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The old method of teaching- modern languages was training only the eye. The new methods aim to train the ear, the tongue and the eye. The author has tried to bring together a set of exercises giving to each of these organs a fair field of activity.Up-to-date teachers are anxious to use French in their classes as soon as possible, but very few elementary books, if any, help them to carry out their cherished ambition.It is the aim of the present volume to enable such masters, however inexperienced they may be, to make use of the conversational method from the very start.A glance through the book will suffice to understand its arrangement. It is simple and methodical.Rules. - The book contains all grammar rules that first and second-year high school students or first-year college students are expected to be familiar with. Every lesson begins with a few general rules, the examples coming first for obvious reasons. It was decided to write the rules in English for the convenience Table of Contents Introduction 7; Pronunciation 13; Definite article Plural of nouns ig; Definite article (continued) Translation of it when a subject '21 Negation Formation of questions Present indicative of etre 23 Agreement, feminine and plural of adjectives Formation of questions (continued) 26; Comparatives and superlatives Possessive and demonstrative; adjectives 30; Of or from the Irregular plurals 35; Reading Lesson Sorite 39; Indefinite article Some of any Present indicative of avoir 39; Cardinal and ordinal numbers 44; Reading Lesson Divisions du temps 49; Present indicative of the first conjugation 50; To or at the Imperfect indicative of the first conjugation 55; Reading Lesson Impossible ri'est pas J'rattftiis 58; Present indicative of the second conjugation 58; Imperfect indicative of the second conjugation Formation of adverbs 62; Reading Lesson Du pareil au me me 66; Present and impe
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