Who else wants to learn to master past and imperfect tenses in French?
Once again, a book on French which improves your understanding of the French language tenfold. I found the first book Better French 1 to be invaluable in helping me to understand the nuances between different verbs. The important thing being not only did I understand it – I found it easy to integrate into my conversation.
Better French 2 has done it again. I can now use these tenses with much more ease and feel confident. Not so easy when you are 47 years old and have only been learning French using Michel Thomas CDs and then attending weekly two hour classes over a few terms!! I sometimes thought I would never ‘get it’. But Better French 2 whizzed it through to my grey matter. Trust me, if I can do it – and you want to improve your French – buy both these books. Basic repetition of the same theme (depending on the tense) and building up knowledge in a structured way, makes for easier language learning. Plus of course the writer is French, with a fantastic command of the English language, and certainment ‘knows her (French) onions’ when it comes to teaching.
Definitely does what it ‘says on the tin’. Very, very highly recommended. Buy it. Maintenant!!
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Many people learn French for years at school, only to reach a plateau beyond which they never emerge. This book is an effective short-cut to fluency in French.
Now following the major success of Better French (fourth edition), Better French 2 helps the intermediate reader reach fluency by developing their understanding of past and imperfect tenses. The purpose of BETTER FRENCH 2 Perfect Past Tenses is to enable students who have reached a certain level to grasp the different uses of the two past tenses, to study all their different formations in a methodical way, and to find answers to their questions on the subject, all at one’s own pace
Paperback, 215 x 135mm, 160pp
About the Author
Monique Jackman is a qualified language teacher and French national who was born in Marseilles. She has taught French in adult education classes for almost 20 years. She is married and lives in France.