Upgrade Your French, Second Edition

By Margaret Jubb

© 2007 – Routledge

224 pages

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Paperback: 9780340943137
pub: 2007-06-29
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About the Book

Upgrade your French is the ideal guide for students wanting to rapidly improve their written French. It offers a stimulating thirty day revision programme that is guaranteed to improve your skills. In the countdown to exams, students should simply spend between 30 minutes to an hour a day with this book, and see their mark go up a grade! This short revision guide focuses on three key strategies for improving your written French: - Eliminating common errors and slips of the pen - Increasing and consolidating vocabulary - Encouraging more varied language use The new edition is fully revised and includes a new introduction discussing the essential differences between written and spoken French and a new chapter on comparatives and superlatives. This is the ideal book for all intermediate students looking for a simple way to improve their French fast.


"The content of the book is well organised. The language pitch used speaks directly to the student, with a friendly tone running throughout the book. It is also informative and reassuring for the less confident."

Lorna Baines, Francophonie, No. 37, Spring 2008

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: Conjunctions
Day 27: Highlighting and emphasis
Day 28: Verb constructions
Day 29: Accents, elision and capitalization
Day 30: Test: Key points
Progress chart
Answers to exercises

About the Author

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

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