LESSONS INSIDE (25) → [149 CARDS]
Glossary for different name types ◆ Conjugating the verb “s’appeler” [present simple] ◆ Using gender titles before names ◆ Dialog simulator: Practice asking/giving a name ◆ Glossary for variants of the word [Address] ◆ Dialog simulator: Practice asking/saying where -x- lives ◆ Glossary for number and phone calling ◆ Dialog Simulator: Phone call phrases ◆ Glossary: Marital status phrases ◆ Union and separation verbs ◆ Variants for the word “partner” ◆ Dialog Simulator: Marital status ◆ Glossary: Sex and gender types ◆ Dialog Simulator: Identifying your sex ◆ Common phrases about age ◆ Dialog Simulator: How old are you? ◆ Glossary for common faiths ◆ Dialog Simulator: Being of a religious faith ◆ Words & phrases for “work/occupation” ◆ Dialog Simulator: What do you do? ◆ Conjugation: Verb “parler” – Simple present ◆ Dialog Simulator: What do you speak? ◆ Words & phrases for the word “origin” ◆ Conjugation – Venir (de) – Simple present ◆ Dialog Simulator: Where you are from
- You will introduce yourself at a more advanced level.
- You will be able to talk about yourself on topic such as marital status, your origin, your occupation, you sex, your address and phone number and much, much more.
- You will be able to model Q & A scripts to anticipate potential questions on a wide range of topics.
- You will be able to hear and repeat these important French words and phrases in actual sentences and practice them yourself for improvement.
In this vocabulary section, we will be learning how to ask for and disclose personal information in French.
Have you ever met someone from another country, a French tourist, for example, and thought to yourself “Oh, if only I knew how to ask her about her personal interests?” or “How could I tell him/her to call me by my sweet-sounding nickname?” (hehe, I believe everyone has a sweet-sounding nickname :-).
Learning how to make “small talk” in French (or any other foreign language for that matter) is actually easier than you might think because there’s only a limited number of questions within any topic you can ask someone for the first time to get the ball rolling..
I have compiled below ten most talked-about topics used in initial encounters between strangers, be it at work, at a social gathering or during a romantic date. These topics range from being able to say your name, address and age to talking about your marital status or job, etc. I hope you will enjoy studying these French expressions and use them the next time you meet a French-speaking person.
- You are a complete or false beginner of French (although students at higher levels can still benefit from practicing with flashcards and from listening to the audio clips).
- You want to be able to talk about yourself in much richer ways and more options.
- You don’t necessarily have French-speaking conversation partners readily available to start a simple Q&A talk.
- You’re looking to take your listening and speaking skills with confidence and at your own pace.
- You must have a computer and it must be connected to the internet.
- Your computer must be equipped with built-in or external speakers to be able to listen to the recorded French audio segments.
- No prior knowledge of French is required as everything will be taught.
- You must, at least, be familiar with the English and/or French alphabet, and if you were able to follow me until now, chances are I don’t have to worry about it on that point.
- Lectures 26
- Quizzes 0
- Skill level Complete Beginner
- Language English / French
- Students 6
- Assessments Yes
- Chapter 1: Sharing Personal Information – General Introduction
- Glossary: Types of Names – Word List & Flashcards
- Conjugation – “s’appeler” [present simple] – Word List & Flashcards
- Using gender titles for names – Word List & Flashcards
- Dialog simulator: Practice asking/giving a name – Word List & Flashcards
YOUR PHONE NUMBER
YOUR MARITAL STATUS
YOUR SEX (GENDER)