• Power French Verbs I (English and French Edition)

  • By: Mark Frobose
  • Narrated by: Mark Frobose
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Power French Verbs I is a cutting-edge, fast and easy to learn five one-hour lesson program that teaches authentic French verbs in native context. A variety of teaching approaches are employed to encourage the learner to speak. A trained English speaking American instructor guides the listener through the program in English while a trained and educated native French speaker teaches beginning to high-intermediate French verbs the way they are really spoken in France today. Emphasis is given to original sentence creation, effective communication for the most common language situations, and integration of high-frequency vocabulary along with the verbs being taught.

©2014 Mark Frobose (P)2014 Mark Frobose

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Got Me Speaking French Verbs in Context - Great Ed

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Many thanks to Language Audiobooks and the Language Guy Mark Frobose and his native French speaking assistant Chloé for this wonderful French verb program that got me over the hump and into speaking French verbs in context.

Brilliant and remarkably easy approach. Mark explains, Chloé (wonderful native accent from
Picardie France) teaches you real French. (I actually discovered that Chloé is a degreed teacher of French to English speakers). A rare find. Bravo.

Anyway ...

Plenty of time is given to respond to cues and an extremely consistent, clear method that still allows for spontaneous creative sentence creation.
I don't know how they did it, but this team delivers great French verb instruction fast and easy.

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"Help over the hump'

What did you love best about Power French Verbs I (English and French Edition)?

There are explanations in English and opportunities to hear, repeat and hear again pronunciations by a native speaker. Also, good review of commonly used verbs in sentences which help you remember and get "over the hump" in learning to speak French.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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What does Mark Frobose bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He reminds listener of his/her progress and encourages you to continue listening.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

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very helpful in building up one's grammar skills,

fantastic, trés Bien.. very helpful and informative. essential guide to everyone who are wanting to upgrade

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Should have gone through one more round of editing

What disappointed you about Power French Verbs I (English and French Edition)?

I'm an intermediate level student. I struggle with recalling verbs, nouns I already know when speaking. This book seemed like a good choice to use for practicing recall and speaking.Unfortunately there are sever problems with this audio book1. It is poorly edited or structured. Listeners are asked to repeat phrases using verbs that have not been presented. In the very beginning your asked to conjugate the verb Etre and then the following sentences are all around the verb Aller.2. Although I was looking to push myself to recall words faster the book does not provide enough time after the English instructions for students to try an answer before the French response.3. The amount of time given for students to repeat and or practice what they've heard is too short or nonexistent. But what worse is that the time is inconsistent.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Frobose again?

I was optimistic about the book and so I purchased bother Power Verbs 1 and 2. So I will listen to Power Verbs 2 in hopes that they've done a better job.

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A good experience but needs to come with a pdf

This book is great for people who like to learn French on the go (while jogging or driving). But it needs a pdf of the script so we can review it and confirm the spellings of the French verbs at the end of the day. Hence only 3 stars. With the pdf, it will be 5 stars.

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Great Review

This is a great review book for the advanced beginner or early intermediate. It would be very confusing for a strictly beginner, as there are some grammar comcepts that are used but not thoroughly not explained. But, if you have some background knowledge, this book works well as a review.

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Great program..!

I really liked this program..! It was very informative and it was taught well. I highly recommend it.

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Good but fast

It’s a great audio book to listen to if you have familiarity with many of the verbs and just need the drill to memorize. Not much explanation regarding tenses or spelling and there isn’t a companion pdf. If you don’t understand the changes in spelling, learn about that first or you’re doing yourself a disservice.

Couple of things were quite annoying. Pauses are very short to nonexistent between the prompt and the translator. Also, what in the hell is up with the change in his tone from normal, to whisper, to sensual i spent a lot of time chuckling or mocking the tone changes.

Overall though, it’s worth having.

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Very poorly structured. Frustrating.

In the very *first* lesson, you are told you are going to review the verb être (to be). Then they immediately start running through all the conjugations of aller (to go). Hard to understate how frustrating that is as the FIRST lesson. This is a massive mistake, why would you release the book like this?

You are told to repeat the phrases after the French speaker. But often there is no time. And by no time, I mean NO time. It sounds like they are rushing through the words as fast as the possible can. It’s almost comical.

The should really go back and re-record this. It’s that bad.

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  • Booka
  • 03-03-16

Very good

I was starting from near absolute beginner level.
He repeats words and sentences enough times to really hear them properly which gives you a chance at remembering them. Enough different tenses are covered for this level. It gives you something to build on so hopefully the tables of verb endings will have more meaning.

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  • 01-03-16

Customer service non existent

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

The author describes himself as America's most trusted language teacher. However, altho his website promises to respond to queries within 48 hours I sent in two queries weeks ago (an initial query and a follow up) and both were completely ignored.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Frobose again?

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