• Short Stories in French for Intermediate Learners

  • Read for Pleasure at Your Level, Expand Your Vocabulary and Learn French the Fun Way! (Foreign Language Graded Reader Series)
  • By: Olly Richards
  • Narrated by: Louis Bernard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Short Stories in French for Intermediate Learners is an unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories at intermediate level for adult and young adult learners.

Short Stories in French for Intermediate Learners has been written especially for students from a low-intermediate to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement and most importantly enjoyment! Mapped to B1-B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you and give you a feeling of progress when learning.

What does this audiobook give you?

  • Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making listening fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary.
  • Controlled language at your level, to help you progress confidently.
  • Realistic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability.
  • Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way.
  • Pleasure! Research shows that if you're enjoying learning in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!'

With intriguing plots that will spark your imagination and keep you listening, Short Stories in French for Intermediate Learners will take your grasp of French to the next level with key features to support and consolidate your progress, including: 

  • A glossary for bold-face words in each text.
  • A bilingual word list.
  • Full plot summary.
  • Comprehension questions after each chapter. 

As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying learning, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in French for Intermediate Learners uses listening as the perfect tool to not only delight in learning French, but to accelerate your journey towards fluency.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Olly Richards (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic Reviews

"Olly's top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work - and you will too!" (Barbara Oakley, PhD, author of New York Times best seller A Mind for Numbers)

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Nice book except some but audio missing

I liked the book and the accompanying file with some vocabulary help. I bought the kindle version to read along and get the full book text. Unfortunately the audible audio version is missing some of the text in the book. The stories aren't very long so it seems sad to be missing a part. It is clearly a technical/production error in the recording as the audio suddenly cuts off before the end of the chapter 2 in story 2. I hope they fix it and send out a memo so I can give this book the 5 starts it deserves.

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  • pmr
  • 07-16-22

Excellent audiobook, let down by poor chapter mark

The content and the reading are both excellent. But it was extremely frustrating to work with because the audio recording, whose text is nominally split into multiple discrete chapters, has been broken into just three arbitrary chapters, making it almost impossible to go back and relisten to certain parts. For a "normal" audiobook this perhaps wouldn't matter. But this is a pedagogic resource which neccesitates targetted relistening.

In short, I would highly recommend the content and the reading, but I would warn potential listeners that they are likely to be frustrated and confused by the experience of listening to it!

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  • R. Bergin
  • 03-15-22

Excellent

A series of engaging, interesting and sometimes very funny stories to listen to and learn some new French phrases.