Foreign Service Institute French Basic Course (Revised)

Preface & Foreword to French Basic Course

Table of Contents: Volume 1, Units 1 - 12

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Unit 1

Part 1
Classroom Expressions [mp3 1.1]
Dialogue: Dans la rue
Useful Words
Vocabulary Awareness [not recorded]

Part 2
Lexical Drills [mp3 1.2]
Questions on the dialogue [mp3 1.3]

Part 3
Noun-marker: Definite Article: le, la, etc.

Part 4
Subject Pronouns [mp3 1.4]

Part 5
Inversion Questions

Part 6
Verb: être [mp3 1.5]

Part 7
Question drill [mp3 1.6]
Response drill
Review drills
Written Exercises [not recorded]


Unit 2

Part 1
Dialogue: Dans un petit hotel [mp3 2.1]
Useful words
Vocabulary awareness [not recorded]

Part 2
Lexical drills [mp3 2.2]
Questions on the dialogue [mp3 2.3]

Part 3
Noun-Marker - Indefinite article: un, une, etc.

Part 4
Noun-Marker - Cardinal numbers [mp3 2.4]

Part 5
Negative adverb: ne...pas

Part 6
Verb: avoir [mp3 2.5]

Part 7
Situations
Question drill [mp3 2.6]
Response drill
Review drills
Written exercises [not recorded]


Unit 3

Dialogue: A la gare [mp3 3.1]

Dialogue notes

Useful words [mp3 3.2]

Vocabulary awareness [not recorded]

Lexical drills

Questions on the dialogue [mp3 3.3]

Grammar

  1. Noun-Marker - Demonstrative adjectives: ce, cet, etc.
  2. à la, au, etc.
  3. Yes/No questions [mp3 3.4]
  4. Verbs with infinitive ending in -er [mp3 3.5]

Situations

Question drill [mp3 3.6]

Response drill

Review drills

Written exercises [not recorded]


Unit 4

Dialogue: Faisons des courses [mp3 4.1]

Dialogue notes

Useful words [mp3 4.2]

Vocabulary awareness [not recorded]

Lexical drills

Questions on the dialogue [mp3 4.3]

Grammar

  1. Noun-Marker - Possessive adjective: mon, son, etc. [mp3 4.4]
  2. Noun-Marker - lndefinite article: du, de la, etc.
  3. Numbers to 100 [mp3 4.5]
  4. Prepositions: chez / à [mp3 4.6]
  5. Verb: aller [mp3 4.7]

Situations

Question drill

Response drill

Review drills

Written exercises [not recorded]


Unit 5

Dialogue: Ie climat [mp3 5.1]

Dialogue note

Useful words [mp3 5.2]

Vocabulary awareness [not recorded]

Lexical drills [mp3 5.3]

Questions on the dialogue

Grammar

  1. Noun-Marker - Indefinite adjective plusieurs, quelques, etc. [mp3 5.4]
  2. Noun-Markers in negative constructions [mp3 5.5]
  3. Large numbers [mp3 5.6]
  4. Impersonal verbs
  5. Verb: faire

Situations [mp3 5.7]

Question drill

Response drill

Review drills

Written exercises


Unit 6

Review drills [mp3 6.1] [mp3 6.2]

Comprehension drills [mp3 6.3]

Unit 7

Dialogue: Prenons rendez-vous [mp3 7.1]

Dialogue notes

Useful words [mp3 7.2]

Vocabulary awareness [not recorded]

Lexical drills [mp3 7.3]

Questions on the dialogue

Grammar

  1. Adjectives - Part one: Forms [mp3 7.4]
  2. Object pronouns [mp3 7.5] [mp3 7.6]
  3. Subject pronoun ce [mp3 7.7] [mp3 7.8]
  4. Question-words
  5. Verbs: pouvoir, vouloir, savoir [mp3 7.9] [mp3 7.10]

Situations [mp3 7.11]

Question drill

Response drill

Review drills

Narration

Written exercises [not recorded]


Unit 8

Dialogue: Chez le coiffeur [mp3 8.1]

Dialogue notes

Useful words [mp3 8.2]

Vocabulary awareness [not recorded]

Lexical drills [mp3 8.3]

Questions on the dialogue

Grammar

  1. Adjectives - Part two: Position
  2. Object pronouns: lui, leur [mp3 8.4]
  3. Object pronouns: en / y [mp3 8.5] [mp3 8.6]
  4. Imperatives [mp3 8.7]
  5. Verbs like finir [mp3 8.8]

Situations [mp3 8.9]

Question drill

Response drill

Review drills [mp3 8.10]

Narration

Written exercises [not recorded]


Unit 9

Dialogue: Au restaurant [mp3 9.1]

Dialogue notes

Useful words [mp3 9.2]

Vocabulary awareness [not recorded]

Lexical drills

Questions on the dialogue

Grammar

  1. Comparative & Superlative [mp3 9.3]
  2. Passé composé (avoir) [mp3 9.4] [mp3 9.5] [mp3 9.6]
  3. Order of object pronouns [mp3 9.7] [mp3 9.8]
  4. de + Adj. + Noun Plural [mp3 9.9]
  5. Verbs ending in -ire [mp3 9.10]

Situations

Question drill [mp3 9.11]

Response drill

Review drills

Narration

Written exercises [not recorded]


Unit 10

Dialogue: Au bureau [mp3 10.1]

Dialogue note

Useful words [mp3 10.2]

Vocabulary awareness [not recorded]

Lexical drills [mp3 10.3]

Questions on the dialogue

Grammar

  1. Irregular comparatives and superlatives [mp3 10.4]
  2. Passé compose (etre) [mp3 10.5]
  3. Expressions of quantity [mp3 10.6]
  4. Expressions of quantity with en
  5. Verbs like partir [mp3 10.7]

Situations [mp3 10.8]

Question drill

Response drill

Review drills [mp3 10.9]

Narration

Written exercises [not recorded]


Unit 11

Dialogue: Maison à louer [mp3 11.1]

Useful words [mp3 11.2]

Vocabulary awareness [not recorded]

Lexical drills [mp3 11.3]

Questions on the dialogue

Grammar

  1. Infinitive verb phrases [mp3 11.4]
  2. Object pronouns in infinitive verb phrases [mp3 11.5]
  3. Essential object pronouns [mp3 11.6]
  4. Expanded noun phrases [mp3 11.7]
  5. Verbs like venir [mp3 11.8]

Situations [mp3 11.9]

Question drill

Response drill

Review drills

Narration

Written exercises [not recorded]


Unit 12

Review drills [mp3 12.1] [mp3 12.2] [mp3 12.3] [mp3 12.3]

Narration [not recorded]


Vocabulary

French - English

English - French



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