional support materials.