JE RÉPONDS AU TELEPHONE
One book, 5 audio-cassettes. All you will ever need to understand the most common telephone expressions and to reply quickly and intelligently. Never again will you be stuck on the telephone not knowing what to say to your French-speaking caller. A Series of graduated lessons designed to make answering the telephone in French an easy matter. Ten dialogues with accompanying vocabulary, expressions, pronunciation tips and carefully-constructed structural exercises initiate the student to the most frequent types of business telephone conversation. Perfect for inclusion in any course in functional French, for use as an independent mini-course or module... or even for private, individual study. Intended for students beginning with only a basic knowledge of French. By being gradually introduced to the standard forms used in everyday working telephone conversations in French, the students are trained to manipulate and modify these standard expressions according to the situation through extensive, systematic practice. They will learn what to say when the boss is away, busy, or expecting an important call... When there's a message to be taken, when the caller wants information or an appointment... when the caller has dialed a wrong number. The lessons are fun to do - humour has not been excluded - and, because sound language-learning principles have been respected, they are an effective aid to acquiring real language competence. The textbook is accompanied by a set of cassette recordings of all dialogues and exercises spoken in clear, easy-to-follow French, with pauses included for repetition and transformation. These materials provide for approximately thirty hours of student work. Audio-cassettes are sold separately.