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The transcript gives you the control
on your French learning needs
when you study French on your own.
How to use the transcript
The transcript is a very useful tool to enjoy many ways of working with the text. This way improve your listening skills.
— If you are not too confident, read the text and listen to the audio at the same time.Look up the words that you don’t understand. Then, let your brain work by itself for a few hours or days and listen to the audio again without the text..
— If you want to improve your comprehension gradually, then it might be a good idea to read the text first, and then listen to the audio without the text.
— If you want to see how much of the audio you understand or if your comprehension skills are pretty good, then try and enjoy the audio directly. Only read the text afterwards, to check a few points.
And after that?
It’s time to train your brain.
After, you could read the text aloud. And why not read it aloud several times? This way your brain can actually hear you speak French! You improve your pronunciation and, by speaking and hearing yourself at the same time, you also start to actually feel how the sentences are built. With this approach, next time you will listen to the audio files, the structure of the sentences will sound natural to you.
What else could you do?
— Vocabulary lists
— Revise basic grammar rules : the podcast episodes contain direct applications of any basic grammar rules (A1--> B2)
— A powerful exercice to progress is to copy sentences : drawers and musicians work this way, the result is better than inventing sentences and inventing is taking the risk to get into bad habits.
— Build your own sentence book
The transcript with notes and photos
In the notes that come with the transcript, I give you some key explanations for a better understanding of the text when needed, I also share with you interesting links.
But what I like the most is to highlight 3 sentences, verbs or expressions that are very natural in French. Sometimes, you might not even notice them because they are easy to understand, but they are part of what make a sentence sounds true. Of course, I give you some examples of how to use them. I usually do this one or two times a week.
When it’s possible, I also share with some photos ! I know they complete the text and that you enjoy them. It also gives you the feeling of being transported to France.
The notes don’t always follow the same pattern, when something inspires me I like to focus on a particular sentence or the use of a tense.
The notes are not a lesson, they are notes, a way for me to draw you attention on something that I find useful for your experience.
Examples of the transcript
1/ One Thing In A French Day TEXT ONLY : https://bit.ly/46OhsNB
2/ One Thing In A French Day TEXT&NOTES : https://bit.ly/3RQsCgN
3/ Cultivate Your French SLOW FRENCH : https://bit.ly/3QcVBZV
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